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Duluth Trading Company for the dog days of summer

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There is so much awesome going on at Duluth Trading Company (DTC), that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all of it. DTC is constantly freshening old designs, making improvements when necessary, and introducing new stuff every season. As we slip from the peak of summer and start thinking about the cooler days of early autumn, it is nice to know that DTC has our seasonal needs covered (and our backs, too).

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One popular product on the DTC roster, the Pigsuede Wild Boar Mocs, has literally been revamped in naturally water-resistant oiled cowhide leather. These handsome slip-ons feature a high-traction rubber sole that meets ASTM standards for slip resistance in water/oil settings like in a garage, workshop, or mancave. DTC was nice enough to make sure the soles are of the non-marking sort, so you won’t scuff up anybody’s floors. On the inside, there is a removable insole, Dri-lex lining to wick away moisture, and a molded EVA midsole for all-day comfort.

Over the past few years, I have learned that DTC is the master of ingenious pockets, and the Duluthflex Dry on the Fly Cargo Pants look like they are here to drive that point home. Cut from a lightweight 4.7-ounce canvas weave fabric comprised of 97% nylon and 3% Spandex, this pant is designed to move with you, bend where you bend, and keep you nice and dry while doing so. In all the places you’d expect to see pockets on a pair of cargo pants, these pants have them, but instead of mere patches of fabric, they feature side zip access so they are easy to get into when seated and drop-in phone storage for quick access to your electronic leash. On the hind side, there’s two large patch pockets with flap hook-and-loop closure to keep that wallet of yours in your possession.

For the crack-conscious, DTC has made a polo shirt three inches longer than your average polo to prevent accidental overexposure of your asset. The Longtail T Jersey Polo, as its name suggests, is made out of the same 7.4-ounce 100% cotton jersey as their super popular Longtail T Shirts, but features a three button placket and pointed soft collar to dress things up a bit. This shirt also features a handy chest pocket and DTC’s generous Tradesman Fit for a little extra room whether you are swinging a hammer or polishing off a large pizza.

To find out how this trio of goodies performs, you’ll have to check back in a few weeks for my real-world reviews. For more information about Duluth Trading Company or any of their fine products, click here.

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