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View Poll Results: What's the max temperature that you can stand wearing long sleeve shirts & pants
68 7 24.14%
75 7 24.14%
83 9 31.03%
90 6 20.69%
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Old 03-25-2021, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Anything.....better hot and sweaty than skin cancer.
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Old 03-25-2021, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Anything.....better hot and sweaty than skin cancer.
...that's what sunscreen is for!

Some fabrics have less sun protection than high SPF suncreens, so consider that - and unless you wear gloves and a balaclava your hands and face are exposed.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Max temp for long sleeve and long pants?
Your poll ain't even close.
Wearing a fire suit, (long sleeves and long pants) most anyone can withstand 600F-700F.

Like I said, this poll ain't even close...
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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Here in the desert,
If I'm used to cold weather, I'll switch to sleeveless at about 70.
If I'm used to hot weather (triple digits), I'll layer up when it drops below 80.

When I lived in the tropics, 80 was extremely hot and sweaty. I went sleeveless all the time, adding layers when it dropped below 65 or so.
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Old 03-26-2021, 01:09 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I prefer 68, but can stand 75 if I have to. At home, it's pretty much shorts and Tees at about 60 in April/May through October, rain or shine.
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Old 03-26-2021, 01:36 PM
 
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Depends on what I'm doing.

As a Texan I have attended many funerals and graveside services outdoors in 95-100 degree weather wearing a dark suit and tie. You get a bit sweaty, but so what. You're there to show respect to the deceased and their family. Surely that's worth a little discomfort?

On the other hand, for physical labor outside I expect to sweat clear through my shirt, and I still wear long sleeves and pants up to 105 or so. Thin clothing, but covering. Look at what actual outdoor workers wear in hot climates: light colored long sleeve shirts and light colored pants, with broad brimmed hats. Showing up for hard outdoor physical labor in shorts, T shirt, and a ball cap is the mark of the poser/amateur.

So I'd say for wearing a suit, it'd be around 100F max but with limited physical activity and staying in the shade. For physical labor it's around 105-110F but with the knowledge that I'll be drenched in sweat (that's OK, it's what sweat is for).
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Old 03-26-2021, 01:39 PM
 
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What's the maximum temperature that you can stand wearing long sleeve shirts & pants?

For me, I wouldn't sweat in long sleeve dress & stockings at 75F, especially when it's cloudy and windy(like June gloom).
"Can't stand" is very very different from "not sweating".

I've gotten drenched in sweat shoveling snow in jeans and a sweatshirt (no hat) at 10F.

Believe it or not, you can actually survive sweating.

Come to one of our church suppers outdoors under the live oak trees in August.
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston-Dallas/Tricity
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What's the maximum temperature that you can stand wearing long sleeve shirts & pants?

For me, I wouldn't sweat in long sleeve dress & stockings at 75F, especially when it's cloudy and windy(like June gloom).
Totally depends on the fabrics. A light cotton or linen for pants and shirts? No problem even at 100F.
Both are very light and loosely woven which allows heat to escape from the body. They have an ability to absorbs a lot of moisture and dry quickly, keeping you cool and dry. Poplin, seersucker and madras cotton are a great choices too.
That's what people wear in hot climates, in other countries.
It's pretty hard to find clothes made of natural fabrics here in the US, though. Mix fabrics and polyester rules.
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I've certainly been around downtown D.C. in a suit in over 80 degrees. Not ideal by any means, but I'll do it.
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:29 PM
 
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Oh my GAWWWWDD 80 degrees! Wow, you must be practically superhuman!
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