228 thoughts on “The great debate

    • Anonymous says:

      i like my carhartt stuff a bit better over dickies
      they release tougher stains like oil and grass with fewer washes/pretreatment
      fit is also baggier so its easier to layer in the winter and lets the breeze in during the warmer months
      yeah carhartt wins they arent as durable as some of the stuff i have from them that was made pre 2004 but even new carhartt is twice as durable as current production dickies
      but also what said
      but also not because who cares if you wear a workwear brand even if you dont work a blue collar job

    • Anonymous says:

      This is right. But Dickies has always been the hardworking mans choice, affordable and trustworthy, and available just about everywhere. Carhartt just came out of nowhere, at least in my experience

  1. Anonymous says:


    >male art hoes

    you just need a modified 874 and youre set
    carhartt idk they bastarized a lot of things with their wip line

  2. Anonymous says:

    I only tried Carhartt, liked it, and feel no reason to switch to Dickies. I’m going to bed in a carhartt henley right now.

    • Anonymous says:

      Holy shit. Finally someone else likes this. I’m so glad. I recently got a Duck Jacket and it’s really nice. Except for the size. I think I got M and it’s still big for me, like you can have a lot of layers under it and it’s long.

      • Anonymous says:


        The exact model I got. It’s insane. Highly recommend it. What do you think of it anon?


        A challenger appears

        • Anonymous says:

          They’re sized so you have to be built like a brick shit house. They’re really high quality but not what I would call /fashion/. Great for actually working in since the prices are decent.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Damn why does everyone in the thread hate painters? Someone has to do it and at least it’s actual respectable work unlike most bullshit jobs nowadays.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Union electrician posting

    Thorogood boots (Danner are also good, plus a few other brands. Boots are a matter of preference really)
    Dickies pants
    Carhartt winter coat
    Collection of various hivis tshirts given to me by contractors, supply houses, and my union hall

  5. Anonymous says:

    Both are shit. Carhartt is now made out of the USA, overpriced, and lower quality. Dickies don’t last me a week without fading, stretching, or tearing, and I’m underweight.
    t. welder

    • Anonymous says:

      Forgot to mention, I can’t find anything 100% cotton from either brand now, so I can’t wear them or I will have welts in my skin from the melting plastic they’re made from. They’re automatically fashion brands in my eyes now.

    • Anonymous says:

      >without the larp
      it’s literally marketed towards pretty gays, Black folk, and women who wanna larp as working class people

      • Anonymous says:

        >it’s literally marketed towards pretty gays, Black folk, and women who wanna larp as working class people
        so are the two brands in op

    • Anonymous says:

      ah i see you’ve never worked construction.
      white boy in the 300 dollar jean jacket is the contractor, the mexicans are the work crew.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not in SOCAL – we just did a hug remodel of a Home Depot and even the electrical and HVAC guys were all Mexican. The White Trash type is fading out in SOCAL.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Carhartt by a milestone. They’re not necessarily the most durable stuff ever made, but they are certainly made much more durable than dickies. Also, I work on earthwork sites in the northwest and tradies still west carhartt, so don’t let some autist stupid on a Mongolian basket weaving forum tell you that carhartt is only for soft handed urbanite gays

    • Anonymous says:

      What I’ve had a Target pair of 874s seems like forever kek
      Beat the shit out of them and they still have no damage
      Even wore them pants hiking all through the Ozarks

  7. Anonymous says:

    carhartt actually makes consistently good clothes and successfully pivoted to fashion with WIP. Dickies just stumbled into success thanks to skate culture and their clothes are very poor quality.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative to carhartt wips cole cargo pants in this color? They are completely out of stock in my cunt until the seasonal restock. Wanna get similar baggy cargos.

    • Anonymous says:

      My old man runs a construction company, but on weekends he gets to larp as a farmer and tend to his property. So he gets all geared up in highend workwear (these kind of jackets, cowboy hat etc.)
      One time he was doing some mowing around the pond, and had his phone in a pocket exactly like your pic. He bent forward and the phone slipped out, and disappeared into the water/mud.

      Moral of the story, if you are actually working in workwear, do not put your phone in that pocket.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a stupid thread

    You do actual labour? Get whatever is durable and comfortable

    For fashion? Who gives a shit, wear what looks good. You dont go partying and dating in your hecking work boots and overalls

      • Anonymous says:

        Americans at least know how to make high quality durable workwear that doesn’t look like it was designed by some safety committee

      • Anonymous says:

        Because Europeans have culture and therefore do not have to make their particular line of work into their culture. So they can separate work from free time and therefore do not need pants that they can wear for both work and off work. There are no work cultures in Europe, a trucker or carpentry is just a job just like any other 9-5 job.

        • Anonymous says:

          There is no such things as a European, there are distinct nations and ethnicities, problem is they are on American occupied territory.

        • Anonymous says:

          There is no such things as a European, there are distinct nations and ethnicities, problem is they are on American occupied territory.

          >European country does something good or cool
          Yup thats us europeans for you,based as usual.
          >European country does something gay and bad
          Um actually we’re a different set of distinct nations and not comparable

      • Anonymous says:

        Because everything about Europe is gay.
        The men carry purses.
        Boys were raped by lords for millennia.
        The real men left to explore and conquer.

  10. Anonymous says:

    >one(1) mention of wrangler
    Every one here is a disgusting effeminate soft-handed larpoid
    >b-b-but why wranglACK
    Because you can find it at walmart and it lasts longer than the store brand, simple as

  11. Anonymous says:

    I used to wear tapered 874s to skate in. Local seamstress would tailor them for me at $10 a pair. The quality kind of fell off imo. I switched to wearing carhartt B01’s, they take a beating better, and are made in USA.

    >t. Aging degenerate who won’t stop skating until I physically can’t get on a board.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I have a pair of Carhartt jeans and they seem good quality and lasted me a lot longer than jeans usually do
    I got a Dickies duck chore coat because the Carhartt one isn’t sold in my cunt, seems good so far as well

  13. Anonymous says:

    carhartt is fashion coded, dickies is for blue-collar LARPers and actual workers. they’re poor tho, so who cares? Carhartt superior slop-filtering option.

  14. Anonymous says:

    >be construction worker and skate in free time
    >buy Genuine™ Dickies coat at walmart cause it’s comfy, like how it looks, and I can afford it
    >/fashion/ gays in carhart and name brand Dickies mock me and says it’s poorgay knockoff coat

  15. Anonymous says:

    Honestly I don’t give a shit and normies probably don’t give a shit either.

    That being said, picrel is comfy af!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I used to favour carhartt until they started charging $200 for their pants (twice what they cost 4 years ago). What a rip off.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I’m a trainman on a class two (we don’t just sleep in the motor all day) and nearly everyone has a pair or two of carhartt overalls
    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anyone wear dickies overalls but I’m not sure that is a perfect indicator of quality

  18. Anonymous says:

    Neither. I used to do hard physical and dirty labor.

    Only old heads at the site wear these cause they were cheap back in the day and its what they are used too.

    Everyone else just wears wranglers or the thick levi’s and a walmart t shirt + long sleeve.

    • Anonymous says:

      35 year old former skaters. Eminem has reached the stage where he’s old enough that hipsters feel cool listening to him like zoomers feel cool listening to Micheal Jackson, and the carhartt/Jordan combo is perfect for guys that pretended to be down with the blacks in highschool but have yo be more subtle with it now that they have kids.

      • Anonymous says:

        Tell me about it. I’ve got a nice jawline so it’s a shame to cover it with such abysmal facial hair, but my wife likes it so I’m just doing what I can for now. Tried to clean it up a few days ago and I think it helped marginally.

    • Anonymous says:

      champion reverse weave (they’re like the old ones)
      carhartt double woven (qual hasn’t dropped on this item)

      mid budget:
      reigning champ (you can get the same hoodies cheaper from the company that makes them for reigning champ but i forgot their name)
      brave star (they sell thin and thick ones read the description)

      no budget:

      • Anonymous says:

        >champion reverse weave
        i like these, but they dont have em in brown and navy

        oh i also forgot another good one:
        american giant at around 100bux is one of the best. i know they do navy i have one in the closet.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Pants and shirts go to Duluth, hoodies and gloves, especially gloves , go to Carhartt, no disrespect to Dickies but I don’t use them for anything. Helly Hansen work wear line for rain clothes. Timberland or keen for boots, darn tough socks. Electrician btw.

    • Anonymous says:

      speaking of gloves the meta for leather over-gloves regardless of brand for price to performance and durability on the job is always pigskin these days. general contractor minus electrical plumbing.

      • Anonymous says:

        I buy the gloves that are canvas back and synthetic palm and they have been really good for me although sometimes they make really annoying creases.

        • Anonymous says:

          im talking about the type of gloves you’d use for demo and shit. some electricians do their own some don’t. if you use this type of glove at work pigskin > cowhide and not a lot of ppl seem to know that. they hardly cost any more either.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I wear this stuff – very subtle but higher end to compliment the LA look. All made in the LA area.


          • Anonymous says:

            That jacket looks like the Dickies lined Ike jacket but with a added strecht band at the end of the sleeves and waist. So maybe its similar to it? I have a lined Dickies Ike jacket and its damn warm with a pullover under it. But Ben Davis is really shit with their showing only 1 picture per item.

  21. Anonymous says:

    For accessability, Dicikes. The old man wore them in all khaki. The right pair of Dickies clothes will last your whole life. Used to be a contractor so I even owned the dark blue coveralls. Carhartt is fine stuff too but they got pricier than what I remember.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Carhartt if you want to look like a North Michigan shitkicker
    Dickies if you live in Wisconsin youre a Brewers fan and like cheese

  23. Anonymous says:

    Dickies for best buy tech work, but when I worked construction it was wrangler pants (rangers), company tee, cheap walmart thermals, and deluth trading jackets. When it got real cold I would layer with an oversized costco jacket and random snowpants from whatever is on clearance because I worked with a lot of razor wire and it chewed up clothing like nothing else.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Carhartt is the best for quality. I have one my dad got from a thrift store 4 years ago that still looks good. Carhartt doesn’t look classy, but it does show blue collar wealth.

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