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Old 06-07-2010, 05:50 AM   #81
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Carhart standard work shorts with hammer loop, i have colors that go with my company colors and tshirts. I like idea of those double front, but really, the knees are where pants wear out, which is why i buy the logger pants or double kneed work pants. I never wear just normal jeans for work. I am not sure I'd benefit from shorts with double front as they are above the knee.

I think everyone needs to just offer a short idea for the OP, because nothing NEW is being added here, some like pants year round, and some like shorts all summer, no big deal.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:12 AM   #82
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I will do as asked and offer my opinion....I always wear shorts in the summer with a company shirt. Typically I find short cargo shorts or another variety where the length of the shorts is not 'short'-longer ones make it more difficult to quickly get up and down. the shorts w/pleated pockets in the front can be a drag b/c the pleate sometimes 'hooks' onto things as you walking by (such as a cabinet drawer pull).

greater than 90% of my shorts are light tan/khaki-they look best w/ my shirts and even though they show dirt more quickly than navy blue/green the cheap shorts are inexpensive enough I can buy new each summer.
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I don't know about other states but, here in WA it is an L&I law that prohibits the wearing of shorts. They even have a specific length of sleeve on t-shirts. I guess an owner could be exempt but, what example is that for your employees(if you have any). I personally don't think it's worth the chance that you would be hassled and or fined by an L&I inspector. Of course guys who only do residential could probably get away with it for a long time but why take the chance. For me it makes me wonder what other laws and regulations you(hypothetically) are ignoring.
I'm too lazy to pour through the OSHA Standards in Construction, but I think it's in there as well. I have some vague recollection of seeing it there, but I haven't read about anything but Lead for a long time.

When I still carried a WA ticket, keeping up with the L&I updates turned into my main hobby. I was glad to let my registration lapse.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #84
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You guys are a trip. I started the thread and responded twice on the first page only. This thread generated 5 pages of mostly nonsense. Over shorts... are you kidding me.

To the haters...GET A LIFE. Go kick your dog, slap your wife, beat your kids or whatever you do. I do own this company and I'll wear my got damn pajamas if I like.

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If I wore shorts, everybody would see my long johns.

Didn't anybody watch Little house in the Prairie? They all wore full-body Long johns with a flap, out in the beating sun.
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I wear Royal Robbins climbing shorts. Give them a GOOGLE, usually I have a pair of Billy Goats on. EXCELLENT shorts, cut so you can move around and tough enough to get a season or more out of them. The go for $40 retail, but I've seen them for as low as $10 on the overstock sites.
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I wear Royal Robbins climbing shorts. Give them a GOOGLE, usually I have a pair of Billy Goats on. EXCELLENT shorts, cut so you can move around and tough enough to get a season or more out of them. The go for $40 retail, but I've seen them for as low as $10 on the overstock sites.
Thanks man, nice shorts, but that's similar to what I wear now. I sweat right through those things by lunch.

I think I'm going to wear damn swim trunks. These look very close to cargo shorts. Pretty much what I wear now. Hell with it...

http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorge.../TNF5144M.html
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If I wore shorts, everybody would see my long johns.

Didn't anybody watch Little house in the Prairie? They all wore full-body Long johns with a flap, out in the beating sun.
lol lol lol
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lol lol lol
Look into non padded MTB shorts.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/167...ggy-Shorts.htm

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Pigs don't sweat.
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if you throw a pig into water, it cuts it's throat open with it's hooves and bleeds.
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I am thinking these,

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=10936

Or the GF offered to make me some out of hemp, she says it is very tough and then I can make whatever design I want.

She's a pretty freakin' good GF.
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I think OSHA considers long pants to be "personal protective equipment". It's up to the employer to determine if any "hazard" exists that requires long pants. Examples could be hot tar roofing or asphalt work.

Is exposure to sun hazardous? Is that a reason to require long pants and maybe long sleeve shirts?
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I am thinking these,

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=10936

Or the GF offered to make me some out of hemp, she says it is very tough and then I can make whatever design I want.

She's a pretty freakin' good GF.
Those are the shorts I wear, got a few different colors that all go with my work shirt colors.
they hold up well and i get a few summers out of each pair.
I don't find them being a hot short to work in.

i don't like anything too lightweight, they will just rip.
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Pigs don't sweat.
Must not be from the country where we roast a whole hog. The sweat in the pit with an apple in the mouth. EX= sweat like a stuffed pig

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Do like all of us excavation contractors and spend some real money and buy an air conditioned office with a bucket attached to it..........problem solved

On a more serious note, clean yourself up a bit, work on some smooth one liners and get a whole crop of beautiful women to fan you all day like an Egyptian Prince

If none of the above apply to you, then learn how to be a man and sweat a little. Shorts are for playing and pants are for working.

-Just adding a little more fuel to power the fun!!!!
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Well I could say " If someone is too much of a pu$$y to deal with the heat then shorts will not help their work ethic."

I do realize that everyone of us deals with different situations at job sites. For some of us the job site does not look anything like a "typical" job site. I have worked residential in the past for a brief time and shorts were allowed. I personally never wore them. By far my experience has been in commercial work and shorts are just not allowed. Owner, GCs and insurance companies all say no. If some one showed up on my job with shorts I would tell them pants for now on or find another job. I would not send them home that day but the GC might.

I do not think of myself as the "fashion police", it really has nothing to do with how you present yourself. I do not care if your shirt has a few holes in it, you wear a bandana on your head, or your boots have cracks in them. It is about safety. There is no case I can think of where pants do not help with safety. The heat stroke example is BS. Why do you think people who live in the desert wear so much clothing? Keeping the sun off of your skin helps alot more than shorts. Pants do not need to be jeans, find a lightweight alternative.

On the personal side I do think pants are more professional if you are working at someones house. That is only my opinion and I would not ask someone else to wear something based on my opinion unless I was the owner of the company. If you quit a good job based on having to wear pants (Big Rig), that speaks loudly of someone's character. I would not be upset losing someone who could not handle wearing pants to work.
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I think OSHA considers long pants to be "personal protective equipment". It's up to the employer to determine if any "hazard" exists that requires long pants. Examples could be hot tar roofing or asphalt work.

Is exposure to sun hazardous? Is that a reason to require long pants and maybe long sleeve shirts?
That is how OSHA looks at it, no shorts, no sleeveless shirts, you could also have to require sunscreen.
Sunburn is a OSHA finable offense.
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I hate to throw fuel on to this fire but....shorts are not to be worn by any of our staff.
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To the guys that wear shorts. Don't you worry about your do-dads hanging out?

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