“What does "factory seconds" mean?”
my understanding of "factory 2nds" is that there is a problem with the product that Carhartt cant charge full price. I have purchased 2 items that were "factory 2nds" that were Carhartt products. I could not find a problem with either one. I have been very pleased with them.
Hi Virginia! I ordered these for my husband. There's a stamp on them that says "irregular". That could perhaps be what it means? I can honestly say he notices zero difference in the fit and quality between these and the super expensive pair we bought elsewhere last year.
2nds: Minor cosmetic blemishes or irregularities which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is usually clipped by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings.
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Factory seconds just means that there is some slight flaw or irregularity somewhere on the item, usually a few stitches out of place or maybe a small snag somewhere in the material. Most are not even noticeable even if looking for them. But since they r not "perfect" companies can't sell them at full price so they have outlet stores or other retailers who sell them as factory seconds.