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When it comes to custom uniforms, most companies care more about function than style. Go to McDonald's or Subway and it's fairly clear that employees won't be winning any fashion contests with their plain khaki pants and functional polo shirts. There are exceptions to this general rule, of course. Some employees, like the maitre d'hotel for example, will always show up to work in a sharp suit. But probably the single best example of stylish custom uniforms is airline workers.
Airline companies have always been pretty clever in how they dress up their employees. Rather than coming up with a new uniform design from scratch, they drew inspiration from military organizations and gave the outfits a stylish twist. The reason why they did this was pretty obvious: people get nervous when they fly, but seeing a pilot dressed up like an Air Force pilot can be reassuring. The military-style outfits invoke the professionalism, devotion, and courage that you would expect from the US military.
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Of course, pilot outfits aren't carbon copies of Air Force uniforms. You'll see a few variations here and there among the uniforms. They almost always have a blazer, yellow stripes, and that iconic pilot hat. Past that, it's a tossup as to whether your airline pilots wear blue or black, and there are minute differences in the cut and style of the suit.
Stewardesses are a whole different matter. While most stewardess uniforms also draw inspiration from military garb, they tend to have a stylish flair that makes them stand out. That's why so many people view stewardesses as the face of an airline. Unlike the pilots, who all have nearly identical uniforms, stewardesses can truly represent an airline's brand name by fusing modern fashion with traditional military professionalism.
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If you're in the market for a custom uniform for your airline company, then embroidery is definitely the best choice. Embroidery brings an old-fashioned, traditional look to a uniform. An embroidered logo would fit in nicely on the chest of a pilot just below the iconic aviator badge. You have a bit more flexibility with your stewardess uniform. You could place the logo on the blazer, on her hat, on her blouse, or even on the oh-so-popular neck scarf.
Selecting a sharp, professional uniform for your airline company isn't something that you want to overlook. The right look will put your customers at ease and create a pleasant flying experience. Cultivating a sloppy, unprofessional look may very well leave customers doubting the overall competence of your company. Don't spend millions of dollars on jet airliners and then skimp out on uniforms. Show your customers that you care about them with sharp uniforms that are sure to leave a lasting impression. After all, you want to keep your customers excited about their impending vacation at Disney World or at some lavish summer rental home -- not on how poorly dressed the pilot is.
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