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07-22-2016 03:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pants jeans work wear question

I know this is a personal preference thing, but I am wondering what the best work pant you guys have used is.

I am a little overweight and the crotches of wrangler pants from walmart just get worn away.

Is there a pant you have found that lasts? I need jeans or cargo under $60

I own a pair of dickies work pants. I like them because they have a name but only had them for a couple weeks so no idea what durability is like.

I saw Riggs by wrangler and LOVE the pocket protectors on ALL bottoms!!! it’s a leather tape measure clip shield. Also pretty cheap as far as good work pants go, $30 – 60.

Anyway, have you had good luck with any specific brands or lines? I know Carhartt is the “best” but heard they have some quality issues unless spend more. Dickies have weird seats that chaff and annoy me personally. Deluth is over my budget. Riggs sound really good but I would like some opinions before I buy.


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#1 posted 07-22-2016 04:01 PM

I officially vote this thread to be in the top 10 best LJ threads ever.

With that said I’m a Levi’s guy. 560’s to be specific. Ill also say, without embarrassment (ok maybe a little bit), that ive never worn the crotch out of a pair of pants but I wish I would have.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 04:04 PM

Dickies carpenter pants have worked the best for me, duck cotton being slightly more durable than the denim ones I’ve had.

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 04:18 PM

I like Tru-Spec MEN’S 24-7 SERIESĀ® CLASSIC PANTS. They have a hidden, wide elastic waistband that is very comfortable. Buy a size larger waist than usual.

They also make a jean style version called MEN’S 24-7 SERIESĀ® ECLIPSE TACTICAL PANTS


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#4 posted 07-22-2016 04:19 PM

Wait… you guys wear pants in the shop?

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#5 posted 07-22-2016 04:33 PM

Wait… you guys wear pants in the shop?

- HokieKen

I only clicked on this thread to say exactly that Kenny….beat me to it.

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#6 posted 07-22-2016 04:38 PM

I have 2 pair Wrangler Riggs and the zipper flap won’t stay flat, the waist is too high, they run a bit small and don’t relax up as you wear them. Waste of money.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 07-22-2016 04:40 PM

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#8 posted 07-22-2016 04:48 PM

To hell with pants, Be a real pro get you some liberty overalls. You need more room just unbutton the two side buttons cool the boys off. Ive got lots of xxxxxx size fellows in the family that’s what they prefer. I wear them as well but around here they are considered sexy, steady job, a pickup, and some overalls shoot you’re a damn good catch in the Appalachians. But also Knapp, Pointer and Dickie’s are good to. buy a size larger, man you’ll feel like you’re buck naked. You’ll also like all the pockets but each brand has its own pocket design on the bib. I second the vote for best top ten site ever, the most overlooked but important piece of equipment you can own.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#9 posted 07-22-2016 04:57 PM

Duluth hands down, I am very hard on clothes and it helps to have pants that come with a warranty and a no questions ask return policy. nothing better than getting a brand new pair of your favorite pants in the mail for free when you get a rip or tear. the Crotch gusset really works too.

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#10 posted 07-22-2016 05:06 PM

Have a pair of Riggs work pants and where the double knee part is sewn on the base fabric just tears apart. Same with double knee Carharrts. I sent Riggs customer service an email because they advertise guaranteed forever – they never responded.

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#11 posted 07-22-2016 05:48 PM

“Buck naked”? I always thought that it was “butt naked”. Shows ya how old I am.
I just wear shorts in the summer, Lees in the winter.
Suspenders really help when ya have a bod like mine. Oh well…....

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#12 posted 07-22-2016 05:56 PM

What?? I don’t go barefoot, I wear boots!

I wear these shorts#. These are heavy fabric and they hold up excellent. I also like, if you look at the bottom of the pocket,
there is a flat spot for your tape measure.

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#13 posted 07-22-2016 05:56 PM

I got that saying from some Yazoo boys lol, Yea I cut mine off when they get old. suspenders are built in don’t have need for them yet but after 40 stuff started to stick to me a little more. A few more pound cakes and ill have dunlap disease.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#14 posted 07-22-2016 05:58 PM

Wrangler Riggs ripstop carpenter pants. Nice & roomy, and the thin ripstop cotton is very cool. Great fly fishing pants as well – they dry quickly. Can’t handle shorts or sandles in a work area.

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#15 posted 07-22-2016 06:04 PM

Speedo and Birkenstocks in summer, good old Canadian Toque for the winter attire. (with longjohns Eh!)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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