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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Hi, I'm after some decent trousers with lots of pockets, I've been recommended Dickies trousers, I just wondered what you guys are wearing and recommend? The bigger brands are expensive and don't want to waste my money when I'm just starting out.


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ive been wearing snickers floor layer for a few years now. great trousers last ages. the bean bag knee pads are the best ones going ive found also. the trousers are £85 a pair. when you consider that a decent pair of jeans costs atleast that if not more its not so bad.

i found dewalt trousers to be alreet too. but snickers for me are better


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Snickers for me too, I have two pairs on the go, and they must be getting on for 3 years old, i think my son, who is an electrician, has gone through a few pair of Dickies in a year, normally splitting beside the seams, so not repairable.

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Blaklader smashes everything else out of the water on fit, durability, comfort and functionality for me. Used to wear snickers.


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Trousers with loads of pockets will end up round your knees if you load all those pockets up. Buy whatever trousers are comfortable and use a pouch.

@ fin, £85. !!! are the zips gold plated, or what? :lol:

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its canny mad isnt it....

we think nowt of buying £300 plus power tools.

we think nowt of spending £40 at the pub for a few beers.

we think nowt of spending £100 plus on a shirt....

but £85 work trousers are too expensive haha

and na no gold plated but they last reallllly well and have class knee pads


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fin wrote:
its canny mad isnt it....



we think nowt of spending £40 at the pub for a few beers.

we think nowt of spending £100 plus on a shirt....



You're on your own there. :shock:

12.5p per pint when I started drinking (legally), you could really take the edge off for £1.

I'd want a dozen shirts for £100, two for £15 when they have a sale where I get most of mine.

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I’ve tried them all and they always burst at the crotch,regardless of price or double stitching.
I just wear an old pair of jeans and separate knee pads if required.
I wear a separate nail bag as well,full,leather one that’s 17 year old and still going strong.


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
I just wear an old pair of jeans and separate knee pads if required.


I made do with cheap jeans for years, patching the knees with Copydex and offcuts from even older jeans when they wore through,(and separate knee pads when I bothered, which was not often).

I graduated to cast-off Craghopper trousers in later years, lined ones for wintertime. I like Craggies cos the sizes are sensible and pretty consistent.

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fin wrote:
its canny mad isnt it....

we think nowt of buying £300 plus power tools.

we think nowt of spending £40 at the pub for a few beers.

we think nowt of spending £100 plus on a shirt....

but £85 work trousers are too expensive haha

and na no gold plated but they last reallllly well and have class knee pads


£ 100 for a shirt ??? :roll: :roll: £5 for a Tee or £20 for a formal shirt...

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wine~o wrote:

£5 for a Tee or £20 for a formal shirt...


T's @ 2 for £8.00 in Sainsburys when they're on offer, and they're good quality too, and the two for £15 shirts I buy are usually £15 - £20 normal price, (EWM).

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ayjay wrote:
wine~o wrote:

£5 for a Tee or £20 for a formal shirt...


T's @ 2 for £8.00 in Sainsburys when they're on offer, and they're good quality too, and the two for £15 shirts I buy are usually £15 - £20 normal price, (EWM).


Funny you should say that I bought 4 of those @ 2 for £8 on their 25% weekend sooo bargain.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

i dont like cheaper shirts ha. i dont have geet loads of the expensive ones like. but they are kinda nice like

i never ever have a bother with the work pants busting anywhere tbh theyve been fine always.


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