• Domestic Workwear

Workwear is a reliable men’s clothing trend, but some people just need clothes for, you know, real work. Daniel Evans creates clothing under the name Domestic Workwear that is designed and tested to be able to handle long hours of physical labor.

Evans was working as a mover, often handling events for fashion companies like Beta Boutique and Style Chicago, and got to know local designers and others in the fashion scene. He noticed that the inexpensive clothes he wore weren’t up to the demands of his job: “I was busting through a lot of cheap work pants.” Realizing they were all made cheaply overseas, he started thinking about value for money and the benefits of local production. He found a factory in Garfield Park that makes uniforms for firefighters, the military, and other public workers, and he decided to launch a line of locally made work clothes.