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Old 09-04-2013, 10:18 AM
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Your preference, and reasoning...

A year ago one of my guys convinced me to give long sleeves a try. Been wearing them ever since. The new guy this year won't wear them. So what's your preference, and if its short sleeve, have you ever give. Long sleeves a week long trial?

Also, where do you stand on the Polyester (athletic type shirts) vs Cotton debate?

Personally I only wear long sleeved 100% cotton shirts.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:24 AM
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I have always heard wearing long sleeves will make you cooler because after you sweat and your shirt is wet you are cooler. I have never tried it. I have always been wearing cotton short sleeve shirts. I guess I may try it in the future. I just think I would be thirsty more than normal and feel less energized.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:39 AM
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I've been considering going to a long sleeve. Been using these. http://www.keyworkwear.com/index.cgi...b53d59e2850e5b

One of my guys dubbed them "breezy shirts". They way outperform cotton in terms of wicking and cooling. I'm mad about how much of my life I've worked in cotton vs these. They do snag easier than cotton. But are also inexpensive.

When cotton gets damp, it just clings to you and does not allow air movement. These continue to breathe WAY WAY better. Almost identical in performance to many of the discount store performance wicking athletic shirts, but seem to be more durable on the job.

Note: despite having a full set o cotton work shirts, every one of my guys wore the one of these I bought as a "test" every day for a week. Some even washed them by hand so they could wear them the next day. About $8.50 each in quantity.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:59 AM
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I've been considering going to a long sleeve. Been using these. http://www.keyworkwear.com/index.cgi...b53d59e2850e5b

One of my guys dubbed them "breezy shirts". They way outperform cotton in terms of wicking and cooling. I'm mad about how much of my life I've worked in cotton vs these. They do snag easier than cotton. But are also inexpensive.

When cotton gets damp, it just clings to you and does not allow air movement. These continue to breathe WAY WAY better. Almost identical in performance to many of the discount store performance wicking athletic shirts, but seem to be more durable on the job.

Note: despite having a full set o cotton work shirts, every one of my guys wore the one of these I bought as a "test" every day for a week. Some even washed them by hand so they could wear them the next day. About $8.50 each in quantity.
Omg man I bought a ton of these at tractor supply in the spring time on clearence at like $5 a pop amd was looking to find a place that I could buy some at woot woot thanks so much. I love these shirts because they are nice and cool and dry fairly quick. The pocket is a plus although I figured it would be a hassle. One down fall is if your trimming and you have some mud that you accidentally hit wrong. Well, it stains the hell outta this shirt and I couldn't ever get mine out.

I have also heard the same thing about long sleeve shirts. They will keep you cooler when it's super hot and also help you not catch poison ivy snd such. I am thinking sbout ordering some long sleeves but with it being 100+ outside and on top of that the crazy humidity factor in louisiana I'm having something in my head telling me that it might not be a good combination.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:05 AM
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I've been considering going to a long sleeve. Been using these. http://www.keyworkwear.com/index.cgi...b53d59e2850e5b

One of my guys dubbed them "breezy shirts". They way outperform cotton in terms of wicking and cooling. I'm mad about how much of my life I've worked in cotton vs these. They do snag easier than cotton. But are also inexpensive.

When cotton gets damp, it just clings to you and does not allow air movement. These continue to breathe WAY WAY better. Almost identical in performance to many of the discount store performance wicking athletic shirts, but seem to be more durable on the job.

Note: despite having a full set o cotton work shirts, every one of my guys wore the one of these I bought as a "test" every day for a week. Some even washed them by hand so they could wear them the next day. About $8.50 each in quantity.
I have also thought about getting some of these shirts lettered. Is this even possible with such shirt? I was thinking maybe silk screen printing but idk .
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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Your preference, and reasoning...

I wear Nike and under armour sleeveless shirts. Short sleeves make me sweat a lot and without sleeve it more aired out. Never tried long sleeves.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
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Long sleeves will keep the sun off you and you will have more energy. Doesn't have much to do with the sweat.

I've yet to find an athletic shirt that doesn't feel like im wearing a trash bag
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:39 PM
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Long sleeves will keep the sun off you and you will have more energy. Doesn't have much to do with the sweat.

I've yet to find an athletic shirt that doesn't feel like im wearing a trash bag
Try any of the new breed of "wicking" performance gear. It's like night and day. I now realize that cotton is for cool weather.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:24 PM
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Try any of the new breed of "wicking" performance gear. It's like night and day. I now realize that cotton is for cool weather.
Seriously, who even wears cotton anymore for anything where you will be sweating. I am strictly Under Armour, but only b/c I get a nice discount. There are other cheaper companies that are producing the same technology as Under Armour.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:59 PM
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Seriously, who even wears cotton anymore for anything where you will be sweating. I am strictly Under Armour, but only b/c I get a nice discount. There are other cheaper companies that are producing the same technology as Under Armour.

I wear cotton underwear. ... is that a bad thing?
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