Friday, July 25, 2008


The Carhartt Company offers blue jeans for women in multiple sizes and styles. Ranging in size from 0-20 with inseams as low as 28” and as long as 36”. There is a Carhartt jean to fit just about any shape or form. Even with such a range of sizes it may be hard to determine which fit of Carhartt jeans is just right for you. Below are some suggestions to find the Carhartt jeans that will perfectly suit your body type.

Long and Lean

Of course if you are lucky enough to have this much sought after figure then just about any jean fit will work for you. You just want to make sure you are able to get a long enough pant leg. Carhartt jeans have inseams that go up to 36”.


If you are 5’4” or shorter Carhartt jeans has just your style. Obviously you want a jean with a short inseam. Carhartt jeans have inseams as short as 28”. If you cannot find a style that is short enough then go for the longer version and have the jeans hemmed. Just make sure you opt for the straight cut over the boot cut, as they are easier to shorten.

The Tummy Bulge

Purchase a boot-cut jean because the flare at the bottom of the jean will help balance out that extra bit of tummy. Also look for a jeans that closes across your waist instead of above or below your waistline.

Hipping Out

If your hips are on the voluptuous side look for a jean with a slightly lower waist that fits comfortably without creating a muffin top. A straight leg will work much better as it will create a longer leg and decrease the width of your hips. Stay away from boot cut jeans, as they will only make your thighs seem larger.

Bubble Butt

If you have a bigger booty then stay away from jeans with back pockets that call attention to your behind. Do not purchase jeans with flap pockets or with pockets that have a lot of decoration on them. Carhartt jeans will suit the fanny of any woman, as the pocket design is simple and not ostentatious.

Top Heavy Troubles

For those of you with a larger upper body it is best to draw attention downward. Look for the Cataract jeans in lighter denim colors. The lighter color will also balance out your body better and help make your top appear smaller.

Cutting Crotch

If you find the only trouble you have when you purchase jeans is a pulling or tightness in the crotch, it could be because your body is longer and you have short legs. Try purchasing Carhartt jeans in a petite size regardless of your height.

Not only does Carhartt have jeans to suite every body type but we can also provide jeans to suit any environment or activity. Some of our jean styles come with multiple pockets for holding tools or other equipment. In addition if you find yourself in a frigid environment, you can purchase out toasty flannel lined jeans and stay warm all day.

Buying The Right Men’s Carhartt Jeans Every Time

For many, jeans are the MVP in a guy’s wardrobe. They make an easy, natural choice for work, play and everything in between. But what about that “perfect” pair of jeans? Finding the right pair every time can be more challenging that just grabbing the first pair you see on the shelf. Here are some tips on what to look for the next time you go shopping so that you will come home with that perfect pair.

Go For A Classic Look

Women have their little black dress for all occasions. Why? Because it’s classic and never goes out of style. The same rule holds true for your Carhartt jeans. Go with the timeless styles that will always be around and you can’t go wrong.

Regular Blue Jeans

Something like Carhartt jeans with the Relaxed Fit. These jeans were where it all started back in the 1800’s – how much more classic can you get than that? Your regular blue jeans are there for work in the yard or a casual night out.

Distressed Blue Jeans

Maybe a pair of Carhartt jeans- Stone Washed. They’re more casual than anything but still look great with a sport coat and shirt.

Stay away from color jeans like white or purple. Definitely not a classic look. Colors like this are too hard to keep fresh and face it, you’ll look back in a few years and wonder, “what was I thinking?”

When Will You Be Wearing Your Carhartt Jeans?

The style of jeans you choose has a lot to do with when you’re going to be wearing them. If you’re just going to be hanging out with friends or around the house, then really, whatever style you like – loose fit, relaxed fit, straight cut to boot cut – it’s really up to you. But if you’re going to be wearing your jeans to work, then you may have to be more conservative in your selection. Maybe the Carhartt Jeans Relaxed Fit instead of the Carhartt Jeans Loose Fit would be a better idea. Just use your best judgment about the situation before you throw on a pair and head out the door.

Pick A Pair With Some Style

Just because you want to have a timeless look doesn’t mean you have to be boring. You will want to stay away from tapered legs and bell-bottoms. For one, they’re in and out of style so fast; you will end up with a pair of pants you can do nothing with.

Instead, go for a pair of straight cut or boot cut jeans. These will have a nice flare to them without going overboard.

Make Sure They Fit

The 70’s are out, guys. Make sure your jeans fit properly in the waist, crotch and legs. Also, because your jeans will likely shrink after a few washings, buy them a little long in the leg so that you’ll have a proper fit later on. This is much better than having too-short legs after the first wash.

As long as you keep these tips in mind, you’ll save time on your next shopping trip and come home with a pair of jeans you’ll be happy with.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Carhartt, Wolverine, &

Welcome to the official blog, an internet division of Michigan Industrial Shoe. Launched in mid May, 2008, is a retail website of men’s and women’s work wear clothing. We are a response to the high consumer demand for durable yet comfortable work wear apparel.

President and co-owner Mike Girolami was quoted as saying, "Hard work needs tough clothes……and we felt that the working man needed one place to find all of their gear without having to browse through un-related prodcuts".

"Michigan Industrial Shoe been outfitting workers with safety footwear and work clothing for over 50 years regionally in the Midwest and our expectation is that working class America will embrace our new web site and staff with the same positive response we've gotten locally".

"Our relationship with Carhartt Clothing will allow us to provide an amazing selection and prices on Carhartt work clothes. “Carhartt is considered by many to be the best in class for the work wear category and we are proud to be one of its top distributors”

In addition to Carhartt clothing, jackets, and appare, will also be selling work clothing and protective gear from manufactures like Wolverine and Dickies. While Carhartt shirts, jackets, pants, and other apparel is available now, online shoppers can watch for a large selection of our Wolverine and Dickies clothing lines to begin appearing in the Fall of 2008.

Our blog will focus on everything for and about the hard working professional. We’ll discuss why Carhartt is the leader in both men’s and women’s work wear and which clothes go best with different lines of work. We’ll get into how to efficiently stock you wardrobe yet get a variety of work wear outfits.

Be sure to keep an eye out as we begin going through the details of Carhartt’s fall and winter lines of clothing. Before you know it, winter will be among us, so you’ll want to make sure you’re ready to stay warm in that cold weather.

You’ll find that Carhartt’s winter lines of jackets and coats are among many things extremely warm, comfortable, and most importantly, high durability.

Another great Carhartt winter item are Carhartt’s Thermals and Carhartt Socks. Nothing can be worse than getting cold on the job site, so you’ll definitely want to stock on these before the cold weather comes.

If you’re in the market for a great line of summer work wear apparel, you’ll want to check out our Carhartt T-Shirts, Carhartt Shorts, and Carhartt Socks. These summer options from Carhartt will keep you cool in those hot summer days while still providing enough protection to keep you comfortably safe.

We are also currently offering a few lines of clothing from Wolverine including Wolverine Jackets, Wolverine Shirts, and Wolverine Shorts. Yet another great summertime investment – Wolverine is an industry leader in men’s work wear clothing.

Wolverine’s line of Jackets will be great to look into before these cold winters hit. Not an ultra-heavy coat, Wolverine Jackets offer a very comfortable, durable, and affordable option for the hard working professional.