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Offline Vipersmith

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Workshop pants
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:06 PM »
ok, so this is going to seem like an odd question, but what pants do you guys like to wear in the workshop?  I know that some people like to wear vests with spots for tools, or pants with places for pens\pencils\etc.

I am just an amateur so this really is just a curiosity question.  I am wondering if there are pros and cons to workshop pants that you have found.

Offline sigmatango

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 08:33 PM »
https://www.blaklader.ca/en/product/16001370-x1600-work-pants#16617
These are all I wear now, both in shop and onsite.
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Offline Shadytree

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Ones that are already stained.

Offline antss

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 08:36 PM »
you guys wear pants ?

Offline sigmatango

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 08:38 PM »
you guys wear pants ?

 [eek]glue on my butt isn't an appealing prospect.... neither are slivers in my nethers... [tongue] [poke]
TS55REQ - OF1400 - RO150 - CXS - T18+3 - CT26E - BR10 - KAL - MFT3 - SYS2(x1) - SYS-StorageBox - SYS-Toolbox2 -Dewalt DWS709 - Ryobi  P854 - Milwaukee 5616-20 - Kreg PRS2100 - Fuji Semi-Pro 2

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:24 PM »
you guys wear pants ?

 [eek]glue on my butt isn't an appealing prospect.... neither are slivers in my nethers... [tongue] [poke]

I'm sure he was referring to Utilikilts as the alternative.

Added:

http://www.utilikilts.com/accessories/switchback/the-workman-switchback.html

"Desk jockeys need not apply. The Workman’s is the ultimate utility kilt – our flagship model built for long, hard days on the work site building cool stuff that would make any pants-loving wimp cry."

Priced consistent with Festool customer expectations...
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 11:15 PM by HarveyWildes »

Offline Vipersmith

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 10:50 PM »
you guys wear pants ?

I just spit coke through my nose when I read that... so funny....

Offline Vipersmith

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 10:54 PM »
https://www.blaklader.ca/en/product/16001370-x1600-work-pants#16617
These are all I wear now, both in shop and onsite.

oh cool... I'll check those out!

Offline huntdupl

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 02:18 PM »
I like the Dickies Mens Tough Max Carpenter pants

Light weight, flexible fabric and don't break the bank when you get glue or paint on them.
CT Midi, RO150, DF500, DTS 400

Offline sigmatango

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Re: Workshop pants
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 11:44 PM »
I prefer an external pocket like Blaklader. I find myself crouching, kneeling and crawling a lot on installs, and those external pockets give me good mobility, and my phone, pencils, etc, aren't trapped in an internal pocket. Additionally, I find the price point difference minimal from other brands like Carharrt or Dickies.
I spend about 55 dollars a pair which is comparable to the Carharrt, which is a lower quality and featured pant (also extremely uncomfortable) or other brands.
The final selling point is the internal foam cell knee pads that are integral to the pants.
Another brand of great work pants is Helly Hansens Chelsea style pants.

All that said I'd say simply try out a variety in store, and check out the features which you feel you could take advantage of. If you wear a toolbelt (I detest them) then Dickies or Carharrt might be just what you are looking for! Experiment! (BTW, a great way to test work pants is to use them to wipe excess glue, caulking and/or filler on them, then wash them to see what happens)
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