I've learned my lesson from the first year I started. 99% percent of the time I mow in shorts. I even trim in shorts with no chapps sometimes I catch something and it hits my shins they take a beating. Here are the reasons why I work in shorts. I've got fair skin, blonde hair, and bright blue eyes. I get warm very quickly. I wore jeans my first season and I was getting too hot. Along with getting caught in the rain a few times. IMHO its easier to stay dry with shorts because the jeans would hold the wetness in and make it very uncomfortable to walk around over time. WIth shorts if you get caught in a rain dealy. I just grab the towel and I'm dried off and along with being alot cooler. The only down fall I have ruined numerous pairs of socks. No matter hoe many times I wash them they are still green. Does anybody else mow in shorts all of the time???