Carhartt Twill Pant and Work Shirt
When I first got the Carhartt twill top and pant, I was a bit suspect. Being a 25-plus-year wearer of Dickies, it was going to be hard to change my mind.
After the initial wash I noticed that though the 8.5-ounce twill material was thick, it was soft to the touch. When I put the pants on, I immediately liked the fit. It was generous, but not all gangster baggy and saggy. While on the bike, there seemed to be more room while in the riding position than other pants especially in the crotch, which is damn good. Other things I liked about the pants was that there was no annoying clasp at the waist and the inner seam had Carhartt’s super-tough triple-seam securely stitched in, keeping bend-over blowouts to a minimum. The pants also have buttons on both of the rear pockets and large belt loops, so any belt larger that 1½ inches can be worn.
The twill shirt was made of a 5.5-ounce version of Carhartt’s twill and had the same triple stitching as the pant. The shirt had two large pockets front pockets that could hold plenty of essentials and the shirts seemed to run true to its XL size. I really liked the larger neck and square bottom, but found the shirt a tiny bit long for me while riding.
After riding with these pants and button-up shirts for quite some time, I can honestly say that Carhartt has dethroned Dickies as the Twill king. Check them out on carhartt.com.