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    What Kind of Pants Do I Want?

    Since pants are a requirement for warmth and on signs at many stores, I need to figure out what I need.

    I hate jeans. I find them very uncomfortable, heavy, and sloppy.

    I hate cargo pants. I find them annoying and give an even sloppier appearance than jeans.

    So, for the past 12 years or so, I have been wearing khaki pants, like Dockers or cheaper versions. I wear these pants for everything except when I change the oil. That is the only time I wear jeans. It also works out because then I am always dressed at least casually and never have to worry about my attire vs. where I am going (but see next paragraph).

    But, there are problems with my pants. I snag them every time I get the kids out of the car. They seem to get dirt stains on them just from walking through the air. I go through about 14 pairs a year.

    Obviously, this is all very stupid.

    But, again, I hate jeans and I hate cargo pants.

    So, are there any other options left?

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    Carhartt work pants. $35 at Sears.

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    As long as they are long enough to hide your chicken legs any material will do for us. You might want to check out a wool polyester blend semi dress style of trousers, then you could get a dark colour to help hide the dirt problem. Come to think of it, check out a uniform store for pants as they have a goodly assortment of dfferent materials and styles you might find something you like in a tough wearing material.

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    Carhartt work pants

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    I say you go Elizabethan with breeches, hose and buckled shoes. Carry a sword for formal occasions.
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    I have always wanted an excuse to get a kilt...that, plus my new interest in Celtic guitar playing, and I should be all set. Hmmm...

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    They do make dockers in dark colors to hide the stains.

    But, I prefer Dickies Slim Straight work pants because they dry faster. Red Kap Jean Cut Pant and Cell Phone Pocket pants are pretty nice too.
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    Seeing the title of the thread, I swore this was another Couch issue.
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    Lycra? Might not be viable if you want pockets.

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    You should try a pair of jeggings.

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    Big boy pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    But, there are problems with my pants. I snag them every time I get the kids out of the car. They seem to get dirt stains on them just from walking through the air. I go through about 14 pairs a year.
    I my younger days when learning to work on cars, I would wear dress-pants, button-up white shirt and nytrile gloves. I did go through quite a few pants and shirts, but it taught be to be economical and precise with my motions. I got to the point where only the gloves were dirty.

    If you can't figure out the movements and motions that stain your clothes, go for vinyl pants.

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    Apply a thick layer of scotch-guard each time you leave the house.

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    assless chaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
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    Good idea. It'll solve the problem snagging the pants on the car ... may lead to some other problems though ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Good idea. It'll solve the problem snagging the pants on the car ... may lead to some other problems though ...
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    Lacy frilled pantaloons.

    Train conductor bib overalls (need the matching hat as well).

    A sarong.


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    Get one with room for a codpiece, to prevent the male camel toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Get one with room for a codpiece, to prevent the male camel toe.
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    Work slacks by Dickie, Carhart, or Oshkosh. Your local Mills Fleet farm will have them.
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    I usually wear convertible pants-- Campmor, North Face, Patagonia, or REI. I also stain khakis every time I wear them, but at least it comes out of the convertibles better. I also have a couple of pairs of BDUs.
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