Right. This may be a long post. I’m a gardener, and I want to show the thought I have to put into my workwear) Dirty carrhart or dickies double front logger jeans. They last the longest because of the double front and the hammer loop is handy and the ruler pocket is good for keeping the secateurs handy. I may try out some lighter ones for summer though.
a vest and a checked shirt provide the best options for ventillation. You can alter the amount of open buttons and roll up the sleeves. The woven material doesn’t cling when you sweat and wicks way better than knitted t shirt material. Steel toe desert boots. I tend to buy army surplus magnum brand ones. They fit me perfectly (I have really wide feet as well as being Uk size 12, and most shoe shops only stock up size 11) and are well cushioned with a woven nylon panel for ventilation, and as army surplus they only cost 25 pounds. A comparable commercial type of that quality would be nearly four times that. I wear an old school Casio on my left wrist with the plastic strap removed and replaced with a nylon webbing g10 strap.They come in a whole range of colours and patterns the Casio is entirely resin potted inside and tough as a brick. (I know someone who lost one while building a pond, then 5 years later he was called in to alter the pond and he found it in the mud under the pond liner because the alarm was still going. I heard that story and haven’t used any other watch since) on the right wrist I wear a bandana to wipe my face without spreading dirt around.
In winter I have a merino tube scarf (also called a snood or forescarf) because it doesn’t fall down and annoy me when I bend over. Merino blend long underwear and a string vest (string vests, despite their reputation as being worn by wife beating slobs, were actually designed for mountain climbers. They allow sweat evaporate and cool you when you exercise but prevent your outer layer from getting wet and freezing. Sometimes I’ll wear a thin jumper or hoodie under a lightweight waterproof jacket. And finally, for that gardenerly look, I often wear an old fashioned flat cap.