long or short?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Kumi, Apr 7, 2006.


When you're mowing lawns in the summer do you wear shorts or pants?

  1. Shorts

    237 vote(s)
  2. Pants

    208 vote(s)
  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    I always gave my guys the option. Personally, I wear shorts practically year round. If the snow creeps up past my sock line then maybe I will dig a pair of pants out of the closet. Don't get me wrong - I have the war wounds to prove that pants are probably the better choice - just couldn't ever get comfortable wearing pants - mainly because my calves are 22 1/2 inches around - not easy to find pants that fit right.
  2. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I will wear shorts if its warm enough.
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Pants for me.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Ever since I found these in my first year, I have worn exclusively the Wild Ass Original Work Pants.

    The name may imply some sort of a joke, but these pants are the most serious thing I have ever worn.

    These pants are tough, a few do tear over the years and they also fade but I have at least one set that's gone 4 years without falling apart, that has got to be a record.

    We're not talking regular tough jeans, we're talking logger pants, jeans worn by guys cutting down BIG WOOD !
    And what's good enough for them is good enough for me.

    That, and the Wild Ass logo stamped on the back sure gets a few wild comments as well.

    For 26 dollars, Wild Ass pants rule!
  5. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 483

    Pants. To me they just look more professional. I get mine from Wal-mart. Usually about 16-19 dollars. Cargos made of light material. Mine have lasted several years too. Steel toes as well. Don't need tha toes getting crunched.
  6. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Depends on the time of year, but most of the time I wear shorts.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    getting hit by rocks, having more area exposed to poison ivy, having an extra pound of crap stuck to my legs after line trimming, and many other reasons I always wear pants and require it of all my employees.

    And if you wear loose fitting pants (at the leg not the waist) it isn't that much hotter than shorts.
  8. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    i wear shorts, trimming dosen't bother me....my helper does it all....:laugh:
  9. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    you got it. Plus my ugly ass legs should be hidden.
  10. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Pant's all the time...

    Trying to trim with shorts on...is like frying bacon with no shirt on!!

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