Everyone, man or woman, needs workwear as well as footwear if he/she in involved in any professional work like mechanic, oil field, construction site, commercial fishing, carpenter or any other similar field. Main purpose of buying these workwear and footwear is to keep them safe and comfortable while doing their routine work. Many brand names come in your mind while buying workwear in Vancouver like Carhartt, Dickies or Mascot workwear Vancouver WA. Though the designs of all these brands may differ from each other but the things that are common in all workwear clothes and footwear are their functionality and durability though they lack fashion styling. So, while buying the best workwear your focus should be mainly on the materials and features used in them to make them functional effectively.
Materials used in workwear clothes
Though the clothes worn on work are made rough and strong but they should be comfortable to wear. Even if they should be made of durable fabric still there must be some difference between the outerwear and standard clothes people wear on work. The materials popularly used in workwear clothing may include:
Duck cotton: It is the most popular fabric used in workwear clothing as it is very durable variety of woven canvas but it has nothing to do with water birds as its name suggests. The duck cotton available in khaki, tan and shades of green and brown is used not only for making workwear but for shoes, tents, sand bags and several other similar products. the advantages of duck cotton may include not inclined to be exhausted or torn off easily, does not melt with heat like nylon or polyester fabric, blocks air like leather and other high performance materials, do not damage with small sparks of welding etc.
Denim: It is the next commonly used material in workwear as its jackets and jeans are equally rough and rugged to duck cotton. It is also more comfortable and popular in wearing even in non-working sites along with work sites though it is a bit less durable than duck cotton.
Flannel: This 100% cotton material is in light or medium range by weight. It is normally used to make long sleeved shirts, bedding and sleepwear due to its soft and brushed surface. It is normally used for making workwear for working in cold condition.
Leather: Tanned cowhide leather is commonly used for making work footwear, jackets and gloves as it is very durable. Elk leather and deerskin are also used to make work gloves as along with durability they also provide flexibility.
Synthetic materials: earlier synthetic materials were not used to make workwear but toady many companies in workwear industry are using thick and durable nylon to make coveralls with the coating of polyurethane to block water and wind.
Insulated linings: The workers have to work hard in all seasons. So, many workwear companies make specially designed workwear for them to work in snowy and cold conditions by providing an insulated lining inside normal work clothing.
Thus, while buying workwear you should focus on the materials used in them to buy the best one.