Dave’s NY is one of New York City’s last great bastions of independent workwear suppliers, having remained family-owned since its inception in 1963. The store’s selection of sturdy coveralls, jeans, work shirts, boots and gloves has made it a favorite for both blue collar workers and fans of well-made clothing, which is precisely why 032C has tapped the institution for a concise collaboration. Encompassing black, yellow and orange tees, the front of each shirt boasts a “DAVE’S NEW YORK” logo atop “032C” embroidery, while the rear sports an open glove.
Grab your favorite color from the collaboration on 032c’s web store for €40 EUR (approximately $45 USD).
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The workwear Valhalla of @davesnewyork, a crossroads of boots, beanies, and boiler suits located in New York City’s Chelsea district, is one of the last great, independent traders in a city awash with corporate mediocrity. Founded by US Army veteran Dave Levy in 1963, and operated by his sons, and their sons, Dave’s has been armoring the city’s workforce for over half a century. After all, it’s “the label, the labor, the color, the shade” that tells the story of a garment, as Robert Pinsky has it in his poem “Shirt.” The 032c x Dave’s NY collaboration was constructed on a transcontinental assembly line – from the renegade Gildan stock that powers the signature Dave’s NY tee to the custom applications dreamed up in our Kreuzberg workshop. Available in BLACK, NEON ORANGE, and NEON YELLOW, the 032c x Dave’s NY t-shirt features a red #032c insignia embroidered over the classic Dave’s NY logo, both of which conceal an open-handed glove printed across the back. It’s a tribute to one of our favorite stores, and to getting shit done. WWW.032c.COM/STORE or 032c WORKSHOP, Berlin-Kreuzberg