Community Clothing Founder Patrick Grant Relaunches E.Tautz Best-Selling Field Trouser
Updated: Jun 22
E. Tautz and Community Clothing are delighted to announce that they have joined forces to re-launch the best-selling field trouser.
Originally launched in 2015, the E. Tautz field trouser achieved iconic status, worn by designers, editors, stylists and cool kids from New York to Tokyo. Based on a 1950’s US military field trouser they were cut ultra-wide and very long and used about 60% more fabric than any normal chino.
The relaunched E. Tautz X Community Clothing field trouser has been sewn at Cookson & Clegg in Blackburn on the same machines, by the same guys and from the very same super tough heavyweight cotton twill as the original. The only difference is the Community Clothing label inside. And the price, which because of Community Clothing’s unique pricing model will be £115, about half the original.
“At Community Clothing making quality timeless clothes is our mission so bringing back the Tautz field trouser seemed like a no-brainer. The original field trousers were massive in Japan, while US GQ wrote a piece entitled ‘Patrick Grant Will Make You Believe in Wide Leg Pants’. I met Ralph Lauren once wearing them and he asked me where I’d got them. They’re still the trousers I wear the most.” (Patrick Grant, Founder, Community Clothing)
Community Clothing enlisted photographer Stuart Clapp, himself a fan of a baggy pant, who shot the new field trouser in and around Leigh-on-Sea, Southend and Shoeburyness on the Essex Coast.
About Community Clothing
Community Clothing is a British clothing brand and social enterprise founded in 2016 by award winning clothing designer and judge on BBC One’s The Great British Sewing Bee Patrick Grant. Community Clothing does good things for people and communities in the UK, creating jobs where they’re needed most. The mission is simple; to sell great quality clothes at prices people can afford; to make these clothes in the best British factories from the finest natural materials; and by doing this to create work and support skilled jobs in regions of the UK that need them most.
In short, Community Clothing sells great quality clothes, at affordable prices and consequently creates loads of fantastic jobs in places that really need them. To date Community Clothing has created 279,000 hours of work and supported 1,880 jobs. Community Clothing has a network of 42 partner factories all over the UK, located predominantly in the Northwest, Yorkshire, the East Midlands and South Wales.
Community Clothing has developed a unique business model that keeps costs super low, enabling the brand to produce clothes in the very best UK factories from the best materials, and still sell them at affordable prices. The unique business model utilises off-peak production, creates seasonless, brilliant basics, supports ultra local supply chains and promotes radical simplicity.
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