4 Tips for Designing the Perfect Company Uniform

[caption id="attachment_923" align="alignnone" width="645"]Huge Pile of Clothing Image source: Simpleorganizedliving.com[/caption] You know the scene from comedy movies where somebody opens up a closet and hundreds of random knick-knacks tumble down over the characterlike some sort of miniature home avalanche? Yeah, well, I realize that going through all the available custom clothing options can feel like that sometimes.   http://youtu.be/h9FGC68YcwM   Having more options is obviously a good thing, but navigating so many different types and styles of clothing to find the perfect one for you can be a little bit overwhelming. So today, we're going to go over a few handy tips that can help you isolate the perfect type of embroidered clothing.  

Remember Your Logo's Colors

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Matching Colors and Logos Image source: Sew4home.com[/caption] Always, always, always remember your logo. Don't spend two hours methodically browsing through the options and pick your favorite uniform, only to realize that the style or colors of the uniform clashes with your logo. If you've got a red logo, then you should probably avoid red or off-red articles of clothing, because then your logo might get swallowed up by the colors.   The same rule applies with your business. Keep in mind that your uniform's colors will interact with the colors of the surroundings. Do you own an entertainment-based company with lots of earthy autumn colors? Then remember that when you shop for embroidered clothing. Envision your logo, make a few notes about what colors would match well, and then go from there.  

Does Your Company Require Niche Clothing?

[caption id="attachment_830" align="aligncenter" width="599"]Specialized Clothing Image source: Natureandkind.com[/caption] The next thing that you should ask yourself is whether or not your group needs any specialized types of clothing. Don't get too distracted by dress shirts and t-shirts. After all, pretty much 99 percent of all businesses could benefit from a basic shirt uniform. Let's just put the popular options aside for the moment and focus on oddball clothing items.   Is your company in construction? Then start with safety reflective jackets. Do your workers have to endure frigid temperatures? Check out a selection of winter jackets. Once you have your specialized pieces of clothing picked out, then you can make a more informed decision about what you want the rest of your company's uniform to look like. It's easy to match shirts to jackets because shirts are so incredibly versatile, but it can be a bit more challenging to match a jacket to a pre-selected shirt.  

An Outfit for Every Occasion

[caption id="attachment_831" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Outfit Dress Up Image source: Givinggiftsthatgive.com[/caption] The other thing to keep in mind is that uniforms don't necessarily need to apply in every situation. You can select different sets of uniforms for different groups of employees or for special events. This is especially true if for catering companies, which would require employees to serve food in a wide array of settings. A formal uniform might be perfect during a wedding, but it might look out of place at a party or other casual event.   If you're struggling to decide whether you want custom embroidered polo shirts or embroidered long sleeve dress shirts, keep in mind that getting both may very well be the best solution.  


  [caption id="attachment_832" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Clothing Accessories Image source: Myeastlondon.com[/caption] Don't forget about accessories! Customized hats, belts, gloves, or scarves can add a bit of style. Try to pick select your uniform before you dive into the accessory options. Remember that accessories compliment the basic uniform -- not the other way around.  
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