Slowear Incotex Four Season Pants
Trust the Italians
by NICK CARUSO


Men used to buy a pair of shoes that would last decades -- a testament to both the original craftsmanship and to the owner's care of his footwear. The same went for most any piece of clothing or accessory: suits, shirts, trousers, watches, etc. This longevity was born mostly out of necessity, as prices were relatively high and it took a long time to procure materials and hand make clothing. Now we have machines that churn out $2 t-shirts and fads that come and go in a heartbeat, not to mention transient cuts and whatever "haute couture" is. Though H&M will continue to prosper, there are still small clothiers who dedicate themselves to designing, constructing and selling timeless, reliable garments that last. Slowear is such a company. As an umbrella brand, Slowear amalgamates several other smaller brands, taking the best of each to offer a complete selection of quality garments under one roof. 


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Incotex is Slowear's trouser supplier, and also the company from which Slowear was born. Alongside three other brands that cover sweaters, outerwear, and accessories, respectively, Incotex purveys slacks of all kinds that won't go out of fashion. Because they tread so firmly in the non-trendy, classic realm, you can wear a pair of Incotex pants now or ten years from now and still feel in vogue. 


Case in point, the ultra-classic, timeless look of the Incotex Four Season Pants make them absolutely worth a wear. Made with perfectly weighted cotton to fit any clime at any time of year, the cut and fit of these straight leg trousers are excellent for dressing up, dressing down, or anywhere in between. Pop on a t-shirt and a bomber jacket; pair them with a sweater or button-down. Whatever you don, make sure you stick with Slowear's philosophy: high-quality, heritage-inspired and iconic, timeless design. You won't be disappointed (even years down the road).


$360, mrporter.com




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STATEMENT


Excellence, innovation, craftsmanship, and an unwavering desire to challenge expectations -- these are the constants that have captivated our attention since Gear Patrol's inception in 2007. This year we're proud to announce the next step in our role as a champion of quality in product design and execution: welcome to the GP100. Our inaugural product awards are dedicated to honoring the 100 best consumer products released during the calendar year by companies of all sizes and scope. 


The GP100 is not a ranking or a contest. These selections represent the collective expertise of our entire editorial staff, who have scoured every corner of the vast product universe -- from automotive and electronics, to men's style essentials, home goods, spirits and outdoors -- to find the inspiring and the practical, the ground-breaking and the traditional, the priceless and the accessible. In short: products that define or defy their respective categories to better the life of the modern man.



METHODOLOGY


The GP100 is not a contest influenced by marketers or brands, nor is it a ranking by specifications as determined by uniform tests. Instead, it starts with a comprehensive list of nominees released in the calendar year, researched and compiled by our editorial team of obsessed experts across all of Gear Patrol's major areas of interest including Motoring, Technology, Style, Home, Spirits, Outdoor and Watches. Brands are not part of the selection process. Nominees are then debated in context of the past, present and future of their respective fields. Which selections stand as significant innovations, category busters or faithful monuments to the icons of history? Do they adhere to Gear Patrol's core tenets of excellence, design, utility and the spirit of adventure? Distilled to the following 100 items, the GP100 represents the best products on earth released in 2013 -- easily inspiring consumers and creators alike during their search for guideposts of excellence in a vast world of products.



THE CATEGORIES


Motoring   Watches   Style   Technology   Sports   Outdoors   Home   Spirits

WRITERS


Jeremy Berger

Ben Bowers
Alex Bracetti
Nick Caruso
Ed Estlow
Jon Gaffney
Jonathan Gallegos
K.B. Gould
Bradley Hasemeyer
Jason Heaton
Mike Henson
Amos Kwon
Matt Neundorf
Scott Packard
Austin Parker
Henry Phillips
Peter Saltsman
Chris Wright
Eric Yang


CREDITS

Produced by Ben Bowers, Chris Wright, Eric Yang
Designed by Eric Yang
Edited by Chris Wright
Photography by Henry Phillips, Eric Yang
Special Thanks to Braun, Scroll Kit, Say Media

RESOURCES

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