Long sleeve or short sleeve shirts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KINGjosh, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    This question is for the hot days of summer. How many of you guys prefer to wear long sleeve shirts of short sleeve? We wear long sleeve shirts to protect against the sun. Saves alot on sun screen
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Used to wear long sleeves. Had small bit of skin cancer removed on left arm. Not only that but it kept dust off and when wind would blow acted like an evaporative cooler. Cuffs always wore out real fast from all the grime eating away at them.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I always wear short-sleeves, finally found a good sunscreen that works. I suppose if I was in Fla., I might consider long-sleeves, but I think I'd just get too hot.
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Don't depend on the sunscreen alone. Remember there's a reason we get the "farmers tan". I'll tell ya when they cut out that piece it hurt like a mutha the following week when sweat got into the stitches.
  5. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    Well once the shirts completely soaked, its actually kinda nice
  6. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    long sleeves here most of the time.
  7. stuie

    stuie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Long sleeves here.Make anyone that works for me wear long shirt and a hat.Problem happens 20 years down the road when they sue you for their skin cancers.
    Some local councils here have made long shirts and pants and a broad brimmed hat compulsory for all its employees.
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I undertand the need for protection fro the sun's rays but I coudn't imagine wearing long sleeves during the summer.

    heck--I still wear short sleeves through most of winter! :cry:

  9. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Short sleeves, and I have never used sunscreen,or tanning lotion, including the two years I lived in Hawaii.
  10. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Definately long sleeve shirts .Not only because of the sun down here in South Florida, Also because the grass makes me itch like crazy .

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