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  1. 12/11/12 - Heavy duty footwear – 45% lighter!!

    The new ‘Tungsten’ from Scruffs is a fully waterproof safety boot that’s 45% lighter than regular safety footwear*.

    The lightness is maintained through using a tough aluminium toe cap and composite pierce resistant midsole combination. The result is an extremely lightweight and super flexible wear. In addition an integral waterproof sock with advanced water repellent technology makes Tungsten completely resistant against wet outdoor conditions.

    Tungsten also features an anti-static sole, reinforced kick-off heel, anti-scuff TPU toe bumper and double stitched stress points. These combine with a cushioned sport sole, padded tongue and collar to deliver constant comfort and protection for hard working feet.

    *Weight comparison made against Scruffs Twister 4 safety boots.

  2. 25/10/12 - Fleece Work Pant – jog on

    As part of the ‘Vintage’ influenced workwear range, Scruffs has launched the new Fleece Work Pant.

    Packed with workwear features the jogging styled bottoms are made from a thick fleece material for durability and performance. Combined with elasticated ankle cuffs and drawcord waist they provide you with a comfort-fit pair of work trousers.

    Fitted with hardwearing bottom loading knee pad pouches and equipped with a carpenter pocket plus reinforced zip fastened pockets they’re designed for working in tight spaces.

  3. 21/09/12 - Be Thru to yourself

    Scruffs new Zip Thru Fleece is a hardwearing work top made from thick, hardwearing polyester and cotton materials.

    The full length zip top has a warm internal fleece lining and it contains a zipper concealed, double lined hood. While an integral storm flap and underarm eyelets combine with the drawcord hood, ribbed waist and cuffs to provide a comfortable tailored fit.

    Scruffs Zip Thru Fleece is an eye-catching work top that has a highly styled shape and the ability to deliver huge warmth – making it ideal for both work and casual use.

  4. 06/09/12 - The HAZE-maker

    As part of the ‘Worker’ footwear range, Scruffs has launched the new Haze – a clean cut hi-top safety trainer.

    Fitted with a compact steel toe and housing a flexible midsole Haze delivers total anti-slip, impact and pierce protection without the bulk. While an anti-abrasion shell toe fixed to hardwearing double stitched leather uppers reduces wear and tear.

    Haze is also fitted with a padded tongue and comfort-fit collar to reduce foot fatigue – providing the wearer with comfortable safety footwear. Haze delivers style and protection at a fair price.

  5. 11/08/12 - Glacier protection

    Scruffs has launched Glacier a fresh looking quick kick-off safety boot. Glacier has an access zip on the inside of the foot allowing you to quickly slip the boots off hassle free, great when you’re nipping indoors from site. Featuring a taped seam the zip also has an internal storm flap to keep your feet warm.

    Breathable leather nubuck and a high wicking lining ventilate the boots ensuring feet stay cool. While a padded tongue, comfort-fit collar and shock absorbing sole support the natural shape of the foot. The comfort package is topped off with a cushioned sport sole that’s fused to a traction grip outsole – providing a firm slip resistant footing on rough terrain.

    Fitted with double stitched reinforced ankle panels Glacier houses a compact steel toe while a lightweight composite midsole offers a pierce resistant defence layer.

  6. 31/05/12 - Big impact expected from ASTEROID!!

    Scruffs roll-out of classic design safety footwear is continuing with the launch of the ASTEROID, an eye-catching hi-top safety trainer, which provides total anti-slip, impact and pierce protection.

    The ASTEROID is fitted with striking contrast panels that are double stitched to hardwearing leather uppers. It houses a compact steel toe while a lightweight composite midsole delivers total anti-pierce protection. Collectively, they offer tradesmen casual styling without comprising functionality.

    The hi-top sports safety trainer is fitted with a padded tongue, comfort-fit collar and ergonomically designed ‘Shock Stop’ inner sole. These support the natural shape of the foot and act as a highly effective shock absorber to provide the wearer with all-day comfort by reducing foot fatigue.

  7. 18/05/12 - Scruffs Max Performance Work Gloves

    Scruffs new range of Max Performance Work Gloves are tested to EN388 – they’re made from a combination of hardwearing abrasion and tear-resistant materials to offer tradesmen superior grip and protection.

    The work gloves are designed with pre-curved fingers to help reduce hand fatigue and improve dexterity. Reinforced with double stitched finger and palm panels they protect the hand and deliver added grip and durability, while a padded brow knuckle protector reduces the risk of injury.

    Fitted with an adjustable PU/Velcro cuff – this flexible wrist closure provides a close-fitting wear. While the breathable back ventilates the hand to eliminate the discomfort caused from sweating.

    Max Performance Work Gloves are available in 3 versions:

    • Full Fingered Work Glove – a multipurpose glove for general handling
    • Precision Work Glove – three cut fingers deliver added precision on exacting tasks
    • Fingerless Work Glove – allows for the ultimate in control on demanding tasks
  8. 25/04/12 - Safety trainers – really?? No COMET!!

    Scruffs has launched Comet, an ultra lightweight ‘sports style’ safety trainer that’s packed with advanced comfort and safety features. Comet successfully combines the latest high-tech materials with an iconic design to deliver tradesmen the total slip, impact and pierce-resistant protection they need at work.

    Fitted with an anti-abrasion shell toe, it’s fused to hardwearing double stitched leather uppers to reduce wear and tear. The Comet also houses inner gel soles that mould to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot to create a highly effective shock absorption system. Together with a padded tongue and collar they help to reduce foot fatigue.

    Comet is a stunning looking trainer that has impressive safety credentials including a steel toe that’s impact protected against to 200 Joules, plus a lightweight composite midsole offers complete anti-penetration protection on site. While the highly versatile trainer’s SRA rated slip resistant sole also provides excellent traction on a variety of terrains.

  9. 01/04/12 - Scruffs Drezna Jeans- Impress under stress

    Drezna Jeans are the new heavy industrial strength denim work jeans from Scruffs. In the early 1800’s denim was first put to the test deep underground by fearless gold miners. Now it’s the fabric of our lives. Drezna Jeans come straight from this grafting pedigree.

    Made from thick 320g cotton, this tear-resistant material has exceptional anti-abrasion properties to provide tradesmen with the leg wear they need in tough working conditions. Balanced with a straight leg design, button fly and 3D creasing they combine to offer a unique pair of jeans that deliver maximum comfort and style.

    Drezna Jeans are triple-stitched on key stress points with eye-catching contrast seams and have bottom loading knee pad pouches and hems that are reinforced with hardwearing Cordura® fabrics. These high performance and highly styled work jeans offer you maximum durability and protection to help kick back whatever life has to throw at you.

    At work or out with your mates Drezna Jeans deliver the comfort and protection you need to impress under stress.

  10. 15/08/11 - Hardwearing Work Trousers with Cordura

    Scruffs new range of Trade Work Trousers offer tradesmen superior styling and protection. Made from a combination of hardwearing polyamide and cotton materials these work trousers are reinforced with Cordura® fabrics. This super tough material provides outstanding protection in key 'wear and tear' areas including the bottom-loading knee pad pouches, leg hems, belt loops and pocket linings.

    Strengthened with triple stitched seams the trousers provide outstanding durability and performance. Water and wind-resistant properties offer year round protection, enabling tradesmen to work comfortably in the most challenging site conditions.

    Purpose built for tradesmen the generous active cut provided by Trade Work Trousers ensures unrestricted movement for extra comfort. They also come with fixed multi-function pockets plus rear leg hi-vis strips that provide practical functional and safety features for site use. The Trade Work Trousers are available in graphite grey and brown in both 31” & 33” leg length options.

  11. 11/04/11 - Scruffs Pro Tech Waterproof Work Jacket

    The Scruffs Pro Tech Waterproof Work Jacket is an ultra lightweight performance fit work jacket that’s been engineered to withstand demanding work environments all year round.

    Made from waterproof and breathable materials this workwear jacket delivers a durable functional shell that gives full protection against the elements, providing tradesmen with a vital defence layer.

    Key features in the work jacket’s design include waterproof taped seams, offset front zip, concealed hem cord and hood adjusters. Together these provide the wearer with a watertight tailored fit. This combined with multiple pockets, Velcro adjustable cuffs, and easy-to-grip PU zip tabs make the Pro Tech a highly advanced workwear jacket.

    Development effort was put into creating a superior quality waterproof work jacket that’s suitable for a variety of work environments without compromising image.

  12. 05/12/10 - CMA’s double up

    The Scruffs ‘Man Tips’ campaign was up for two honours at the 2010 Construction Marketing Awards. Organised by the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) the event was held at the prestigious Waldorf Hotel in London on 2nd December.

    Against some stiff competition including Polypipe, Marley and Lafarge Scruffs took both the ‘Best Use of Advertising’ and ‘Best Campaign’ awards, and received some very complimentary comments from the panel of industry and creative agency judges:

    “A truly inspired tongue-in-cheek campaign creating a brand character strong enough to drive behaviour.”

    “A fun campaign with excellent results which speak for themselves.”

    “Great creative, thoughtful media planning and excellent supporting strategy.”

    “The strong character and humour of the radio ads definitely hit the spot.”

    This is fantastic recognition from industry peers for a great campaign that everybody across BPT got behind and made happen. Along with the three Roses Advertising Awards won earlier in the year the Scruffs ‘Man Tips’ campaign has now taken five awards in total – a truly impressive achievement for the UK’s fastest growing workwear brand.

  13. 19/05/10 - Triple Gold

    Scruffs has taken 3 first place Golds at the prestigious 2010 Roses Advertising Awards. The prizes were awarded for the MAN TIPS radio ads that ran on talkSPORT in February & March, and included:

    • Best Radio Ad
    • Best Radio Campaign
    • Best Copywriting

    The awards ceremony took place at the Ramada Hotel in Manchester on 6th May 2010 and were attended by renowned creatives and clients from across the advertising industry. The high-calibre judging panel included Trevor Beattie, who created the notorious Wonderbra ad campaign, and Tony Hardcastle, the man behind the 118-118 ads.

    Competing with the best Scruffs came up against stiff competition in each category that included household names such as WKD Vodka, Warburtons, and Vimto. Judges commented on the “exceptionally high standard of work” submitted for the awards. As a winner Scruffs joins an elite circle of advertising excellence.

    The Roses Awards are the highlight of the very successful MAN TIPS campaign that created a 101% sales uplift during the promotional period. Commenting on the triple scoop, Chris Mellor-Dolman, Head of Marketing for the Scruffs brand said, “This is fantastic recognition for a cheeky campaign that really engaged colleagues, dealers and consumers by making them laugh, and returned exceptional sales results. Thanks to everybody in the Group who contributed to make this campaign such a success.”

    The winner’s roll of honour and event images are available to view at: http://www.thedrum.co.uk/events/69-roses-advertising-awards-2010

  14. 02/03/10 - Unsuccessfully Flirting

    Psychologists observing the flirting behaviour of single men can reveal that men waste an average of 82 minutes on unsuccessful flirting on a night out. On average, each man made three approaches during the four hour Friday night study.

    The observational study commissioned by Scruffs Workwear and carried out by business psychology consultants Psycuity, considered the actions of over 200 men in pubs in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Bristol. They measured the number of women the men approached, the time spent speaking to each woman and the end result.

    The highest number of approaches made in one evening by an individual was eleven, who spent an average of just three minutes 48 seconds on each encounter. Others focused their attentions on one woman for in excess of two hours before getting the brush off.

    However, the strike rate for amorous Brits was pretty impressive. By the end of the four hour experiment, almost 1 in 3 men had achieved some success. Measured in an exit poll of each of the venues as an exchange of phone number or goodnight kiss.

    Regional findings include:

    • Lovelorn Bristolians invest the most time flirting with the fewest numbers of potential partners – and despite all of their hard work, they have one of the lowest success rates in the UK at just 19%.
    • Mancunians spend the least amount of time flirting with members of the opposite sex – but when they do flirt, their success rate is relatively high, with 29% of women handing out a phone number or a kiss.
    • The most time spent flirting with one woman was a man in Bristol who invested a massive 170 minutes in the object of his affection.
    • The least time spent on one interaction was just 35 seconds by a man in London, his approach was swiftly given the brush off but undeterred he moved on.
    • Londoners made the most approaches to women in one night, with one chap trying his luck with 11 women in total
    • Gift of the gab Glaswegians are the most likely to succeed in their efforts, with a success rate of almost 1 in 2, while those of Birmingham are more likely to get the brush off, with just 17% of approaches getting a winning result.

    As part of their MAN TIPS campaign to help modern man deal with the challenges of every day life, Scruffs Workwear has created a new ‘flirting beer mat’ that’s destined to hit the pubs of the UK’s cities this week. The beer mat provides men with a simple tick box system allowing women to quickly express their interest.

    The recipient then has the opportunity to respond with their name and either ‘I’m VERY keen, We’ll see, or Do one!!!’.

    60,000 of the mats will be delivered to 60 bars across the UK over the next month. 10,000 mats will also be sent out to Scruffs own customers.

    Scruffs are also warning the nation’s men of the dangers of backsplash with washroom mirror stickers featuring ‘MAN TIP No 9: For a man wearing cream chinos backsplash is a serious hazard… so go steady my son… Less splashes – more lasses!!’.

    Been-there-and-done-it Scruffs ambassador Uncle ‘Arry comments: “A refreshing pint at the end of a long day on site is an important reward for our hard-working tradesmen and they haven’t got time to be exchanging longing looks and thinking up witty banter. These new beer mats do the job in half the time, meaning the lads can get on to the important task of discussing the footie.”

  15. 18/02/10 - 1in10 Brits have called on a tradesman to lay more than just their drive

    1in10 Brits admit to having propositioned a workman who has come to complete a job in their home.

    The poll of 2,000 people was carried out by workwear brand Scruffs through OnePoll to highlight the plight of the nation’s tradesmen who, as the results show, are at constant risk of falling prey to customers who are interested in skills outside their job description.

    The randiest region was the West Midlands with 13% confessing to having tried it on with a builder, plumber or kitchen fitter, whilst the tradesmen of East Anglia remain relatively unscathed with just 4% of respondents engaging in illicit activities with their builders.

    The problem is so great that when Scruffs polled 6,000 customers who are all working tradesmen, 15% admitted having to pretend to be married, some even wearing a fake wedding ring, just to be able to get on with the job in hand.

    Scruffs, who make innovative safety footwear and workwear to ‘look good when you’re getting dirty’, have also launched an online MAN TIPS service to offer words of wisdom from ‘Uncle ‘Arry’, who’s been there and done it all, to help the nation’s workmen stay safe on the job.

    Uncle ‘Arry comments “Lads up and down the country are ‘avin to spend a lot of their time knocking back Big Mrs O’Reilly and sometimes there’s just no polite way to let ‘er down. I think we should be grateful to all our boys who spend their days servicing the nation – often at great risk to their health!”

    1. West Midlands 13.26%
    2. London 13.07%
    3. South East 10.76%
    4. Wales 10.23%
    5. Northern Ireland 9.68%
    6. North East 8.18%
    7. Scotland 8.14%
    8. North West 7.45%
    9. South West 6.63%
    10. Yorkshire and the Humber 5.53%
    11. East Midlands 4.23%
    12. East Anglia 3.88%
  16. 08/08/09 - Magnets not included!!

    Scruffs have launched a new range of non-metallic safety footwear. NM Tech technology deliver reduced weight and superior flexibility over steel footwear to ensure extra comfort for hard worked feet. Complete with advanced materials including a composite toe cap and midsole, the footwear is ideal for high security environments where metal detection is used such as airports.

    Breathable leather nubuck and a high wicking lining ventilate the footwear to ensure that feet stay cool on the go. The comfort package is completed with an EVA filler that’s fused to an antistatic outsole, ensuring a firm, slip resistant grip on all terrains in various work environments.

    Available in classic black, tradesmen have a choice of the Tempest 2 skater styled trainer for a casual look and the Storm 2 hiker boot with cushioned ankle for extra support.

  17. 04/07/09 - Roll of Thunder

    The new Thunder roll-top safety boot is refined with supple full grain leather and contrast stitching throughout. This eye-catching worker boot has a profiled soft tread EVA sole filler – a highly efficient shock absorber that’s designed to reduce foot fatigue. The cushioned Shock Stop² inner sole and supple leather collar deliver equal levels of comfort and support for your feet throughout the working day.

    Thunder can be worn with the ankle collar up providing additional support and protection. Alternatively, the roll-top collar can be worn down revealing soft tan leather for a casual look outside work. Tough yet flexible, the rubber welted outsole provides a firm grip no matter how tough the terrain. Available in earth brown the Scruffs Thunder boot provides tradesmen with superior styling.

  18. 10/06/09 - Do You Screw, Bang ‘n’ Drill For A Livin’?

    If you’re a tradesman that Screws, Bangs ‘n’ Drills for a Livin’ you’ll be happy to hear that Scruffs is giving away free with orders your chance to state this fact with a special edition Scruffs t-shirt.

    100% attitude and 100% cotton – the t-shirt is free when you spend over £30 ex. vat on any items on Scruffs.com. But make sure you get yours soon as stocks are limited!!

  19. 03/05/09 - The pro’s trouser

    Scruffs have launched a new range of Pro Trousers that offers tradesmen superior styling and protection.

    Made from dual poly-cotton materials to create a hardwearing fabric, the Pro Trouser stands up to the most challenging site conditions. Wind and water resistant, the trouser excels in harsh weather conditions – equipping tradesmen with a year-round defence layer.

    Interwoven with hardwearing Cordura fabrics, this high performance material offers maximum durability and protection. Purpose built for tradesmen, the Pro Trouser’s generous active cut ensures unrestricted movement on the job.

    Further features include triple-stitched seams, built in pockets, loops and knee pad pouches. Available in a range of popular colours black, navy blue, grey and brown.