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What are Carpenter Pants?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly carpenter pants are, and why they are best for construction workers? What makes carpenter pants so much more popular for workers than just a regular pair of jeans? Well look no further! Here is a complete explanation of what carpenter pants are and why so many construction workers and other manual workers wear them.


Carpenter pants are work pants that are specifically designed to hold an assortment of tools. Everything from hammers and screwdrivers to pliers or a wrench. The name “carpenter pants” came from those who wear them...carpenters! They were first made for carpenters to wear but so many other workers can benefit from them now. Imagine all the tools that a carpenter uses when making or repairing wooden objects or structures. They need somewhere to store all of those tools for easy access. Carpenter pants are either a jean material or canvas. They are most always made in a light colored fabric which is safe to wash and dry at a high heat which is necessary since they will get dirty very easily while working. The carpenter pants are made loose so one can easily squat and move freely while working. They have a variety of pockets, tabs, and loops which are designed to hold the tools needed. The pockets in these pants are wide and deep and can accommodate measuring tapes or other bulky tools. Whether you are a construction worker, painter, carpenters, or any other manual labor worker, carpenter pants are ideal not only for you to keep your tools accessible, but to keep your hands free to do your job.


Many carpenter pants have a wide waist to accommodate a tool belt. The waistline is usually nipped so they will fit snugly, even when weighed down with heavy tools. They are boot cut so that they can be worn over heavy duty construction boots. These pants are also reinforced with rivets and double stitching to make them extra strong while carrying around those heavy tools and doing manual labor. Another feature is wider belt loops, to accommodate a wider, thicker belt. Because the weight of the tools that are carried in the pockets and loops, a tightly cinched work belt must be worn by most men so that they're pants are secure around the waist. Finally, although carpenter jeans were popular for fashion in the late 90's, most carpenter jeans are made for function...not for fashion!


Stop by Sutherlands today to check out all of our clothing that we offer along with a variety of hand tools we have that you can carry in your carpenter pants. Our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have!


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