solo shirts

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by greenn1001, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. greenn1001

    greenn1001 LawnSite Member
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    do any of you solo guys wear company shirts? if so how many did you buy and how much where they? if not what do you wear? what is a comfortable, cool, yet professional uniform? i ask this because i have been in biz for 2 years and i am trying to be more professional and less of a lawn boy this coming season.
     
  2. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Went to my local uniform shop and bought 10 t-shirts screenprinted with my name and # for about $8 per shirt and a one time set up fee ( for the stencil ) of $20. If I want more I just pay the per shirt cost. Nothing fancy. Block letters. I am a solo op too so I went simple.
     
  3. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
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    Had a few golf shirts made for when i'm bidding jobs, wear Khaki pants and green shirt when mowing and have a Khaki CoolVest that match the pants for when it gets hot. Will probably do some T's this coming year.
    Golf shits were 12.00 a piece with name embroidered (20.00 setup fee). Cool vest was 180.00, Khakis 20.00.
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    solo or employees I think wearing a company shirt is a good image thing.
    we have both polos (which are WAY too hot to work in), and t shirts printed with our company name and phone #. It's an easy decision what to wear to work each day, and I think it just looks better than regular clothes.
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I bought 2 dozen t's for myself when i first got going. It was the minimum that the guy would do, however it was actually a good number. 1) people/friends will ask for one or just steal them. 2) you don't have to do laundry every 5 days.

    I also bought 3 polo shirts with the left breast printed for "big" estimates. I also bought 6 sweatshirts, and I have one left primarily due to reason #1 above.

    I will need a new set of shirts next year, mine are starting to fray around the edges since I wear them all the time.
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    ya, every 2 years we get new shirts, they won't last much longer than that if used every day.
     
  7. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    I'm going to invest in some shirts before next season. Image is everything in the small business world. Getting your name out there is job #1!
     
  8. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Usually the minimum order is a dozen shirts. A word of advice as to what type of shirts to get. Don't get 100% cotton shirts. In the summer when they get soaked with sweat they take "forever" to dry and feel misreble. I've always specified my logo shirts to be Jerzzees 50/50 blend. They wear like iron. Just my .02
     
  9. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
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    i really want to get some shirts made for this summer
     
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    also remember to think about the color. you don't want to get a color that is too hot when the extreme temps hit. we've always stuck with light gray or tan shirts with hunter green lettering. white would be a "cool" choice too, but it's much too hard to keep really clean looking for long.
     

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