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Old 03-28-2008, 02:17 AM
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It's sounds like a silly question, but I'm getting ready to get my business going and wanted to know what you guys wear when you go to a job?

Do you wear a shirt and tie, or do you wear a polo shirt with say a company logo on it? I was thinking about getting some polo's made up with my company logo, but I'm not sure if maybe it would be better to just go the shirt and tie route instead.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:37 AM
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i usually just wear ass less chaps when i go to a clients.

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Usually i wear jeans, a nice shirt, and tennis shoes... i find that tennis shoes help reduce static build up when i walk across their carpet.

I dont mean the casual white tennis shoe... i wear a nice pair of dark brown shoes that almost look like dress shoes.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:42 AM
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Most times I ware jeans and a fairly nice shirt, and black hiking boots. Its a very rural area here.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:10 AM
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Personally I just wear jeans with a polo shirt most of the time. I'd say jeans are an absolute must since you're likely to be on your knees crawling around underneath desks and whatnot. Khakis just show the dirt too much and are hard to clean. I'm probably going to order some polos with my company name stitched on them.

If I have known the client for a while I might show up in a t-shirt, but I wouldn't do so until they know I'm competent and professional.

For sales calls a tie probably wouldn't hurt, but I wouldn't wear a jacket unless you represent more people that just yourself. I'd rather not give people the impression that I'm a salesman.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:22 AM
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Dress shoes, jeans and a nice collared business shirt (usually dark colored).
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:33 PM
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Khakis or jeans so long as thier a nice pair of pants and a button up shirt or a polo depending on weather. I wouldn't worry much about getting branded shirts unless you have a store front and/or multiple people who work for you. I wear dark shoes I have two pairs which are not too dressy but plenty nice. Don't forget the hair guys you don't need to look like you crawled out of bed to make it there even if you did just that. I think with as much you may be talking to the clients brushing your teeth and keeping mints and/or gum can be good through out the day. Yes most this should be common sense but hey what can we say some people don't get it. I do have a few people I can show up in a t-shirt for and lookin like I crawled out of bed but most the time if I do that they called that day and I had time.
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Jeans and casual shirt for home visits. Slacks and shirt for business calls. Sometimes a suit if it's a call about managed services.
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I opted to get polo shirts with our logo. Otherwise, we wear those, khakis (very rarely jeans and a logo'd t-shirt, depending on the job) and decent looking tennis shoes.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:41 PM
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I wear black shoes and trousers and a dark blue polo shirt with my company name written on it.

I hate wearing a shirt and tie, which is one of the reasons I became my own boss. I could never feel comfortable/relaxed when wearing a tie. I'm only forced to wear one when my mum shouts at me when we go for a family meal.
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Hello all...
The VERY BEST advice... is to brand yourself. Get a name and logo.. and stick with it. Put it on some nice polo style shirts. If it gets cold where you live/work, put it on a nice fleece pullover or whatever you like to where. I cant tell you how many times Ive been stopped and asked what about my services because of this. I have what I think is a pretty cool company name, and I had an artist design a great logo that really sticks out. I also had the full color logos and lettering put all over my truck. People are always telling me.. "I saw your truck yesterday at so-and-so... "
Its kind of like McDonalds. You want your people to think if YOU, the next time they think of getting their systems worked on, much like McD's is synonymous with burgers. Its because their advertising is in your face ALL THE TIME !
My next step is to get some t-shirts made up... and give the first batch away. People LOVE free stuff !!! The cheerleaders at my son's school will shoot them into the crowd for you at football and basketball games !!
Im kind if running off the subject.. but... BRAND YOURSELF !!!

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