…you might be a redneck.

If you keep camo patches to repair your summer everyday pants…

I keep saying I’m going to retire my summer surplus BDUs, some of which are more patch than pants. But a friend of the blog gave me some much less worn BDU pants late last summer, which allowed me to retire the most embarrassing pair and not spend big bux at Amazon. Most of the 3-color desert camo pants are actually not in bad shape, just faded nearly white. I really prefer woodland, which makes for okay camo even faded.

Thing is, military BDUs were literally made for comfort in the desert, and they’ve been doing it so well for me so long I can barely stand to wear anything else in summer.

Sort of bummed a travel iron of Landlady’s that she’d stashed in her barn. Important to use it only during sunny days. I’ll stitch the edges this evening while watching a movie or something, then toss the pants into the laundry so a washing will soften up the patches. It works, as long as you’re not planning to wear them to the Oscars. And I don’t think I’ll be nominated this year.

I keep saying I’ll retire this pair, but…

…trouble is, they’re my favorite pants. 🙂

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4 Responses to …you might be a redneck.

  1. Ben says:

    Do those iron-on patches actually work for you? My experience is that they start to peel off after a few washings, the only fix being to sew them on. It probably helps that your laundry lacks a drier.

  2. Joel says:

    I just use iron-ons because they’ll stay in place while I sew them. Yeah, they’ll come off eventually if you don’t – right away if you put the pants in a dryer.

  3. Judy says:

    Joel is this what you are looking for?
    What size? And where do you want them sent?

  4. Joel says:


    Yup, that’s the gold standard right there. Medium/regular. Didn’t know anybody even had any in stock.

    I’ll send you an email.

To the stake with the heretic!