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Work Pants Mistakes To Avoid

Last updated on July 25th, 2019 at 10:05 pm

As I mentioned here, you need work pants so that you can easily execute your duties at the construction site.

To get the most from the units, you need to avoid making a number of mistakes:

Buying the wrong work pants

work pants mistakesThis is almost a criminal offense.

If you buy the wrong pants, you will not only be uncomfortable wearing them; you will also have to go back to the market after only a few days as the pants will come apart after only a short time.

There are eight main types of work pants that you can buy: Cordura, Dungarees, Painter pants, canvas pants, carpenter pants, cheap jeans, double knee pants, and cargo pants.

Each of the many pants have their pros and cons.

Before you make the purchase, you should do your research about the different types and settle on the best one.

The cool thing is that there are plenty of resources online where you can get all the information you need.

Buying the wrong fit

Have you worn ill-fitting clothes? I bet you wished that you would get them off immediately, right?

The same thing happens when you wear improperly fitting work pants.

Just like your regular clothes, work pants come in different sizes, and all you need to do is choose the ones that are of the right size for you.

If you wear too tight pants, you will have a difficult time walking around. You also won’t have enough room to store the tools you need for your project.

On the other hand, if you wear work pants that are too loose, they might be too heavy for you thus be uncomfortable when working.

The large work pants might also trip you when walking, therefore, end up injuring yourself.

To be on the safe side, you should take your time researching and find the pants that fit you perfectly. If buying from a physical store, try on the pants.

If buying them online, ensure that you order the right size for you. In the event you receive work pants that are too large or too small from the online store, don’t shy away from returning them.

Failing to protect the work pants

Although, the work pants are tough, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t protect them.

According to construction workers, work pants tend to wear out at the knees.

When this happens, you have no way out other than to replace them even if the other parts of the pants are in perfect condition.

To protect the pants from being damaged, you should wear knee pads.

These are units made from tough materials such as plastic and sturdy rubber and prevent the work pants from getting into contact with the hard surface.

When buying the pants, you should buy those that have a feature that allows you to place the pads in place easily.

Improperly cleaning the pants

How you clean the work pants has a great impact in not only how clean they get, but also on how long they last.

Some people use strong detergents with the hope that the pants will get cleaner but this isn’t always the case.

Avoid the strong detergents as they often cause damage to the pants.

While it’s good to clean the work pants so that you can look hygienic, you should avoid washing them too regularly. For example, it’s unnecessary to clean the pants after every few days.

This way you not only give yourself a lot of work, but you also expose the pants to a lot of tear and wear thus you are forced to buy new ones after a short time.

Being careless on the construction site

Some construction workers have the notion that they can sit on anything as long as they are wearing the work pants.

While the pants are made from tough materials, it doesn’t mean that they can’t be damaged.

For the work pants to last for a long time, you need to be cautious on the construction site.

This calls for you to avoid sitting or sharp objects or any other things that can damage the outfits.

When you are the work site, it’s common for you to hang the work tools on the pants.

While there are loops designed for this role and there is nothing wrong in hanging the tools, you should avoid hanging too many tools than the pants can handle.

Hanging too many tools not only results in damage to the pants, but it also overwhelms you as you tend to carry a lot of load.

If you hang the tools on the pants and you feel that they are too heavy, remove them.

Giving out the work pants

I’m sure you have come across people that borrow your work pants.

Just like you wouldn’t give out your shirt or regular pants to someone, you shouldn’t give out the pants to your workmates.

Giving out the work pants is not only unhygienic, but it also results in damage to the pants.

Remember that someone else can’t take good care of the pants as well as you do.

This means that if you regularly give out the pants to different people, they don’t take good care of them. Some of the people you give the pants to might sit on sharp objects.

If there is a painting project on the construction site, they might paint in them thus giving them stains that are difficult to remove.

In some cases, the workers might hang too heavy loads thus forcing you to buy new pants after only a short while. For your pants to last for a long time, avoid giving them out.


These are some of the mistakes you should avoid making with your work pants. You should always buy high-quality work pants made from the right materials.

You also need to take good care of the pants for them to last for a long time.

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