Father's Day

6 workwear staples your dad will love for Father’s Day

Carhartt cargos and Timberland boots aren’t just a fashion statement. They’re a crucial element for working dads’ wardrobes.

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Workwear has taken the fashion world by storm. Celebs have cashed in, and hypebeasts who’ve never stepped foot on a construction site are dressed like the flyest project managers in town. But for the dads who don’t fall in either category, the very same pieces are practical and much-appreciated.

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Whether your pops is a Carhartt or Dickies person, they could always use a sturdy addition to their workwear wardrobe. If your dad or dad figure is in need of a few new pieces for the job, here are some tried and true staples that’ll last them for many shifts ahead.

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Best boot forward.

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6. Timberland 6-inch Waterproof Work Boot, $185

When searching for the perfect work boot, there are three main factors you need to keep in mind: weight, protection, and waterproofing. This Timberland boot nails all three and includes a steel toe to help prevent injuries.


5. Supreme x Dickies Quilted Work Jacket, $220-400

This work jacket does have a hypebeast collaborator in Supreme, but it maintains Dickies’ penchant for high quality. If your dad couldn’t care less about what Supreme is, there are plenty of other stylish options to choose from as well.


A leg up on job site style.


4. Carhartt Rugged Flex Utility Work Pant, $49-55

One of the highest-rated work pants Carhartt offers, these 98% cotton bottoms have plenty of pockets for whatever needs quick storing. The knees are also double-layered to add knee pads if necessary or to keep out pesky debris or dust.


3. Dickies Men's Temp Control Long Sleeve Coverall, $40

For painters, drywallers, or those who are just prone to stains on the clock, running through pants and T-shirts can get annoying and expensive. A sturdy pair of coveralls can solve the issue by taking all the damage from neck to ankle.

2. Coach Workwear Chore Coat, $239

To elevate their workwear look with a little more old-school class, Coach offers a 100% cotton chore coat. It’s not flashy or riddled with the Coach monogram, but it does help them look like they put a little more effort into their uniform.


A tough shirt for the tough guys.

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1. Wrangler Long Sleeve Shirt, $33

If your dad puts his work shirts through the ringer, the best options are durable and affordable. Wrangler’s shirts are thick and sweat- and wrinkle-resistant, while cotton construction ensures they’re comfortable at work or for DIY jobs around the house.

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