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What Do You Wear ?

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
When you call on potential customers what type of clothing do you wear? If you don't have company uniforms what do you wear? Shirt & Tie or do you go for the more casual look? Please explain the reasons for what you wear. Thanks for your advice.

Mowman
 

Toroguy

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Sacramento CA
Mowman,
I wear khaki shorts and a clean polo shirt.

I dont dress any fancier because I dont feel that is my image. This is a sweaty, casual profession.

Contacts in the snow are treated to my Eddie Bauer Coat I received for Xmas.

I know there is another post like this, but cant remember the title?
 

awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
I would probably go like toro does but i
know a car body man who use to say
show me a plumber in a shirt and tye
and ill show you a future millionair,
I wasn t sure what he meant but he now
owns a whole chain of body shops in
charlotte and surrounding areas.
WILBURNS AUTO BODY
 

Greenkeepers

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NE Ohio
When going out to bid I or whomever is going to do the bid wears khakis with a company shirt (polo style).. and work boots. The same that we cut in other than the polo shirt it's just a regular company shirt.

Mike
Greenkeepers
 

Mark

LawnSite Senior Member
In the colder season i just wear heavy clothing with no logo, but in warm temps i wear baseball style caps with logo and shirts with logo, and shorts mostly tan in color. I think with the logo it does look a bit more business like. But after about a hour there wet and getting dirty anyway so i guess its up to the Lawn Co------Marks Mowing Service--PS no matter what you wear always do the best job that you can.
 

Skookum

LawnSite Senior Member
When mowing, I wear blue jean shorts and tan or green Dickies t-shirts and a company tan hat.

When meeting with clients on a non-mowing visit, like for bidding and such, I wear same except the t-shirts. I wear in place of a t-shirt nice polo style bright green shirt with my company logo embroidered on the chest just the same as my hats.

Clean cut look is a first impression that I make sure my prospects see. I make sure I have shaved and haircut is in shape. I even take out the ol' ear ring on cold calls and first time meetings. Once you have the account and they see what type of work you do for a while, then these issues can be a little more forgiving.
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
If I'm visiting during my cutting day, I wear what I wear to cut. Khaki cargo (long or short as per weather), a company t-shirt, and work boots. If it's during off hours, I wear clean khaki's (long or short as per weather), a company polo, and clean shoes unless I need boots.
 

eslawns

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Portsmouth, VA
Cold (40's or lower) days: Jeans, pullover sweatshirt.
Hot days: Denim shorts, white or gray t-shirt (tucked in.)
If it isn't too hot I wear a s/s button shirt over the t.
Hiker boots, they are light and comfortable.
White socks, so they can be bleached.

I like the polo shirts, but I can get dirty by walking near a mower.
 
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