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What is your work clothing?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mwalz, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Senior Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 288

    Shocked by ammount of people who are wearing white shirts! Either don't do dirty work a lot or full of stains
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Why? They are cool in the sun ans bleach gets then clean or buy new ones because they are cheap.
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  3. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Same. Any light colors help a lot in the summer heat!
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Yeah, work is for EMPLOYEES. :D

    Wait. I don't HAVE any employees!!! :eek:

    I wear appropriate "work clothes" for dirty/physical jobs, but for weekly mowing, I wear bright green, breathable, running shirts.
    It's not often that I get really dirty during the day aside from my legs (I wear black shorts) from trimming and my hands.

    It's good to be king. :cool:



    To be more specific in regards to the question posed by the OP...

    In early spring/fall I wear cargo pants and T-shirts (orange, or green) and wear boots.

    In the summer I wear shorts and breathable running shoes with an aggressive tread pattern and the shirt shown above.

    I wanted "company" shirts, but being comfortable, and not looking like a pig is way more important to me than having my logo on a shirt. Cotton tees get hot and I sweat easily. By the first job of the day I'd have sweat marks visible on a cotton tee. Eeeewwww!!! LOL

    These shirts are polyester and breathable. The shirts and shorts are running clothing. I got them at Target a few years ago just to try and I loved how light, comfortable, and breathable they were, so I bought a bunch more. They dry in minutes if you get wet - including sweat. The light color does not show the "wet" very much either.

    They do NOT hold up well to "work" though - the material will snag easily on branches and such, but they do seem to wash well and the color stays bright WAY longer than cotton shirts do.

    In the fall they went on clearance and I bought a crapload of them. I won't need new shirts for at least two more years - maybe even four.

    Oh, and the black running shorts? Polyester with elastic (Ahhhhh) waistband - comfy and COOL. They haven't faded AT ALL and none have been damaged at all. Like the shirts, if they get wet, they dry FAST while working.
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    I have some if those shirts. I don't like the feel of them on my skin.
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  6. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    I was going to get "company" name put on back of the shirts with phone number and such, but never got around to it. I wear bright shirts for heat but also so people can see me! It would really be a bummer to get hit by a car on my sulky lol
  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I tried about 3, or 4 different styles of the "running/athletic" shirts from Target and to me the others didn't feel nearly as good as this style. It's as close to wearing nothing as it gets, but obviously everyone is different. I never imagined that poly could be so comfortable to wear.
    Good thing I bought a ton of them because they discontinued the style - as I expected would happen.
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    No doubt. That's one of the reasons I like the "neon" green.

    I actually had a client who is legally blind who answered the door one day and said "WOW! I LIKE that SHIRT - I can SEE it!" LOL!
  9. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    haha, well i helped a friend last weekend with 4 lawns. We were working on a busy interstate and he even had a bright hat too that was the same neon shirt color. Could see him 5 miles away lol
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,726

    this is why everyone around here wears safety vests with company names screen printed on themÂ…

    I hate the look, very oil field workery

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