Well, whatever it is, Mists of Pandaria has finally given us a place to live out our agrarian dreams, and thus a good reason to make a farmer outfit.
We won't be doing any transmog today. While most items you'd want to wear can be transmogrified, farmer's outfits don't tend to benefit from shoulder pauldrons or bracers. Instead we're just creating novelty costumes to enjoy while we tend to our farm and grind rep with the Tillers.
Overalls and beyond
If you want to go for the iconic farmer look, the cloth chest worn by the panda above is Blue Overalls. It's made by tailors and not hard to find, though the pattern must first be purchased from a few choice vendors. You can also find a recolor of these overalls, Mechbuilder's Overalls in Gnomeregan if you're lucky. Any class that wears leather could also try wearing Mixologist's Tunic and with Ranger Pants (or something similar) for the same look.
But you don't have to stop at overalls. There are plenty of cloth and leather items that could be used for farmer's clothes. Anything brown, anything with patches. Short sleeve items look good, too. For your feet, try to find black or brown boots that looks worn or dirty. Consider some of the following items for inspiration.
- Green Woolen Vest, Red Linen Vest, or Foreman Vest
- Disciple's Vest or Journeyman's Vest
- Black Silk Vest or Crimson Silk Vest (work better on male characters)
- Brightcloth Pants
- The Postmaster's Trousers, Brown Linen Pants, or Gossamer Pants
- Foreman Pants
- Laughing Skull Pants
- Cindercloth Boots
- Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat
- Burnt Leather Vest or Fine Leather Tunic
- Ranger Jerkin or Embossed Leather Vest
- Bard's Tunic, Bandit Jerkin, or Clefthoof Hidemantle
- Nice Shorts
- Fine Leather Pants or Boarhide Leggings
- Ranger Pants or Embossed Leather Pants
- Embossed Leather Boots
There are a plethora of shirts available that will really sell your farmer look. Some can even be worn alone without an accompanying chest piece.
- Blue Lumberjack Shirt, Green Lumberjack Shirt, Red Lumberjack Shirt, or Yellow Lumberjack Shirt
- Blue Workman's Shirt, Green Workman's Shirt, Red Workman's Shirt, or Rustic Workman's Shirt
- Apprentice's Shirt
- Deckhand's Shirt
Pitchfork vs. shovel
There are two problems with wielding a pitchfork. The first is that since The Shattering there is only one pitchfork left in the game, Rusted Pitchfork, and to get it you'll have to farm mobs with a freshly made death knight in the class's starting zone. The second problem is that the item is classified as a polearm, so only a few classes can wield it.
So, allow me to present you with a solution: shovel. Though not as iconic as the classic pitchfork, there are more shovel options in the world from which to choose. First, if you can't wield 2-handed maces, you can equip Shovel of Mercy which is classified as a one-handed mace ... It is unfortunately only available through a Horde quest. There is also the Herbalist's Spade, which will display on your back regardless of what class you are, as long as you're an herbalist and have the item in your bags.
Below are the rest of the shovels still left in the game. They all have low drop rates, but are likely to show up on the auction house.
firstname.lastname@example.org. If I get enough nice ones, I'll feature some of them later this month.
Patch 4.3 lets you transmogrify your gear to look like any other gear your class can wear -- but you have to collect it first. Check out our coverage of transmogrification and start running those old dungeons!