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Old 06-05-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hot as a #$#$#$% down here in NC. Anybody no of any type of work short that looks like a work short, but acts like a gym short and dries quickly?

I'm sweating through everything by 10:00am.

I was able to where some micro mesh shorts for a couple days this week, but can't where something like that when I go on walk throughs with my customers and potential customers.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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I wear the breathable shirts exclusivly in this heat but carry a polo w/ logo (normal attire rest of the year) for more formal meetings...then change back when in the heat.

don't think the microfiber takes stiching well-thought about silkscreening, but haven't asked if it's doable yet.

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How bout one of these

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I wear the breathable shirts exclusivly in this heat but carry a polo w/ logo (normal attire rest of the year) for more formal meetings...then change back when in the heat.

don't think the microfiber takes stiching well-thought about silkscreening, but haven't asked if it's doable yet.
72,
I've got the shirt thing covered, but the shorts are killing me. I was thinking somebody would know of a micro fiber short that looks like a work short.

Something like a Carhartt short that wicks the moisture away.

I even tried googling hiking gear and seem to keep striking out.

I'm getting ready to say @@## it...
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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How bout one of these

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LOL LOL LOL.

Stop puffin that stuff bra it's turning your brain to moosh.

That was funny.
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Now that I've seen em, I just might get one
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I just usually have on my shoes, nail bag and an extra sock.

I get a few looks but, I think most are used to it by now.

Best perk: almost no tan lines....
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:21 PM   #8
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Its a job site, not a picn. I have yet to see a contractor who I had respect for that wore shorts on the job.

We were just having this discussion at break time the other day. One old timer called them knee knockers preceded by a string of four letter descriptives.

My problem with them is guys don't want to get down on their knees for something so they bend over and don't get a good eyeball on whatever. Or they refuse to work on something on the ground cause they don't want to get dirty.

If you come to work for me, you had better be ready to crawl into a hole at any time and if you wear shorts its your last day.
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Piss on that, I can get down and dirty in my shorts.

When it gets this hot out and you wear long pants you better stock up on Goldbond.
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I used to cut my jeans off just enough below the knee that so when i knelt down I still had material to kneel on. I looked like a dork (OK so just more so then usual) But it worked. The air got and my legs and it was nice.
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I guess I've done too much commercial work. If you showed up with shorts on the GC would kick you off the job so fast your head would spin.
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I understand your position on wearing shorts in the hot weather, but the potential for injury far out weighs any benefit.

As dakzaag and S.R.E. have said you can't even walk on a commercial job in them.

An EC friend of mine recently had a work comp audit and he was specifically asked if he allowed his guys to wear shorts.
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Shorts have no business on a job site. In fact many insurance companies do not allow shorts as acceptable work attire for construction workers. Where your shorts on your time. Come to work dressed to work.
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...I just usually have on my shoes, nail bag and an extra sock...
Is that an ankle sock or a calf length tube sock?
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The OP does residential work so he may be able to wear whatever he wants.

I do residential remodel work and I always wear shorts. When kneeling, I wear kneepads. It's just too hot to wear pants.

I don't know of any work shorts that are like gym shorts. I usually try to get lightweight cotton shorts that have a short inseam. I usually buy them from Aramark or Working Person's Store.

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Duluth Trading made some work shorts that were supposed to be very breathable and quicker drying. May want to check em out.
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I have never seen an insurance tell anyone what they can not wear.
Only what they must wear.
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Piss on that, I can get down and dirty in my shorts.

When it gets this hot out and you wear long pants you better stock up on Goldbond.


What is this "heat" you are all talking about?
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Piss on that, I can get down and dirty in my shorts.

When it gets this hot out and you wear long pants you better stock up on Goldbond.
No kidding. We call that the "John Wayne". you know what I'm saying.
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I get laughed at because I wear sweat pants when it's hot. But they're legal, I can move around better and work harder in them, and they're not that bad in the 90 degree plus heat.

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