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Backstory: It was Barneys that brought Kimmel and Carhartt together: the Upper East Side haute bazaar; the hip downtown art-world figure; and out in suburban Detroit, the grease-stained clothier to the stars of the American assembly line.

 

Founded: Spring/summer 2011. But hitting its stride this fall.

 

Inspiration: “People get emotional about Carhartt,” says Kimmel. “Guys put on their Carhartts to go to work in the morning; then they have another set of Carhartt for the bar.”

 

Striking a balance: “If I used Carhartt’s silhouette, I would do it in my fabric. If I used my silhouette, I would do it in Carhartt’s fabric.”

 

What sold us: In a marketplace crowded with one-off collabs, the ongoing Kimmel x Carhartt line is evolving. Expect it to get better every season.

 

Where to wear it: The fashiony cuts might limit range of motion on the assembly line. Totally cool for hanging your gallery show, however.

 

On Leo Fitzpatrick 

Yes, that’s a Carhartt blazer, and no, that is not sacrilege. “The idea of the jacket is you can still wear your Carhartts when you go out,” says Kimmel.

 

Blazer, $415

 

On Nate Lowman
These stonewashed jeans—a very ’80s look that’s hard to find in a modern cut—are art-house slim and factory-floor tough. Consider undistressed an invitation.

 

Jeans, $155

 

On Adam Kimmel
Kimmel had fun with the placement of Carhartt’s logo, but other adjustments aren’t so obvious: a high-end fabric here, a slimmer sleeve there. You’ll feel the difference.

 

Hoodie, $275

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201110/carhartt-adam-kimmel-line-fall-2011#ixzz1aWRhfEAn

 

 

Bulwark Minute: Edition 2

Posted: October 5, 2011 in Bulwark

Bulwark

Click here to see the second Bulwark Minute. This  is a short, educational video on topics relating to the FR industry.

In this second edition, the unique design features that Bulwark integrates into many of their garments are discussed.

In need of Bulwark FR clothing? Visit MinnesotaWorkwear.com for the entire Bulwark FR product line.

Shipped super fast. Easy Free Shipping deals.

 

Bulwark Minute: First Edition

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Bulwark

Bulwark

Bulwark Minute  is a short, educational video on topics relating to the FR industry. In this first edition, the difference between flame-resistant and flame retardant are covered.

In need of Bulwark FR clothing? Visit MinnesotaWorkwear.com for the entire Bulwark FR product line. Shipped super fast. Easy Free Shipping deals.

 

 

Proper FR Protection During Cold Weather

Posted: September 22, 2011 in Bulwark
 

 

Proper Protection During Cold Weather

 

Changes in the weather mean making changes in workwear.  As temperatures drop, workers will be adding layers that can be easily removed later in the day as temperatures moderate. To be sure employees who are at risk of clothing ignition remain properly protected during the fall and winter months, it is essential to have policies regarding outerwear as part of a comprehensive flame resistant clothing program.

Layering garments is the most effective way to be comfortable in changing weather conditions.  Whatever your preference in terms of garment style and design, there are guidelines that must be followed so that thermal protection is not compromised.

  1.  When working in cold or foul weather, it is critical that flame resistant outerwear be worn over FR uniforms.  It is illogical and dangerous to allow anything that is not flame resistant to be worn over FR clothing.  The outermost layer will be the first to be impinged by flame or exposed to heat should a thermal event be experienced.
  2. Remain aware of the dangers of non-FR clothing made with melting fibers.  Undergarments containing fibers such as polyester or nylon can cause severe burn injury if they are worn next to the skin and reach temperatures high enough to soften or melt.
  3. Do not allow employees to wear their own (non-FR) clothing as a supplement to the flame resistant clothing.  Although it might be tempting to throw on a favorite non-FR sweatshirt or hoodie for extra warmth, thermal protection can be compromised even if a flame resistant layer is worn over it.
  4. Don’t overlook head protection in cold weather.  Issue flame resistant hard hat liners/face masks and FR knit caps or balaclavas if extra warmth is needed.

 

As we enter the fall season, it is a good time to remind employees of these simple policies that will help keep them safe and warm on the job.

Go to MinnesotaWorkwear.com to find all the Bulwark FR product.

 

 

 

Dickies School Uniforms

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Dickies

Dickies School Uniforms

The kids don’t like to hear but the parents usually do…..Schools almost in session!

As you get ready, come check out our full line of Dickies School Uniforms. MinnesotaWorkwear has the entire line up of Dickies School Uniforms for Boys, Girls and even Toddlers. You’ll find our usual lowest prices on anything Dickies and find it very easy to get Free Shipping. Simply order over $99 worth of product and your order ships 100% Free via UPS Ground to anywhere in the continental US. Additional charges for Alaska & Hawaii.

Don’t waste your  money with the cheap no name labels. Stick with the leader in work wear since 1922……Dickies. The best place to get Dickies  for nearly 15 years is MinnesotaWorkwear.

 

 

Back to School Uniforms

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Classroom Uniforms

Back to School is around the corner. Plan ahead this year and get your School Uniforms here at MinnesotaWorkwear.com. We carry Dickies & Classroom Uniform brands.

Preschool, Toddler, Boy’s, Girls and Young Adults can find the uniforms for back to school here. No Minimums. Order only what you need. Get Free Shipping when you order $99 or more. Only $8.95 for any order under $99. All the hard to find sizes and styles are here as well. Have a question? Call us at 800-347-8856 and we would be happy to help.

 

Remember! You get 100% FREE SHIPPING on any  Bulwark FR Apparel ordered from MinnesotaWorkwear.com

To Repair or To Retire?
When is it appropriate to repair & when is it time to retire your FR garment?
Eventually, every flame resistant garment reaches the age and condition that warrants its removal from service.  Until that time, it is possible to make small repairs in order to extend the life of the garment.  Any hole or tear in the flame resistant fabric leaves wearers vulnerable to burn injury should they be subjected to a thermal event.  Proper repair of an FR garment necessitates following certain guidelines so that the protective performance of the garment is not diminished as a result of the repair.
It is essential that the fabrics and thread used for repairs are equivalent in performance to those used in the original construction of the garment.  All Bulwark garments are sewn with aramid thread and the same should be used in any repairs attempted on the garment.  Some users have established a practice of saving panels of fabric from retired garments as a source of cloth for mending garments still in service.  Zippers, buttons, fasteners and other closure systems must meet basic heat resistance requirements; check with the garment manufacturer for a source of suitable trim and findings.
Although there are no strict guidelines given by any source, there are limitations on the extent of any repair.  Rips, tears or holes that exceed 1” in length or diameter are likely too large to be safely repaired in the field.  As a practical measurement, damaged areas suitable for repair should not exceed the size of a quarter.  In cases where the affected area is larger, it is prudent to retire the garment.  Fabric that has become thin or threadbare in spots due to heavy wear may provide reduced protection from heat; garments showing signs of heavy wear like this are probably nearing the end of their useful wear life and should be removed from service at the discretion of the wearer or in accordance with the safety policies of the employer.
ASTM International has developed two standards which describe the best practices for home and industrial laundering of FR garments. Both documents briefly address the repair and retirement of flame resistant clothing.  For more details, consult ASTM F1449, Standard Guide for Industrial Laundering of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing, and ASTM F2757, Standard Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermal and Arc Resistant Clothing.