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Advice
|26 Sep 2017|4 mins

Why You Should Turn to Tradies for Style Advice

Save your suit and tie for special occasions, this is what real workwear looks like
THE ICONIC
26 Sep 2017
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Construction worker style is the latest streetwear craze and it’s as easy to pull off as you’d imagine. Just leave the hi-vis vest and hard-hat for actual construction sites, invest in the core pieces from heritage brands like Dickies, Carhartt, Levi’s etc. and you’re halfway to getting the labourer look.

These styles are made to be comfortable, practical and long-lasting, so if you’re not actually putting them to work, then you’ll be set with the basics for life.

Advice
|26 Sep 2017|4 mins

Why You Should Turn to Tradies for Style Advice

Save your suit and tie for special occasions, this is what real workwear looks like
THE ICONIC
26 Sep 2017
Share:

Construction worker style is the latest streetwear craze and it’s as easy to pull off as you’d imagine. Just leave the hi-vis vest and hard-hat for actual construction sites, invest in the core pieces from heritage brands like Dickies, Carhartt, Levi’s etc. and you’re halfway to getting the labourer look.

These styles are made to be comfortable, practical and long-lasting, so if you’re not actually putting them to work, then you’ll be set with the basics for life.

AS Colour Standard Pants, Levi's 501 Original Fit Jeans, Dickies 872 Slim Fit Straight Leg Pants

Worker Pants

Straight leg chinos made from heavy-duty fabrics like cotton drill, plus heritage denim in the same cut will be the foundations to your labourer look. Roll the cuffs if they’re too long or cut them straight off to achieve the desired, worn-in look.

A Brand A SS Denim Shirt, R. M. Williams Angus Shirt, Cheap Monday Give Shirt

Over Shirts

Practicality is key when it comes to shirts so choose relaxed fits that you can wear unbuttoned over basic tees, and sleeves that you can roll up as if you were born ready for business. Like the rest of the uniform, durability is part of the look so choose fabrics like hard-wearing cotton twill and flannelette lumberjack prints.

Soulland Allen Suede Zip Jacket, Cheap Monday O-Size Jacket, M.N.G Cropped Cactus Jacket

Utility Jackets

If you were actually on the job your only outerwear choice would be neon with reflective strips, but you’re not so think of these as your more elevated options. Stick to jackets with a shapeless structure that you can wear over a grey hoodie (another uniform staple). Plus, the more cargo pockets your jacket has, the better.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi - Unisex, Blundstone 585

Appropriate Footwear

For authentic tradesman style, nothing beats the ruggedly handsome design of Blundstone boots, but if you’re after something on the lighter side then classic canvas trainers will do.

Wood Wood Daci Ribbed Beanie, Brixton Fairbanks Backpack

Add-Ons

Save the tool box for real tradies and carry your gear in a canvas backpack or tote. A black beanie is optional but preferred over dad cap varieties.

For more tradie-inspired options, shop the Modern Utility trend.

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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