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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by summitgroundskeeping, Jul 7, 2001.

  1. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    Wear a thin long sleeved lighter colored shirt w/colar or w/o colar. If jeans are too hot, wear kakis. As hats go, I wear an echo baseball style hat, but large brimmed hats work better. Keeping the sun off your skin keeps you cooler than having in beat down on you all day.

    XOFMOT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    LONG SLEEVE? no thanks! I'll live with sun tanned arms anyday!
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    no way JOSE on the long sleeved shirt for me! if it works for you, then go for it.

  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I'd literally choke to death in a long sleeve shirt:angel:

    I see the Mexicans wearing them but never know how they do it.
  5. jmcooper

    jmcooper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    If I could get by with it, i'd go buck naked!!!:)
    Just think, no tan lines.
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    hahaha! the mexican that works for me wears a long sleeve button down shirt every day.... even on the 95 degree days!!!! The first day he worked for me i gave him one of my company t-shirts cause i thought he just didnt own a short sleeve shirts or something...... he put in on.... 20 minutes i look and he has his long sleeve shirt back on! Whats the deal with this? I cant ask him..... "No engli, no engli"
  7. flipflopman

    flipflopman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    its actually cooler if u wear a whit shirt under a long sleeve thin shirt on top.....just make sure its the think button down the middle type... your sweat will be kept on the bottom shirt and keep you wont know until you try it.......
  8. flipflopman

    flipflopman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    sorry ...

    i meant to say....

    the (kind) -- and not think
  9. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    Yep.take a hint from the Mexican dude!

    They KNOW about working in intense heat.

    The loose fitting light cloth actually helps you to perspire thus cooling your skin and your core body temp.

    My grandfather was a Tobacco farmer here in Tennessee and plowed with mules most of his life. A white,long-sleeved button-down shirt and Duck Head denim overalls was all I ever saw him in. And a wide brimmed straw hat.

    He quit farming at the age of 85 and passed away at 91. I can't say that Gramps had the best tan in the world BUT he never had skin cancer or a heat stroke either. :)
  10. Leonard

    Leonard LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 24

    It's true...even in the sauna-like conditions of Houston where 106 degrees and 90% humidity are to be expected in the summer, all the Mexicans here wear the loose-fitting, long sleve tops and blue jeans. I may not understand how it helps keep them cool, but I can't argue with the facts; it just works. :confused:

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