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  • History of Champion’s Duofold Long Underwear

    Duofold Women’s Mid Weight Merino Wool Thermal Underwear Top Duofold Women’s Mid Weight Merino Wool Thermal Underwear Top

    The Champion Brand, now a subsidiary of Hanes Brand Inc., started early in 1919. Bill and Abe Feinbloom established the company as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company in Rochester, New York. After a few years, they changed their name to Champion Knitting Mills, in which they became known for sweatshirts and other athletic wear like t-shirts, athletic socks, and even sweatpants. Eventually because of their success, they became colleges around the country’s choice for college athletic wear and fan wear. Continue reading

  • History of Gordini Gloves

    Gordini Men’s Commuter Gloves Gordini Men’s Commuter Gloves

    Gordini Gloves have long been a household name for casual and outdoor gloves, and the company behind this line of outerwear has a long history of providing such attire. The company was founded in 1956, when there was a great need for outerwear that would keep in the body's heat. The winters at the time were rough, and as transportation was still in the middle stages of becoming convenient and fast, the average working man spent quite a bit of time outdoors walking from home to work, and back again. Continue reading

  • The History of ColdPruf

    Indera Mills was incorporated in 1914 in Winston Salem, North Carolina by Francis Henry Fries. Back then the main focus was on the manufacturing of knit underwear for women.  Today, they still do this, but their products are now worn by men, women, children and even dogs. With the evolution of swimwear products in the 1920s, they decided to advance the swimwear line by producing “sporty, woolen swimwear.” Continue reading

  • History of Alpha Industries

    Alpha Industries N-3B Parka in Black Alpha Industries N-3B Parka in Black

    Alpha Industries started out under a different name: Dobbs Industries was founded by Samuel Gelber and Robert Lane in 1957 when they decided that they wanted to manufacture outerwear for the US Government’s Department of Defense. Soon after, they began creating Air Force flight jackets, hoods, and Army raincoats in Knoxville, Tennessee, intending to be solely a military contractor. But, Samuel Gelber saw more for his small, but growing company. A couple of years later, following the suspension of his partner Robert Lane, Gelber decided to incorporate another company with the help of his friend Herman Wynn. Hence, Alpha Industries was born. Continue reading

  • The History of The North Face

    The North Face Men’s McMurdo Parka The North Face Men’s McMurdo Parka

    The North Face is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Known for offering gear for the most adventurous, they have almost everything you need to make a camping, hiking, skiing, or mountaineering trip successful. But, it wasn’t started on the coldest part of a mountain as its name states--it was started in the North Beach area of San Francisco. Douglas and Susie Tompkins came up with the idea for a ski and backpack store and founded it in 1966. The products they carried were sold at their small retail store and through mail-order. For the opening, they booked the Grateful Dead for a set and Kool-Aid was served. Continue reading

  • History of Chippewa Boots

    Chippewa 11” Black Engineer Boot – Steel Toe Chippewa 11” Black Engineer Boot – Steel Toe

    Chippewa has a history steeped in American culture as a true American brand. Chippewa boots started in 1901, originally known as the Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company, and was founded in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The name for the falls originally comes from the Native American tribe of the region, one of the largest tribes north of Mexico. And with such a strong connection to the Chippewa tribe in that region, the Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company used a Native American as their logo for many years. When they started their company, their goal was to one day manufacture the finest boots and shoes in the United States. Continue reading

  • The History of Sorel Boots


    Sorel Women’s Tivoli™ II Suede Boot - Black Sorel Women’s Tivoli™ II Suede Boot - Black

    Winter boots are one of those favorite fashion necessities, especially since combat boots and more utilitarian-inspired boots have come back into style in full force for both men and women. One of today’s more popular and sought-after manufacturers of warm wintery footwear brands, known for beautiful styling and durable construction, is Sorel Boots. Sorels were first introduced to the market in 1962 by Kitchener, Ontario’s based Kaufman Footwear. With a reputation for high quality and warmth, the Sorel winter boot quickly became one of their best selling cold weathered boots.

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  • How to Choose Kid’s Outerwear

    Alpha Industries Kid's N-B Parka Alpha Industries Kid's N-B Parka

    If you have children, you’ll know the instinctive protective nature that comes with being a parent. There’s nothing more important than protecting your children from the world. An easy way to protect your children from the world—or at least the world’s weather—is to make sure to buy them a coat that will keep them warm. Although there are many different styles and brands of kid’s outerwear to choose from, there are a few guidelines that you should follow when shopping for a winter coat for kids. Continue reading

  • Alpha Industries: N-3B Parka & MA-1 Jacket

    Alpha Industries N-3B Parka in Black Alpha Industries N-3B Parka in Black

    Military-inspired clothes can be spotted everywhere you go, and it’s clear that they have become a fashion statement that never seems to get old. Some people wear them as a way to show the world a little of their personality; others wear them because this kind of clothing is fashionable, and there are those who wear military-inspired clothes because they are comfortable and practical. Whatever your reason to fully adopt or have a couple of pieces of military fashion in your closet is, Dave’s New York can help you find the coolest options available, so you can be sure you're on the right track. Continue reading

  • Composite Toes vs Steel Toes

    Red Wing Men’s 6-inch, Steel Toe, Waterproof Boots Red Wing Men’s 6-inch, Steel Toe, Waterproof Boots

    You count on your work gear to help get the job done. Your work clothes are no different. You need to be able to count on them for versatility, comfort, and protection. This is especially true when it comes to what you wear on your feet. The folks at Dave's New York know that footwear like the Timberland Composite Toe are often what can make the difference between a good day and a bad one. Keep reading to find out the differences in the material used in the toe of a safety shoe. Continue reading