- Why is it that manufacturers haven't figured out that women do work that's just as hard and heavy as men?
- Why can't we find heavy (14+ oz) denim work jeans? Why are women's jeans only 11 oz denim?
- Why are the pockets in women's jeans so short? Why don't they go down to the top of the thigh like men's so they're actually useful?
- Why can I find a plethora of women's work slacks (lightweight BTW), but not work jeans?
- Why do manufacturers think all women wear pink? Or want stretch-elastic waists? Or low-rise and "fashionable"?
- Why do we have to pay more for size 2/4 when they're almost half the material of a size 12?
- Why do we have to buy men's/boy's rugged jeans that don't fit properly in the waist if they fit in the hips?
- Why do manufacturers who do make a few bits of working gear for women think only large women do real work?
All I want are a couple pairs of heavyweight denim work jeans, with useful pockets, in a size 2-6 (depending on how many layers of long-johns I have on beneath). I want some room in the seat and thighs because I actually have some muscle and do a lot of bending and stooping. I want a normal waist that I can tuck a shirt into and it stays tucked, and one that doesn't gap too terribly or fall down when I have my Gerber knife, Leatherman multi-tool and H&K 9mm on my belt. I don't want cutesy pink camo, or kiwi or mango or floral... these are work clothes, they're going to get muddy and grimy, because I'm working not going on a date. And by working, I'm not talking about a little light gardening or milking a goat in the parlor. I need jeans that will stand up to construction, hauling firewood, clearing trail, digging trenches, butchering game and spreading manure as well as tending a large garden and herding livestock.
I might be just a tiny "poptart" but I pull my weight (and then some!) and I need clothes that can stand up to it! (and, yes, someone did just call me a "poptart" recently LOL)