We don’t sign off on products until we know they can take a beating—from workwear to formalwear, our gear is Built For The Long Haul. We know our customers expect world-class craftsmanship when they buy a TS piece, and it’s an honor to meet and exceed those expectations season after season and year after year. Our buddy Chad Rohde works as a contractor, so not only does he need his clothing to perform, he knows how to spot quality construction. We recently asked him to stress test some of his favorite pieces out in the field—let’s take a look:

Black goes with just about everything (including our ultra rugged Chore Pant in British Khaki Boss Duck, as seen here), but if you’re not careful, it can fade into the background. Not so with The Western Shirt in Black Selvage Chambray, which boasts a ton of character thanks to vintage-inspired details like slanted chest pockets and a distinctive pointed back yoke.

chard rocking the western in black selvage chambray with some chore pants—looking right in the woods

Next up, Chad reached for The Reversible Able Vest in Arid Camo, which we launched as part of a collaboration with our buddies at Gear Patrol. We love a good vest, and because this one is fully reversible, it’s like getting two for the price of one! Here, Chad opted for the weatherproof Arid Camo side, and wore it on top of a handsome workwear favorite: The Mechanic Shirt in Slate Herringbone.

photo of chad wearing the able vest, walking. Lower image of Chad wearing the mechanic shirt posing with his dog

Conditions were clear during Chad’s foray into the field, but it never hurts to be prepared, so he brought the just-launched Longshore Jacket in Dark Oak Waxed Canvas. Weatherproofed the old-fashioned way—with wax—by the experts at Halley Stevensons and boasting a cozy organic cotton lining, The Longshore is a superb all-seasons piece. Peeking out from beneath it is The California in Indigo Plaid, an updated take on one of our most beloved shirting styles, developed in cahoots with Stetson.

chad rocking the longshore, looking down

Things took a turn for the chilly, but thankfully Chad had The Crewneck in Aluminum Terry on hand. We just relaunched this style (also available in Brick Red and Sea Green colorways), and it really showcases everything we love about French terry: it’s incredibly soft, it’s absorbent, and it’s less bulky than other knits, so it’s easy to pack in your bag as an emergency layer.

chad walking, wearing the crewneck in aluminum terry. Lower image of Chad rocking the crewneck while putting shoes on

What fun is a reversible piece if you don’t experiment with both sides? While the Arid Camo side is waxed for protection from the elements, this British Khaki side is built with an absurdly rugged hemp-based blend we like to call Boss Duck. Contracting is hard work, and having the right tools for the job is critical. Thankfully, Boss Duck lives up to its name—this stuff will stand up to just about anything you throw at it, and it’ll look damn good doing it.

Efe posing with his leather jacket tucked under his arm, leaning against a railing that has bikes secured to it.
kyle rocking the longshore on his lawn

the Nelson sunglasses atop our Nomad Hoodie with a bottle of iced coffee
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