Definitions

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  • n. Clothes designed to be worn while working, especially in a physically demanding job.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work

Etymologies

work +‎ -wear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The current interest began around 2007 with a renaissance in American workwear and heritage style, led by brands like Woolrich Woolen Mills, a line inspired by the Woolrich label, known for its buffalo check.

    Why Fashion Can't Break Its Plaid Habit

  • It's funny to see the workwear (and outdoor) fashion come round again, the last time was in the recession of the early '90s.

    Woolrich Chic

  • Rag & Bone's modern interpretation of traditional workwear and athletic workwear was a remix rather than a remake, says the Journal's Ray Smith.

    Real Men Wear Kilts

  • In addition to underwear, Pacific Brands also produces workwear brands Hard Yakka and KingGee, favored by laborers and tradesmen, as well as footwear, sportswear and dry goods, including towels and bed linen.

    Pacific Brands Approached by KKR

  • So with Kent and other forces moving to t-shirts and other sensible workwear (albeit a tad paramilitary for some) this doughnut wants to return to ‘shirt sleeve order’ days and increase the spend on shirts for his force considerably as orders for larger necked replacements will certainly follow.

    “Response Times” Are Back SHOCK! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Photograph by Tung Walsh THE REAL DEAL | Americana collector Hitoshi Tsujimoto, founder of high-end workwear brand the Real McCoy's, in his Kobe headquarters among a few of his approximately 100 Warhols.

    Made Better in Japan

  • For those looking for workwear inspiration, we've compiled a list of our favorite fashion-forward sites that meet the needs of today's professional woman.

    The 20 Best Fashion Blogs For Professional Women

  • He bought workwear shirts and reworked them for friends and local bands with his mother in their living room.

    Joy Yoon: The Well-Honed Craft of George Esquivel (PHOTOS)

  • As the workwear staple goes high fashion, a die-hard fan recalibrates the meaning of the brand.

    My Carhartt Detroit Jacket

  • Gerbase told the Huffington Post she was inspired by Woolrich's American heritage pieces -- in particular, the brand's 1940s mens workwear and outerwear -- and the fabrics made at its woolen mill.

    Woolrich Goes Feminine With New Black Label

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