Editor’s Picks: If You Build It…
Every day I walk the mean streets of Philadelphia. The walk is long and arduous—it takes an entire two minutes from the parking lot to the PM headquarters.
Without fail, I see construction workers doing what they do best … you know, constructing stuff. As these men and women drill into the concrete, build new offices and restaurants, and renovate older projects, they will soon need something to shield them from cooler temperatures and to keep them safe. Here are some practical wearables with a bit of extra flair.
Flip to page 74 in August’s issue for more on rugged and safety gear.
The Carhartt Duck Active Jacket from Carhartt Workwear at Haws USA features a quilted flannel lining in its body, sleeves, hand-warmer pockets and attached hood. The 12 oz., firm-hand, 100 percent cotton duck jacket also has two inside pockets and comes in four colors.
Our dreams were crushed when our guidance counselor told us “Sherpa-tology” wasn’t a viable (or real) field of study, but we can still wear the Ladies’ Sherpa Fleece Lined Seam-Sealed Jacket from Ash City USA. It features a fleece-lined thermal collar, a 100 percent polyester twill outer shell and a double storm flap with metal snaps. It also has a brushed tricot chin guard and a zip-off thermal hood. Sizes XS through XXL are available.
Reservations for Six
The Cap Style Hard Hat with 6-Point Ratchet Suspension from Atteff International has a high-density polyethylene construction, a low-profile design with a pillowed brow pad, and a top ribbon pad. It also features Durashell adjustable crown strap suspensions, universal accessory slots and rain-through sides that channel away moisture. The hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2009 standard, Type 1, Class C, G and E requirements.