A Few of Our Favorite Work Must-Haves

Matterhorn BootsWhile a businessman might get up and throw on a tie, suit and jacket each day, your work clothing consists of a good pair of jeans and some sturdy work boots. Whether you’re looking for military gear, law enforcement gear, or just a good pair of boots, you’ll want only high quality options that are going to stay intact through the muck and the mud of everyday use.

You aren’t concerned about anything fancy or flashy, so don’t get caught up in all the hype around trends and styles when it comes to your work apparel. A good pair of pants, shirt, jacket and boots are all you need to get through your workday, so make sure you’re buying for quality, not style. Thankfully, you get both when you shop at PatriotSurplus.com.

You don’t need an abundance of items to complete your work outfit, but a few must- haves that we think every patriot should have in his closet include:

  • Sturdy Boots: Keeping your feet warm isn’t just about comfort – it’s also about safety. Features like insulation, waterproofing, and steel toes can protect you from injury while also ensuring that you’ve got footwear that’s tough enough to keep up with your schedule. Skip the wimpy ass boots that fall apart after 3 wears. Instead, go with something that’s TRULY made for work. We’re talking boots that have antimicrobial and pathogen shielding treatments and boots that back their comfortable makes with the best research and development. Serious boots. Boots that are more than just enough. We have a ton of work boots in our selection that are perfect for going to work, ranging from Matterhorn boots for mining to Magnum tactical boots for law enforcement. No matter what your job, it pays to have the right pair of boots.
  • Heavyweight pants: Your uniform should be more than just a ratty pair of jeans or cheap polyester pants. Get pants that can keep up with your day, whether you’re tackling a renovation on the job site or coordinating a tactical exercise. From BDUs to law enforcement uniform pants, you want to choose bottoms that offer solid construction (if it frays, toss it), durability, and design that suits your profession. Choose for comfort and function and consider everything from the buttons to the pockets. Your pants are part of your work uniform. Make it count.
  • Moisture wicking shirts: In the heat, you need to stay cool. Moisture wicking polos, tees, or shirts can help you avoid heat related illness by wicking away moisture from the body to keep you cool, dry, and feeling fresh. Freedom of motion is key here too. You need to have something that will wick away moisture AND offer movement. After all, you can’t afford to just stand still.
  • Waterproof pullover/jacket: Come rain, sleet, snow, or wind, you’ve got to get the job done. A good waterproof jacket is a must for anyone who works outside and in our selection, we have plenty of waterproof jackets and pullovers that can help you take on the elements without breaking a sweat – even when you’re putting in a hard day’s work.

At PatriotSurplus.com, we know that an office 9-5 job isn’t for everyone, so find some clothes that are going to keep you going throughout your day as you get down and dirty on the job like a real patriot should. We’ll help you suit up for any job, any weather, and any need. Just browse our selection and you’ll see what we mean. We’ll help you get to work – and get the job done right.

Celebrate the National Day of Honor


Graphic Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

Today is the day when we celebrate the service of those brave men and women who have given their time, courage, and bravery in service of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

You salute you, not just today, but every day.

Thank you for your service and all you do – and continue to do – for our nation.

Patriots, please take time today to remember and thank a soldier who served in these operations. Too often, we take these people for granted and now is the time to recognize the amazing service they’ve given to our country and to all of us.

Military Movie Night: Top Films Featuring Soldiers

PlatoonIn one of our previous posts, we took you through some of the greatest movies about Marines. Now, we’re going to branch out (literally) and cover some of our favorite films that showcase the United States Army. If you’re looking for something to watch on military movie night, all of these movies would be great to choose from:

Saving Private Ryan: Pretty much everyone knows that Tom Hanks is an excellent actor and this film further cemented his ability to to move audiences. Saving Private Ryan is set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II and follows the search for a paratrooper as the last surviving brother of his family.

Platoon: The film that launched Charlie Sheen’s career and won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986, Platoon is part of director Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War trilogy (including Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven & Earth) and is based on his own experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam. Starring Sheen, Willem Defoe, and Tom Berenger.

Apocalypse Now: This epic war film is set during the Vietnam War and follows US Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) on his mission to kill a renegade Special Forces Colonel played by Marlon Brandon in arguably one of the most critically acclaimed movies about the Vietnam War. This film was added to the National Film Registry in 2000 for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance.

Good Morning, Vietnam: Starring Robin Williams, this war-comedy film is based on the experiences of Armed Forces Radio Service radio DJ Adrian Cronauer as he delights the troops with his broadcasts and infuriates his superiors in the midst of the Vietnam War in Saigon in 1965.

We Were Soldiers: Based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L. Galloway, this film stars Mel Gibson and portrays the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965.

Glory: Featuring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington, this classic tells the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up of entirely African American men, as told from the perspective of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the Civil War.

Patton: Known best for its opening monologue, Patton serves as a biographical take on U.S. General George S. Patton’s service and leadership during World War II. In fact, this film is so good, it’s been preserved by the Library Congress as part of the United States National Film Registry.

Have a movie you’d love to see on this list? Share it with us in the comments!


Now Offering DHL Worldwide Express Shipping

DHL Express Worldwide Shipping

DHL Express Worldwide Shipping

At Patriot Surplus, we’ve always been committed to offering the best possible customer service and pricing, not just for our customers at home, but also for those ordering internationally. We can’t even begin to tell you how many American soldiers around the world turn to us to get some of the best in gear. Now, we’re making sure that all of our international customers get taken care of with DHL Express Worldwide Shipping.

For international customers, this is a HUGE deal. DHL Express Worldwide Shipping rates are EXTREMELY competitive and can mean significant savings on your shipping costs (like up to 75% off what you’d normally see). But besides that, the shipping time is what’s really exciting. DHL Express Worldwide Shipping means that your order can get to you with as little transit time as two days for door to door delivery in most countries. Did we mention that you also get door to door tracking? Yep. That’s included, too.

The best rates, tracking, and amazingly fast transit time? Yes, patriots. THIS is the way we do business.

To learn more about our international orders and DHL Express Worldwide Shipping options now available on PatriotSurplus.com, check out our DHL Express page or feel free to give us a call with any questions.