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Whites logger boots
Iron Heart 634S 21oz jeans
Darn Tough merino wool socks
Carhartt shirts
M-422 repop jacket.
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Some great finds showing up in this thread, very cool. Great to see these sturdy, well-built items that are designed to function and to last.

It used to be you would purchase a good, well made item, and you would use it / wear it for years, and eventually it would have this worn in look and fit, and you knew it was high quality because it has obviously been in use for a long time.

Now they're trying to make everything look like it's high quality by aging and distressing it, so it looks like it's been in use for years and therefore must be good. The reality of it is they'll look like that for 20 minutes and then fall apart.

I'm tired of that cycle, and I'm happy to get all this great input from people who know.

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Re: 1 pr boots, 1 pr pants, 1 top for the rest of your life...

I am not going to get into a debate on what is the proper mentality (layering, knives, socks, other gear etc) I am going to answer the original question:

After thinking of the stuff I own, here is what I picked from the closet:


Boots: Merrell Mattertal's. Sooooooo comfortable and rugged. Goretex, deep lugs, and good cushioning for long trekks. The comfort for prolonged hauling is why I chose these over my Merrell MOABs/Chameleons, Danners and 5.11 boots.

Shirt: Arc'teryx with goretex/ripstop OR one of my full motorcycle leathers with kevlar.

Pants: 5.11 Taclite pro or Traverese pants.

I would rather have quality gear which is waterproof/weather resistant than anything else. Full coverage for protection, and in the winter I can stuff it for more warmth. I can always take it off if it is too hot. Staying wet can be a big problem.


Of course, this depends on the climate.

If it were a zombie apoc... full leathers 100% (I still don't understand why I have yet to see a movie where someone does this... a human mouth is not going to bite through the leather)

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Boots - Gronnell Klondikes or selvios.
Pants - filson double tin.
Shirt - Wool Jack (pendleton) or one of my many surplus wool sweaters.
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Boots: Keen Wenatchee steel toe
Pants: Arborwear Arbenter or Vertx phantom pant
Shirt: UnderArmour (short sleeve)
Hanes Beefy T (long sleeve)

Keen has always been my go-to for boots or any footwear that needs to be ready to go out of the box. Arborwear makes some of the best pants I have ever worn. The Arbenter is a little heavy, but durable. Enough pockets for tools and stuff. Vertx has been awesome. I have used them all over the world and never been disappointed. Hard to pick just one.


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Boots - 12" or 16" leather logger boot
Pants - Carhart o Deluth fire hose pants
Shirt - 17oz wool lumberjack shirt
Coat - Oilskin outrider coat

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Wow some really great info in here. I love me some Danner boots, mainly for quality and craftsmanship and the ability to be rebuilt. 5.11 taclite pants and shorts are great. Quality product, super light and not ridiculously overpriced like some. Carhartt makes a good shirt and Filson makes a ridiculously warm and rugged jacket. Pricey yes, but worth it for a jacket that will last 50 years.


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I don't care about boots, tops, or pants. Just give me a weeks worth of boxers and I'll be happy.


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Clean undies will make you feel pretty good. Good call.


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Re: 1 pr boots, 1 pr pants, 1 top for the rest of your life...

Boots: Russell Moccasin 8" Imperials
Shirt: Either a Carhartt canvas shirt, or anything Filson (love that wool)
Pants: Filson (wool field pants or twill)

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