Fashion isn’t usually top of mind for farmers. Who gets dressed up to muck out a barn or till a plot? And anyway remote rural areas aren’t typically populated by lookee-loos checking out today’s outfit. But functional fashion can make hard labor a bit easier, so check out some clothes, from boots to jeans (and more), built to work as hard as you do.
Durango’s new Santa Fe collection (pictured above) offers boot options in Burnt Sienna, Jet Black and Canyon Clay, which feature an R-toe, while styles in Whiskey Barrel Brown, Derby Brown and Jet Black feature a fashion toe. Available in medium and wide half sizes 7 through 12 and 13.
Kuhl’s Danzer Kraftwerk women’s jean offers stretch and form-retaining recovery for freedom of motion whether you’re hiking, gardening or browsing antique stores. High-tech moisture management creates a cooling effect to keep you fresh and comfortable.
Shoes that Work
The Georgia Giant Romeo Work Shoe for men is crafted of durable, full-grain leather that can be worn at the worksite or out on the town. High-performance lining wicks moisture away to keep feet dry, and finger pulls make them easy to pull on.
Intricate cutouts and a hint of glitter liven up the full-grain leather Round Up Bliss Western Boot by Ariat. For the arena or the dance floor, the foot bed offers support and cushioning.
DuluthFlex Ballroom Relaxed Fit Khakis for men are made of soft cotton twill with a touch of spandex that lets you move through your day with ease. A hidden crotch gusset keeps you comfortable when you squat and stoop. A special finish helps these pants shed stains.
Better with Boots
DX Bootcut Pants are part of the new DX Ranch Collection featuring Cordura-brand fabrics by Dovetail Workwear. The pants are sustainably milled and come in Indigo Denim or Dark Kodiak Canvas.
Made with rip-stop fabric and a Teflon finish for stain- and soil-resistance, the Women’s Taclite Pro Ripstop Pant from 511 Tactical is perfect for farm chores where protection is key. Double-reinforced at the seat and knees, these pants are built for work.
These Joules Gold Etched Bee Wellibob Boots make any rainy day better. Fully waterproof, their wipe-clean construction makes keeping them in tip-top condition easy. A removable fur insole lets them go from season to season with ease.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2022 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.