Your Tradie Checklist

Now, tradies are no fashionistas. Yet, when it comes to workwear there are certain items all tradies should have in their closet, whether you're a construction worker, a carpenter, or even just an architect who’s on site a lot. It pays to choose items made from highly durable, quality materials so that they remain in good condition for longer periods. With that being said, here’s our checklist of five essential tradesman work items we think you’ll enjoy in your closet.

X-Taped Hi-Vis Vest

bisley high vis vest


Is this not the uniform of tradies everywhere? This vest from Bisley features contrasting colour bound edges so people can detect your movement from afar (and not consider you a walking witches hat). The back tail drops down to cover the lower back, and the lightweight material and design allows freedom of movement. Perfect for the modern day tradie.

Cool Lightweight Khaki Utility Short bisley shorts

Good quality Chino Shorts are second only to the high-vis vest in terms of everyday essentials gear. These shorts from Bisley feature a YKK zippered front fly opening (YKK being a renowned, world-wide zipper manufacturer), an easy-fit waist for the days when you’ve had one too many beers, and, get this, in-built sun protection with a rating of UPF 50+, for the ultimate protection outdoors.

Short Sleeve Cotton Polo Shirt


white polo shirt

What’s a high-vis and shorts without a smart, matching top underneath? Another quality Bisley item made from 100% Cotton Pique Knit, the Short Sleeve Polo shirt is breathable, well-made and the perfect ‘go-to’ work top for everyday use.  

Organic Cotton Drill Shirt

cotton drill shirt


The organic cotton drill shirt is perfect for when you want to be a tiny bit fancy with your workwear. We love it because it’s versatile - it’s so well made you could potentially wear it for a night out on the town if you wanted to!

Lightweight Utility Khaki Pant

khaki pants

This is an innovative, multi-pocket khaki pant that brings new meaning to the word ‘utility’. Made with a double layered knee for extra strength, the pant also features eyelet ventilation between the legs for increased airflow, and so many pockets you could carry your entire family’s belongings in there if you wanted to.

So there you have it, a vest, shorts, top, shirt and pants - all you need to get the job done? Right? Ah we know there’s more to it than that! In any case these high-quality, durable and (we think) stylish Bisley tradie items will see you right. Check out our full range of workwear available at our catalogue to find workwear essentials you’ll love.