Clothing questions...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DPruett2333, May 9, 2004.

  1. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    during the summer in 90+ heat, what do you guys wear to keep professional and yet cool at the same time?...

    Also, do you wear gloves, earplugs, etc?...
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    kahki shorts and light pastel colored polos.

    Yes to ear protection... Stihl ear muffs (best fit ive found) I personally only wear gloves when im running the shovel, hedge trimmer, or changing mower blades.
  3. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,858

    We were shorts that look respectable. Depending upon the job though, I will let the guys know ahead of time what were doing and I think pants would be great with workshoes. Although if were out on a new job, be doing a landscape, block wall, or mowing bare lots for the city, we'll work on our tan. I always stress that if you go a conveience store, put on a shirt, if the client comes out and talks, politely put on the shirt.

    Eag plugs, I don't wear. I should, I have them with us all the time. Safetly glasses - when trimming/edging or cutting block. Gloves - when doing tree work or cutting out old shrubs.
  4. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I wear a white T-shirt with my logo on it, a pair of tan/kakai pants, boots, gloves, eye protection, peltors (ear protection), and a baseball cap. Just drink a lot of water and know when to take a break. Another trick is not using the A/C in the truck. Too hard for the body to constantly adjust to the changing temperatures.
  5. DPruett2333

    DPruett2333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    hey guys, thanks for the replies!
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Mac is right on with the stihl hearing protectors. I have 2 pair that I switch between all day, and when I do a lot of blowing I wear ear plugs as well.

    As far as clothing, jean shorts, white company tshirt. ALWAYS wear eye protection (stihl sunglasses) and ear protection. Sunny days, I have my hat on as well. Yep, it's hot, but all necessary. Some days I take a complete change of clothing and switch halfway through the day.

  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    kakhi shorts, embroiderd polo shirt, waterfroof stealtoe boots, black socks, peltor radio ear protection. eay protection and gloves.
  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    I try to wear shorts, but wind up getting killed with the trimmer. Those little rocks hurt like %$#@!!
  9. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    I agree with FGA...I wear lightweight work pants. I believe that they are Lee's Carpenter pants that I bought on sale. I use ear plugs and eye protection at all times.
  10. EMackIV

    EMackIV LawnSite Member
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