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    I kinda agree about image which is why I'm looking for something presentable. Saying that, I like to think I always look presentable ie clean clothes and clean shaven. I usually wear a short sleeve jacket with the Coolmax panels but I find it unbearable when it's warm. Might try rolling up the sleeves or something to see if it's better or maybe wear a rashguard underneath to absorb sweat. I am also considering buying a decent quality white T shirt and getting a pen pocket sewed on. All the ideas so far have been great. So far I am leaning towards a plain white Hilfiger T shirt
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    white coat, black pants, and apron. Anything else attracts hipster foodies and their yelp apps.

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    this has been an interesting thread to follow as I agree with the "old school" mentality but wear great socks! As for the OP try under armor or similar beneath your coat it helps to keep ya cool.

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    I've been for trials in a few super high-end places and in some i was pretty alarmed at how scruffy everyone was, yet in another the Head Chef chastised me for not having all the buttons on my jacket done up, he was a real traditionalist. Where I am at the minute to be honest I've been there so long I don't have to worry about what other people think
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    jacket yes, but sleeves rolled above elbow and top button unbuttoned. pair of comfy breathable slacks, full apron not just below waist non sense. i could give two sh1ts about the image, it's just practical. the jacket is more comfortable in the summer somehow than a tshirt, and also offers a layer of protection from grossness/pain. pants wear what ever you want, but the material matters. dense stuff feels disgusting. jeans? why, to be cool??? that's idiotic at best.

    to be honest though, if i could get away with it, i would wear sleeveless sweat-wicking shirt, athletic shorts, and flip flops

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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    Nothin' but jackets here. The short-sleeve ones ore decent, the ones with the breathable back are just OK. I'm so used to a full-sleeve coat that I just feel like a scrub in anything else. Old habits die hard.
    ditto

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    I started wearing one of these (http://www.chefwear.com/store/item.a...EPARTMENT_ID=5) in white. It looks presentable enough to wear in front of guests, but it is extremely cool for a jacket and very comfortable.

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    wait, people actually wear jeans in kitchens?? that's gotta feel so gross!

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    Jackets for me in my kitchen despite the temperatures here ( saw 122 f -45c last year, no wonder they hate me no jeans allowed either , can't shake off the hotels background


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    I wore jeans and a short sleeved black dickies work short with name and title embroidered on at the last job. The dining room was very informal so it seemed like it fit. Now I wear fancy pants and a nice chef coat, full apron until expo time starts. I still have to roll up the sleeves. I really don't like 3/4 length sleeves, I would dip them in everything.

    Jeans gross? I usually feel pretty gross so it is hard to pin it on the pants. It's usually just a result of crippling guilt and regret. Nothing a new knife can't fix.
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