Basic Work Wardrobes

Basic Work Wardrobes

Everyone knows the difference between clothes made for office work and clothes made for work that gets your hands dirty. You always want to take brand into account and go with a company established primarily on selling clothes made for hard work, like Dickies, but with more people turning to blue collar work, some people starting out on heavy-duty jobs need some direction on how to stock their wardrobes. These are the basics.

First of all, blue jeans. Jeans are some of the most versatile clothes on the face of the earth already, but they’re notable for work as well. You want to go for boot-cut or straight-legged jeans, and always go with real denim. Obviously, distressed, bleached or raw denim jeans are not on the menu. The fit is important as well. You want jeans that are fitted for your frame. Skinny jeans are a bad idea, and baggy jeans are a worse idea. Make sure you have at least a work pair and a spare.

Thermals are the most-overlooked item. A thermal undershirt is exceedingly helpful to work with all other outfits. Something that can both wick away sweat and keep you warm in the winter is a good investment. When looking for a thermal for work, make sure it’s breathable, capable of handling perspiration, and take note of its material. Some materials like wool produce static electricity and are unsuitable.

Lastly, everyone working blue collar should have access to a set of coveralls. These are useful for nearly every job you can imagine, keeping oil and other grime off whatever you wear underneath. Do be advised that some sets are made with short sleeves, which is unsuitable for some work like welding.

These are just the basics, but with these three things in stock, you’ll be good to start out almost anywhere!


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