Work Pants

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mcw615, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. mcw615

    mcw615 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    What work pants do you use?

    We wear khaki pants, and would buy Wrangler khakis from walmart for $16, they were great, durable, and lasted. They were almost like the Cintas work pants. Walmart discontinued selling them and the cintas are $32 a pair plus $6 shipping - $38 a pair. I am not a fan of the khaki dickies, they are stiff, heavy, and just don't like the color khaki it is.

    Any other suggestions??
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    no other stores in your area other than walmart? I found the Wrangler khaki pants at Orschelns (a farm supply store). I'd guess they are what you are talking about. I wear a 36/36, so the fact they had my size was the only reason I bought 2 pair. I don't really like the waist on them, they are the old kind, really high in the waist, not where I wear my pants, and since I've gotten fat over the winter that 36" is tight now!

    I'm hoping they are cooler than denim, but I have my doubts. Until it gets besatly hot I won't know...
  3. mcw615

    mcw615 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    I haven't been able to find them anywhere else. We love those pants, they are thick enough to be durable by light enough for when it gets hot. When it gets cold we usually where coveralls in the mornings until it warms up or in the late last minute of the season for leaves where carhartt pants that are thicker.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    We wear military issued cargo pants. They are awesome, keep you warm enough in cold weather, but breathe enough to wear in the summer. They are around $30 a pair, but they last a long time.
  5. mcw615

    mcw615 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where do you get them from?
  6. Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC

    Lawn Shark prop mgmt LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    We wear the same. I have found them on ebay for $20.00, and they last a long time.
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,265

    I wear the Dickies tan work pants, and they really worked well for me last season.
    Got em at Fleet Farm (any farm supply store would probably have em). $18-$20 a pair I think?
  8. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,070

    depending on the weather when its cooler i usually wear just the cheap old wrangler jeans from walmart but anything above 70 im breaking out the kahki cargo shorts
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Try BDU.COM

    They have all sorts of military spec stuff, including plain khaki or olive drab colored bdu's. (would not advise camo for image reasons) I like the 100% cotton ripstop and poly blend ripstop. Both are lightweight enough to use in spring/fall. They have heavier twills and such for colder weather. The design allows more movement than khakis, they're adjustable for waist size within a good range, and lots of pockets for stuff.

    I would not skimp on quality, I've bought some lower cost ones and they don't look, feel, or function as well.

    For the really hot parts of summer you have to go with shorts.
  10. mcw615

    mcw615 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    I can not stand shorts!! I will deal with the heat but I cant stand grass clippings on my legs and critters bitting my legs. I also wear long sleeves in summer because of clippings on my arms and sweating makes it itch and burn really bad, it is hotter at first but is cooler once you sweat enough, you do have to drink more fluids because you will be sweating more at first.

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