When it comes to work wear for an auto repair shop, a construction site or another rugged blue collar trade, you may think of coveralls or jeans as being the usual garb, but more and more men are discovering an alternative to the traditional standard work uniform--the kilt! There are a number of benefits to wearing a kilt on the job that might be surprising to you. Here are some of them:

1. Kilts Are Cooler Than Pants.

While we think kilts are cool from a style sense, we actually mean temperature when we say that wearing one is cooler than wearing pants. If you work outside or in a hot, stuffy environment, a kilt will help you feel more comfortable during the day. Kilts allow your legs to feel the breeze and let air circulate underneath them. You'll find that you sweat less and simply feel better on the job in a kilt, which can boost your productivity.

2. Kilts Offer Plenty of Storage.

If you need a lot of gear and tools on the job, a workwear kilt is perfect for you. Kilts that are designed especially for work are packed with pockets for holding small items and loops for stashing tools like hammers and screw drivers. You'll have everything that you need to complete tasks right at your fingertips, meaning less bending to get into your toolbox and less trips back and forth to your work truck or work bench.

3. Kilts Are Durable.

Work wear kilts are made from heavy-duty fabrics that resist rips and tears. They can be every bit as rugged, if not even more durable, than high quality work trousers and pants. At Scottish Kilt Shop, our work kilts are actually made by hand, so they provide a level of quality you just can't get with work pants that you buy in stores. Those are often mass produced in assembly lines and just don't hold up well.

4. Kilts Can Set Your Brand Apart.

If you're self-employed or own your own business, wearing a kilt on the job or having your entire team wear them can be a branding opportunity. You can be absolutely certain that everyone will remember the mechanic in the kilt or the plumber in the kilt! We make kilts in an array of colors to coordinate with your company logo or colors. For all of their benefits, a work wear kilt does have one disadvantage that you need to think about before you make the decision to wear one on the job--it leaves your legs exposed. On many job sites, this is not a concern, but if you have to wear special protective leg wear, you may not be able to safely wear a kilt on the job. Men who have to get down on their knees frequently during the day may want to invest in a pair of knee pads to wear along with their kilts as well.

Check out the work wear kilts at Scottish Kilt Shop to learn more about utility coats that are designed for tough jobs in demanding environments.