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UPDATE: The Ben Davis x Dave's New York collaboration shirts have SOLD OUT, but you can read more about this exciting project below. Thanks for your interest in this collab and in Dave's!
We are excited to announce our collaboration with the venerable Ben Davis Company. This has been a project months in the making, and it all started with a conversation with the grandson of Ben Davis about the history of our companies. We discovered that there were a lot of similarities between the two stories. Both businesses have been around for generations, and both businesses have a focus on providing quality and value in their products. We also spoke about our customers and found so much crossover that we both came to the conclusion that we should work together on a collaboration.
We’ve always had an affinity for the half-zip work shirt. It is a style unique to Ben Davis and one that fans and aficionados recognize anywhere. Also, our customers have quickly made the Ben Davis half-zip one of the most popular work shirts in the store. The good people over at Ben Davis were intrigued by the idea of a twist on their classic work shirt, so we went searching for fabrics or patterns that would speak to our clientele. We landed on two different looks: brown canvas in washed cotton and woodland camo in poly/cotton twill.
The cotton canvas speaks to our roots in the decades of serving the construction industry. Cotton canvas has always been a favorite of the workers, with the brown canvas becoming especially iconic. We wanted to make sure that we found a canvas that is a good weight, but also soft and comfortable for everyday wear.
The poly/cotton twill, on the other hand, is a staple of the service industry. Maintenance uniforms have used this blend for decades for its properties of durability, resistance to fading and wrinkles, and ease of care. All of these factors give the garment a clean look for the life of the garment. Ben Davis has made the poly/cotton twill in several colors, including black and navy blue that we already carry in our store. However, we wanted to develop the shirt in a pattern that hadn’t been done before. That is how we came up with the woodland camouflage. The camo blends a traditional military look with the utility of a work shirt design. We have always had an affinity for camo - probably stemming from our roots as an Army & Navy store.
Both looks feature patches of the Ben Davis logo and Dave's New York vintage logo sewn on the left pocket.
We hope that our collaboration speaks to you the way that it does to us, and we hope that you get a chance to check it out in the store. We would also love to hear your feedback on the shirts, so feel free to comment below. Thanks so much to the Ben Davis Company for helping put this all together, and thanks to all of our friends and customers for being such a big part of our business. We truly appreciate it!
Adam, Dave’s New York