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Old 01-15-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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Guys what are your go to work pants/shirts. Looking for some options.

I've kind of moved to all office work now so I'm looking for something that looks nice but I can work in if I have to also.

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Old 01-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #2
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I use to wear carhartt everything...now I just buy whatever is on sale at Costco.

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Duluth Trading has a lot on nice work gear which is super comfy - albeit a bit pricy.
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I like Duluth, Rigs by Wrangler, dickies.
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I wear skateboard brand jeans, Volcom or a pair of Levi 511's, wear them around town for a year or so, and then work in them. They have 1% spandex in them, so they have stretch and I don't blow out the crotch as often as I do in Carhartts. But I also like to wear my Carhartt double fronts a lot.
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I like the Riggs pants as well as carhartt. Although the crotch always tears on the carhartts and I seem to blow through the Riggs kind of fast.

I was thinking about biting the bullet and trying blaklader or skillers. Anyone have any input on those?

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:17 PM   #7
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I use the blacklader work pants. The bantum weight ones. I like it for the extra pockets, they work well for me
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I wear the Blaklader heavy workers for most of the year. They are very comfortable and durable but the knee pads could be higher. I habitually pull them up a little when I kneel down. At this point I wouldn't want to work without them.
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For you "bulky" guys those new wranglers that Brett Favre promotes are the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn and are pretty cheap..
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Duluth firehose pants for me. When it's shorts it's whatever cargo shorts were on sale at target.
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For you "bulky" guys those new wranglers that Brett Favre promotes are the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn and are pretty cheap..

Are you "bulky"? Lol
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I'm 5'9 230. I used to be a gym rat when I was younger and now I look like some guy who used to be in great shape that just let himself go....lol
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Are the bantam weight like denim weight and the the heavy worker like carhartt duck? Thanks guys. It is hard for me to buy without seeing and feeling in person

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How about for tall Skinny guys? I'm 6'6'' 190ish. Usually wear a 36'' inseam they are mighty hard to find. Amazon helps though.
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How about for tall Skinny guys? I'm 6'6'' 190ish. Usually wear a 36'' inseam they are mighty hard to find. Amazon helps though.

Do you have a nickname ? Every tall thin guy I know has one. My grandfather was tall and thin and I thought his real name was "slim" till I was 12
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Do you have a nickname ? Every tall thin guy I know has one. My grandfather was tall and thin and I thought his real name was "slim" till I was 12
Slim, big bird, olive oil. I'm sure I can think of a few more. haha.

Where do you guys find your blaklader stuff? Like a favorite site?
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Bantams are light weight like khakis. Heavy Workers are some sort of canvas.

I had the Bantams and trashed them fairly quickly. I have HW pants that are probably 3+ years old.

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I wear the same thing while at work as I do when I am not at work... Levi's and Haynes Pocket T-shirts, usually black but every once in a while I throw a grey in.

Why? Because I abhor the "painters white" crap. Had to wear the ice cream man dress whites in the Navy, swore I would never again wear something like that and have stuck to it.
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Bjornklader ACE carpenters for me. Tried the blakladers but the knee pad position was horrible. The Bjorns are perfect. Tons of pockets, and having the knee pads there all the time is absolutely priceless. Plus the codura is super wear resistant. Gonna try their 3/4 pirate pants this summer. Cheapo company shirts and thorogood roofers or redwing loggers. Hanes socks, jockey trunks and climatesmart thermals when it's cold.
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Anyone recommend the pants with the built in knee pads? The arthritis in my knees is starting to get worse.

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