Working in the Heat
With summer and oppressive heat waves just around the corner, the time has come to replace a trusty pair of work pants with lightweight work shorts for men.
Whether you work indoors or outdoors, you need work gear that’s protective and well-suited to the temperatures at the same time. Put your heavy and restrictive work pants into your wardrobe, and grab lighter and better-vented shirts, cargo shorts, and boots to prepare for the unbearable heat and all the problems it causes for hard-working men.
Why Wear Work Shorts Instead of Your Regular Gear?
It’s possible that the rest of your work gear provides better protection against various hazards that working men have to face on an everyday basis. Work pants cover your entire legs and offer additional protection for the knees. So why wear work shorts instead of pants?
The reasons to wear work shorts are quite simple. As we’ve pointed out, when seasons change, so do the work clothes you’re wearing. Work shorts offer a flexible and comfortable alternative to pants during summer when the temperatures are high and when you need as much breathing space as you can get.
Having said that, it’s important to point out that not every workplace allows you to swap out regular work pants for work shorts. Depending on workplace policies regarding PPE and worker safety, you might not have a choice in the matter. But if you do, don’t waste the opportunity to be more flexible, mobile, and comfortable than ever thanks to a pair of work shorts.
Refine Your Style in Summer Months
It used to be you had to choose between style, comfort, and durability when selecting your workplace outfit. The most protective and durable among your work clothes probably didn’t fit right, or if they had, they were a complete eyesore. Work boots, shirts, and pants had a role to play and the appearance did not matter much. That’s no longer the case.
Today, there are so many options to choose from that it’s finally possible to find the right crossover between style and function. You can get your hands on sharp-looking Timberlake Pro or Wolverine work clothes that are just as protective as the bulky workwear of the past. Only you’ll be looking far more elegant at work than ever before.
If you browse our collection of work shorts we have for sale, you’ll notice an assortment of Timberlake shorts that don’t look so different from the ones you might wear to a bar or when going for a stroll.
You’ll be able to look good, move freely, and work efficiently in a pair of our work shorts.
What Do I Need to Know About Work Shorts?
How do the different types of work shorts compare? How to know which qualities to look for in a pair of work shorts? These are some of the more frequent questions we hear regarding cargo shorts you wear to work.
There are a couple of things you should pay attention to when buying a pair of shorts. Here’s what to be on the lookout for.
There’s never such a thing as too many pockets, especially not for men who use a variety of tools to get the job done. Additional pockets mean more utility, so it’s quite understandable to base your purchasing decision on how many pockets the shorts have.
Cargo shorts are known to provide more than a sufficient number of pockets to satisfy all the working men out there. If you need more tool loops and tool bands, go for carpenter shorts instead.
Your height is the main factor when looking for an inseam that feels (and appears) just right. In most cases, a 10-inch inseam will reach the top of the knee. Our collection of shorts feature inseams ranging from 9 inches to 11 inches in length.
A crotch gusset is a diamond-shaped piece of fabric that provides work shorts (and pants) with increased flexibility in the crotch area, perfect for men who need to crouch or squat frequently when at work.
The most durable material you can find in work clothing is the canvas. It’s highly resistant to abrasions, but it’s not the best solution for summer months, as canvas traps heat.
If you want more comfort in high temperatures, ripstop fabric is the way to go. While not as durable as canvas, it offers much greater breathability, the most sought-after quality in the summer.
You can also find work shorts made from denim. It’s a staple material of work clothing, but just like canvas, it’s not the best fit when it’s hot outside.
Finally, you can always take a look at user reviews to gauge the overall satisfaction with a particular pair of work shorts.
Work Smarter in Our Elegant Work Shorts
If you’re insisting on wearing pants and heavy boots to work during the scorching summer heat, you’re making life more difficult for yourself. Even healthcare professionals emphasize the importance of wearing light clothing in the summer. You should heed their warning lest you find yourself suffering a heat stroke.
Don’t work harder — work smarter. Browse our collection of work shorts to ensure you’re well-equipped for working in the blazing summer sun. It’s not just an investment into quality. It’s a commitment to comfort, style, and mobility.