Hemp, organic cotton, recycled polyester, and a touch of Spandex—only the apparel artisans at Taylor Stitch could have come up with something so unusual and even more useful. Boss Duck is their major upgrade of the classic cotton canvas that has served American working men well for many decades, and thankfully they've just brought it back.
The brand calls the custom-milled 12-oz. miracle fabric "kitchen sink canvas," noting that hemp is "easy on the environment and lasts forever, but it can be rough on the skin, which is why we blended it with a healthy dose of recycled polyester and organic cotton, and gave it a stone wash for softness." As for the Spandex, "a touch of stretch ensures you won't have to worry about rips and tears while you're putting it through its paces."
Slated to drop in late summer, and available for pre-order now, the brand has crafted Camp Pants and Chore Pants out of the prize-worthy cloth, in an all-new Ash colorway that's khaki with a splash of gray.
The Chore Pant is a slim-fitting work pant with a tapered silhouette and understated bartack stitching (rather than rivets), as well as a custom YKK button fly closure and signature double-knee reinforced construction. The Camp Pant meanwhile does away with the double-knee panels and has custom San Francisco map print pocketing, but delivers the same rugged good looks.
Either way you look at it, we win.