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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    That's not to bad, I know carharts are not that cheap either, my Levi's are near 40 and they don't last very long, I must have 6 pair in my closet that are pretty rough.
    i have yet to spend more than $35 a pair on my carharrts. catch them on sale on bass pro shops online or cabela's there's also a few places locally i find them on sale in the $30 range. and like i said, i have several pair that are over 8yrs old and still going strong. they started as the original carharrt brown color and now they look like khakis lol

    carharrt has a thinner pair that i wear in the summer time, i like you, have not been fortunate in finding a shorts friendly place to work. sucks! especially down here in attics
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Carhartt jeans here, too.

    Been considering transitioning to a heavier duty cargo pant, though.

    Reason #1. Jeans aren't tax deductible.

    Reason #2. Cargo pocketses.
    You generally cannot deduct any clothing that is suitable for everyday wear:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwo...-for-clothing/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    You generally cannot deduct any clothing that is suitable for everyday wear:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwo...-for-clothing/

    Hmm. Interesting.

    Guess I'll stick with jeans.

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    Carhartt or Riggers (by Wrangler), double front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    You generally cannot deduct any clothing that is suitable for everyday wear:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwo...-for-clothing/
    define suitable for everyday wear?

    you rocking the oil spotted tear in the ass pants to church on sunday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    You generally cannot deduct any clothing that is suitable for everyday wear:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwo...-for-clothing/
    My employer requires me to come in dressed! Not sure about the rest of you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    My employer requires me to come in dressed! Not sure about the rest of you?
    not only my employer, but my customers too.... well, most of them anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    define suitable for everyday wear?

    you rocking the oil spotted tear in the ass pants to church on sunday?
    It is defined in IRS publication 529, about 1/3 of the way down. Of course, miscellaneous itemized deductions like this are also subject to a floor of 2% of your AGI. If they don't all add up to at least this amount, you can't deduct any of them.
    http://www.irs.gov/publications/p529/ar02.html

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    Duluth work pants.
    Was bragging to my grand daughter how much they cost and she replied a cheap pair of jeans is anything below 90.00.
    Whaaaaa? Was I thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    Pants? It's almost shorts season!

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    Yep, about time for shorts!!!

    Pants, I wear the ones covered in pvc glue, silicone, pipe dope, dirt, and blood. How most all of mine look.

    Been wearing these ****ty dickies with cargo pockets. Not impressed, they tear too easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    Yep, about time for shorts!!!

    Pants, I wear the ones covered in pvc glue, silicone, pipe dope, dirt, and blood. How most all of mine look.

    Been wearing these ****ty dickies with cargo pockets. Not impressed, they tear too easy.
    They sound suitable for every day use?

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    If it is for work and I wouldn't use it elsewhere it is going on my 2106 form along with tools, trade magazines, etc. The IRS isn't auditing AC techs that write off their $40 Carharts or Levi's; they're auditing execs that write off their $5k Armani suit as an employee paid business expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete838 View Post
    If it is for work and I wouldn't use it elsewhere it is going on my 2106 form along with tools, trade magazines, etc. The IRS isn't auditing AC techs that write off their $40 Carharts or Levi's; they're auditing execs that write off their $5k Armani suit as an employee paid business expense.
    I know guys that do this BUT, and this is a BIII-IIIG BUT, I'm not exactly willing to chance an audit over a pair of $40 pants, either...

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