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Uniforms

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mp1901, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. mp1901

    mp1901 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    My father is a general contractor but has a lawn care division to his business. I just graduated college and am now becoming intricately involved. We are adding new uniforms and colors for the uniforms. I am curious as to what some of you use?
     
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Gray work pants blue screen printed t shirt with company name
     
  3. mp1901

    mp1901 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Does the gray stain real bad? I was thinking khakis but I am worried about them showing stains real bad.
     
  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    Check out Duluth all there stuff has a life time guarantee. Know idea of your location but they have summer stuff to winter. that's all if a pair of pants gets a hole in then send them back and get a new pair in a week.
     
  5. Middle Tennessee Lawn

    Middle Tennessee Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    We require khaki pants and furnish forrest green polos and hoodies that we have embroidered. We order 100percent cotton jerzee brand on the polos from t-shirtwholesaler.com they cost about the same as t-shirts
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  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    I have 4 or 5 pair of the firehose shorts that Ive been wearing for the last 3 or 4 summers man they hold up well. The first pair I ever bought around 5 years ago just to try them finally started to fray... wonder if that's covered under their warranty? With "regular" shorts I would get maybe a season out of them, probably have to mend the inside of the pockets a few times each season due to my keys, knife etc poking holes in them. That doesn't happen with the Duluth firehose line. I don't mind my crew guys wearing shorts cause it's just too dang hot and humid here. Heat indexes of 110 to 120+ are very common in mid summer.
     
  7. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    Yes its covered under their warranty:) i had a pair of pants do the same thing around the boot area they sent me a new pair. I burned a hole in a shirt they sent me a new shirt. www.DULUTHTRAIDING.COM get on their email and this time of the year they send out 20% off entire order. They have cloths for the heat and for the cold north. I am in southern GA I wear long sleeve shirts and long pants all year long.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
  8. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,183

    Khaki shirts and forest green pants look sharp. As an alternate "Class B" work uniform, you can substitute khaki with dark green shirts if there is a concern about your guys looking dirty. I don't know what type of expense account you're working with. But you can look into one of the national uniform providers, that will launder and repair your uniforms on a weekly basis. Check out:

    www.arrowuniform.com
    www.cintas.com
    www.unifirst.com
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I like Duluth, but MAN their expensive.
     
  10. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    I just can't imagine keeping khaki pants clean...as professional as it would look. I'm sure some guys do, but I have a hard time avoiding dirt...seems to be attracted to me...
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