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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby SJTD » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 pm

Ok then.

Are they all the same now?

I wear Wranglercowboycutslimfit jeans. I've had some I could hardly get in to and some that are way too loose. Bad QC. Now I take a tape measure to the store and check the waist before I buy.
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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby Dr. Marneaus » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:13 pm

Southern Gorilla wrote:After more than ten years, my Carhartt jacket looks like I stole it from a bum. The bib coveralls I just bought two months ago at Tractor Supply are falling apart already. So I'm in the market for new cold weather gear for next year.

The problem is that I'm big and tall. All the B&T shops should really be called "big or tall" shops. They assume guys over six feet have narrowish waists and guys with big waists are stumpy. At 6'2", 320 with a 48-50 inch waist I have a really hard time finding clothes that fit right. Especially clothes that fit right while I'm working.
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Funny. I find the exact opposite. I feel like big and tal stores are only for big and AND tall or just big guys.

I’m 6’3” with a 36” in seam and I weigh about 185-190. I can’t find a 34x36 to save my life. Very few companies make large tall shirts that fit me either.

Try buying a suit or sport coat. Sorry I don’t have a 50 inch chest. And 42’s or 44’s have way too short of arms.

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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby Shagoneer » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:25 pm

I’m a smaller guy but I love my Carhartt jacket, and my old navy jeans hold up at work pretty well.
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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby bigun » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:25 pm

For years I bought out of the Cabelas catalog till I passed 3XT. Most people don't know it you can buy from Dickies on line where they have a much better selection and if you wait till fall you can buy short sleeve shirts pretty cheap, lately I have been buying off of Amazon. Bibs I have been buying seconds from RoundHouse
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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby csuengr » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:51 am

SJTD wrote:Ok then.

Are they all the same now?

I wear Wranglercowboycutslimfit jeans. I've had some I could hardly get in to and some that are way too loose. Bad QC. Now I take a tape measure to the store and check the waist before I buy.

Everything I have tried on in the last two years have been too tight. Dickies makes some good fitting jeans, but everything they make has a hammer loop seems like.
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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby yz400e » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:58 am

I wear a lot of Carhartt trousers. The original ones (the yellowish colored ones that bleach bone white in a few washes) don't even last a month due to sweat and abrasion and washing. I have to buy the double front ripstop to get any life out of them. The Murdoch's where I live has a huge selection of work clothes. Last time there I noticed that Wrangler is getting into the game too. Depending on where you live, a farm supply or an Army/Navy 'surplus' store can carry a lot of work clothes.

I would have thought you would have to wear the flame retardent clothes. Those things don't breathe at all. As for rain gear, try to find something that breathes as well. Those pvc ones are murder

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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby Maddening » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:28 am

I am 3XL and as someone else already said, Cabela's has some great stuff both in stores and online.

The talk about being an office worker strikes me as funny. I see both sides of it, I worked on Alaska's North Slope for years, freezing my nuts off -60°, or fending off clouds and clouds of mosquitos, every day covered in mud and grease, putting in hard 12+ hours a day for 2-5 weeks straight... now I have a nice comfy engineering job (not the choo choo type) at our office in town where I am warm, comfortable and don't have to fight of hordes of bugs. The difference is I make enough money as an engineer "suffering" in this office to go play in the cold and mud and be dirty on my own terms, and then spend time under the hood or underneath the Jeeps getting muddy and greasy when stuff breaks, for fun.

Of course, as previously mentioned, 3XL is the result of this office job!

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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby Nikkormat » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:55 am

Best damn jeans you can buy IMO are Wranglers from Walmart. Cheap and hold up better than anything else I've bought, they're tough like Levi's used to be. Plus they aren't cut to fit twiggy alien lookin mofo's like Marn! I can usually get a eight months out of a pair before I look like a grungy hippie. A few may fall casualty to barbed wire or sharp Jeep parts and have to retire early, but usually I can make it to Black Friday without buying new pairs. On black Friday sale, they go for half off! So I pick up eight pairs for $60 and turn the old ones into rags.
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Re: Work clothes opinions

Postby SJTD » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:24 am

I used to get Rustlers at K-Mart for working on the car. I think they were $9. Made by Wrangler but not quite as heavy. Not as shapely as my usual Wranglers either.

Last time they didn't have them but had Wrangler "Five Star" for about $15. Seem to be holding up ok.

And on the loose side for fat arsed four wheelers. :lol:
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