It appears that workwear trousers are expanding, not that everyone’s waistline is getting bigger, (or is that another blog entry I can use?), but in what you define as being workwear, and the lines between workwear and leisure have definitely blurred too.


The definition of workwear has definitely changed as I always thought of workwear as items worn by people who knew a trade, the real people who made something rather than those, like myself who have been more office-based in their career. But it would appear I’ve been wearing workwear all my working life, be it those safety shoes I wore back in the day when I worked in the office of a foundry, just so I didn’t ruin my “good shoes” or those waterproof over trousers I wore when helping unload office supplies. Even the shirts I wear in the office are essentially workwear, even though I enjoy wearing them in the evening too. Does this mean that my outfit for the office, basically shirt tie and trousers is all workwear but magically becomes non-workwear when I leave?

On our own website we have categories for workwear trouser, workwear trousers with kneepads, corporate trousers, high vis trousers, ladies trousers, waterproof trousers, chef trousers, leisure trousers and workwear shorts (where did that last one come from?)

So what really defines workwear or is simply the case that if you wear it for work it is workwear?

The definition it seems is always changing and I don’t think I will ever know, but there again fashion was never really my strong point either, by any stretch of the imagination. 

 Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated.