Work shorts are an essential workwear item for any outdoor worker.
If you are working in a warmer climate then a good pair of work shorts can make your day a lot more comfortable. With such a large selection of workwear available to buy online, we’ve created this useful guide to help you find the perfect pair of work shorts to suit your needs.
The first thing to decide is how much you want to spend on a new pair of work shorts.
You probably have a price range in mind but remember that cheap work shorts may not be as suitable as a good pair of premium, branded work shorts.
Better quality materials, craftsmanship and specialist functionality will usually cost a little extra but it can be more economical if they last longer and save you time by keeping items within easy reach.
Trade Specific Requirements
Does your workwear need to meet specific rules or regulations?
Do you need high visibility shorts in orange, red or yellow, craftsman shorts, white painters shorts, gardeners shorts, site shorts or even a pair with an ID-card holder?
If your work is general then most types of durable work shorts will be suitable. If you work in areas such as; joinery, building & construction, highways or rail maintenance etc then you could require trade specific clothing.
Functions & Practicality
Buying the right work shorts can not only keep you comfortable and safe, they can also improve your performance and increase your productivity.
Choosing the best work shorts for the job in hand is a sound investment, just as important as buying good tools. The best workwear is designed to assist you and make your life easier when you are on the job.
We sell work shorts designed for many different uses and whatever the nature of the work that you intend to put the shorts through, we’re confident that you will find just the right style, balance, weight, price and durability at tuffshop
Looking the part is important and fashion trends influence modern workwear clothing designs.
You don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort to look professional.
At tuffshop it’s easy to find fashionable and professional work shorts.
We stock all of the leading workwear brands like Blåkläder, Fristads, Snickers, Scruffs, Pulsar, Helly Hansen and many more.
You can view them all here Best Workwear Brands
Things to Consider
There are additional things that you should consider before you choose a new pair of shorts for work. We have compiled a list of popular requirements to bear in mind when buying work clothes and to help you select the perfect pair of workwear shorts.
Convenience – Look for multi pocket shorts with tool pockets + additional pockets, shorts with holster pockets, mobile phone pockets, hammer loops, shorts with tool holders etc like combat shorts or cargo shorts.
Added protection – Pirate shorts with knee protection or reinforced areas like, rear, crotch or seams can be essential for certain trades. Lightweight shorts can still provide protection with the modern, hardwearing materials available today.
Size and Fitting – Pirate shorts or standard work shorts, loose, standard or tight fit, using with a belt or an elasticated waist? Increased flexibility in areas such as crotch or waist can allow extra freedom of movement. Stretchable shorts will assist manoeuvrability, 4 way stretch craftsman shorts offer the ultimate comfort with bending, reaching, kneeling or crouching - these are all important considerations to keep you comfortable.
Different workwear brands may be slightly different in sizing, you can check out our handy workwear size guide here:
WORKWEAR SIZE GUIDE
Specialist work shorts – Do you need shorts with specific requirements, designed for different professions; painters shorts, garden shorts, construction shorts or hi-vis shorts in bright colours.
Materials – Cotton, polyester, polyester/cotton, denim or canvas work shorts are the most popular as they are comfortable, hardwearing and durable.
Some workwear brands offer specialist materials like tear resistant Ripstop or CORDURA® shorts that are 10 times stronger than cotton and 3 times stronger than ordinary polyester fibre.
Hopefully our guide to buying workwear shorts has given you some good ideas.
If you would like further information or want to buy workwear in bulk, please come and visit us in our bricks & mortar shop, buy online or simply contact our team of workwear experts by telephone (0113 2887713), email or webchat - Contact Us
For all your tough workwear, hard wearing clothing, PPE and safetywear, trust tuffshop to deliver on every level.
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