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Old 08-08-2011, 09:51 PM
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Shirt Colors & Summer Heat

I see companies with dark blue tee shirts out working.

I see companies with brown company shirts out working!

I've seen dark green company shirts our working!

When I see this I always think "yep, the owner just HAD to use those colors, never thinking about the blazing sun beating down on them".

How bout you guys, did you account for the blazing summer's sun when selecting you company shirt colors?



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Old 08-08-2011, 09:58 PM
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Yes, definitely. I went red. Dark enough not to show every speck of dirt and light enough not to absorb the sun's heat. How 'bout you D?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:01 PM
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I see companies with dark blue tee shirts out working.

I see companies with brown company shirts out working!

I've seen dark green company shirts our working!

When I see this I always think "yep, the owner just HAD to use those colors, never thinking about the blazing sun beating down on them".

How bout you guys, did you account for the blazing summer's sun when selecting you company shirt colors?



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Yes we did! We have always had red shirts but this summer I bought some creme colored ones and they actually looked good to my suprise and they do seem to be cooler but still easy to get clean.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:16 PM
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Yes, definitely. I went red. Dark enough not to show every speck of dirt and light enough not to absorb the sun's heat. How 'bout you D?

Of course. Our shirts have always been one color. Called "natural", which is a very very very light tan.

Also, it's important the people that do the screen printing know how to screen print. You don't want a heavy screen sticking to your back when your work. There is actually a term for this in the shirt printing industry, but I forget what they call it.

I've had people over the years give me t-shirts, only to get thrown away because I couldnt stand the screening pressing against my skin in the sun/heat.


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My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:20 PM
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we have "california blue" does well in the sun and hiding dirt
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:31 PM
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We use oxford in the warmer months and navy or black when it get cooler out.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:28 PM
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Light yellow here.
Suppliers don't seem to get it. My pond supply guy gave me shirts that are dark green heavy fabric.
Have any of you been given the BLACK EP Henry hats? Yeah, I'm not gonna wear that in summer.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:14 AM
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I come from a background in athletics and the military and have thought about using under armour shirts. I have some that are not printed and wear them occasionally here on the extreme heat days, lately its been everyday. UA has a lot of choices even some collared ones. Only thing I find is after a while they seem to retain you smell.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:45 AM
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on really hot days... long sleeve white. average 80's short sleeve white

long sleeve's keeps the sun off, and helps you to stay cool.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:02 AM
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All my new shirts are safety green. Long sleeve for grass cutting days. Short sleeve for everything else. Stay cool and are holding up nice.
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