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« on: November 12, 2015, 06:58:26 PM »
What do you guys prefer for work Jeans? I have worn the Carhartt double fronts for years and always got a long wear out of them However I have noticed a dramatic change in the wearability. Used to I could wear them till they were almost white from fading...now days they are still bright and blue and will usually rip out at the back pockets where the rivits are, Kind of a shame since they are about $45+ per pair.
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 07:05:22 PM »
I used to wear the Carhart double front logger jeans but switched over to the US Mfg Wild Ass jeans from Baileys about three years ago.  I have been very pleased with the quality, durability and price.
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 07:09:46 PM »
Levi's, are under my chaps when going for logs in the woods.

Tried a pair of the Wild one's from Baileys, but they were not comfortable.

Think Carhartt went over the border to the south and the ocean to the west to get theirs made...
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 07:10:50 PM »
Wild ass black double front jeans from baileys and bernes double knee blue jeans also from baileys. Both have suspender buttons pre installed and wear for a long time. Cheap too.

My last pair of carhartts wore out in a month and cost me what two pairs of the above jeans would have.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 07:15:57 PM »
Guess I'm just cheep :D  I hit the thrift stores and buy up their $4 or $6 Levi's, Wrangler's etc.  If they are a little worn, don't matter.  Plus, they are already broke in (nice and soft).  I think I've got 10 pairs of "work" jeans now.  If I see my size, I just buy them.  I ended up with a pair of "relaxed" jeans.  Kind of like baggy clown pants.  Oh well, at least it is easy to bend over or kneel down.  Also, if chainsawing, I'm wearing chaps.
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 07:18:48 PM »
Walmart Wranglers for me.  They're comfortable, last more than long enough to get my money's worth and at $14.00 if I ruin a pair I'm not out much.  A couple $$ less if I happen to catch them on sale  8) 8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 07:41:05 PM »
Riggs Wear by Wrangler. Ripstop fabric, 6 pockets and double front.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 07:53:47 PM »
I usually go for cheap but not here--Duluth Trading Post Firehose Flex Pants. They're about $70 a pair but I was trashing my Wrangler Pro Rodeos ($22 a pair) pretty quickly. These are on track to outlast 3 pairs and are way more functionable. They have plenty of pockets for tools and wedges, are very maneuverable and comfortable and are durable without being really heavy.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 07:59:41 PM »
azmtnman...I been thinking about trying the fire hose pants...do they run true to size?
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 08:24:56 PM »
azmtnman...I been thinking about trying the fire hose pants...do they run true to size?
Pretty close. I wear 38x32 Wranglers (probably 37x31 would be perfect for me) and ordered the same size DTP Firehose Flex. You're supposed to air dry DTP but my wife threw them in the dryer once and they fit like a glove now.  :D
 
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 05:53:38 PM »
Second on the Duluth Flex. Their double knee fire hose logger pants (not the flex kind) are made of a heavier material,  but they seem to be baggier in the legs. The little bit of stretch in the Duluth flex material is nice.
Fit seems to pretty true but maybe a tad short after they've been through the drier a few times.

I wait till they go on sale, usually buy them 20% off. Still spendy though.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 06:02:13 PM »
Actually just saw that Duluth has a 20% off and free shipping deal right now. You have to enter the code "DEAL" when you check out.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 06:31:11 PM »
Just a hobbiest here but I have cut a bunch of trees in shorts and bare foot in crocs for shoes.  I cleared 4 arcres behind a dozer and moved up to wearing shorts and tennis shoes.  I almost need to throw the socks away due to not being able to get the sawdust off of them.  In winter I wear shorts and insulated coveralls.  I grab what ever is handy and pretty much ruin whatever I have on.  It seems when I really dress up that something will interest me and I will immediatly ruin what I have on.  Goodwill is fine with me cause nothing is going to last anyway.  However, I wear whatever my wife buys.
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 08:06:16 PM »
Riggs Wear by Wrangler. Ripstop fabric, 6 pockets and double front.
  Same for me.  I try to get them on sale at Denim express for about $30
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Re: work jeans
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 01:22:56 AM »
I have just bought a couple pair of work jeans at costco they are made of some kinda elastic jean stuff .nice to work in but i dont imagine there is much last in them .but they were only 15.00 a pair .

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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2015, 01:48:32 AM »
Wild axx double's or carhart double's. Also wear dickies brand

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2015, 09:19:30 AM »
Folks
I too am not pleased with the quality of Carharts now sold. >:(
The Duluth Trading Company has a store in of all places Duluth Minnesota about a 3 1/2 hr drive from home. I think I will have to check them out.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2015, 04:13:11 PM »
Guess I'm just cheep :D  I hit the thrift stores and buy up their $4 or $6 Levi's, Wrangler's etc.  If they are a little worn, don't matter.  Plus,  I think I've got 10 pairs of "work" jeans now.  If I see my size, I just buy them. 

EXACTLY   but Im not quite up to ten yet.   

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2015, 05:41:22 PM »
I just get the $10 Faded Glory brand at Wal-mart, they last long enough for me. I tend to ruin them by getting soaked with hydraulic oil etc. before they ever wear out, so it doesn't make sense for me to buy expensive pants.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2015, 06:21:42 PM »
You mentioned jeans in topic, but I have not worn jeans in years. Too hot in summer and not flexible enough for woods walking all day with a brush saw. Jeans wear me out, and I don't wear rain gear on rainy days either. There's a change of clothes in the truck for the drive home. ;D I wonder how many miles is in a piece of land 100 m (333 feet) long, 40 m (128 feet) wide, taking a 1 m (3 feet) wide path back and forth? I figure close to 4 km (2.5 miles). Lately I've been covering 6 km. :D And that's not like walking down the road. :D :D I wear 'Big Bills' poly/cotton work pants and shirt year around. But of course woolies underneath when she dips -10 and colder. And I don't brush cut in the winter. ;D I could never wear Dickies, I don't know who they are making their work wear for, but I and anyone I've talked to about the brand can't wear the stuff. It don't fit any man that walked on Canadian ground. :D
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2015, 01:42:36 AM »
You mentioned jeans in topic, but I have not worn jeans in years. Too hot in summer and not flexible enough for woods walking all day with a brush saw. Jeans wear me out, and I don't wear rain gear on rainy days either. There's a change of clothes in the truck for the drive home. ;D I wonder how many miles is in a piece of land 100 m (333 feet) long, 40 m (128 feet) wide, taking a 1 m (3 feet) wide path back and forth? I figure close to 4 km (2.5 miles). Lately I've been covering 6 km. :D And that's not like walking down the road. :D :D I wear 'Big Bills' poly/cotton work pants and shirt year around. But of course woolies underneath when she dips -10 and colder. And I don't brush cut in the winter. ;D I could never wear Dickies, I don't know who they are making their work wear for, but I and anyone I've talked to about the brand can't wear the stuff. It don't fit any man that walked on Canadian ground. :D

Dickies work jeans fit me  :D I am walking more in a days time plus packing a saw and gas and oil. Maybe thats the difference  ??? And i dont live in canada, that may be it. I have more pairs of wild axx jeans than carhart or dickies. Around here we have briars and itch weeds. Wal mart pant's don't hold up

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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2015, 05:50:59 AM »
I am walking more in a days time plus packing a saw and gas and oil.

Not if your cutting big trees, I've cutting all the little ones your walking by to the big ones, every square inch of ground walked on or saw hovers over.  I'm walking constantly all day, except 5 minutes to fill a tank with gas. Not out at the truck or on a  skidder. I pack a 25 lb saw and gas, water, tools........ When I'm out to the truck it's to go home. Or grab a second saw. :D :D

Your built a lot different than a Canadian. There is not enough seat area in them pants and the shirts are tight around the elbows. I just through a bunch out because I couldn't take it no more. And bought Canadian made for a Canadian man. And no, if you thin with a brush saw you haven't a big gut hanging over your belt. :D
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2015, 06:47:21 AM »
been having good luck with arborwear. Still cotten like jeans, but seems to be a tighter weave so the thorns penetrate a LOT less. Got 'em in dark brown, and they don't seem to show grease/oil stains much.

Also I've been using suspenders with them quite a bit and that seems to be a mixed blessing. When I'm on the ground doing saw work its a big plus. Pants never seem to be falling down, or too tight, and stay right in place. But in a machine the suspenders seem to slide off my shoulders. But in a machine, I generally don't have problems with the pants staying in place, so I just pop the straps off the shoulders when I get in the machine.

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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2015, 08:03:41 AM »
Swampdonkey - what canadian manufacture do you buy from.  Im Canadian and Dickies work well for me but id like other options to try,

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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2015, 08:20:14 AM »
I like the cut on the Key logger jeans for anytime other than summer then its rip-stop material time
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2015, 08:29:39 AM »
Swampdonkey - what canadian manufacture do you buy from.  Im Canadian and Dickies work well for me but id like other options to try,

Big Bill's, most saw shops and Ag places sell them here. But I also order online out of Laval, Quebec

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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2015, 10:36:42 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2015, 11:14:22 AM »
I have wandered into uniform supply places like Kleen and purchased used pants from time to  time.   Usually they are lDickies and less than $2 a pair.  They wear well and can't beat the price.

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2015, 12:31:16 AM »
I am walking more in a days time plus packing a saw and gas and oil.

Not if your cutting big trees, I've cutting all the little ones your walking by to the big ones, every square inch of ground walked on or saw hovers over.  I'm walking constantly all day, except 5 minutes to fill a tank with gas. Not out at the truck or on a  skidder. I pack a 25 lb saw and gas, water, tools........ When I'm out to the truck it's to go home. Or grab a second saw. :D :D

Your built a lot different than a Canadian. There is not enough seat area in them pants and the shirts are tight around the elbows. I just through a bunch out because I couldn't take it no more. And bought Canadian made for a Canadian man. And no, if you thin with a brush saw you haven't a big gut hanging over your belt. :D

Not arguing by any means but yes most of the time I am in bigger timber. Far as walking I would say at least 5 miles per day, but that's from the landing to cut zone 2-3 time's daily and all the step's it takes falling and topping. I am thin, 34-34 is my jeans size. I don't have a gut hanging over anything :D Are canadians built different than americans? I'm just curious

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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2015, 02:53:58 AM »
Some of us must be, because those Asia made garments never fit me, the sizes are wrong. A size 34 in Dickies is tight like a 32, in Big Bill's they have more seat area and not tight on me. My arms are not like Jake's on here and those Dickie shirts, even a large is tight around the elbows and shoulders. We must be talking about a different Dickie's than I've ever seen. As I said I tossed mine out and warned the same would happen if anyone bought me any. That explains it why they are $16 a pair. Cutting on materials. :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2021, 03:27:54 AM »
I recommend you to dickies work pant, Very durable and low in price.

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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2021, 08:04:42 AM »
Prison Blue Jeans. Made on the inside for life on the outside.
Seems they use a heavier material and will but brace buttons on for no extra charge.
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2021, 08:07:47 AM »
I like wildass and carhartt double knee.  
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I like my mil-surp BDUís, they fit me well. Itís just whether or not the surplus store that I get mine from has them in stock. I have a strange fit, 36 inseam and 34 waist, med-long is the size label youíll find on mine. Never seen them at any places online and like to buy what has been tested to be a good work class for our boys in harmís way. Heck, I wear mine even for when Iím just lounging around the house. I find them comfortable as well. Iím likely to even show up at the pig roast wearing them. Tough as nails and shed thorns very well. Warm in winter and not to bad hot in summer (even with chaps on).
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2021, 04:22:32 PM »
Wrangler/Riggs doubles fit me better than Carhart and they have the suspender buttons. Until the weather gets hot, then I can't stand them. The lightest duct Carhart's I can find. [for hot weather].

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« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2021, 08:23:17 PM »
I've been wearing the WildAss jeans for years but they have been out of stock for months and the price jumped from around $19 to $33 a pair.  I have a couple of pairs double kneed Riggs and they are fine but they are heavy, hot and take a long time to dry after washing.  I wore a pair of Levi's last Saturday for about two hours.  I came inside and changed.  I grew up wearing them but sometime along the way they took belt loops off, which lets my belt worn tools slide too far to the back, lowered the waistline and generally made them much less durable.  I'll keep a pair behind my truck seat for emergencies.

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« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2021, 08:29:59 PM »
I refuse to wear Levi's after I saw them jumping on anti-second amendment and other social causes a few years back. Not that I expect anyone else to😊
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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2021, 09:10:34 PM »
Key denim logger's when its cooler out
Filson Tins if its wet or even cool
For hot weather, military combat uniform trousers, love the button fly and drawstring waist and legs.

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I refuse to wear Levi's after I saw them jumping on anti-second amendment and other social causes a few years back. Not that I expect anyone else to
About 4 years ago, North Carolina’s White Oak plant closed up the last true denim weaving mill in the US. I wonder if Levi's price is still $90 a pair? :D As I said earlier, haven't warn denim in years. Way too hot, they don't slide well on your legs when walking when your hot and sweaty. Makes walking more work than it needs to be. And I hate wet soaked heavy jeans. :D
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2021, 05:19:10 AM »
 I wear a uniform pant and shirt from Wear Guard, haven't worn blue jeans for 25 yrs. But a chemo that I just started gave me an extended belly  :o :( >:( . So I'm trying some stretch jeans from wrangler. Their ok but I found they took two of the loops off so it's hard to keep my leatherman were I like it. Rita tried to extend the button on the wear guard pant but it looks funny  ;D .
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« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2021, 06:09:38 AM »
IMHO  all mens pants should have 7 belt loops, a button fly and suspender buttons as appropriate.

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« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2021, 06:30:38 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2021, 07:44:13 AM »
with the integrated knee pads, of working on flooring or up and down on the ground.
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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2021, 08:42:37 AM »
I wore carhartt sense I was 17  I bought a new pair a year ago and wore them twice and put them in a buck at the shop. Levi's in the summer and Dickie's bibs in the winter.
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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2021, 08:44:35 AM »
of course I now wear them with suspenders!  :)  @Skeans1 
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« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2021, 09:08:26 AM »
Well I am surprised so many people wear jeans working.  We have gone to only using chainsaw pants if a saw is used that day.  No exceptions.  We've been using Pfanner, happy enough but the stretch fabric is too ..delicate.  The chainsaw protection parts work well, had two knicks in pants in last 2 years with 3 people and it worked great both times.  6 man years 2 knicks and at that ration we're going to keep on wearing pants.  Both incidents were in topping up stuff.
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« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2021, 09:16:21 AM »
Itís either Keys, Carhartts, Prison Blues, or Big Bills probably be swapping back to the drop in knee pads. As to the saw pants they donít last out here they shred in the brush quickly a set of logger jeans is a lot heavier duty.

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« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2021, 10:11:28 AM »
     @nativewolf,  I'd love to wear chainsaw pants but I have a 42/44 waist and not much luck reducing it! 
do Pfanner have a size to fit me?  I realize I could look it up but since you have been dealing with them for a while maybe you have an idea.
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« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2021, 07:34:00 PM »
Well I am surprised so many people wear jeans working. We have gone to only using chainsaw pants if a saw is used that day. No exceptions.


Since the OP specifically asked about "work jeans" and not chainsaw pants, I think that is what people have been focusing on.

I always wear either chaps or chainsaw pants when operating a saw, but that's not what comes to mind when someone asks about "work jeans".

Levis 505 jeans were always my favorite jeans. However, a pair I bought a couple of years ago did not hold up. I figured it was just my bad luck. I bought 3 pairs last year, and the fabric in one just separated about an inch from a seam in the crotch. They fit loosely, so it was not a matter of stuffing myself into jeans that did not fit properly. I'm disappointed. I'll be trying out some of the other styles mentioned here next time I replace some jeans.
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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2021, 07:36:12 AM »
Prison Blues from Baileys.

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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2021, 09:46:35 AM »
Prison Blues from Baileys.
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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2021, 10:36:00 AM »
Regular old dickies 874 pants is all I ever wear except when chopping then I wear husky cutting pants.

20$ a pair at Walmart and last me longer then any pair of blue jeans I've worn except the wild ass double knees. I find dickies more comfortable and like the pocket style better.

But the wild ass jeans sure are rugged I think I logged for almost year and a half on a single pair before they were shot.

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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2021, 10:51:08 AM »
Walmart's Rustler. 4 pairs last all year of everyday use. For work, fishing and weddings :D Not that anybody gets married now! I spend more time in the dirt than in a forest. Decent quality, good price, sizing consistent (the jeans not me). Just add 1" to waist every couple years. 

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« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2021, 11:23:00 AM »
Rustlers for at least 30 years, used to be $7.99 on sale at local Bi-Mart stores then 9.99 now 12.99, as previously said , wore for dress up, building, hobby logging, and play, the seemed to wear and fit, as well as any others that I occasionally bought at thrift stores (cheap) ,

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« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2021, 11:26:32 AM »
    @nativewolf,  I'd love to wear chainsaw pants but I have a 42/44 waist and not much luck reducing it!  
do Pfanner have a size to fit me?  I realize I could look it up but since you have been dealing with them for a while maybe you have an idea.
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I don't know honestly.  Our problem is the opposite.  We are so skinny that even the pants don't stay up.  I'm going to have to go to suspenders.  
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« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2021, 11:36:55 AM »
Still wearing Walmart Wranglers.  
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« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2021, 12:31:39 PM »
I've been steadily moving away from denim jeans to cargo and bdu type pants, they're just much more comfortable and especially when it's hot out. I just bought a couple of pairs of Wrangler cargo jeans at Walmart, $20 a pair I think. I also just bought a pair of Duluth Trading Company carpenter pants, I think they were called the Firehose Flex. Much more expensive, around $55, but very comfortable. We'll see if they are durable enough to justify the cost.
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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2021, 12:39:36 PM »
Still wearing Walmart Wranglers.  
Any problems with belt loops?  I wear them and about a dozen pair have had the same belt loop to pull loose in a matter of days.  It's the one directly above my left rear pocket.  I wear the truck seat back out in that same zip code and that hip gives me a fit half the time, so it just may be me.  I'm not as flexible getting in and out as I used to be. :-\


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« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2021, 12:42:21 PM »
No issues with belt loops unless I catch them on something.  I wear a Hanks Belt with them.
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« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2021, 04:39:10 PM »
The dickies dont get holes in them when they get battery acid on them like denim.  duluth firehose melted when I got acid on them.
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« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2021, 12:15:49 AM »
Anybody knows which company was making the original firehose from Duluth?  Not the flex ones!

I quite like their old cargo ones. Gone through 4 pairs. Years back, but it was expensive and complicated to import over here. 

For work, i quite liked the double front  blaklader x1570 but you can't weld with those. They get holed. Well, the cordura melts. 

The simple cotton 1370 are worth zilch. 

May be the all cotton x1500 series are better. But they don't seem to "promote" these anymore.  And these cost an arm and a leg. 

I hate the trend of having flapping out side pockets (cargo pockets) These get caught in ladder bars, gutters etc. It is dangerous. 

Lately, i've bought cheapo helly hansen. They seem better than the 1370 blaklader. But still have that side pocket problem. 

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Another thing about ordering direct from prison blues is they will make odd sizes at 
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« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2021, 12:03:20 PM »
Wild ass or keys... both seem to a longer torso, when I bend over my crack donít show lol. they also have suspender buttons
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« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2021, 02:01:34 PM »
Years ago I moved away from denim on the job. It just doesnít last and as others have stated, there are much better choices in warm weather.

@nativewolf That is smart with the chainsaw pants. I have a pair that I use at work and they are much more comfortable than chaps although we tend to go to chaps in the summer when we arenít sawing as much.

It was probably 15 years ago I gambled and bought a pair of Filson pants that were somehow on sale. Didnít realize the rarity of it but I havenít looked back. For cruising timber nothing beats their tin cloth. I can tear up a pair of denim pants in 2-3 months running through the woods. Tin cloth lasts me 2 years or so. Pay more up front and get way more on the back side. 

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« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2021, 12:52:59 PM »
I wear Wrangler or Levi, whatever is on sale at Walmart and fits. I tried some cheap no name but they didn't fit properly, looked terrible, and didn't last. The local selection is rather limited and I won't order online, they have to fit before I leave the store.
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« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2021, 01:59:50 PM »
Schmidt workwear at rural king is the best low budget deal going.  Theyre carhartt clones under $15 last time i looked and im not lying when i say i had a pair of the brown duck fabric schmidts slightly outlast the carharrts they copied once.  Its been a while and i wear my stuff to absolute rags then make rags from it. Probably only buy clothes every 4yrs or so. 
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« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2021, 04:53:02 PM »
My wife buys me ďTĒís, but I buy my outerwear. Iím still saying my surplus BDUís. Online world be great, if they could get long enough inseam.  34 waist & 36 inseam. Seams like an odd duck I know, but Iíve been told that I have long legs and short torso. Oh well!🤦🏻

Hunting clothes are a ďtry it before I buy themĒ type of deal, cause I HATE being cold!, but THATíS another story altogether.
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34x36 is what I wear and Iíll second that as far as being tough to find 

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« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2021, 01:19:07 AM »
I remember days long ago wearing 30x36, then 31 and 32 for a bit, then blew right through the middle 30's for 38" waist😁 When I was 23, my metabolism dropped like Johnny Cash's voice. I started the road construction season in May at 30x36 and by October I was 38x34, I gained 100 lbs in about 5 months😳 I was way too skinny to begin with, could never gain weight for the life of me, but I breezed right past my ideal weight somewhere in there😂 
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« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2021, 06:27:11 AM »
I did the same thing my Father did. I went into my early 40's maybe 130,than boom I was growing!!! Got up to almost #200 than dropped off about #20. Down quite aways from that now, but not my fault on the weight part. 
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Yeah my Dad had the same experience as me, bordering on unhealthy looking skinny until 23 then boom!😊
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« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2021, 02:42:15 PM »
I normally wear Wild Ass double fronts most of the year except for extreme heat and they seem to last 2 years before coming apart.  One issue I've had with any brand of double fronts is they seem to first wear out and tear just above the double front - it sure would be nice if the double fabric went higher.  I have a pair of waxed Filson tin pants and they are the ticket when its wet and cold but miserably hot otherwise.  Never tried a pair of unwaxed though I would imagine they are worth the cost.  I've tried Duluth Firehose pants in a single layer for warmer weather and they were OK.  Did not seem to last longer than Wild Ass or Carhart but more expensive.  I've moved away from Carhart though I wore them for years as they do not have factory suspender buttons while the Wild Ass do.  Pound on suspender buttons don't hold up like factory installed ones.  For hunting (which takes place in the heat of early fall) I've gone to BDUs, very lightweight, cool and comfortable.  Don't know how they hold up under constant use.

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@Raider Bill , which style jeans do you get? I looked at the prison blues site and there are quite a few styles.
 
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I get the blue, rinsed, relaxed with suspender buttons.
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