Red Clouds Collective Waxed Cotton Dungarees

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by AeroFan_07, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    One of my first posts that is not for a jacket or boots. I have worn all manner of jeans, and Carhartt canvas pants for many years. Recently, while seeking out an alternative to the ubiquitous iron-free Dockers most of my co-workers wear every day, I came across a pair of these Red Clouds waxed cotton double-knee work pants at Fontenelle Supply in Des Moines, IA. They passed the "corporate casual" test for the place I work, but better still was trying on a pair in the store, which was a little more challenging than an average pair of jeans, I knew these were going to need a break-in period.

    The part I could not swallow at the time is the price. I deliberated on that for quite a while, nearly a year in fact. After the sale of several jackets and pairs of boots, I finally bit the bullet a few weeks back and bought the black pair you see in the photos below, and what an adventure has been started.

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    Now please understand, these pants cannot be washed! Like Filson Tin-Cloth they can be re-oiled, wiped or brushed off, and that is all. So far, this is working out to be a non-issue, but it's something to be aware of. These photos show my Size 36 pair (and a length of around 35, which is perfect for me) with about 4 weeks worth of use already.

    I have taken a real liking top these pants, and I found they have a little sale going on directly, and order a pair in Olive, which arrived today. The "cut" has changed a bit, and these are a little less trim fitting, which is appropriate with work-oriented pants.

    Here's the new pair:

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    A few highlights for me:
    • Made in USA in Portland, OR - By Hand!
    • Old World level craftsmanship
    • Triple stitched and riveted at all stress points
    • Double-knee front construction
    • Great ability to make them your own though the break-in process
    • Very long lasting, yet not overly heavy 10 - OZ waxed cotton material
    One point I have noted, these may be better for cool to cold-weather use. The waxed cotton is not super-breathable, so I will wear these a lot less over the summer. They will come back out when jackets do in the fall.

    Look these folks up if you find your self interested. I got very good service from both and enjoyed the experience working with Fontenelle and Red Clouds Directly. I do not work for either company, just FYI. :)

    https://www.fontenellesupplyco.com/

    https://redcloudscollective.com/
     
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  2. Bfd70

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    Would you comment on the pocket depth. It’s sort of a weird topic and not something any manufacturer advertises. Still, i like deep pockets.
     
  3. AeroFan_07

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    The front main two pockets appear to be around 8 inches deep. I also like deep pockets and these take my full hand in with no issue.
     
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