Embroidered Uniform Buyers Guide
Uniforms have many different uses. In a retail environment, your uniform identifies you as someone who can assist
shoppers. Tradespeople rely on their work uniforms to protect them from the elements and keep them safe. School uniforms
help educators maintain a healthy learning environment. In a restaurant setting, a finely embroidered uniform gives
your waitstaff a professional look.
Uniforms for Tradespeople "Workwear"
The uniform needs for tradespeople vary by season and geography. Above all else, workwear must be durable and stain
resistant. You will discover that buying the lowest cost does not always mean saving money when buying uniforms
In warmer seasons/climates you want to select a uniform that breathes well and wicks away perspiration. You might
think that this would exclude polo shirts as a warm weather work uniform, however that is not the case. Modern
polo shirts with their hi tech fabrics offer outstanding wicking and durability. We just started to offer warm
weather polo shirts suitable for tradespeople and tough enough to be called a uniform: The
Short Sleeve button-down uniforms are also popular choices for industrial settings.
In cooler seasons/climates you want to select outerwear that is warm and offers superior abrasion resistance. Jackets sewn
from canvas materials are popular with tradespeople because of their outstanding durability. Brands such as
Red Kap Work Uniforms
been popular with our customers.
No matter the season you always need to select uniforms with safety in mind. Loose drawstrings or a loose poorly fitting uniform can
become entangled in moving machinery. On the job site it is important that your uniform is highly visible to avoid accidents with
heavy equipment or traffic
(view our line of high visibility safety wear
Uniforms for Retail and Professional Settings
In a retail setting you want customers to easily recognize your associates so they can get
any help they may require. The uniforms worn by retail associates see long hours of use over many months. In this situation
it is important to select a fabric that will stand up to repeated washing and still look like new. Short sleeve uniforms
offer fabric that breathes well to keep your associates comfortable in the heat of the day.
Long Sleeve uniforms give a more professional look offering No-Iron styles, stain resistance and wovens that keep you warm when
the temperature drops. In any purchasing situation, an inexpensive garment may not always be the 'cheapest' overall. Better
quality and Industrial rated garments may cost a little more but they will last 2-3 times as long as a cheaper priced custom
t-shirt. Some popular styles for a retail environment are: K500
and the K420 Pique Knit Sport Shirt
both made by Port Authority.
In professional settings such as trade shows, business meetings, and company outings cost becomes an important factor when selecting a uniform. There
are many great choices for cost effective long sleeve uniform shirts that look great and decorate well. Our customers
especially like the S608
from Devon & Jones. We have
also compiled a specific guide to buying polo shirts in our Polo Shirt Buyers Guide
Restaurant and Food Service Uniforms
Selecting uniforms for the food service industry can be very challenging. It makes little sense to have kitchen staff wearing uniforms that
"used to be white" when they were new. Washability and stain resistance will likely be near the top of your requirement list. Waitstaff need
a uniform that will look great even at the end of a busy night, so your color and fabric choices need to be carefully considered. Our most
popular is the S608 Port Authority Easy Care Shirt
Dupont Teflon coating for the ultimate in stain resistance
Aprons are a very popular uniform item for waitstaff. They look great and are easily embroidered with your restaurant logo. In the event of an accidental
spill they are quickly changed to maintain a professional appearance. Several popular styles are available such as the A500