Big and Tall

20140725_174314Let’s focus on one of my favorite topics: Andy! Andy is many things. He is a superb dad, is nothing short of miraculous in the kitchen, has a naïve innocence that is endearing and yet a hardness that stands up to pretty much anything, and is so unique in his thought process he keeps even me on my toes (!!). And yes, Andy is a wonderfully big man. He’s over 6 feet tall and he’s muscular, and when he engulfs 5’2” me in a bear hug, every single thing in my life clicks into place and I am at peace. Now you know about Andy. But did you know that we carry gear for Big and Tall men like mine?

Most people are aware that we carry larger sizes in pants and shoes and other work clothing. For example, our leather boots are sized up to 18, double-extra wide. Our flame-resistant pants extend to 54 waist and 36 inseam. Shirt sizes are up to 5XL. But when you buy for your man, do you remember your accessories?

To try some of our products out on Andy, I wanted to feature the “extras” you might not consider when shopping for work clothes for your big dog. I picked out Carhartt’s wool socks in Large, Online stores’ budget-friendly reversible belt (choose from a variety of styles regularly priced to $25, for only $5.95 each), and an Ergodyne Core Performance Workwear base layer shirt.

SockAndy educated me, on our first date, that his homemade daisy dukes (settle down, ladies; his are simply jeans cut off at the knee and left to fray) were like summer in your pants. When we spoke of our mutual admiration of brand new socks, I told him they were like a vacation on your feet. So this weekend, right out of the goodie bag, he picked the socks first. He liked the length – they are no-show but with a slight “lip” in back so the heel of your shoe won’t rub that delicate tendon. “Oooh! Carhartt! Wool! Are they winter socks?” he asked. I pointed to the “All season” text on the package. “Will you wear them?” I asked. “Oh yeah!” he said. That man gets excited about socks. “I like how they feel right away. Not scratchy like you’d think wool would be.”

20140828_143237The belt I wasn’t sure on fit, so I was glad that I could return it after he tried it on (see our return policy here). A few months ago, we had gone to a department store to get him a new work belt and it broke the third time he wore it, and me exchanging the belt for him was a true headache. It didn’t stand up to the rigors of his blue-collar management job and the department store’s customer service was bad enough I almost wrote to the company. Almost. Anyway, the Online Stores belt did not fit. It was the same exact length and stated size as one he currently wears, so it was sized properly – except the belt was made of thicker leather, which would add circumference, and it was wider, which would add resistance against his belt loops. If you order this one, I suggest ordering one a size larger. I got two different belts, both thinner; one his size and one a step up. This morning he showed me that they fit great. They looked great, too! 20140904_050310“I love this belt,” he said. At this price, I’ll be buying more. Here’s a photo of Andy in his belt, getting ready for his workday (a little eye candy).

The dry-wick shirt is perfect for this time of year, when we head into cooler weather. It can be worn alone or as a layer. It is cut to fit snugly. CG-6415_Ergodyne_BLACK_Core-Performance-Base-Layer-Long-Sleeve-Shirt“You know this is buff cut,” Andy said. “That means it’s going to be tight.” Yay for me!

Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Shirts

If your job requires you to wear flame resistant clothing from head to toe, look no further than Discount Safety Gear’s online store for the best selection of flame resistant clothing at the lowest prices. Discount Safety Gear has a wide selection of flame resistant shirts, pants, overalls and vests, including these great options for flame resistant shirts from Carhartt.

The Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Twill Shirt with Pocket Flaps is a great option for men looking for flame resistant clothing that has a bit of style to it. This shirt is made of a seven ounce twill blend that’s 88% cotton and 12% high tenacity nylon. The shirt features a classic style, with two chest pockets that have flaps and button closures, extended sleeve plackets, and two-button adjustable cuffs. The collar band also buttons down and all buttons are made from melamine so they’re flame resistant. Seams are triple stitched for durability  and long-lasting wear. This shirt is NFPA 70E compliant and the flame resistant fabric is manufactured by Mount Vernon Mills. Order this great shirt today in dark navy, gray, khaki, or medium blue in sizes small through 4XL for only $59.99!

CGCHFRK294_-01_light-gray_front_Carhartt-Flame-Resistant-Mens-Long-Sleeve-T-ShirtThe Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Long Sleeve T-Shirt features the classic pocket T-shirt style for a casual look. The shirt is made from a 6.5-ounce flame resistant knit blend that’s 55% modacrylic and 45% cotton. The side-seamed construction allows for maximum comfort and minimal twisting. The shirt meets NFPA 70E standards and the fabric is made by Innovative Textiles. This great shirt is available in dark navy, light gray, and orange in sizes small through 4XL for only $69, a savings of $16 off the list price!

Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Overalls

If you work in an environment where you’re exposed to electrical and fire hazards, you’ll need top-of-the line flame-resistant workwear to stay safe on the job. At Discount Safety Gear’s online store, you’ll find a great selection of Carhartt flame resistant overalls in a variety of styles and sizes. And when you purchase Carhartt work clothes, you know that you’re getting a high-quality product that will withstand even the toughest working conditions. Check out this feature on one of Carhartt’s best flame resistant overalls, available at Discount Safety Gear’s online store.

The Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Bib Overalls are an awesome choice for flame resistant work clothing. These unlined duck overalls are made from 13-ounce, all-cotton, flame resistant material that is manufactured by Mount Vernon Mills. The Carhartt Men’s Flame Resistant Bib Overalls feature a high-back design that is complete with flame resistant elastic suspenders and high-temperature nylon center-release buckles.

The overalls also feature a chap style double front for durability and increased thermal performance. And you won’t sacrifice all the traditional overall pockets by ordering this flame resistant model: these bibs include multiple tool and utility pockets, and a hammer loop. More features include leg zippers that run from the ankle to mid-thigh that are coated Nomex zipper tape for additional flame resistance and are also covered by protective flaps and arc resistant snap closures. These overalls are truly 100% flame resistant, down to the flame resistant melamine buttons and Nomex-treated brass zipper fly.

With NFPTA 70E and HRC Level 2 compliance ratings, you truly can’t go wrong with these overalls. These great overalls are available in the traditional Carhartt Brown or Dark Navy, and in sizes 30 x 30 inches to 50 by 36 inches and 54 by 32 inches. These overalls can be yours for $125, a savings of $35 off the list price!

Looking for more flame resistant overalls? visit Discount Safety Gear’s online store for the complete selection!