Orvis was founded in 1856 and is believed to be the oldest catalog operation still in operation. Stylesight’s very own men’s editor even got his first job in high school working at the company’s telephone operations center in Virginia. As one of the leading names in outdoors gear and workwear, it is now responding to the ever-expanding fascination with all things old, blue collar, and Americana by introducing “U.S. Patent” — four capsule collections that take inspiration from different aspects of their working and sporting heritage. Orvis has partnered with companies that are in many cases as old as itself to produce what makes up the assortment. Brands include: Schott, a New Jersey leather manufacturer; Stronghold Denim out of Los Angeles; Taylor Supply who makes motorcycle jackets; and Frye, who still make their boots in the USA. The entire collection will be available in mid-August on Orvis.com and at the company’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York, with select styles scattered throughout its other locations.
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