Guidelines for High Quality Custom Uniforms
A professional custom uniform appearance is important in any businesses or organizations. The uniform and how it is presented is the first and strongest icon representing your brand. Whether this public perception is positive or negative is entirely up to the person who is wearing it and how they look.
Guideline #1: Purchase Quality Custom Uniforms
All businesses have financial and budgetary restraints so they may be restricted on what they can supply or purchase. You may not be able to get exactly what you want, but do the best you can with what you have available. There are affordable blends and fabric that look and wear great. Regardless of the material, dry-cleaning custom uniform produces a much better look when compared to the wash and wear. Machine washing also rapidly fades the true color and decreases the wearable life of the custom uniform.
Guideline #2: Purchase Custom Uniforms That Fit
You may want to consider training your employees on how to be fitted for a custom uniform. Nothing is worse than a uniform that is too big and looks like a rumpled gunnysack or too small and the buttons are under 40 lbs. of pressure. Don’t accept custom uniforms until they fit properly.
Here are some suggestions for fitting the custom uniform shirt. Put the shirt on over your vest and allow one inch on each side seam through the body area, no more. The shoulder seam should reach the down slope of your shoulder giving it a clean break. The long sleeve shirt with your arm straight down should allow the cuff to come between the first and second joint of your thumb. The collar when buttoned should allow the officer to place one finger between the neck and collar with a tie cinched up.
Pants should fit comfortably around the waist, not too tight and not too loose as to cause bunching. The inseam should touch the arch of the boot or shoe with a half-inch of break. The back of the pants should come to the top of the heel.
Guideline #3: Blouse, Your Custom Uniform Shirt
Used as a military term, blouse means the extra material around your waist is gathered and tucked in behind the outside military creases on the back of the shirt. This smoothens out the front and keeps the shirt tight and fresh looking. You should leave an inch of material on both sides of the body of the shirt for blousing purposes. Some people have the shirt tailored tight where there is no blousing needed.
Guideline #4: Custom Uniform Preparation and Maintenance
There are some simple tricks to prepare and maintain custom uniform that makes looking great very easy and almost effortless. When preparing a fresh custom uniform for the next shift look it over closely. Make sure that the uniform is serviceable. Meaning there aren’t missing buttons, not worn or damaged, free of spots and discoloration, and no Irish pennants (threads) hanging.
Guideline #5: Fitness Level and Posture
Your fitness level will have an impact on how you look in the custom uniform and we encourage everyone to get involved in some kind of fitness program, eat healthy and enjoy the benefits while watching the waistline shrink.
Posture can play as an important role in your appearance. Try while standing, or for that matter, sitting, with your back straight, tighten your abs and hold your shoulders back square. This will make a difference and also strengthen your back and abdominal area giving you a more confident and fit look.