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  1. Pete999
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    Just harping back to when I started, herringbone jacket, flannel shirt with matching tie, bib and brace overalls an polished shoes, bits of bog paper stuck to your face where you cut yourself shaving in cold water, catch the bus, get to the office to find out what your next job was, none of this "does the job come with a van etc etc, visit the Wholesalers, carry all the kit to the job. Tin hat firmly on ready for all the bulls88t coming my way. Off you go Boys take the P78s water off a ducks back.:bus::walking:
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    cargo pants, logo'd polo shirt, trainers ( i refuse to wear crippling safety boots. heaviest thing i've dropped on a foot in 50 years was a bottle of scotch, and the foot went in to save the booze).
     
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  3. Pete999
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    What's your logo Tel?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    TELECTRIX in white on black polo.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Electrician's Arms

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    I have branded T-Shirts with black Dickies Redhawk Pro work trousers and safety boots.
     
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  6. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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  7. telectrix
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    my old team:

     
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  8. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Grey scruffs polo with works logo, scruffs work trousers and tanned leather Stanley Steelies.
    Or if it's a job of my own just plain t-shirt.

    ...

    With my pants and boots Still!
    Don't go starkers from the waist down!
     
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  9. Pete999
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    Now then Now then Oh yeah
     
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  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Logoed polos, sweatshirts and fleece.

    Always wear safety boots, especially useful in the winter as they keep your feet warmer than trainers.
     
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  11. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    When not wearing flares, boiler suits were the fashion in my time, including underpants & vests, although when it got a bit warm......

    Separates seem the norm now, seems we've all succumbed to being fashion conscious, even in the work place ;)
     
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  12. Pete999
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    Believe it or not, I knew a bloke who was such a narcissist everytime he got new overalls he would get them altered so he didn't ruin his street cred , Prat.
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    One of the last big companies I worked for, you had to do some 'probation' before you were given a set of their overalls with their poxy name on the back. We were still all desperate to get a pair though. Funny how logo things have always desired.
     
  14. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Always had to wear Logo'd boiler suits years ago over a shirt / tie & smart shoes, great in winter, not so much in summer.

    Nowadays it's Polo shirt, Cargo's & safety boots in summer. Add Sweatshirt / Fleece in winter & Waterproof jacket in the rain.
     
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  15. ruston
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    Always boiler suits up to the eyballs in grease and blackjack down the cut.
    In the shop a cleaner boiler suit and similar shirt to Pete.
    Always safety boots or toe capped wellies depending on the weather.
     
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    logo'd shirt (fcuk :p), jeans/whatever (fcuk again today, gotta love charity shops). and then with all the money saved on charity shop clothes the most expensive pair of safety boots i can find in some futile attempt to avoid crippling myself forever (i'm with Tel on this one. though i can say i have hurt my foot attempting to save a bottle. and i've hurt a bottle attempting to do that in toecaps.. )
     
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  17. ruston
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    Cat safety boots with steel toecaps and midsole protection are very comfortable and last for years . I have used them for 20 + years now.
    The only weak spot with them is the side stiching splitting after years of squatting on the balls of your feet. I know)

     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I bought a dickies boiler suit (overalls) that take knee pads and have an up and a down zip so you can have a wee quickly if needed. I use the overalls over my regular stuff if I go into attics, chasing or doing general dirty stuff. I love them but they are not logo 'd because I am skint!
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    In the same 50% off sale in Arco I bought some Dr Martin Thorpe safety boots. I was almost crippled walking to Tesco because of blister to my heal. I've had to get inventive with some neoprene and gaffer tape in the heal area to stop movement. I'll take it out one day - they are getting more comfortable though but I do hate new boot syndrome!
     
  20. Pete999
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    Best way to get rid of blisters.
    Get ratted
    Get some surgical alcohol
    pull the skin off the blister
    pour some of the SA on the red skin
    climb down from the ceiling
    no more blisters promise got that from a SFs dude it works honest
     
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    Leather sandals,pleather cod-piece,studded basque,pool ball gag,leather skull mask and lanyard...all supplied by handler,together with sea-chest ;)
     
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    im a snickers slut! i wear their ruffwork trousers which compliment my slender legs with kneepads because im soft. I also have a company polo and sweatshirt that make me look like a lost refugee. When i am working for myself i have a snickers hoodie and an old windproof climbing jacket. I always wear safety boots because i value my toes and also they provide support on ladders. You Northerners must have soft feet or low pain threshold, my CAT Holton in tan have served me well. I have two pairs, one with steel midsole for industrial sites and a set without for house bashing.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Electrician's Arms

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    I thought we were talking about our work wardrobes, not our weekend get ups :)
     
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  24. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Imagine that at your front door ready to fix your intermittent tripping issue! Wouldn't be nuisance ever again!
     
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  25. PEG
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    In truth,never been interested in liveried,spammed up schmutter...
    Always Redwing boots,Snickers or Blaklader pants...Musto thermals in Winter,all else a lottery.

    Admit to looking (and perhaps,acting;)) like a non gorge ...had many,many incidents,where company directors and managers,have asked me to leave or just said "...we weigh in our own scrap,here pal..." only to be sat opposite me,in a boardroom an hour later,being instructed by their company insurance mouth-piece,to "listen carefully to this man..."

    Two very important lessons,to learn early on in a working life,are to keep your feet dry,and never,ever,judge a book,by it's cover :)
     
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  26. ruston
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    One of the first thing I remember my Dad telling me " you never know who you are talking too". I have seen quite a few falling foul of that one too.
     
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  27. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    At least you lot don't look like a fookin leprechaun

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  28. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Nice pen in the top pocket, is that for doing the crossword at lunchtime?
    :)
     
  29. timbobelfast
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    timbobelfast Electrician's Arms

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    Belfast
    Fire resistant boiler suits, great in the winter. Not so great any other time!
     
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