Do you have a favorite supplier of outdoor clothing ?

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  1. nj pheonix

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    Camphor, ems, rei, .
    If i can wait and it comes around Sierra trading post.
    In a bind, I've gone to paragon sports in Manhattan. Pricey though.
     

     

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    GOODWILL!:banana: Actually I live in the Atlanta area and have done extremely well.
     
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  3. Markoneswift

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    I buy Kathmandu, North Face and Merrell mostly. Also like Regatta and Crag Hoopers.
     
  4. nj pheonix

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    Are we talking brand or source?
     
  5. MaxxVolume

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    If you read Post #1 in this thread, I intended for it to reflect suppliers, but it seems to have taken on a life of it`s own.... :)
     
  6. Boozehound

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    I picked up a vest at Duluth Trading co.
    I had to see what the buzz was about TV ads and such.. The store has a LL.bean feel to it.

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  7. USA Soccer

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    Arcteryx, Marmot, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear; eBay is the place where I shop...
     
  8. Danddd

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    I've been buying Kuhl pants lately. I like the lightweight styles, great for travel, hiking, working or everyday.. Also have buying some Woolrich shirts. Really dig the Duluth Trading clothing, but they don't fit what I need. A company I work with makes DTC's socks. Made in USA and top quality work socks.
     
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  9. devnull

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    Heh. Yeah, that time for cargo pants/shorts seems to have come. I still love them, but depending on the occasion I'll think about wearing something else.

    Based on the discussion here, I ordered a few pairs of Kuhl pants today. Looking forward to them. I usually wear a dress shirt/pants for work, but can slide by on something a little more casual as long as I don't look like a slob. I'm thinking those should work well for that.

    I'll probably check out some of the other brands mentioned as well.
     
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  10. Bill Schmidt

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  11. Bill Schmidt

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    C E Schmidt stuff, Tractor Supply. As good as Carhartt and cheaper.
     

     

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  12. squirrelnest

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    REI, LL Bean & West Marine for starters
     
  13. MaxxVolume

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    Wearing one of their long-sleeve T`s right now (I bought 4 of `em in different colors). Excellent quality for the price !
     
  14. soundmotor

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    I've always owned Chippewa Odessas but my last set is getting a bit beat up. Been curious about Red Wing and a factory store opened up by me recently.

    Those look like their Iron Rangers, I like them. They make them in black so that might be my next set if they fit like the Chippewas do.

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  15. soundmotor

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    I have some early 80's olive drab US Army shirts. I got them new at a flea market this summer for $1 each. These things wear like iron. Was told the were sanforized which makes the cotton more rugged. Whatever was done to it the seem impervious to abrasion & brush snags. The other thing I use is an 80s era M65 field jacket w/ liner. It's in the old Euro theater Woodland camo, it's another one that wears really well.
     
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  16. Boozehound

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    Red Wing boots are my weakness :thumbsup:
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  17. jcamero

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    I use Farm and Fleet, or Tractor Supply.
     
  18. SuperjazzyJa

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    Work clothes is something I'm rather frugal with and for good reason. We winter in New Braunfels, TX which is 15 to 20 min. Northeast of San Antonio. So, we don't see much REAL cold and we can't lay anything when it's too cold. Hot mix (asphalt) would set up too fast and millings gives us problems too or so I've been told.

    My work boots are Justin. I bought them in Midland, TX in May. Boots from Walmart just don't cut.

    The rest of my work clothes I buy from Walmart, dollar stores, etc. T-shirts are thin, breathable, light colored and cheap. They're perfect for laying hot asphalt in the summer. They can get as stained as they want, even a little torn as long as they're still wearable.

    Jeans are mostly Wrangler from WM. Well made for $16 a pair.

    I wear Dickies work socks which are terrific and reasonably priced.

    I have some thermals, flannel shirts, sweatshirts and jackets that I don't get much use out of. Got 'em just in case. My foreman got me a rain jacket for Christmas.

    Obviously, my formula won't work for everyone, but if you don't work in extreme cold, it just might work for you.
     
  19. soundmotor

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    Nearly every piece of new outdoor clothing I've bought recently has a China tag on it. No issues with that as they (so far) seem well made and fit. Made my first aliexpress clothing purchase a week ago. I buy electronic bits from them all the time but never wearables. This piece had good reivews so we'll see if it is total junk. It was under $14 shipped. It looks like will be good with my Kuhl shell -


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  20. 8xlaxx

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    Great thread!

    +1 for MHW
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    I work outside often and MHW has always been well-worn with me. A few years ago they were acquired by Columbia but their quality seems to still cary over and the warranty is a good one.

    Also, although made in China, Woolrich (no affil.) has some great corduroy shirts called, The Hemlock II. Very rugged & well made, 100% cotton.

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