Shirt Colors & Summer Heat

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,580

    I see companies with dark blue tee shirts out working.

    I see companies with brown company shirts out working!

    I've seen dark green company shirts our working!

    When I see this I always think "yep, the owner just HAD to use those colors, never thinking about the blazing sun beating down on them".

    How bout you guys, did you account for the blazing summer's sun when selecting you company shirt colors?

  2. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 545

    Yes, definitely. I went red. Dark enough not to show every speck of dirt and light enough not to absorb the sun's heat. How 'bout you D?
  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    Yes we did! We have always had red shirts but this summer I bought some creme colored ones and they actually looked good to my suprise and they do seem to be cooler but still easy to get clean.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,580

    Of course. Our shirts have always been one color. Called "natural", which is a very very very light tan.

    Also, it's important the people that do the screen printing know how to screen print. You don't want a heavy screen sticking to your back when your work. There is actually a term for this in the shirt printing industry, but I forget what they call it.

    I've had people over the years give me t-shirts, only to get thrown away because I couldnt stand the screening pressing against my skin in the sun/heat.

  5. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    we have "california blue" does well in the sun and hiding dirt
  6. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,054

    We use oxford in the warmer months and navy or black when it get cooler out.
  7. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Light yellow here.
    Suppliers don't seem to get it. My pond supply guy gave me shirts that are dark green heavy fabric.
    Have any of you been given the BLACK EP Henry hats? Yeah, I'm not gonna wear that in summer.
  8. Karmascapes

    Karmascapes LawnSite Member
    from NLR, AR
    Messages: 44

    I come from a background in athletics and the military and have thought about using under armour shirts. I have some that are not printed and wear them occasionally here on the extreme heat days, lately its been everyday. UA has a lot of choices even some collared ones. Only thing I find is after a while they seem to retain you smell.
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  9. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    on really hot days... long sleeve white. average 80's short sleeve white

    long sleeve's keeps the sun off, and helps you to stay cool.
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    All my new shirts are safety green. Long sleeve for grass cutting days. Short sleeve for everything else. Stay cool and are holding up nice.
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