A six pocket uniform trouser developed for fire service applications which meets all NFPA 1975-2009 Edition construction and fabric requirements. The trouser is designed to maintain its appearance throughout the life of the garment and assure consistency in both construction and fit.
The trouser shall be manufactured with the following fabric to assure absolute consistency of color, performance.
Trousers shall be made on a full cut uniform pattern. The trousers shall incorporate a plain front, two (2) front pockets, two (2) rear hip pockets and two (2) side cargo pockets.
INTERNAL CONSTRUCTION FABRIC:
Pockets and waistband shall be 4.5 oz Firewear®. Front pocket bottoms reinforced (3.5”) with a second layer of pocketing for increased abrasion resistance.
The FireWear® Trouser pattern is fully graded such that all vital dimensions change according to waist size. The grade applies to seat, front rise, back rise, thigh, knee and bottom opening measurements. Certain critical dimensions for men’s trousers are as follows:
Point of Measurement Size 34
Waist Relaxed 35”
Seat at base of J Stitch 45“
Thigh at Crotch 29“
Knee 14" Below Crotch 21”
Bottom Opening 18”
Front Rise Including Waistband 12 ½”
Back Rise including Waistband 16 ½”
Fly Opening 7 ½”
Inseam 37 ½”
All thread tension is evenly maintained to eliminate tight or loose stitching. All seam allowances are maintained so that there are no raw edges, run offs, twists, pleats, puckers, or open seams.
Slide fastener (fly zipper) shall consist of solid brass hardware on colorfast Nomex® III 7/16" tape. Chain size #45Y. Style 45YGS5 slider and ratcheting chain to prevent breakage of chain teeth.
Primary waist closure is double hook and bar construction, mounted on the waistband using rustproof nickel plated steel hardware as follows: Size 85 bar and bar internal reinforcement plate. Size 8 hook and hook internal reinforcement plate. Internal reinforcement tape 7/8" wide shall be mounted between the plates and the body fabric to ensure construction integrity for extended wear life. Trousers utilizing a single hook and bar, snap, or button closure will be cause for rejection.
The waistband is full dress style including all tailoring detail of construction. It shall be assembled from NFPA compliant fabric to finish 1 ½”wide with a ¼” extension and fully reinforced internally. Approximately 2” of additional waistband length shall be turned at the center back seam to permit alterations of up to 1” in the waist and ½” through the seat. The entire circumference of the waistband is permanently hot-melt bonded with a continuous 1/4” band of silicone “Shirt-Lock” to enhance a neat appearance by preventing shirt pull-out at the waist. Grown on waistlines are not acceptable in lieu of trouser waistband as they add no strength or shape to the garment.
There are seven double needle belt loops on waist sizes 30" through 45", nine loops on waist sizes 46" and over, and five loops on sizes 28" and 29". Belt loops shall be set into the waistband at the top and bottom. Belt loops are fully 2 1/4" long and have a finished width of ¾. Trousers with bartacked belt loops shall be cause for rejection.
TAILORING AT HIPS:
There are two darts to shape the trouser at the hips. They are placed at the left and right back extending down from the waistband to the center of each hip pocket.
There are six (6) pockets as follows:
FRONT: Left and right front pockets with 6 ½” quarter top openings and 11 ¼” depth. . Pockets shall be triangle bar tacked at top of pocket bag immediately beneath waistband, and at corner of pocket bag at side seam. Pocket bags are reinforced by doubling pocket weight at the bottom of pocket bags. Pockets are constructed of internal construction fabric. Trousers constructed with single bar tacks and a single layer of pocketing shall be cause for rejection.
REAR: Left and right hip pockets with top and bottom welt construction. Opening shall be 5 1/4" wide and pocket depth shall be 6". Pocket openings shall be topstitched with triangle bar tack reinforcements on each corner. Left pocket opening shall include a number 22 ligne black button with a button tab for closure. Trousers constructed with single bartacks shall be cause for rejection.
CARGO: A cargo pocket shall be placed on each leg 10 ½” below top of waistband and centered on each side seam. Outer cargo pocket shall measure7½”x 7½” with a 1½” wide center pleat and mitered lower corners. There shall be an 8”x 3” pointed flap centered directly above each pocket with a 3 tab hook and loop closure system. A second 7½” x 7½” internal security pocket shall be located directly behind the outer pleated cargo pocket and employ a zipper closure system.