Thursday, September 12

10E2239: Stagged Legs

In some forestry work, especially if wearing caulked (spiked) boots the cuffs are removed from the bottom of work pants to minimize the danger of tripping - on your own feet. The pant legs referred to as stagged. Pants may also be shorted a bit for ease of movement. Example above a 15 y/o pair of Filson pants on ebay. The cloth is so damn thick that the ends tend not to unravel.

Log Cabin Man Dick Proenneke observed this tradition - again for safety - probably not because he was a bachelor in the wilderness and couldn't sew...