Choosing Work Pants That Work for You

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Choosing Work Pants That Work for You

Choosing the right work pants for you, or your crew, is all about knowing what you need on the job. Is it important that your pants look professional? Is it important that you have enough pockets and storage space for tools and work gadgets? Are you looking for a simple, modern fit, or do you want something with a more classic look? You’re sure to want durable fabric, but do you also need reinforced knees? Whatever your need, Red Kap is sure to deliver with one of their many options. You can browse through our pants section on the website, or just keep reading for a look at some pants below. Continue reading

The Fabric of Your Life: What is Your Workwear Made From?

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The Fabric of Your Life: What is Your Workwear Made From?

When you’re shopping for new workwear, do you consider the fabric of the garment? If you don’t already, you might want to start. Your work clothes have a primary goal, and that is to protect you from the elements. Whether it’s to keep you cool and protected in hot environments like a summer day at the garage, or warm and dry in rainy or snowy weather, or even offer flame resistant properties for those working in a hazardous job, your workwear should keep you comfortable and protected on the job. There are many different fabrics out there, but there are a few basics that you’ll see over and over again in workwear. Knowing what they are, and what they do, will help you determine what you need to keep you protected on the job.

Cotton

Probably the first fabric anyone can think of, but with good reason. Cotton is a fantastic fabric. It is soft, providing all over comfort, making it a great choice for a shirt or coveralls. It’s also breathable, which makes it the first choice for staying cool on the job. If you work in a hot environment, whether outdoors in the sun or in an overheated garage, a cotton work shirt offers good airflow and comfort. We offer many Red Kap garments that are 100 percent cotton, giving you quite a few options if you’re hoping to stick with all cotton. If you need flame resistant workwear, you can still choose cotton by checking out our Bulwark FR garments. There are many FR cotton garments to choose from. The garment is made flame resistant through a special process that fills the fibers of the cotton with flame resistant properties.

Polyester

Another incredibly common fabric choice, polyester is well known for it’s durability and strength. Polyester is a manmade material. It is a sturdy fabric, a little more stain resistant than cotton, wrinkle resistant, and very easy to care for–you can throw it in the washer and dryer without worrying about shrinking clothing items. With all these great benefits, solely polyester items aren’t the best choice for everyone. However, Red Kap recognized the great qualities of polyester, and cotton, and makes many, many workwear garments from a polyester and cotton blend.

Cotton/Polyester

A fabric that is a blend of cotton and polyester is the best of both worlds. The garment with be soft and breathable, but also durable and strong enough to stand up to a hard day’s work. You can check out the many workwear items on our website, including coveralls, work pants, work shirts, and more. These garments offer you easy care, long life of the garment, and comfort on the job.

Our Red Kap workwear and Bulwark workwear are made from a variety of fabrics, but you’ll find that polyester and cotton are the most commonly used- and with good reason! Next time you take the time to check out the perfect workwear garment for you take a closer look at the tag to kow what you’re getting.

A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

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A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear

When you work around cars, grease stains are bound to happen. That’s why it’s important to know how to treat your Red Kap workwear to keep it looking sharp and professional. Red Kap garments are designed to keep your comfortable and professional on the job, but it’s helpful to have a few tips in your back pocket when it’s time to scrub the grease out of your SP14 or CT10. (That’s your favorite work shirt or coveralls, in case you weren’t sure.) While many of our customers might employ a laundry service, we’ve found that a good number do their own laundry. Try these handy tips next time you’re facing a frustrating grease or oil stain on your work clothes.

Stain Removal

Grease stains and oil stains can happen in an instant, and they can be really hard to get rid of. Red Kap is known for being a leading brand in the automotive industry, so you know we’ve seen our fair share of oil and grease stains. We also sell some chef apparel, so we know that the chefs and line cooks out there are getting oil stains from a number of places, including the deep fryer and spilled salad dressing.

One of the simplest and most effective methods for oil and grease stain removal is to use a quality stain remover such as Resolve or Spray ‘n Wash. If you have one of those on hand, go ahead and blot the stain with a paper towel to remove excess grease, and then apply the stain remover. If you don’t have a stain remover at the ready, you can also try dish soap. Dish soap is something you’re sure to have on hand around the house, and what does it advertise directly on the bottle? “Tough on grease,” or something to that tune. Simply pour a little dish soap directly onto the stain, and rub the soap into the fabric. Go ahead and launder your Red Kap garment as you would normally, and see if the dish soap did the trick. If not, try this simple tip next. Baby powder is another item you might have somewhere in your home, and it’s worth a try on a tough grease spot! Simply sprinkle a little of the powder into your hand, and use a cotton ball to apply it to the stain. If the stain is pretty large, you could shake the bottle directly onto the fabric. Dab at the stain, allowing the baby powder to do its job, and then brush off, or shake out, any extra baby powder on the shirt. Wash as you normally would, and then check the stain. Hopefully one of these simple remedies will the trick in a pinch! However, keep in mind that you should never put your Red Kap garment in the dryer until you are sure the stain has been removed. A dryer’s heat will set the stain, making it next to impossible to remove. Simply treat the stain, wash as directed, and hang to dry.

When washing your Red Kap workwear, try the above tips for cleaning up grease and oil stains on your uniforms!

The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 3)

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The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 3)

If you’ve been following along, we’ve been taking a closer look at some of our favorite Red Kap work pants. Red Kap is a leading brand in the automotive industry, and is well loved in many other industries, for their durable, comfortable, and practically priced garments. From jackets, to coveralls, to your favorite pair of work pants, you can find just what you need on our website. Keep reading to hear about a few more of our most well loved work pants. Continue reading

The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 2)

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The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 2)

Today on the Automotive Workwear blog, we’re taking a closer look at some of the work pants that we offer. These will be Red Kap garments, great for many, many jobs. From the automotive industry, to construction, to contracting, and more, these work pants are being worn in just about any job. Keep reading for a closer look at a few more favorites. Continue reading

The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 1)

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The Best Work Pants for Your Job (Part 1)

At Automotive Workwear, we can meet all your workwear needs. Whether you need work shirts, jackets, coveralls, or work pants, we have got you covered. From best selling customer favorites, to new products, to Red Kap staples, you’ll be able to find just what you need to help you do your job. We carry a number of brands, but our Red Kap and Bulwark garments are probably our most well known and loved. Keep reading through this blog post, and a few future ones, to take a closer look at the work pants we offer. Continue reading