Miltary-style clothing is not just a trend—it’s a way of life and always in style. Known for their high quality, Alpha Industries is at the top of military and followers of fashion lists alike. Founded in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Alpha Industries started out making the M65 Field Jacket and MA-1 Flight Jacket for the US Military. Dave’s New York is a proud retailer of Alpha Industries men’s and kids’ coats, jackets and parkas. Whether you just want to look cool or are a reservist on the weekend, Alpha jackets are what you need. You can always order them online, but it’s best to visit our store and actually try the jackets on. The Alpha N-3B Parka is one of our top sellers—it’s available in a variety of sizes (from small up to XXL), comes in four colors, is water repellent and will keep you warm, no matter how cold it gets outside.
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When people think of Woolrich, the first thing that comes to mind is quality outdoor clothing. John Rich founded the company in the 1830s, selling woolen fabrics, socks, coverlets and yarn from a mule cart to residents of lumber camps. Thus, the name Woolrich. In 1845, he built a woolen mill in Chatham Run, Pennsylvania that still stands today. It is a wide-told legend that Woolrich was the first to use a zipper in men’s trousers. Two items, the Railroad Vest and Buffalo Checked Shirt, were designed in the 1880s to keep outdoorsmen warm and are still hot sellers today. The Woolrich name has always been synonymous with value and quality goods that last for generations and have been passed down from one generation to the next. If you don’t believe us, check your grand father’s or father’s closet.
Woolrich is also credited for developing down insulation and other high-tech materials for menswear. The Woolrich Arctic Parka is insulated with a 540-Fill Grey Duck Down and is perfect for the extreme cold of New York winters. And the Woolrich Down Parka is so fashionable that women have come in to purchase it not just for their husbands and boyfriends, but for their selves. The Europeans are scooping up the Woolrich Parka not just because of the escalating Euro, but because they aren’t know for mild winters, either. With a price tag a little over $200, it’s hard to find a men’s parka or any down coat of quality for even twice the price. This coat will sell out quickly, so don’t wait and get one now. Dave’s New York also carries other Woolrich jackets, shirts, gloves, hats and sweaters in our store that aren’t available on the website.
Just like James Dean, Levi’s Jeans are an American Classic and are rough, tough and fashionable. And with any legend there are myths and truths. The 1st Levi’s myth is there was a Mr. Levi and a Mr. Strauss who started the company and that’s where the company name, Levi Strauss, came from—it was actually founded by a man named Loeb Strauss from Bavaria. And at first they were called Loeb’s—fortunately he rethought the name and changed it to Levi’s. The 2nd myth is how Levi’s Blue Jeans came into existence. Legend has it that in San Francisco Mr. Levi ran a division of his brothers’ dry goods business and produced strong sturdy pants for miners from brown canvas and dyed then blue—he then added rivets and patented them in 1873. In reality, he joined forces with a Nevada tailor named Jacob Davis, who had a new idea in clothes manufacturing that involved rivets. And, the rest is history.
Sure, Levi’s started with overalls in the 1870s. Modern jeans, as we now know them, weren’t produced until the 1920s. After World War II, they became a great commodity and were solely sold to defense workers. In the 1950s and 1960s, Levi’s became associated with counter culture—greasers, mods, rockers, hippies and skinheads sported them proudly. This was brought on by the premier of Levi’s Men’s Jeans Shrink to Fit 501s that gave you two sizing options—the size you were sold and the size they could become, if you shrank them.
Today, Levi’s are still a fashion statement and one of the most durable jeans out there that can take you from work to play, even if your job is a construction worker. The Levi’s 514 is a slim, straight jean for men and a top seller for Dave’s New York—it’s very similar to the 512 skinny fit jeans. And the Levi’s 527 Regular Boot Cut is also a big seller and sits comfortably just below the waist. Dave’s carries a wide array of Levi’s Men’s Jeans, including the original 501s, Rigid 501s that shrink to fit, relaxed fit, low boot cut and loose fit. Plus, Dave’s also carries Levi’s blue jean jackets, long-sleeve denim shirts and khaki cargo pants. You’re sure to find a pair that fits your fashion sense and body type. Levi’s like to refer to them as a “canvas for personal expression”.
Dave’s New York is delighted to launch our new clothing and events blog. Here we will share some info, insights and updates on the clothes, footwear and work accessories that we carry. We are excited to inform our customers of all the new product innovations that our vendors are bringing to market and the new technology that will make work clothing more durable and comfortable.
Dave's New York has been in business for over 45 Years. In that time we have gone from carrying just military clothing and Jeans for Men to a full line of construction clothes, men’s outerwear, work footwear and heavy duty clothing for both men and women. Some of these products include Levi's jeans for men and women, Carhartt workwear for men and women, Red Wing shoes and boots, Timberland Pro work footwear, Canada Goose and Woolrich parkas and outerwear, Alpha Industries and Schott outerwear, Rothco military clothing, Lee and Wrangler jeans, and Dickies uniform workwear.
We are located in the heart of New York City and always keep our ears to the ground to listen for changes in the construction and blue collar work environment. In this blog you’ll find valuable information about the latest trends for a better understanding of a product's fit, function and fashion. Shop online or visit our store in NYC. Please bookmark our blog and check back frequently for updates.
September brings the fall winds—if you work outside, you’ll start to feel the chill. You want to stay warm, but not too warm. Summer’s over, right? For winter work wear, you’ll definitely want to invest in a parka that will work in extreme weather conditions and when there’s just a chill. The Canada Goose Men’s Ontario Parka will do just that—filled all duck down, it’s insulated and the fabric is water-repellant. In fall months, you might want to remove the hood and/or the coyote fur collar. If your work is in an office, you still need to stay warm on the way to work—this parka is stylish with the fur collar and lends well to day or nighttime wear. And like all Canada Goose clothing, this coat is ready for any expedition and is durable and built to last years and years. This is the type of thing you can hand down to your kids and your kid’s kids. No joke. We’ve heard stories of men wearing this coat every day in the fall and winter for over 10 years—and that’s a lot missions including snowboarding trips, running in the rain and shoveling snow in the driveway. Sure, these might be some tall tales; we think they’re not too far off the mark. In more extreme weather, you can pack a heavy sweater and turtleneck on underneath. It’s the ultimate men’s parka and is mid-thigh length for excellent coverage from rain and/or snow. If you’re looking for a versatile, yet fashionable, parka for winter and fall, this is the only jacket you’ll really need. It comes in dark brown and black with sizes small to XXL, to fit every man.
All Camber products are manufactured in the USA and sold exclusively to the wholesale trade. Camber sweatshirts and T-shirts have found wide usage among imprinters and embroiderers who cater to schools, athletic associations and uniform service companies, among others. Arctic Thermal sweatshirts, 12.5 oz. outer shell and 6.5 oz. thermal lining; zipper hooded, pullover hooded, or knit collar zippered. Chill Buster sweatshirts, 7.5 oz. outer shell and 6.5 oz. thermal lining; zipper hooded or pullover hooded. X-Treme Jersey, 14.5 oz., pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Features traditional Henley styling with 3-button placket, ribbed knit collar and cuffs with side slits. Finest Cross-Knit heavyweight sweatshirts, full 12 oz., 90% cotton/10% poly; pullover, zipper hooded, crew neck, or sweat pants. T-shirts, 6 oz., 100% ring-spun cotton; long-sleeve, short-sleeve, pocket, polos, or mock turtles. Hi-Vis T-shirts, 6 oz., 50%cotton/50% poly, lime or blaze orange; long-sleeve, short-sleeve, pocket, or mock turtles. Max-Weight T-shirts, 8 oz., 100% cotton; long-sleeve, short-sleeve, pocket, or mock turtles. Industrial Workwear, 24 oz., 90% cotton/10% poly; double thick pullover hooded or double thick zipper hooded jacket. 12 oz., 100% cotton fleece shell and 8 oz. thermal lining; heavyweight zippered jacket in burnt orange. 12.5 oz., 90% cotton/10% poly shell and 8 oz., 100% cotton thermal lining; crew neck. Custom designed outerwear , Design-it-yourself sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, jackets. Choice of construction features, materials and colors. In minimum quantities as low as 6 dozen.