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Special Patchwork Cargo Pant

Denham developed a special patchwork Cargo pant. The pants is made of a patchwork pattern that is inspired by the textiles used by nomadic workers in Japan. An artisan tradition, workers used a simple stitch to reinforce and patch their worn workwear, creating a distinctive patched look known as Boro.

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The History From The Cargo Pants

The Cargo pants, also known as combat trousers, were made as a military item. They have a loose cut designed for tough outdoor activities. It’s recognizable by the pockets on the sides of the legs, slanted front pockets, and back pockets with flaps.

These pants were first worn by the British Armed Forces back in 1938. During WW2, in the mid-1940s, the United States was using them too. The large pockets on the legs were originally designed to hold field dressings, maps, and other belongings of the soldier.

Nowadays the Cargo pants is a very popular style, such as the Chino.

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Different Fabric Shades

The Denham pants is made of different shades of earth-tone fabrics, and also camouflage. Even the belt loops are made of these fabrics. All the fabrics are left-overs from production.

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Relaxed Fit

For the Cargo pants, they used a tapered fit, with a looser seat block, so a relaxed style. It’s made of only cotton rags. On the inside of the waistband, they stitched the Denham brand name. On the back of the pants, they stitched the iconic Denham scissor branding element (691 stitches!), in red this time.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim. Nominated as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50.