Over the last several seasons of fashion, workwear has become increasingly popular in both men’s and women’s clothing. Now, while skaters and your local hardware man have been wearing durable workwear pants for quite some awhile, it’s about time you jump on board before it reaches the masses.
Carpenter pants, or workwear pants in general, are a great addition to your fall wardrobe. They’re warm enough to keep out the crisp, fall air and well made to last season after season. Many of these pants feature a double knee design that is truly built to last, no matter what you get up to. Brands such as Dickies, Carhartt, and Stan Ray are making quality products with lots of options, at a reasonable price point (most of them start at $50!)
For my pair of carpenter pants, I opted for the classic hickory stripe from Stan Ray. Don’t worry that these fit a little looser than your favorite pair of jeans, that’s how workwear pants are supposed to fit. While you can choose to get them tailored to be a bit slimmer, try and embrace the baggier fit, that’s wear menswear is going after all. Wear them hanging down or cuffed like I did and pair them with a pair of classic white sneakers, your most beat up Vans, Birkenstocks for a more granola option, or with the shoe of the moment the moc-toe.
I chose to roll my carpenter pants and paired them with a simple tucked in white tee, some all white sneakers, and a navy Adidas jacket. Since carpenter and workwear pants come in a variety of colors and patterns, think khakis, greens, and camo, they are a versatile addition to your fall wardrobe.
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Until next time!