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Old 06-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Required, optional, necessary, professional, tucked in? What are the standards? Personally, I find it repulsive for people who aren't swimming to just be walking around anywhere without a shirt, but I'm kind of a traditionalist (as in medieval).


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White, long-sleeved, plain. tucked in, required.
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Definitely required. Clean is a relative terms when it comes to painters' whites but a fresh shirt would be expected.
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We are just ordering our new shirts. White with red logo and gray with red logo. Every one on the crew will get 3 each and be required to wear them. Tucuked in. We are also going to make them wear whites. I'm sucking it up and buying myself a few pairs.
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White, long-sleeved, plain. tucked in, required.
Why long sleeves? Hiding the prison tats?
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Why long sleeves? Hiding the prison tats?
I figured that is some thing Richmond would require. Long sleeve turtleneck.
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White, long-sleeved, plain. tucked in, required.

My dad wore a long sleeve white button up with a starched color and an undershirt every day. Didn't matter if it was 100 degrees.

Yes, required.
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My dad wore a long sleeve white button up with a starched color and an undershirt every day. Didn't matter if it was 100 degrees.

Yes, required.
What, no tie??
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pretty easy answer for us .... YES, i have 7 women painters
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Why long sleeves? Hiding the prison tats?
Part of the company PPE.
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Definitely required. Clean is a relative terms when it comes to painters' whites but a fresh shirt would be expected.
Yeah, "pong" is a deal breaker with our residential repaint clients.
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We are just ordering our new shirts. White with red logo and gray with red logo. Every one on the crew will get 3 each and be required to wear them. Tucuked in. We are also going to make them wear whites. I'm sucking it up and buying myself a few pairs.
lol as i been following your post/pics etc, i been wondering how long its gonna take you to start wearing whites.

my dad taught me that you have absolutely zero credibility without wearing whites, red wing boots (NO TENNI-RUNNERS!!!), hat/hardhat, and a brown or black leather belt. shirt tucked in, preferably long sleeve white and have the collar starched stiff as cardboard.
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Up until a few years ago, I just wore whatever Tshirt I felt like. Then I figured it would just be easier to order a handful of shirts with a logo and my name and phone # on them. People seem to like to see you wearing a custom made shirt.

Only problem is I have to get my wife's approval on whatever logo I put on the shirts so I haven't reordered in a while and the ones I've got are looking brutal.

I have no idea how you guys are wearing your shirts tucked in. There's just simply no way I could do that and I can't explain why. It would just seem uncomfortable.

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We are just ordering our new shirts. White with red logo and gray with red logo. Every one on the crew will get 3 each and be required to wear them. Tucuked in. We are also going to make them wear whites. I'm sucking it up and buying myself a few pairs.

Come on suck it up and give everyone 5 shirts, they work 5 days a week dont they, 3 shirts is not enough IMO

oops just re read the post you got it covered my bad
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]lol as i been following your post/pics etc, i been wondering how long its gonna take you to start wearing whites.[/COLOR]

my dad taught me that you have absolutely zero credibility without wearing whites, red wing boots (NO TENNI-RUNNERS!!!), hat/hardhat, and a brown or black leather belt. shirt tucked in, preferably long sleeve white and have the collar starched stiff as cardboard.
LOL. I actually own 5 pairs of whites. I hate the way they fit and feel.
I wore a pair the other day (forgot to do laundry). My shorts are whites.

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Come on suck it up and give everyone 5 shirts, they work 5 days a week dont they, 3 shirts is not enough IMO

oops just re read the post you got it covered my bad
We gave them 2 red with white logo shirts already.
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What, no tie??

No, but he did wear suspenders, and white bibs on top of his pants.

Idk how he stood it on a hot day.
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I have no idea how you guys are wearing your shirts tucked in. There's just simply no way I could do that and I can't explain why. It would just seem uncomfortable.
Get Tall shirts, or Duluth Trading LongTail Tees.

If all else fails, go old school and wear painter's bibs. Take advantage of the Stack Effect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stack_effect
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Anybody have a good online store to order shirts from? The closest local place is about an hour away from me. I tried one company I found online, ordered one sample shirt (cost me like $35 cause I only ordered 1) and after about 5 washes over half of the screen printing is gone.

I called them up and they said "We're sorry, our return policy is 7 days".
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Anybody have a good online store to order shirts from? The closest local place is about an hour away from me. I tried one company I found online, ordered one sample shirt (cost me like $35 cause I only ordered 1) and after about 5 washes over half of the screen printing is gone.

I called them up and they said "We're sorry, our return policy is 7 days".
Vistaprint. Period.

They had the absolute best price on business cards and Tshirts I've ever seen. They have all sorts of other stuff as well. Really good quality.

I think the last time I ordered shirts (2011, I just checked) I paid about $8 Canadian $ per shirt. In general I can't even buy a plain white Tshirt for that price around here. The logo and lettering on them still pretty much looks as good as the day I got them. Despite having every colour in the BM fan deck plastered all over them.

You can design your own shirts, etc. online.

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No, but he did wear suspenders, and white bibs on top of his pants.

Idk how he stood it on a hot day.
That brings up a question about regional terms. I'm guessing he didn't call them suspenders, amiright? Braces? Galluses?

I remember seeing a photo of our local federal building under construction in the 1910's. The masons were all wearing coat and tie.
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