CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in Ilion, N.Y. in 1816, Remington Arms Company announces the launch of 1816, a curated collection of field-inspired apparel and accessories for the modern sporting generation. Featuring exquisitely crafted materials and an unparalleled attention to detail, the 1816 line is inspired by the nearly 200 years of Remington hand-forged tradition as highlighted in the brand's tagline, First in the Field™.
Drawing from its Remington roots, the 1816 brand embraces the sportsman's passion for the outdoors with refined sensibility. "The 1816 brand celebrates the Remington lifestyle with clothing and accessories designed for the field and beyond," said Ross Saldarini, senior vice president for accessories and lifestyle. "We've combined the very best of Remington's rich heritage with the modern tastes of today's sporting generation. It's a unique blend of history and quality that stands alone in today's marketplace."
The 1816 brand debuts with a preview collection available on www.remington1816.com. The full line of apparel and accessories will launch in September of this year. The collection will exclusively be sold online and via direct-to-consumer catalog.
"For generations, Remington has represented a sporting legacy passed down from father to son to grandson. Now we're building on that rich history with the 1816 apparel brand," said Saldarini. "The 1816 line is built around signature pieces that, like so many classic Remington products, will endure the test of time and be a part of family traditions for generations to come."
A centerpiece within the 1816 preview collection is the 1816 Ilion Jacket named after the birthplace of Remington, Ilion, N.Y. Crafted of pure British Millerain® waxed cotton canvas, its hued patina features a unique texture that provides resistance to the elements. Made in the USA takes on a rugged, modern look in the 1816 Denim Shirt. With micro-suede and chambray trims, it's made right at home in El Paso, Texas.
Sportsmen will appreciate the 1816 Sporting Clays Vest with its attention to detail from the brushed mesh lining and microsuede-quilted shooting patch to the double front pockets, leather pull and custom rivets. Not to be outshone is the 1816 Quarter Zip Outfitter Sweater with three weather-resistant layers to protect against the cold, wind and rain. Plus, this beautifully designed wool sweater is just as comfortable going out to dinner as it is in the field.
To shop the 1816 preview collection, visit www.remington1816.com.
Pride. History. Integrity. Rising from nearly 200 years of hand-forged tradition, the 1816 field-inspired apparel and accessory collection glows with the rich, vintage patina of the Remington® heritage. Established in Ilion, New York in 1816, generations of sons, fathers and grandfathers worked side by side to hand-forge the stocks and barrels of this Great American icon. Now, 1816 bridges the timelessness of our visionary forefathers to the sporting gentleman of modern day.
SOURCE Remington 1816