Choosing a new pair of work trousers can be tough.
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 trousers that meet all of your requirements and best suit your needs.
The first thing to decide is how much you want to spend on a new pair of trousers.
You probably have a price range in mind but remember that cheap work trousers may not be as suitable as a good pair of premium, branded work trousers.
Better quality materials, craftsmanship and specialist functionality will usually cost a little extra but it can be more economical if they last the test of time.
Trade Specific Requirements
Does your workwear need to meet specific rules or regulations?
Do you need high visibility trousers, flame retardant workwear, cut protection or perhaps even an ID-card holder?
If your work is general then most types of durable work trousers should be suitable.
If you work in areas such as; joinery, building & construction, highways or rail maintenance etc then you could require trade specific clothing.
Different levels of protection, safety, visibility etc are required under EU legislation.
Our work trousers display the relevant EN specification symbols, which explain the personal protective level given to each item.
Functions & Practicality
Buying the right work trousers can not only keep you comfortable and safe, they can also improve your performance and increase your productivity.
Choosing the best work pants 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 workwear trousers designed for many different jobs and uses.
Whatever the nature of the work that you intend to put the trousers through, we’re confident that you will find just the right style, balance, weight, price and durability at tuffshop.
Style & Appearance
Most people want to look good at work. Getting recognized as a professional is essential and can easily lead to new business.
Looking the part is important and first impressions last; at tuffshop.co.uk it’s easy to find cool & fashionable work trousers that look great.
We supply workwear trousers from 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.
With brand awareness being so important, workwear that exceeds the norm really can make you stand out from the crowd.
Machine washable workwear can make life much easier. Due to the materials some work trousers may only be suitable for hand washing.
Being able to chuck them in the washing machine can be very useful!
Uniformity or branding
Are you buying workwear trousers for a company, a team or simply for private use?
Do you require branded workwear with logo embroidery or printed workwear?
Do you need your work trousers to match your other workwear clothing?
At tuffshop we offer the option of either standard or personalised workwear for men and women so everyone can look great whilst getting the job done.
Things to Consider
There are additional things that you should consider before you choose a new pair of trousers 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 work trousers.
Convenience– Look for multi pocket trousers with tool pockets + additional pockets, trousers with holster pockets, mobile phone pockets, loops, tool holders etc like combat pants or cargo trousers.
Added protection - Trousers with knee pads or reinforced areas like knees, rear or seams can be essential for joiners, carpet fitters, site workers etc
Climate– Do you need lightweight or heavyweight trousers, breathable work trousers for hot weather work in summer or thermal cold weather trousers for winter work. If you work outdoors then waterproof trousers or windproof trousers may be the answer.
Size and Fitting - Baggy, standard or tight fit, using with or without a belt or elasticated waist?
Flexibility in areas such as crotch or waist can allow extra freedom of movement.
Stretchable trousers or pre-bent knees can assist with bending, kneeling or crouching - these are all important considerations to keep you comfortable.
Different workwear brands may be slightly different in sizing, check out our handy workwear size guide here:
WORKWEAR SIZE GUIDE
Specialist work trousers – Do you need trousers with specific requirements, designed for different professions; cut protection trousers, welder's pants, flame retardant, heat retardant, mechanics trousers, waterproof, thermal, chef's trousers, or hi-vis trousers in bright colours.
Materials – Cotton, polyester, polyester/cotton or denim work trousers are the most popular choices as they are comfortable, hardwearing and durable.
Many workwear brands offer specialist materials with special properties like flame retardant antistatic, PU coated or one of the more renowned materials below;
GORE-TEX® is a funtional material that protects you from rain and water and releases humidity from the inside.
CORDURA® is 10 times stronger than cotton and 3 times stronger than ordinary polyester fibre.
WINDSTOPPER® combines total windproofness with maximum breathability to keep you warm and comfortable.
Thinsulate™ insulation for protection against cold weather.
Airtech® is a breathable, wind and waterproof material.
Coolmax® is a high tech fabric specifically and uniquely engineered to keep users dry and comfortable.
Hopefully our guide to buying workwear trousers has given you some good ideas.
At Tuffshop we price our workwear to be competitive and affordable; we also stock a massive selection of work trousers for all professions, trades and environments.
Whatever your budget and requirements, we’re confident that we can supply you with the best work trousers at the best price.
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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