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Old 03-28-11, 08:41 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-28-11, 08:43 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-11, 09:01 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-28-11, 09:12 AM   #6
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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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Old 03-28-11, 09:14 AM   #7
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Old 03-28-11, 09:15 AM   #8
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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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Old 03-28-11, 09:15 AM   #9
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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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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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Good idea. It'll solve the problem snagging the pants on the car ... may lead to some other problems though ...
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Good idea. It'll solve the problem snagging the pants on the car ... may lead to some other problems though ...
You boys live in cold climates so spray those cheeks with cooking oil to avoid sticking to anything you sit on.
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Lacy frilled pantaloons.

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

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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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