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Fall Workwear You’ll Reach For All Season Long

As the weather turns crisp, invest in smartly designed workwear that will see you through this season and many more.

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Blaklader Work Pants

For the gents, check out the all-cotton canvas Blaklader X1600 Work Pants with reinforced utility pockets and metal buttons and zip. These have an unusual (but smart) built-in: Wide pockets over the knees to slip in adjustable kneepads. You know you need kneepads when you install laminate flooring. Do you also know all of these tips and tricks to a perfect installation?

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Ergodyne Pro-Flex Work Glove

The Ergodyne Pro-Flex Work Glove has a unique feature: a waterproof membrane insert designed to block moisture and cold. The fingertips are reinforced with suede and the gloves have an extended neoprene cuff to fit beneath your jacket sleeves. The workwear cuff can be tightened with the hook-and-loop closure for an extra-secure fit. There’s a different glove for every job. Find out why.

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Tensaw Jacket

This is a pricey workwear jacket meant to last for decades. The Tensaw from Tom Beckbe has a waxed shelter-cloth shell that actually weathers to a patina with use. There are generous front-bellow pockets for storing stuff, and additional welt pockets for keeping hands warm. Made in the USA with lots of detail, such as all-brass hardware and a corduroy-lined collar.

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People Socks

These merino wool socks from People Socks are made in North Carolina, with just the right amount of stretchiness. Workers, soldiers and outdoorsy-types agree that the cushion is good and the fit is right-on.

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Carhartt Shirt Jacket

The Hubbard Sherpa-Lined Shirt Jacket from Carhartt is warm, well-made and tailored for real, human bodies. Great for layering over a t-shirt or a lightweight base layer.

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Get S#%t Done Pants

The Get S#%t Done Pants from Red Ant Pants are made of lightweight cotton canvas with a touch of stretch. As of this fall, not only are the pants manufactured in the U.S., but the very cotton used to make them will be U.S.-grown and processed in an American fabric mill. And, these are designed specifically for working women. This is the go-to gear all pros should have at the ready.

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Chinook Hoody

Made in St. Paul, Minnesota, the new Chinook Hoody from Corbeaux Clothing was designed with a high neck to specifically combat windy conditions. The hood is thin, for easy wear under hard hats or helmets, and the fit is loose, for layering potential. It’s also made of recycled fabric, a win for the environment.

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Holier Than Thou Work Belt

The new Holier Than Thou Work Belt from Duluth Trading has prong holes all the way around for a comfy fit, even over layered pants in the cooler months. The belt is also USA-made and features a solid-brass buckle for style and durability and rounded edges that won’t dig in. Here is our best collection of essential construction clothing and gear.

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Carhartt’s Knit Hat with Visor

Stay warm and keep the sun out of your eyes with Carhartt’s new knit hat with visor. USA-made of acrylic rib knit, this one will stay on your head no matter the conditions and looks pretty fly, too.

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Alyssa Ford
Alyssa Ford is a long-time freelance journalist in Minneapolis. Her published credits include the Star Tribune, Utne Reader, Crain's,, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Experience Life, Artful Living, Momentum, Minnesota, and many others. She is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists.