Pants or Shorts ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cbr9joe, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. cbr9joe

    cbr9joe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Just a question on what people prefer to wear while mowing. I prefer pants like the Carhartt B159's :usflag:, like a light weight carpenter pant. I think it looks more professional. Anyone else have preferences?
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Pants are safer and more professional.
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    Pants all the way, Lord have mercy on our legs, I have scares from trying to wear shorts & weed wacking. Here in Memphis the summer temp can reach over 100. I have seen LCO operators with long sleeve flannel, I do wear long sleeve tee-shirts, with cotton cargo/utility pants, during the dog days of summer. the rest of the season Carhartt's:cool2:
  4. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    Shorts! Pants for cleanups and cold days.
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Our summers can be brutal...but I go with pants...Just mow to many places with rocks, poison ivy, the occasional broken bottle.
  6. GrassmasterB

    GrassmasterB LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 201

    shorts year round
  7. obland

    obland LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 22

    ditto ...real men wear shorts.
  8. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 140

    It depends on the day for me, but pants for sure if I need to do alot of trimming.
  9. Abes

    Abes LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 23

    shorts when mowing and a T shirt with the sleeves cut off. It just gets so damn hot i would rather take a couple rocks to the legs than wear pants. we used to have some mexicans who could wear pants and long sleeve flannel shirts on 100 degree days and they wouldnt sweat at all.
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    I think pants are the safest option when it comes to trimming, but more professional? We're talking about working outside here, not working in a bank as chief financial consultant. Phooey on professional, it's thrown around here way too much.
    As for Matt he wears Dickie work pants, (they hold up great and take a beating), then in the dead heat of summer, he wears khaki shorts.

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