FOCUS: The latest workwear innovations from Snickers, Castle Clothing, Portwest & Solid Gear

Comfort, mobility and style are the current themes running through our workwear round-up, where practicality and aesthetics combine...


While fabric, functionality and fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, it's the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new FlexiWork Stretch Shorts for men and women that really set these new garments apart.

These lightweight work shorts come in a hi-tech body-mapping design and are made from a self-ventilating stretch fabric with Cordura reinforcements for all-round mobility, durability and comfort.

With men's and women's designs, the shorts are comfortable and functional, specially designed for the fast=paced professional who relies on their gear in demanding situations.

Castle Clothing

The newest addition to Castle Clothing's TuffStuff range is the 131 TuffStuff Wicking Polo Shirt. Helping to get users set for Spring, this item has all the benefits of modern-day sportswear materials, keeping the wearer moisture-free in warm conditions.

The shirt, which is currently available for despatch, is available in three colourways: black/grey, grey/black and navy/grey. The polo's easy-care material features excellent colour retention with its two-tone styling down both sides.

The shirt is manufactured from 170 gsm 100% polyester, providing it with moisture wicking, quick drying, lightweight and breathable properties.


Portwest has launched two new Generation Workwear collections, the WX3 and KX3, with the modern-day worker in mind. While bring technically advanced, the new collections encompass all the features of classic and robust workwear. The stretch fabrics used in the WX3 and KX3 garments are a distinct characteristic of the collections, ensuring sustained agility and movement while on the job.

The WX3 contemporary workwear collection balances comfort, versatility and aesthetics, designed to offer a solution to everyday activity and working environments.

The KX3 is best described as an active street workwear collection, featuring a line of trend-apparel which exudes abrasion resistance, moisture management and stretch characteristic for movement and comfort.

Solid gear

Combining a lightweight athletic look and substantial safety features, the new Ocean safety shoe is ideal for workers who are constantly on the move. The shoe's midsole is made of a poured PU, rather than a traditional injected PU, to give a more cushioned feel underfoot, while the thick rubber outsole provides a high level of anti-slip protection and durability.

With an eye-catching style, the shoe's BOA comfort fastening delivers a better overall fit making it easy to take the shoe on and off. Added to which, the shoe's fibre-glass toecap and ballistic midsole combine wit the other protection features and anti-static properties to deliver S3 protection.