The following is a release from Avedon & Colby:
Burt Avedon and Susan Colby, the former president and design director at Willis & Geiger, have created the ultimate, lightweight field pant to complement their award-winning Signature Field Shirt — both of which deliver performance and function without sacrificing quality, comfort and style.
The new Signature Field Pants are sewn from the same 100% long-staple “tea-dyed” cotton bush poplin as the Signature Field Shirt. This unique fabric’s tight, compact, water-repellant weave of high-twist yarn is treated with a DWR finish after it’s been softened with a lightly peached finish that doesn’t weaken the fabric (unlike surface sanding, which abrades and weakens fabrics). The result is a lightweight, comfortable pant that is so durable and abrasion resistant that they resist snags from burrs and thorns – and bites from ticks and mosquitoes.
Once again, this new product from Avedon & Colby is loaded with performance and comfort features not seen in competing products. A unique 4-inch, seamless “crotch gusset” panel tapers gradually down the inside of each leg to just above each knee to eliminate binding and crotch seam irritation when climbing and hiking in the field. Every fabric panel in the seat, hips and legs is strategically contoured to allow maximum movement and comfort while maintaining a trim profile. The pants also feature a soft, comfortable waistband, a full-length (7-inch) heavy-duty YKK brass zipper with hook and loop waist closure, and a full French fly to remove stress on the zipper.
Functional details are just as unique, and include eight oversized, 2-inch belt loops with three “tunnel loops” at the side and center-back to help support belt-mounted camera cases, holsters or knives. Two, highly functional side cargo pockets feature A&C’s Signature Tuck-In Flaps which are secured with two hidden buttons and can be tucked in with no puckering of the flap material. Rear-facing pleats permit full cargo expansion without catching on thorns and brush, while no-rust thread grommets provide drainage. Each cargo pocket also includes an inner, hidden security pocket that closes with a heavy-duty brass YKK zipper — as well as an open-top, outer patch pocket that will accommodate a cell phone or compact GPS unit.
The two extra-large hip security pockets close with heavy-duty brass YKK zippers, both EasyAccess front pockets are 10-inches deep, and the interior “bags” of every pocket are constructed from the same fabric as the pants for extreme durability. The lower legs feature an 8-inch out-seam zippered opening with a cover flap and 2-position snap tab for easy removal of field boots, and the back of each leg features 6-inch, 2-layer abrasion panel behind the heel.
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“With our design philosophy of ‘function, not fashion'” explained Burt Avedon, “we always strive to make things better, never cheaper. Every performance feature and construction detail we design into our garments is vetted by asking: ‘How will it function in the field’ and ‘Will it make this garment work better’ That’s why our new Signature Field Pants cost more than other field pants, while delivering a whole lot more.”
The new Signature Field Shirt is available for sale at www.avedoncolby.com.