So just a simple question. What brand? I've been looking for longer lasting cloths and I can get a couple years out of a pair of Carhart's but I was curious if you know of someone making even more durable cloths?
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Within a short time they were only worn by the girls and that was that.
They do look comfortable.
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John Crawford wrote:So just a simple question. What brand? I've been looking for longer lasting cloths and I can get a couple years out of a pair of Carhart's but I was curious if you know of someone making even more durable cloths?
Key brand. With button fly.
two pairs will last me about two or three years.
I bought two more pairs a month ago and was told that these are the last that will be made.
The factory used to be just down the road from me... Now it is just a faded sign on a decrepit building.
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I'd recommend Fire Hose coveralls from Duluth Trading.
These will outlast Carharts, but are not button fly.
For their Fire Hose work pants, they advertise "If you ever bust them, tear them or rip them, return them to us and we will replace them."
They also have a fleece lined version, but they are not on the site right now (probably sold out with the Christmas rush).
I have dealt with them several times, and never been disappointed.
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