Inexpensive work wear for the homestead

  • Inexpensive work wear for the homestead

    Posted by BiggKidd on April 9, 2024 at 1:58 am

    Back in the day I only wore Levi’s and when they got so crazy on price with the quality gone I switched to wrangler. Cheap made and cheap to buy. Problem there is I was lucky to get three months out of a new pair. Then I noticed a friend who wore old uniforms like mechanics wear. So I asked him how they lasted and he said this pair is about 3/4 years old and will still last awhile. Next thing I did was started looking into quality uniforms. I have no problem wearing the same type of clothes all the time. Then I found Walt’s used work wear https://usedworkclothing.com/ I’ve been buying from them for nearly ten years now. Tan khakis are great for outside work and a pair lasts me about 5 years and I am HARD on clothes! Even better the tight woven cloth is much better at stopping briars and such from getting through than jeans and they are much cooler in the sun. Plus they aren’t as heavy and dry out a lot quicker.

    The long and short of it is a white tee shirt and a pair of Khaki pants are MY choice of uniform for the way I live life these days. The best part is I have saved a ton of money buying used work pants, by now I’m talking thousands of dollars saved over a ten year period.

    packrat replied 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • potpourri_of_life

    Member
    April 11, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    👍 great resource!!

  • packrat

    Member
    April 20, 2024 at 1:49 am

    Also, there’s on YT videos on “Tin Cloth” that you can make with paraffin and synthetic waxes to waterproof and thorn-harden clothing. Quite desirable in the Pacific Northwest.

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