Think of it as mid-2000s industrial. Or jobsite chic. Kidding aside, we checked out the Blaklader pants a few years ago, and besides their love-it-or-hate-it look, they are pretty damn durable and practical, assuming you choose some more durable footwear.
The pants you see in the photo are what Blaklader calls their “heavy worker” pants, made of a poly-cotton blend reinforced with Cordura. They’re heavier than they look, too, and they look pretty heavy.
What I didn’t realize is that Blaklader now offers other simpler pants as well, including a “bantam pant” (which ditches the black patches and is made of lighter, smoother 100% cotton) and a “toughguy painter” which includes just the Cordura knee pockets/reinforcement.
And for you freeballers*, they offer a kilt. Really.
Heavy Worker Pants [Blaklader]
* I’ve been reliably told that if you wear underwear with a kilt, it’s technically a skirt. Just sayin’.