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Who mows with clothes...?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Commando, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    This year, as I venture out in this biz, I will hire a helper, but no matter the heat or humidity, clothes will remain on to show professionalism..

    In this profession, I understand spring/summer (heat) becomes a problem ..
    When do you let you crew slide, and allow shirts to be taken off ...

    What's your (rules) on this issue...?
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Never, it is extremely unproffesional. Wear light colores.
  3. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    Light colored shirts are the only exception I ever make.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Never ever take shirts off. Wear under armour if its that hot, its what I do and it helps alot.
  5. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,848

    My guys always wear shirts (long sleeves) When I used to cut 10 years ago I'd take my shirt of on hot days. I was slim and not very self concious. If I were to cut today I'd always wear a shirt only because I'm a fat slob. Let's be honest and stop the BS If you looked like Brad Pitt in Fight Club You'd all be cutting shirtless. Whenever a young guuy in good shape takes his shirt off all the fat guys hoot and holler about professionalism. It's kind of funny
  6. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    That is so unprofessional! Had a guy last year that I was helping him do his lawns with my truck and equipment. One day, it was about 102 degrees out and we where getting back in the truck and he takes off his wife beater shirt when we pulled off and rolled down the window and tied it to the side mirror. Not in my truck with the company name on the side! That was the end of that.:hammerhead:
  7. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    If there is a possibility of encountering Africanized bees in your area, I would think that long clothing would also offer some protection from stings.
  8. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    Great Post! :laugh:
  9. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    I'd take my shirt off, but the ladies would be all over me. I have to beat them away with a stick as it is.
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I keep a company t-shirt on all day. I take it off when I get back to the yard and am unloading at the end of the day. Then, once I'm leaving I'll usually throw on a sleeve less for the drive home unless I know I need to stop some place. Sometimes I drive home shirtless. During the work day though, I keep a company shirt on all day.
    I'm not in the best of shape but at the end of the day when I am just going home, I don't care as much. If that makes me look bad, well o well. I'm only human after all...

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