What Do You Wear ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Nov 17, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    When you call on potential customers what type of clothing do you wear? If you don't have company uniforms what do you wear? Shirt & Tie or do you go for the more casual look? Please explain the reasons for what you wear. Thanks for your advice.

    Mowman
     
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Mowman,
    I wear khaki shorts and a clean polo shirt.

    I dont dress any fancier because I dont feel that is my image. This is a sweaty, casual profession.

    Contacts in the snow are treated to my Eddie Bauer Coat I received for Xmas.

    I know there is another post like this, but cant remember the title?
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I would probably go like toro does but i
    know a car body man who use to say
    show me a plumber in a shirt and tye
    and ill show you a future millionair,
    I wasn t sure what he meant but he now
    owns a whole chain of body shops in
    charlotte and surrounding areas.
    WILBURNS AUTO BODY
     
  4. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    When going out to bid I or whomever is going to do the bid wears khakis with a company shirt (polo style).. and work boots. The same that we cut in other than the polo shirt it's just a regular company shirt.

    Mike
    Greenkeepers
     
  5. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    In the colder season i just wear heavy clothing with no logo, but in warm temps i wear baseball style caps with logo and shirts with logo, and shorts mostly tan in color. I think with the logo it does look a bit more business like. But after about a hour there wet and getting dirty anyway so i guess its up to the Lawn Co------Marks Mowing Service--PS no matter what you wear always do the best job that you can.
     
  6. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    When mowing, I wear blue jean shorts and tan or green Dickies t-shirts and a company tan hat.

    When meeting with clients on a non-mowing visit, like for bidding and such, I wear same except the t-shirts. I wear in place of a t-shirt nice polo style bright green shirt with my company logo embroidered on the chest just the same as my hats.

    Clean cut look is a first impression that I make sure my prospects see. I make sure I have shaved and haircut is in shape. I even take out the ol' ear ring on cold calls and first time meetings. Once you have the account and they see what type of work you do for a while, then these issues can be a little more forgiving.
     
  7. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    If I'm visiting during my cutting day, I wear what I wear to cut. Khaki cargo (long or short as per weather), a company t-shirt, and work boots. If it's during off hours, I wear clean khaki's (long or short as per weather), a company polo, and clean shoes unless I need boots.
     
  8. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    Cold (40's or lower) days: Jeans, pullover sweatshirt.
    Hot days: Denim shorts, white or gray t-shirt (tucked in.)
    If it isn't too hot I wear a s/s button shirt over the t.
    Hiker boots, they are light and comfortable.
    White socks, so they can be bleached.

    I like the polo shirts, but I can get dirty by walking near a mower.
     

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