The “Duck” in Duck Canvas stems from “deok,” a Dutch word for the linen canvas that sailors traditionally used for their trousers and outerwear. Duck Canvas was originally used in the production of boat sails as the fabric’s thick weave could withstand the elements at sea. The durability of Duck Canvas quickly crossed over into the production of work wear and pretty soon sailors were wearing clothes made from the same fabric as their sails. Today, Duck Canvas is produced in a range of weights, from a 7 oz. that’s used for lighter weight clothes all the way up to an 18 oz. that’s designed for hammocks and sandbags. Duck Canvas has a smooth texture that’s not only tough, but also incredibly comfortable, especially after a few wears. Our Duck Canvas Rivet Chinos are currently produced in a 10 oz. weight, with a 7 oz. summer weight coming soon, for more information on them, check out our site.