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.
Durangoâ€™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.
Kuhlâ€™s Danzer Kraftwerk womenâ€™s jean offers stretch and form-retaining recovery for freedom of motion whether youâ€™re hiking, gardening or browsing antique stores. High-tech moisture management creates a cooling effect to keep you fresh and comfortable.Â
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.Â
Read more: This new breed of farm shoes focuses first on productivity.
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.Â
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.Â
Made with rip-stop fabric and a Teflon finish for stain- and soil-resistance, the Womenâ€™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.Â
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. Â Â
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2022 issue ofÂ Hobby FarmsÂ magazine.