The allure of the “man’s” tool belt Be ‘Tim the Tool Man Taylor’ and carry your tools with you anywhere. While a toolbox is great for carrying tools to the work site, it doesn’t serve much purpose once the dust starts to fly. The most efficient way to work is to keep essential tools and supplies close at hand with a tool belt. The tool belt (apron) shown here has a nylon belt, four large pockets, one pencil pocket, one small pocket and two tool-loops. Our Tip: Deciding which tool belt to buy depends on several factors including the kind of projects you tackle,
the type of tools you use and, of course, how much you’re willing to spend.
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Photos by Karyn Kimberley Photography Shot on location in Saskatoon
Super-safe hard hats Safety gear, like hard hats, should be worn in any work environment that presents a significant risk of head injury. There are various types of hard hats that may reduce the impact from falling objects or protect against electrical shock. The hats shown here are completely CSA approved and are available in a wide array of colours. Suspension or padding for the inside is available and may be replaced separately when needed. Our Tip: Hard hats are only designed to protect your head one
time. If your hat receives a forcible blow, it needs to be replaced.
Warm gloves to keep your hands snug When you’re on a mission and the job requires manual dexterity you can’t afford numb fingers. These Carhartt, leather palm gloves come with varying degrees of thinsulate that will keep your hands warm and allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. There are lots of styles and options available for your personal preference. Our Tip: A proper work glove can protect
your hands from those nasty cuts and scrapes that slow you down.
on the job Do your work and look good too!
This month’s fashions take a twist and appeal to the hardworking guy. These work clothes offer exceptional comfort, are made with quality of construction and ‘built to last.’ Jacket - Warmth ratings will vary. This one is blanket lined, quilted nylon in the sleeves, you can add a hood, a pocket on chest and two other lower front pockets.
The working man’s boot
Shirt - Long sleeved classic plaid shirt in 100% cotton.
Redwing boots are manufactured differently than most boots; they have added support, a better sole (polyurethane) no freezing in winter and keep you feeling more solid. They also come with a one year warranty. It has been said, “If you can get a guy to put a pair on, price won’t matter!”
Pants - Washed duck 100% cotton or canvas, natural waist, multiple tool and utility pockets, two reinforced back pockets, left leg hammer loop, 19” opening designed to fit over a boot. Coveralls - Unlined, bib overall, 12 oz, firm hand, 100% ring spun cotton duck. Adjustable front elastic suspenders, multi-compartment bib pocket, zipper fly, two large lower front pockets, left leg hammer loop, double knee lined, reinforced back pockets, triple stitched main seams.
You work hard and you play hard, so make your footwear reflect your lifestyle. (Shown here are two popular boots.)
Timberland boots have more appeal to the younger guys. They’re not brown, they’re not black, they’re that rich tan colour. A guy can even wear them out after work. Both boots featured meet CSA standards and have the steel toe and steel shank. Our Tip: Steel toe boots are worn to protect the feet against accidents and danger. They
support the ankle, preventing injury and shield the toes and feet from accidents. People who work on construction sites are required to wear steel toe boots for their own safety.
Clothing and gear by Northern Factory Workwear (Saskatoon)
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