How to shop for work clothes
Clothes shopping is usually a nightmare unless you take a series of important steps in your planning. Because the key to clothes shopping is the
planning. Make sure you know when the shop or shops you want to visit are going to be as quiet as possible.
Usually a weekday morning, first thing is a good time to go buy new clothes. That's it; you got to the shop entrance at a quarter to nine and wait. It's
worth the wait because as soon as the doors open you'll have the place to yourself, or at least nearly to yourself, for a good hour before anything
resembling a crowd walks in and starts getting in your way and blurring your focus about what to look for. Crowds of noisy, elbow shoving and equally
single-minded shoppers are not particularly helpful when you need space and time to get the right clothes.
The same could be said for shopping for work clothes. Except if you go to a specialist work clothes store, they always seem to be reasonably quiet. I
was out trying work clothes the other week - trousers and a new jacket were the items of protective clothing I needed to replace.
Given I can wear them comfortably all day, I'm glad my job is in the building and carpentry trade. Because I rarely wear the sorts of clothes you'd buy
in a conventional clothes shop, and thus rarely have to go through the struggle of finding the right style and fit amongst an array of â€˜fashion' clothes
that probably would fall apart after two hours of the type of work I do. You don't want to have a jigsaw going through your hands.
What I like the most about buying protective work clothing is the ambience of the store. Everyone there is there for a purpose, and it's not some vanity
or style reason, it's because they've got a job to do and recognise the other customers are more or less one of them. So there's a bit of solidarity, and
certainly no pushing or shoving, and hopefully no screaming kids.
I tried on a jacket, and then another, and another, until I found one with the right sized pockets, quality and compo