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Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by Heat Kent, Feb 4, 2013.

Discuss Workwear in the Plumbing Tools area at

  1. Heat Kent

    Heat Kent Guest

    What do you wear to work? When I first started site work I bought myself some panoply work trousers (on DIY dads recommendation), Timberland work boots and the usually PPE, but after a couple of days of the chippies taking the mick out of my trousers I decided to wear jeans and tracky bottoms like everyone else. However, I get through a pair of jeans every month or so from being on my kneesall the time (I can see why working girls wear skirts).

    I have recently been doing more private work and don’t like to turn up looking rough in mucky boots and ripped jeans, so I have bought some Scruffs worktrousers, Scruffs steel toe canvas trainers and CK knee pads. It all looks thedogs, feels comfortable and I'm finding the built in pocket pouches great for keeping inserts and fixing when I'm on the hop up doing a first fix. Scruffs also do a range of staydry polo shirts for £10, which look good as I do tend toget quite sweaty in tight spaces. I was thinking they would look nice with a company logo etc printed on them.

    It all sounds a bit "scruffy", but I was wondering what the rest of you wear? Jeans, Snickers, Dickies, Scruffs etc. What offers the right balance of durability, comfort and affordability?
  2. Atouchofgas

    Atouchofgas Plumber GSR

    Dickies trousers, logo polo shirt & boots
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  3. Heat Kent

    Heat Kent Guest

    I'm loving my canvas shoes for the privates - My boots are always in a right state from site work and it's a pain if you have to take them off. My surname's Dickerson and my nickname when I was younger was dickie so I did consider setting up as Dickies and just adding "plumbing & Heating under their logo :eek:)
  4. Koogatubac

    Koogatubac Plumber GSR

    Dont wear anything else but snickers, tryed them all throughout the years and nothing comes close to snickers :)
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  5. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    BlakLader are better than snikers imo
  6. Whl4852

    Whl4852 Plumber

    PIMLICO thought snickers were the best until I tried blaklader - brilliant, you really do get what you pay for :46:
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  7. Whl4852

    Whl4852 Plumber

    Not got a clue as to why PIMLICO is there above ^
  8. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    haha ??? wierd
  9. Mopandbucket

    Mopandbucket Guest

    Snickers are overpriced , for pretty boys you see in merchants who are so clean they look like they never done an hours work.snickers never last any longer than trousers that cost half the price.
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  10. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    HaHa oops. FIGHT ;)
  11. Heat Kent

    Heat Kent Guest

    I did buy some Snickers, but the sizes were all weird? I'm a 36" waist, so i thought I could squeez into the 35", not a chance! They were more like a 32"!
  12. erpkid

    erpkid Plumber GSR

    Anything with knee pads in ....just come back from quoting in civvies and knelt on the tiled floor ( The young ones will not get this )
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  13. Mopandbucket

    Mopandbucket Guest

    How can dancinplumba say barlicks beautiful? Snickers or dickies? Lancashire or Yorkshire? Wich are you?
  14. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    cos i can, it is and i am. what are you ?
  15. Blake

    Blake Plumber GSR

    I wear what I feel comfortable in and always carry a towel for those sudden and unexpected leaks

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