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bobw
03-16-2009, 09:48 AM
What does everyone wear for pants while working? As we've been moving more and more into commercial installations, our usual cargo shorts doesn't pass muster on work sites. We're being told that we need to wear long pants, so...what is everyone wearing?

I really don't think jeans are the answer...too heavy, don't dry fast enough, spend half the time hiking them up every time you kneel, etc.... I could be wrong though...

DanaMac
03-16-2009, 10:01 AM
I'm not going to do a search at the moment, but how about some of the lightweight quick drying, hiking pants that you can unzip the legs off? Try REI.com

mitchgo
03-16-2009, 10:06 AM
fall/winter/ early spring

Carhart Baby!

summer is for shorts!

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 10:07 AM
fall/winter/ early spring

Carhart Baby!

summer is for shorts!

What he said.

DanaMac
03-16-2009, 10:22 AM
I wear shorts all 4 seasons. Not uncommon to see me at the grocery store in January at 40 degrees with shorts. The old bitties shake their heads. Granted, I'm probably wearing a sweatshirt and boots.

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 10:23 AM
I plow snow in shorts and keep an ape suit on the seat in case I have to dig. Wearing shorts as I typr this.

hoskm01
03-16-2009, 10:32 AM
I like Carharrts during installs, for the strong knees and such. Shorts all summer, as soon as it hits 60 every day.

Jeans for typical work in the winter.

FIMCO-MEISTER
03-16-2009, 10:55 AM
look this over.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 10:59 AM
I get their catalogs all the time and have been considering giving those fire hose pants a shot.

DanaMac
03-16-2009, 11:02 AM
I think I might try the hippie, au-natural look this year and go without pants and shorts. Tired of the bad tan lines. :)

Hope you weren't eating while reading this.....

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 11:07 AM
Even on cold days? That could be kinda embarassing.

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Well, I was going to enjoy a late breakfast..... http://i40.tinypic.com/5ebs7b.jpg

Kiril
03-16-2009, 11:20 AM
Winter -> various denim & canvas Double front carhartts (http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32099&langId=-1)

Summer -> Double front white carhartts (http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=107192&langId=-1). :)

hoskm01
03-16-2009, 11:32 AM
Tough to eat while vomitting:laugh:

Junior M
03-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Pants only, all year long. Ever tried to pull glue out of hair on your legs? ;) Not fun..

bobw
03-16-2009, 11:41 AM
As I said in my opening post, we usually wear shorts, but a lot of the commercial construction sites won't let us anymore, it HAS to be long pants (grrrrr).

How long does it take for the Carhartts to dry out?

Junior M
03-16-2009, 11:43 AM
As I said in my opening post, we usually wear shorts, but a lot of the commercial construction sites won't let us anymore, it HAS to be long pants (grrrrr).

How long does it take for the Carhartts to dry out?
Really depends, the regular thick blue jeans that remind you of Wrangler Ropers take a long time, but the duck carpenter pants, atleast not in my experience with them..

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 11:50 AM
Painter pants are probably the coolest long pants. I had some of those double-knee Carhartt pants, but I wouldn't pay $40.00 for a pair.

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 11:52 AM
You realy are a cheap bastard aint ya?

Kiril
03-16-2009, 11:58 AM
You realy are a cheap bastard aint ya?

Apparently so. ;)

If I can get a year or two out of a pair of pants before blowing out the knees, then I have no problem paying $40-$60 for them.

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 12:01 PM
I'd rather own five pairs of Dickies painter pants than two Carhartts.

Kiril
03-16-2009, 12:02 PM
I'd rather own five pairs of Dickies painter pants than two Carhartts.

Dickies suck ass :laugh:

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 12:05 PM
As long as they cover mine it's mission accomplished.

AI Inc
03-16-2009, 12:05 PM
He would probably let a tranny go down on him just because he was willing to go dutch on dinner !

Kiril
03-16-2009, 12:06 PM
He would probably let a tranny go down on him just because he was willing to go dutch on dinner !

ROFLMAO :cry:

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 12:30 PM
I'd need to see the wine list first.

mitchgo
03-16-2009, 01:16 PM
carharrt pants and dickie shorts for me

WalkGood
03-16-2009, 01:28 PM
Pants even in Summer. Easier to change pants than have to wash legs after a muddy service call, to be presentable to the next customer. Plus, if I have to do any copper work, hot flux on bare skin is not my "thing".

Cheapy $12 loose-fit cotton carpenter bluejeans from Walmart/KMart. Side pockets for tools. Pretty much disposable if they get stained beyond washing.

Waterit
03-16-2009, 01:42 PM
I wear Rustler or Wrangler carpenters pants for commercial stuff, shorts the rest of the time. Have gotten 2 years out of 'em with no problem with knees. I tend to over-stuff the pockets with parts, then when I bend down...

Mike Leary
03-16-2009, 01:49 PM
Wrangler boot-cut.

FIMCO-MEISTER
03-16-2009, 04:24 PM
just bought a cargo trailer. 14'

Get some waterproof ski pants. The kind you pull over your fleece when the snow is wet. Loose thin durable zip up side and look cool. Mine are black and I put them on over my Duluth firehose shorts when shorts are no bueno.

Wet_Boots
03-16-2009, 04:45 PM
K-mart has Dickies duck-cloth work pants on sale this week....

ARGOS
03-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Carharts are stiff and uncomfortable.

Wrangler Carpenters come with plenty of pockets and colors. They go with our uniforms.

Like Fimco said zip sides for additional warmth. I do wear Carhart rain gear.

HokieAg07
03-16-2009, 10:12 PM
Pants only, all year long. Ever tried to pull glue out of hair on your legs? ;) Not fun..


Glue is supposed to be applied to the pipe not your legs..

How does one go about getting it all over the legs?

Shorts and a polo for me in the summer

Junior M
03-16-2009, 10:24 PM
Glue is supposed to be applied to the pipe not your legs..

How does one go about getting it all over the legs?

Shorts and a polo for me in the summer
I am not the most graceful person out there.. ;) :laugh:

SC Irrigator
03-16-2009, 10:50 PM
carhartts or dickies i wear them whether is 10 or 100 degrees and they are water resistant

keepcuttin
03-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Or you can use the old stand-by Bananna hamock and flip-flops

BrandonV
03-17-2009, 06:55 PM
I never wear shorts, I watch cargo pants at stores like a hawk though, the moment they're 20$ or less I'm on it.