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boxer01
05-01-2013, 09:32
All you blue collar folks, which do you prefer?



I've been wearing Dickies for years but am currently thinking of switching to Carthart because of the negative rep that Dickies have with them of being "gangsta' wear".

NickC50310
05-01-2013, 09:36
Duluth trading beats them all.

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FullClip
05-01-2013, 09:38
New one to me that Dickies have been endorsed by people from "'da hood", who'd of thunk that!!:upeyes: But, I've never cared for them. The only clothes I've seen from Dickie are a cotton/poly mix.

I prefer the Carhartts in 100% cotton. Plus it's easier for me to find them in tall versions. Sadly, like everything else, they're not made in the USA anymore.

Steel Head
05-01-2013, 09:38
I wear both-my carthart stuff lasts much longer.
Enough so that in the end carthart might be cheaper.

Dennis in MA
05-01-2013, 09:45
So if you wear your Dickies with your Doc Martens, do you kick your own ass?

fnfalman
05-01-2013, 09:55
Yuppies wear Carhartt's clothigns nowadays.

lavon_andy
05-01-2013, 09:58
Yuppies and hoods wearing Cathcart and Dickie's is news to me.

Around this part of Texas both are standard wear for rednecks.

That said I wear both brands of jackets, Cathcart seems better built and dickies seems much less expensive.


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LippCJ7
05-01-2013, 10:52
if you need insulated wear Carhart wins out tenfold, Dickies can't even come close if your the winter outdoor construction type, summer wear, its really your personal choice, but for me once I went with Carhart many years ago nothing comes close, Duluth I have never tried, they simply don't have the availability around here yet.

HollowHead
05-01-2013, 10:56
If I stopped buying things I currently enjoy simply because the gang culture likes them also, there wouldn't be much left. HH

syntaxerrorsix
05-01-2013, 11:04
I don't do cotton so they are both out for me. I prefer wicking materials so I'm not wet with sweat all day.

GWSHARK
05-01-2013, 11:20
sorry... carhartt has been thugged out too... since like 1992!!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyketeyN8C1r1g2lpo1_500.jpg
http://itdontstop.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/carhartt-hoodie.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTR8EHXj1ZIVxUQFsV0rmrlnd-ordUJlbC6IZ7Rz6xuo2C7ypvbOA

GWSHARK
05-01-2013, 11:21
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpny7qLTlM1qjhvnmo1_500.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mas4bmmGIa1qbpormo1_500.jpg
http://www.toughlove.hk/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/CarharttHipHop.jpg

:wavey:

DanaT
05-01-2013, 11:26
If your employer is paying..who cares?

If you are paying....well....imagine if you started the a conversation as such.

"I found a good deal today so I bought some Dickies...."

I mean..who wants to admit to buying "Dickies"?

Dennis in MA
05-01-2013, 11:45
If your employer is paying..who cares?

If you are paying....well....imagine if you started the a conversation as such.

"I found a good deal today so I bought some Dickies...."

I mean..who wants to admit to buying "Dickies"?

Does Dickies make LE uniforms? :rofl: And by LE, I mean EMPLOYEE, not Law Enforcement. :rofl:

FLIPPER 348
05-01-2013, 11:53
Yuppies wear Carhartt's clothigns nowadays.



Why would that matter??

DanaT
05-01-2013, 11:58
Seriously. I would not wear pants called dickies....

There are just some names that dont work

randrew379
05-01-2013, 12:40
I've never worn Dickie's work pants; Carhartt's seemed to last for years. But Carhartt's seem to be made of lighter, cheaper material these days. Am I wrong?

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IndyGunFreak
05-01-2013, 13:02
if you need insulated wear Carhart wins out tenfold, Dickies can't even come close if your the winter outdoor construction type, summer wear, its really your personal choice, but for me once I went with Carhart many years ago nothing comes close, Duluth I have never tried, they simply don't have the availability around here yet.

Exactly what I was going to say.

I've also had very good luck with Walls insulated coveralls. I actually like them a little better because the leg zipper goes all the way up to the thigh, rather than about only about 8in, which makes putting a boot through the leg a pain (I think most newer Carhart overalls have waist zippers now).

Speaking strictly about insulated clothing. Another brand I've worn and really like (less known).. is Key. I think they are mostly big and tall, but they make regular sizes as well. My Walls had torn, and I needed a pair as it was freezing, and it was all that was in stock in my size. Very warm, and I was happy with the purchase. I wore them for about 4yrs and they saw me through some frigid winters.

I need to get me a new set of coveralls for this winter.. and I'd have no issue getting Key again if I seen them around.

FullClip
05-01-2013, 13:08
...... But Carhartt's seem to be made of lighter, cheaper material these days. Am I wrong?

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I wish you were wrong! They have several different styles, and some are heavier duty than others, but at least what is offered at the stores around me have taken a big hit in quality over the past few years.:upeyes:

Dennis in MA
05-01-2013, 13:10
Hey. I've got a pair of Walls insulated overalls. I wonder where they are. Last year was super-warm in the winter and this year wasn't bad. I forgot I had them. Time to check the mudroom closet. For next year, of course.

Pawcatch@aol.co
05-01-2013, 15:23
I think the qc of both has gone downhill,but I still think Dickies looks way better.

I love to go out sporting my blue Dickies with everything matching.

brisk21
05-01-2013, 15:44
Both make good stuff.

humanguerrilla
05-01-2013, 15:50
I think the qc of both has gone downhill,but I still think Dickies looks way better.

I love to go out sporting my blue Dickies with everything matching.

Most of the new Carhartt stuff I see in stores isn't made in the US anymore.

sheriff733
05-01-2013, 15:52
Duluth trading beats them all.

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This.

GLWyandotte
05-01-2013, 15:59
if you need insulated wear Carhart wins out tenfold, Dickies can't even come close if your the winter outdoor construction type, summer wear, its really your personal choice, but for me once I went with Carhart many years ago nothing comes close, Duluth I have never tried, they simply don't have the availability around here yet.

I don't know- I've got a Dickies insulated coat and it's built like a tank and is the warmest jacket I own.
Carhartt jeans I like better. Their double-kneed jeans are great for working in the woods.

K.Kiser
05-01-2013, 16:20
I like Dickies pants, I like carhartt jackets/coats but I prefer Walls bib overalls...

Travelin' Jack
05-01-2013, 16:25
I prefer Dickie's pants and shirts.

Carhartt has better jackets, bibs and jeans.

ohio mossy oak
05-01-2013, 16:55
I mostly wear work issued blue collar gear.Not sure on the brand though(not dickies or carhartt)..I do like and wear the original style dickies sometimes as well as carhart bibs and coats...I got almost a decade out of a pair of bibs and have had my main coat for about 8 years....Good enough for me

Sent from the year 1985 via my Delorean

G30SF/F-250
05-01-2013, 17:11
Carhartt pants and shirts is all I have worn for many years.

I even keep some nice ones for when I go out.:supergrin:

michael e
05-01-2013, 17:21
Depends on where I am when I need a new pair.
Academy I get carthart
Wal-Mart - Dickies.
They both seem to last same , cost the same.

Dennis in MA
05-01-2013, 18:51
I like the design of Carhart jeans, but they size them small. I worked hard not to be a 36 anymore. Lol

Angry Fist
05-01-2013, 18:54
I have never owned anything by either. Some of the Duluth stuff looks promising, however.

rednoved
05-01-2013, 19:07
I like Carthart more, I love my jacket. I wear Dickies clothing too. Mainly shirts and socks though.

RaiderCop
05-01-2013, 19:55
Us young vatos were wearing Dickies and Ben Davis, two sizes too big, back in the barrio, way back in the day. They were just like the chinos we got at the California Youth Authority!

Gonzoso
05-01-2013, 20:12
I like dickies pants for doing hard manual labor in the heat. They breath well and dry out relatively quickly. They're also tough as heck, and the khakis look kind of nice if you don't get them too stained.

Pawatch
05-01-2013, 20:14
Just tried a pair of Dickie carpenter jeans. They actually seem to fit me better than my carhart jeans. Guess will see how they hold up.
But nothing beats carharts for cold weather. And I Love my carhart vest. It is the most used carhart article I have.

FLIPPER 348
05-01-2013, 20:22
I love to go out sporting my blue Dickies with everything matching.


....with a denim long sleeve shirt?? That would be the Canadian Tuxedo.

Dan_ntx
05-01-2013, 20:22
I wear shorts to work 10 months of the year (yay Texas!) and Dickies khaki pants when it's too cold. I would prefer Carhartt, I like my jackets and feel they are a higher quality than Dickies outerwear, but Carhartt pants don't look "business" enough for my company. Whatever, Dickies pants are solid and last a long time.

I am going to get some fire hose pants from Deluth Trading next Winter...but that is a long ways away.

ViennaGambit
05-01-2013, 20:31
I've never worn Dickie's work pants; Carhartt's seemed to last for years. But Carhartt's seem to be made of lighter, cheaper material these days. Am I wrong?

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100% agree.

I have a few pairs of the canvas pants I bought around 2003 - they are thick and stiff. Bought a few new pairs last year and they are much softer and thinner...

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fnfalman
05-01-2013, 20:41
I like some of the Carhartt summer pants that have the rip stop cotton like the old US Army jungle fatigues.

LockHavenYellow
05-01-2013, 20:57
X1000000000 for Duluth. Best stuff I've ever owned.

LippCJ7
05-02-2013, 01:34
I don't know- I've got a Dickies insulated coat and it's built like a tank and is the warmest jacket I own.
Carhartt jeans I like better. Their double-kneed jeans are great for working in the woods.

you make a good point but I think where Carhart sets itself apart is that it is one of those garments that has a wide range of temperatures, all of my crews were supplied with Carharts because the winter weight coats were warm but then had the ability to keep my guys from getting to hot as the day went on, they were wonderful in fall and spring when the temperature variations through the day were huge, the reason why this is important is that my guys were communications tower climbers so once they were on the tower they couldn't just take layers off, it wasn't productive, sure we had days when you just had to get the guys down to take layers off but for the most part it was a non-issue.