Best work pants

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Truck Driver from Colorado on Thursday, November 26, 2015
These are outstanding work pants. I have now bought several, in black and navy. The navy color is quite nice. These pants have a nice "work" cut, which doesn't interfere with bending down, or generally moving around in typical work-related ways. The material is thick, and the triple stitching is robust. Overall, they are great pants for a professional. Knife-pocket on the side is nice (for right-handed people, anyway). I can't find why they are "2nds", because they seem fine to me. (Carhartt must have high standards?)
With regards to washing, I washed mine cold, regular wash with cold-water detergent (Woolite Dark), then tumble dried them on Low. They shrank just a little bit -- they probably "shrink" down to a little bigger than what I would expect as the "actual" size. That is to say, when you get them, they seem a little bigger than what is usual for the size (Carhartts typically are cut more liberally). But after the first wash, they shrink down a bit: they still, in my opinion, feel "bigger" than what I'd expect for the size, which is good, and which I'm pleased with. (For example, I usually where a 34" waist in Dickies, but a washed 32" waist in these Carhartts fits like the washed 34" Dickies.) All in all, get your usual size, and don't worry about shrinking.
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