Return of the Cafe Racers - Tasker Pants Review
"Similar to motorcycle riding gear, workwear has seen an increase in demand for stylish apparel. But simply looking good isn’t enough to cut the mustard in this highly competitive industry. In order to be really competitive, workwear brands need to be aware of the day to day dangers workers encounter.
Just like motorcycle gear, standard denim or other run-of-the-mill fabrics simply won’t do. Nigel Petrie of Earnest workwear is well aware of this. Along with producing Earnest apparel, he is both a motorcyclist and fitter and turner. Nigel spends most of his waking hours fabricating everything from exhausts to ground-up race car builds so he’s well aware of the rigours workwear needs to withstand.
To follow up on our recent review of the Earnest Smiths Jacket, today we’re taking a closer look at the new Earnest Tasker Work Pants and Squire Shop Apron"
Continuing in the same ilk as the Smiths Jacket, Earnest workwear have your lower half covered too! The Earnest Tasker Pant, constructed with their tried and true K-CANVAS, will be the toughest work pants you’ll ever wear.
Single-layer, abrasion-resistant jeans are becoming more and more popular and this kind of technology translates well into the workshop. Just like the Smiths Jacket, the Tasker Pants will get you through the toughest work conditions. Triple stitched seams bolster the K-CANVAS construction making them undeniably tough. And, since the Tasker Pants are CE Approved they can pass muster as casual motorcycle attire too.
The single-layer aspect of the Earnest Tasker pants makes them perfect for the work commute in all kinds of weather. There are no armour pockets present like you’ll find in dedicated motorcycle jeans, but these are work pants, first and foremost. The first time you slide into the Tasker Pants you will notice how strong the material is, mostly due to there being little to no stretch. This can get slightly uncomfortable around the waist and knees in a riding position, but once worn in they get infinitely more comfortable, just like high-end denim.
The Tasker Pants are finished in a workshop appropriate charcoal black. They’re cut slim so there are no worries of excess material getting snagged and the K-CANVAS provides a slash, rip and spark resistant barrier for your flesh. In fact, these pants offer 20 times the strength of regular work pants. You also get extra deep pockets at the front, 3 tool pockets, 2 rear pockets and a padded gadget pocket that’ll hold an iPhone 11 Pro Max. To ensure they’ll stand the test of time all pockets feature triple-reinforced openings.
I have to admit living with my old Earnest Hardin Overalls has made me a bit of a workwear snob. I have a hard time considering other brands because of Earnest’s myriad pockets, the extra reinforcement in high wear areas and the previously mentioned “goldilocks” fit. A padded phone pocket to me is now a workshop necessity, all thanks to Earnest.
I’m not going to lie, at $189-USD the Tasker pant is quite expensive for workwear. However, compared to the same style and protection in the motorcycling world they are a bargain. Especially when other brands making similar garments are charging over double that figure. If you’re looking for some casual riding jeans that double as the toughest pair of work pants you’ll ever own, be sure to consider the Earnest Tasker Pants.
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