A buddy of mine got a new Carhartt coat for Christmas, and I thought it was pretty nice. I considered buying one, but saw the prices and they were a little higher that what I wanted to pay. I wanted to get something tough that I can wear while cutting wood, and working outside around the house. I have been wearing my Columbia Sportswear jacket, but it is getting dirty, and I got some silicone on the arm when I was reventing my Jenn-Air grill.
I was at Home Depot today buying some stuff, and I saw some jackets that looked like Carhartts. I took a closer look, and they weren’t Carhartt jackets, but were West Chester Master Gear. They were made out of 100% cotton duck cloth like Carhartt’s, and had a hood. And they were only $30! Way cool. I bought one figuring it is much cheaper than messing up my nice Columbia Sportswear jacket.