it's the little things
It's amazing how little time most Americans spend outside off a sidewalk. Many otherwise fit people look like they don't know how to walk when you get them out into the field.
I wear the same things for hiking and field work, although it has been over a year since I have done any field work.
I also see them with “rookie” looking steel toe boots at times, it makes me smile. All in all, it’s always nice to show the office folk what we see out on the field.
I have a lot of respect for drainage engineers who spend a half day touring projects (theirs and others) when the first big rainstorm happens post completion. They take photographs and make notes on the asbuilt plans. Very professional.
I do have some expensive clothing, white's boots (worth every penny) and some Kuhl pants (also worth every penny), mostly it's wrangler jeans or Carhartt pants, and an assortment of tops and frog toggs when it rains. Everything gets muddy, dirty, sweaty, painted, cow/horse/deer c#!p on it so why spend too much for field wear.
Had to wade a swampy canal during high water this summer so it was an old pair of sneakers that got thrown out after, I keep around some of those just for that reason.
didn't anyone ever tell you that?
I do wear carhartt pants or jeans in the summer, but other than that, I don’t touch cotton.
Mostly wool, poly-pro, fleece, or synthetic fill products.
Why would anyone want to work outside and not be warm and comfortable.