Then Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools blog tipped me off to the Swedish workwear known as Blaklader, now widely available in the States. After three years of hard labor my lone pair of Blaklader shorts are just getting started. They begin a bit stiff and bulky, but even as they soften with wear, the durability remains. Well-placed utility pockets and huge back pouches fit handfuls of screws, my iPhone, side cutters, bailing wire, vice grips and most hand tools. Working on my WVO car, which needs frequent care, I've saved plenty of time by simply having all of my wrenches and vice grips in my pockets.