What is your work clothing?

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

  1. JCLawn and more

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

    thats how I feel about my nylon pants. The wind blows right through them like nothing is there. It might be worth trying something like this for sun protection since I know it would be cool to wear http://www.sierratradingpost.com/ex...=PCGOOGLEP4&currency=USD&codes-processed=true
  2. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,262

    brown carhart pants, green shirt with logo, green hat with logo
    don't see you how guys wear shorts. guess its easier when youre sitting on a mower. don't want to be kneeling in mulch in shorts.
    bought some thinner pants for mowing only days, see how they work
  3. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    Right now blue dickie pants with company t shirt safety green, when it gets hotter I switch to shorts and let the trimmers tear up my legs...
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,377

    I wear mechanics pants, dark in color, light and comfortable. For a shirt any dark color with a collar, I never work with out a collar.

    And a wide brim hat.
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    As far as wearing shorts and trimming/dirty work are concerned, I don't have an issue with getting my legs beat up because they don't - I just get a little grass on them.
    I'm not knocking down fields or anything, I'm buzzing off the little bit of maintained grass along the edge of a house after I mow a lawn - it's not like grass and rocks are flying everywhere.

    For times when I DO need to take down heavy growth, I have a pair of lightweight "basketball pants" in the truck - I just slip them on over my shorts, do my thing, and pull them off when the task is finished.

    If I know ahead of time (and I almost always do) that I'll be doing work that requires long pants, that's what I'll wear from the start.
  6. Tuttled

    Tuttled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Always a shirt with a collar, all my company shirts and hats are name embroidered. Never blue jeans or sweat pants, I wear cargo work pants, or shorts that are golf course acceptable of course anything with a rip or tear is either mended proper or discarded. I think the uniform look is the only proper way to go. I have been complimented on my appearance many times and probably been given a few jobs over lowballers and cousins in the business because of the uniforms from a few of my elderly patrons. I always have 2 spare shirts in the truck. I have dedicated clothing, so I do not need to worry about if I have anything acceptable and clean to wear in the morning. Keep your shoes clean as well, a little water and soap and a semi stiff brush cleans them up at the end of the day in no time and they can dry overnight if they get wet inside. Keep an extra set of clean footwear in the trailer as well. Remember people remember neat and tidy people in a more positive way than people who dress like slobs! The same goes for equipment, not only your mowers, but your truck and trailer as well. Keep them clean!
  7. The Don'z

    The Don'z LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Long sleeve "fishing" shirt (light weight fabric), long pants, usually jeans, steel toed boots, gloves, safety glasses, and a hat.. sometimes an MP3 player too. even on the hottest days. remember to stay hydrated people,, this summers gonna be a scorcher..
  8. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 572

    Everyone here has a dress code

    Khaki pants, Logo'd collared shirt, rubber boots

    Mow crew
    Khaki pants/shorts (their choice), Logo'd collared shirt

    Spring and fall-usually long pants, Logo'd coats and Logod beanies

    Landscape crew
    Steel toes, any pants (most chose dickies), Logo'd T-shirt that is theirs, they can cut the sleeves off if they want

    Doing estimates
    Khakis and logo'd dri-fit golf T

    Other stuff we have that they can wear
    -LogoD zip up fleece
    -Logod mid weight watershedding coat
    -Logod hats and beanies
    -Logod sweatshirts

  9. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 572

    Some may disagree, but many customers DO see appearance and quality of work going hand in hand.
  10. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I agree. Which is why I'm the cleanest lawn guy in shorts in Pittsburgh. :D

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