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Grass Cutting Attire

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Grass Master, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. The Grass Master

    The Grass Master LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Hi All, new to this site. Wanted to know what type of shirts and pants you guys wear while cutting grass in the hot summer heat. Read something on here about actually being cooler in long-sleeve shirts because the sun dosn't hit you. Been cutting grass small time for about 10 years, and now that I want to go full time I want buy the right gear. Are there any long-sleeve shirts or pants that are breathable and will protect me from the sun. Are there any clothing lines designed specifically for us landscapers who spend all day in the sun. Tired of getting baked up in the summer sun.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I cant stand long sleeves in hot weather..I don't care WHAT kind of material it is. I wear a short sleeved uniform (polo type) shirt. Cargo type shorts.
  3. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    Welcome ! You don't need Land's End to get good uniforms.

    Gotta admit that when it's blazin', Salvation Army Thrift Store khaki slacks, white shirts, big hats work great.

    Add sunscreen to arms, shoulders, neck, ears, and wear sunglasses.

  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    I tried long sleeves last year and they do work. Get some of the long sleeve fishing shirts, they have UV Protectorant on them and are very breathable. They are alos a little spendy. All the Hispanics out here and I believe in most places always wear long sleeves and sometimes even sweatshirts. Look at the people in the Middle East, always completely covered. Look at the migrant farmers or pickers, always wearing long sleeves.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    cargo shorts and company T's or sweatshirts.....
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    jock strap and sneakers
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    how bout a company photo..haahhahhhhahh your a very funny guy....
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    If I were going to wear long sleeves and long pants I would go for the fishing gear in a lighter shade of color. But I am just not sure I could take it in our summers. I know that certain types of long sleeve white dress shirts are cooler than my exposed skin. But in this business you can't wear white and I doubt any other color would be as cool as short sleeves.

    Personally, I wear polos or tees and cargo style shorts.
    Oddly, the type of polos I wear are cooler than the tees.
    They breathe better I guess.
  9. Rev. Crabgrass

    Rev. Crabgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    Hawiian shirt, white shorts, black socks (pulled up), sandles, camera around my neck and a map.

  10. Rev. Crabgrass

    Rev. Crabgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    and oh yeah, a fanny pack


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