Clothes make the tradesman

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IMG_3773I have been on a lifelong quest to find the perfect work attire. My wardrobe over the the years has changed, with the styles of course. At one point I wore the work shorts similar to Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Reno 911. Hey, they worked in hot humid weather and were easy to launder.

Your average tradesperson wants comfort and features along with a reasonable service expectancy. I have worn all the typical “jeans” brands and many of the work wear specific brands. Recently, I had a chance to sport a pair of the Wall Workwear Pants.

Walls Outdoor Goods is part of the Williamson Dickie Manufacturing group. They have a wide selection if work and hunting clothes and the Dickie coveralls are legendary.

I got the rather unique Flex Lite style. They are triple stitched with extra insert panels in the all-important crotch and knee area. The pockets are deep and well constructed. A small insert pocket on the right side is a perfect fit for my cell phone. Plenty of belt loops to keep the pants in proper place were appreciated. I used a stretchy belt to complement the stretch cotton polyester blend. Time will tell how they hold up to plumbing chores like soldering and dirt work. If they wear as well as the look and feel, I think I have found a new favorite.

Walls Outdoor Goods, the 79-year-old workwear and hunting brand, announces its launch of a complete line of work pants, which will be available fall 2017. The line will include seven durable styles that feature innovative materials, such as DuPont™ Kevlar®, and design accents tailored for the modern worker.

With VF Corp recently acquiring Dickies and Patagonia entering the workwear market, clothing built for tough wear, hard jobs, and the rugged outdoors is gaining traction. Walls Outdoor Goods, a subsidiary of Williamson-Dickie Mfg makes quality work pants for the hardworking man. Walls Workwear Pants include insulated pants for cold weather protection as well as durable 11-ounce cotton-duck pants that are comfortable from the first wear.

Walls 833 Original Outdoor Work Pant — $44.99
The 833s are built with 111 ounces of durable cotton duck and bomber construction that can handle the toughest job. The are built with a comfort waistband, gusseted crotch and feature a relaxed cut that makes them ideal for kicking around camp.

Flex Lite Pant 832 — $39.99
The Flex Lite Pant offers the comfort and durability of a stretch cotton and polyester blend. These pants are comfortable from the first wear and are constructed to last with triple needled stitching, crotch insert panel and fabric reinforcements at the front and back pockets.

Vintage Work Pant 825 — $49.99
The Vintage Work Pant offers protection with thick, yet comfortable 11-ounce cotton that feels broken in from the first wear. The pant features two cargo pockets, a cell phone pocket, hammer loop and utility belt loop.

Mason—Insulated Vintage Work Pant 339 — $49.99
The 9.5-oz. cotton pants are enzyme washed so they feel broken in from the first wear. Lined with buffalo plaid flannel and are available in Washed Pecan or Washed Graphite.

The new line features five uninsulated and two insulated styles for men. The full feature pants are available in a variety of styles, colors and weights. The heaviest duty pant in the line features a cotton, Kevlar® and polyester blend that provides unmatched protection and durability. The five uninsulated styles are an option for consumers to wear year-round.

Featured styles in the new line include:

The Original Outdoor Work Pant #381
This original outdoor work pant is made of 11-ounce stretch cotton duck in a relaxed fit. It features triple needle stitching for durability, articulated knees, wide center back loop, gusseted crotch and a side cell phone pocket.

The Vintage Lined Work Jean #386
This 11-ounce cotton stretch denim jean is available in two denim hues and is lined with plaid flannel for warmth. The relaxed fit provides a comfortable fit and room to move. It features a cell phone pocket, hammer loop, triple needle stitching and deep front pockets.


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