As a nation-wide survey led by J.D. Power and Associates discovered, clients are more disposed to do business with companies whose representatives are in uniforms since they are viewed as being more skillful and proficient. That study is applicable to any small business, including eateries, where wearing uniforms can make employees feel better about themselves and their work.
Uniforms carry that ambiance of solidarity and a feeling of having something in common with other workers and that has a positive impact on productivity and overall earnings. What’s more, since clients can promptly distinguish uniformed workers, they would instantly know who they can approach with questions about your service.
Custom uniforms usually carry your company’s logo and increase the chance of it being seen and remembered by your patrons.
These are a couple of good examples how custom uniforms can be good for your business and here are 10 more, according by Adam Soreff, Director of one of the largest custom uniforms companies in the US.
- Create an attractive business image. For better or worse, society tends to judge people by how they dress. Selecting an appropriate employee uniform can immediately establish a professional business image that attracts and helps retain customers.
- Promote your company or brand. When employees wear uniforms displaying corporate logos and colors, they help brand and differentiate their business in the markets they serve.
- Free advertising. Well designed work uniforms worn in public become “walking billboards,” promoting a company’s products and services “for free.”
- Protect workers. Uniforms deliver functional benefits, like wearer safety. For example, flame resistant (FR) workwear can help prevent injuries caused by accidental electrical arc flashes or flash fires, and high visibility uniforms can help protect workers from being struck by motorized vehicles.
- Improve security. Company uniforms featuring specific styles or colors quickly identify who does or does not belong in specific work areas or on job sites.
- Prevent product cross-contamination. Uniform programs designed specifically for the food or healthcare industries can help reduce cross-contamination threats; those constructed to dissipate static electricity can help prevent damage to sensitive electronic components.
- Foster team spirit. Work uniforms promote a sense of team spirit and a sense of belonging. This, in turn, can improve worker productivity.
- Employee benefit. Employer provided uniforms save employees money, and when provided as part of a rental program, eliminate employee laundering time and expense.
- Improve customer relationships. Work uniforms immediately identify company representatives who can be approached for purchasing information, thereby improving overall customer service.
- Promote company pride. Work uniforms help instill a sense of pride and responsibility and can convert employees into “brand ambassadors” outside the actual workplace.
With regards to improving your company’s image, you must stand above your competition – be distinctive, be one of a kind. Custom uniforms can always get this done for your brand.
By having custom made uniforms that fit your company image you will visually capture your target market and will associate your outstanding services with the sharp appearance of your staff.
By having your employees uniforms handcrafted by us, you ensure that your style is unmatched and that your company’s image stands out from the crowd. You are only limited by your own creativity – tints, fabric surfaces, lace, etc. We can also provide an expert opinion any time you need help selecting colors, fabrics, etc.
Our custom uniforms will make your staff as remarkable as you want them to be!
Schlesinger’s has made thousands of NYPD uniforms over the years, and the same goes for hospitality uniforms like waiters and chef’s uniforms. In fact, these types of uniforms are the ones that we replace parts of (or all of) more than any other. Why? Because of what they constantly go through.
NYPD Police Uniforms: There are many parts to an NYPD uniform, and at one time or another every police officer has to replace some of the pieces. Police are more likely to get into altercations than those in other lines of work, and a shirt might get ripped, buttons might get torn off, or pants can get torn while climbing a chain-link fence. Luckily Schlesinger’s Uniforms is there to help them get their police uniform looking its best in as short a time as possible.
Chef Uniforms: It’s no surprise that chef’s often need to come to us when a stain in their uniform just won’t come out. Of course, some chefs care less than others, thinking of the stains they get as a sort of “seasoning” on their clothes. Others, however, are more out in the open, whether it’s because they’re more well known or because they’re in a open kitchen that’s viewable by the public. Many chefs, however, can hide in the kitchen, which certainly doesn’t hold true for…
The Wait Staff: The waitstaff is always in front of the public, whether they’re a waitress, a busboy, or in catering. Whenever you’re around food, there are always going to be stains. This is doubly true when there’s a chance you’ll bump into other wait staff moving around quickly.
It doesn’t matter whether the entire uniform needs to be replaced or just a small piece, Schlesinger’s Uniforms will be there to fix the problem. Contact us or stop by today!
The average daytime temperature in Hawaii is 85 degrees in summer. When it really gets cold in the middle of winter, the average daytime temperature is 78 degrees. If we were selling uniforms to the people of Hawaii, they’d need just one style of uniform to get them through the year.
New York City is not Hawaii. New York gets hot in the summer (made even hotter by the pavement) and cold in the winter (made even colder by the shadows of the buildings and the wind tunnels those buildings create). Because of these wild temperature changes throughout the year, it’s important to think about the employees who might need different custom uniforms to get them through the year.
Take Doormen for example. You want them to look good 365 days a year, but you also want them to be comfortable so that they can perform their duties with a smile. Making sure that they have the proper clothes will protect them from the wind in winter and help them to shed heat in the summer. Matching hats can also help them weather the weather, so why not offer them a wider brim for when it’s snowing?
Valet drivers are another good example of someone wearing a custom uniform who needs something different in winter than in summer. Too many valets wear their street coats over their uniforms, which hides their uniforms and decreases customer trust. A heavier uniform (or custom coats and jackets) in winter can make sure that company styles and logos are never hidden .
If your employees work outdoors, make sure that they’re comfortable with the best custom uniforms available from Schlesinger’s Uniforms!
Once you’ve decided on the look of your custom uniforms, you’ll need to make another decision…how many of each do you want per employee? While the first thought might be to say, “one employee = one uniform, right?”, you have to consider the following when deciding how many uniforms you’ll be needing for each employee.
So That They Don’t Don’t Look Sloppy – We were recently at a brunch and the chef came out to check on everything. There was a stain about the size of a tennis ball on his uniform, and it was very noticeable. Now maybe it happened ten minutes ago, and maybe it happened two weeks ago. Either way, there’s no reason for a chef to put himself out in front of the public without looking his best. Having multiple custom uniforms can allow anyone who handles food the opportunity to have additional clothing when one is being used or treated.
So That They Don’t Smell: While you try to find the best employees possible, you can’t exactly investigate their laundry habits before you hire them. That’s why it’s so important to have multiple custom uniforms to give all employees a chance to have a spare while they launder the other. When you give them multiples of a uniform, the excuses for not having a clean one go away quickly.
When you need uniforms, give us a call here at Schlesinger’s. Based on our 100+ years experience, we can tell you how many uniforms a company in the same industry as yours tends to get per employee. Call or stop by today!
When’s the last time you saw a nurse in a cap? There’s a good chance it was on TV or in a movie, and it was almost certainly a period piece. That’s because some uniforms change over the years to accommodate style, social standing, and the requirements of the job.
But have you noticed that some traditional uniforms just go away, while impractical aspects of other uniforms just stick around for seemingly no reason.
Chef’s Uniforms: If a customer has a complaint or compliment and wants to speak with the chef, there’s a good chance that they’re expecting to see the chef come out in a tall chef’s hat. It’s entirely likely that the chef just put it on a few seconds before coming out, because they know what a customer is wanting to see when they come through the kitchen doors.
Bellhop Uniforms: Many hotels still subscribe to the idea that a bellhop should look exactly as they would have 70 years ago, in the small bell-boy hat and a bright uniform (often red). The idea of having such a particular uniform is often used to portray a sense of history and grandeur in the hotel, so it’s unlikely that this uniform will be going away anytime soon.
Doormen Uniforms: Fancier apartments just can’t give up the idea of the custom uniform for their doormen. This one will probably stick around in buildings that have separate doormen / security, but as doormen become more about security and dealing with problems, standard secured apartments will probably move to guards in security uniforms.
Ties: We’re not in the business of selling traditional suits to individuals, but we can’t help but rag on the tie. Ties might be the most useless piece of clothing in history, if you view it from a practical standpoint. Ties are entirely ornamental, and even dangerous if you’re being attacked (it’s around your neck!) or get too close to the paper shredder (IT’S AROUND YOUR NECK!)
Some uniforms change while others stay the same. No matter what kind of custom uniform you’re looking for, give Schlesinger’s Uniforms a call today!
Schlesinger’s uniforms has been around since 1898. That’s 117 years of supplying custom uniforms to the people of New York, and our family is on its fourth generation devoted to supplying chefs, security, and police uniforms to the hard workers of our city.
As you might imagine, after all of those 117 years we’ve learned quite a bit.
Follow Design: Sometimes we’re not the designers. For instance, when we’re providing uniforms to the United States Postal Service, we’re given the design. Same when we make NYPD uniforms…they’re not going to just let us add anything we want to them, because that would defeat the point of it being a standard uniform. But we can make sure that every officer looks good by making it fit the best it possibly can.
Create Style: When you’re coming to us with needs for a security uniforms or custom chef’s aprons, you might have the design in hand from another designer, or you might need us to help you decide which might be best for you. Because we’ve been at this for more than a century, we know current styles (and have helped shape them ourselves!) Tell us your security personnel’s duties, or what kind of restaurant you’re running, and we can guide you to the uniform that will work best.
Don’t say no to a job!: Broadway show are one of the biggest tourists draws to NYC, and we’ve had our share of movies and television shows shot here to. While they all have their own costume departments, we’re happy to say that, because they want the ultimate in authenticity, we’ve outfitted dozens of them over the years.
When you come to Schlesinger’s uniforms, you’ve got the full history of our experience to help you. Call us or contact us here!
Since 1934, Schlesinger’s Uniforms has been providing uniforms wardrobe to hundreds of Motion Picture and Television projects. Our craftmanship is known across the country to members of the industry. Movie and television industry professionals have been using Schlesinger’s Uniforms wardrobe for award winning-productions since we started 4 generats ago. We can qiuckly provide the uniforms you need to your main character as well as your entire cast.
The best uniform shop in the City
We have been supplying uniforms for movies and television for more than 80 years. We started doing this back in the 1930s on a small scale in New York and we quickly became the go to uniforms supplire for cinema and television productions in the USA.
Our police uniforms, post uniforms, hospitality uniforms, medical uniforms, etc. have appeared to date in more than 500 productions for the big and small screen.
The best thing about using our uniforms is that we can make standard, real-live uniforms as well as custom made uniforms that resemble the real ones but are customized to the specific cinema production needs as well. All our uniforms are new, never refurbished and this is why they are highly valued in the movie industry.
If you need uniforms for your film or short feature, simply let us know. Simply include a photo of the uniform in question, along with a short description of what you need and leave the rest to us.
When someone has an interaction with a security guard, it’s important that they both know who’s in charge. People seeking help are relieved to give up the power to the person in the security uniform, while others are trying to challenge the authority. Give a guard the right uniform and the balance of power become obvious.
But not everyone is providing security for the same purpose, and uniforms have to be tailored to meet these needs. For example:
For the building – If you own a building and are looking for security uniforms for just a couple of guards, you might not think that they need much in the way of uniforms. But the more official your guards look, the more secure your clients / residents will feel. Much in the way that a doorman is meant to look a certain way, security should be identifiable immediately so that the right people are comforted while the wrong people are intimidated. A well-designed uniform has to do both, and that’s what we’ve been doing for NYC for more than 115 years. It’s amazing what just a couple pieces of well-tailored cloth can do!
For the fleet – If you own a security company that travels around in vehicles checking on buildings and responding to alarms, the people who interact with them won’t recognize them as security unless they are properly outfitted. So when one of your guards is confronted about why he or she is at a specific location, it should be obvious what their job is and why they’re there. The uniform helps them come in and take immediate control of a situation, letting everyone know who’s in charge (unless the police arrive, of course!)
For the money – Some security uniforms are just meant to say “do not disturb.” Here we’re thinking specifically about security uniforms for armored car security. These security uniforms are not designed to be friendly at all. But they do need to be as comfortable and flexible as police uniforms because they’re working with large bags and having to bend over while constantly be aware.
We’ve been a uniform store in Manhattan for more than a century and learned long ago what different security uniforms have to say different things. Come to us and we’ll get you the perfect uniforms for your guards.
When it comes to a NYPD uniform, there are exacting specifications. Schlesinger’s Uniforms is a certified dealer of NYPD uniforms because the city knows the standards that we live up to (and have lived up to for over 100 years.) Here are a few of the reasons officers come to us:
Custom tailoring: You change sizes, so do we! While sometimes we have to let uniforms out due to weight gain, it can also be because an officer has an exercise routine that’s broadening his chest, or he has lost a significant amount of weight. No matter what the change, we can alter the uniform so that it fits perfectly and is comfortable all day long.
Uniforms Wear Out: Here at Schlesinger’s Uniforms, we offer the best NYPD uniforms available. But some day they’re going to wear out…you’re not going to wear any piece of clothing every day and not have it wear. And that’s why we’re here, to make New York’s Finest look their finest.
Damage: Officers are put into some of the most unfortunate circumstances that society can dish out. Uniforms are going to get damaged, whether it’s during a foot chase or an altercation with a citizen. Sometimes it’s simply the errant nail sticking out of the brick wall that snags a shirt sleeve. Whether you need a single piece or an entire uniform replacement, we’ll tailor one that fits you perfectly.
It doesn’t matter why you need your next NYPD uniform; it only matters that you have access to the best. Contact Schlesinger’s when you need any piece of a uniform replaced.