Stuff that works at work:
About 10 month ago I swapped my job in font, behind and inside computers against building boats. It took a while to figure out what kind of cloth and stuff will work well for me. They have to be tough, some style and shouldn´t make me cry if they are ruined.
Most important are the boots, a pair of Thorogood Moc toe boots proofed to be worth to call a workboot.
They are :
white sole does not leave traces on boats
are a bit protective
the leather can be cleaned of most ugly stuff with aceton
were goodamn cheap – 50 Euros for them
(I´m sorry, no Red Wing´s boots here, but as soon as I do not find a sponsor I will keep them for working)
Trousers, at the beginning I had a well made paar of workwear trousers, but I could not stand the plastic content all day. I swapped to jeans, be-cause that what they are ment to. I usually buy them at ebay for less then 10 bucks and toss them away when they are ruined by synthetic rasin, hardener, paint or aceton. My favorite one so far the the Carhartt double knee pant. It got reenforced knees, and has a quite comfortable cut.
Watch, my heuer chrono proofed to be taking some hits and works still. Somehow it hurts me to see it aging but on the other hand I can not imagine another one, and for sure no digital Casio.
Belt, I was able to grab some deadstock swedish army belts a couple of months ago. One I kept for myself and it is a joy to watch him aging.
Ipod shuffle, sometimes when working hard with all day sanding stuff and no way to hear the radio or a word. You will love some other sound. If you wonder about the note on it. Just a test how restrictive Apple is with their engraving service.
Any advice or sponsorship is welcome, If you want to sacrify a pair of jeans or boots contact me. I will feature its use/destruction frequently.