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Old 01-24-2015, 06:01 AM   #61
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i hate you. these days I'm wear full underarmor and the heaviest wool socks money can buy. Fancy (white wedge) red wings you the classic carpenter's look. Levi I think 516 the only ones hat fit beastly fiquere, a city deck t-shirt over under armor city deck heavy hoody under armor beannie hat. I'm good till about 30degrees all day no problems. If get colder then 25 I call out. 25 - 30 I'll loose the heavy hoody add micro heavy fleece and heavy columbia omniheat gortex shell. No wind aluminum lines really gets toasty any stay light so you move freely. No carharts in closets. All tech gear light and tight for me. I have 4-columbia heavy shells with liners for the guys.

I guess if you're going to go home at 25 degrees you can stay light and tight!

You have tech fabric hoodies and shirts for your company?
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #62
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My boss buys dri-fit t shirts and long sleeve t shirts for all the guys, even the guys that are just part time. Not hoodies though, that would be hella expensive.
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I'd be really curious about a technical hoodie. I tried Arborwear's double-thick hooded sweatshirt for a while but it's double cold when wet.

Patagonia's R1 is my go-to hoodie now, they're a little more than $100 each but I wear one every outside day October-March.
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See the problem we have in the south is the unpredictability of the weather. I've had days in December and January where a tshirt or a sweatshirt is all you need, and then a week later gotta wear insulated bibs with a heavy jacket and then the day after that it's back to the sweatshirt.
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insulated overalls or coveralls are the best. leave them in the truck or in the gangbox on the job and drive to and from work in your clean clothes you had on underneath everyday. you don't drag all that dust and dirt into your truck or home.
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The problem is you're wearing too much underarmor. That's why you're freezing.

Get some merino wool base layers. Way warmer. Doesn't freeze you if you sweat and then cool down.
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Some day I would love to find work pants like Blaklader that fit well, but do not have the gadget pockets and such...and most importantly, fit for when you are getting older, and are not "tight" without being baggy.

I saw some pants at the World of Concrete last year that had like a 3 inch elastic waste piece and looked great, but I didn't even pick up a flyer. Maybe they will be back this year.

I have always wore blue jeans....but as agility decreases, I now know why the older guys quit them.
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I got a pair of LL Bean insulated pants for Christmas that have been working out great. Real heavy water resistant fabric and the way they are stitched allows for good movement. Up to I usually go with UA base layer, regular cotton T shirt, Arcteryx LEAF Naga hoodie for a mid layer and a heavy fleece lined hoodie over that.
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[QUOTE=Agility;2340586]I guess if you're going to go home at 25 degrees you can stay light and tight!

You have tech fabric hoodies and shirts for your company?[/QUOTE

No tech hoosied. Hd nit sure what the weight is but very durable and warm. Tees are cotton / poly blend. We have the columbia omni heat heavy shell with removable insulated liner jacket. All with logo.
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I used to spend all kinds of money on all kind of different work brands with same results. Now its thrift stores or clearance areas at regular clothing stores. I can buy 4 pairs of jeans used for the price of one pair dickies pants for work. For shirts I buy 3 packs of designer T's at $20 for 3, or clearace rack t shirts 75% off.
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I got a pair of LL Bean insulated pants for Christmas that have been working out great. Real heavy water resistant fabric and the way they are stitched allows for good movement. Up to I usually go with UA base layer, regular cotton T shirt, Arcteryx LEAF Naga hoodie for a mid layer and a heavy fleece lined hoodie over that.
Thats too cold, man. I wear a company hoodie and if it is super cold one of those Daluth barn coats over it. If its colder than that i whine a lot.
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I wear the Duluth Flex fire hose pants and love them. Crazy comfortable. In the summer I wear their Flex nylon lightweight pants unless it is really hot, then I'll wear basketball shorts.
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I used to spend all kinds of money on all kind of different work brands with same results. Now its thrift stores or clearance areas at regular clothing stores. I can buy 4 pairs of jeans used for the price of one pair dickies pants for work. For shirts I buy 3 packs of designer T's at $20 for 3, or clearace rack t shirts 75% off.
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I wear a lot of the Champion dry fit stuff from Target. Very reasonable price compared to underarmour. I like to wear cargo pants but for the life of me I cannot find ones that are loose fit.
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tan dickies for pants. Clean ones when you would like to look presentable for customers and such and the dirty ones for work. T shirts for work and you could do a polo with your emblem if you'd like for a classier version. To be honest in recent time I've just been wearing work clothes to meet customers and go to meetings as well recently.. Definitely underdressed at points but don't have the time to run home and get changed and I don't think my good looks get me the jobs anyway :/
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The problem is you're wearing too much underarmor. That's why you're freezing.

Get some merino wool base layers. Way warmer. Doesn't freeze you if you sweat and then cool down.
why spend 80 for underarmor when fro 60 you get a longsleeve shirt and pants.

wool will keep you warm even when it gets wet.
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carhart ripstop double knee pants are what I wear every day. they are comfortable and extremely durable.

Sure they are twice the price of levis or wrangler carpenter jeans but they hold out 3 times longer still got the same 6 pair from 3 years ago. and I am not friendly on cloths. All 6 pair have the same problem get snagged on a under sinked nail and the back pocket gets torn
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Just got a pair of Blaklader work pants and trying them out today.
I like 'em, I think these will be my go to work pants now.

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