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How To Choose The Best Tradie Work Pants For You

Everyone has a unique style of dressing. When it comes to Tradies you need the option of maintaining your style but with really tough, hard-working workwear. Frequent tears, splits and breakages are a pain in the neck and waste your time and money.

Work trousers and pants can take a massively high dose of bashing compared to regular fashion jeans. And they’re light years ahead in comfort versus the latter. They are engineered to bend, kneel, climb, brush against things, hold heavy things, and cope with sweating.

They shouldn’t bind, rub, pinch, constrict, scratch, or rip.

Even after all this, they need to look good.

What Types of Work Pants And Trousers Are Available?

There are specialist pants, shirts, shoes and jackets for Tradies work pants such as carpenters and broader use pants such as cargo pants which will serve a variety of Tradie requirements.

Here are a few of these options:

The Cargo Style

Most Tradies Pants know this style and already wear fashionable variations of it. It has a couple of large easy access pockets on the thighs. For more flexibility, some versions have additional pockets on the calves as well.

There are loose-fitting and slim fit options.

There are additional pockets in the tradie pants, all deep, which can carry enormous amounts of small tools, keys, phones, laser measures, a ruler, and a peak cap. They are useful for plumbers, electricians, I.T. hardware installers and even archaeologists.

They should have industrial strength zipper closures and belt loops as well as a loop or 2 to clip a carabiner of items onto.

Here are examples of simple styles for men and women.

The Double Knee Protection

If you are a paver, landscaper, brickie, or, as we mentioned above, an archaeologist you will be bending, squatting and maybe scrambling a lot more than other occupations would demand. The knee areas of regular mens work pants will split very quickly. Double knee protection is a no-brainer for this. This can be as discreet as stitching the same fabric into the inside of the leg at the knee area, or a longer patch on the outside, from mid-thigh to mid-shin, also in the same fabric. There is a compromise with this as the knee area becomes stiffer and less permeable.

Here are examples of simple styles for men and women.

The Painters’ and Carpenters’ Style

These are really versatile pants and are, surprisingly, not only used by painters and carpenters. They can hold a bunch of small tools plus a hammer hooked into the dedicated loop. They are slightly loose fitting but not as much as cargo pants so that there is less chance of them brush up against painted surfaces. They also tend to have stretch fabric for easy movement. Some suppliers will always have double knee protection on these pants; some suppliers need to be asked which pants have them. They should definitely have industrial strength zippers.  A carpenters belt is usually worn with them, so large belt loops are a standard.

Here are examples of simple styles for men and women.

The Dungarees / Bib And Brace Overalls Style

This is favoured usually by those who are leaning over workspaces on the front bib e.g. mechanics, carpenters, and fencing installers. They are the most versatile option and most commonly made from denim. Because they don’t have a tight waist, they are super comfortable. They also becoming more popular with plumbers as they don’t slip down or need the constant readjusting to get back up to your waist. They come in a traditional bib and brace style or a more protective option with a sleeveless top section.

Here is an example of a bib and brace overalls style.

Here is an example of a sleeveless overalls style.

We hope this work trousers overview has been helpful but if you have any more questions give us a call today and let’s get your trade work pants and general kit sorted. Our workwear will outwork you.

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