The Importance Of Having Multiple Custom Uniforms Per Employee

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!

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!

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 you hire an employee, you spend a lot of time making sure that they’ll be a good fit for your organization. It’s just as important that the uniform that they wear is also a good fit.

That’s because a well-fitting custom uniform is more than just a uniform. It can be a deciding factor on how well the employee does his or her job, as well as extend employee retention. Why is this?

Comfort – This is the number one thing that you have to watch out for when it comes to custom uniforms. People want to be comfortable, yes. But they also know when they’re being made uncomfortable for no reason.

For instance, employees want to know that you care enough about them that you’ve hired the right company to supply their uniforms that fit their jobs. Here at Schlesinger’s Uniforms, we’ve been doing this for over 100 years, so we know what materials will work best in a hot kitchen. You can probably guess that these aren’t the same materials that a doorman needs in winter. Hiring the right provider of customer uniforms lets the employees know that you care.

Style – Nobody want to look foolish, no matter what industry they’re in. When they’re walking to and from work, they want to know that they look as good as they possibly can in their custom uniform. Sure, it might not be what they’d choose to wear to a party, but they want to wear something that they don’t mind wearing.

Reaction – The reaction that your employees get from your customers goes a long way to how they feel about the job. Is the customer wincing because the uniform is woefully out of style? New custom uniforms can help.

How Custom Uniforms Positively Affect Your Customers

When we design and sell a custom uniform, it’s not just the uniform itself that we’re selling. We’re also providing a professional way for your employees to interact with your customers, instilling trust and confidence that can lead to better business for your company.

No matter what your business, custom uniforms will improve not only your employee’s performance but also how the public interacts with them. How can this happen? What improvements can you look for when you use our custom uniforms?

Identity: A uniform can instill a great sense of trust in the public. It suggests that the person is an expert at what they are doing, or has at least had training enough to warrant wearing what they’re wearing.

Trust: Whether it’s armed security services or a bellhop, uniforms make the customer more trusting of your employees. Even if the job is entry-level at McDonalds, you’re more likely to trust someone to make your food if they’re not in street clothes.

Better business: Most of the time, you don’t want an employee to turn off their personality and be a mindless robot. But you do want them to comply with the tenets set down by their training and company policy. When the employee wears the custom uniform, they are more likely to adhere to the standards to the company, which is more likely to impress the customer. This leads to repeat business and better word-of-mouth.

Customers  are looking for someone who knows what they’re doing, and the trust begins when they see employees in matching uniforms. Call our uniform store in Manhattan, NY to get the process started!

When you’ve been in the business for 100 years like we have, you learn a lot more than just improved stitching and better materials. You also learn about psychology and how custom uniforms can positively affect wearer and your business, no matter whether it’s a need for custom uniforms in Manhattan, NY or anywhere in the country.

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about the NYPD or for a new restaurant, uniforms will not only change the way that people interact with the wearer, it will also positively affect how the worker feels about themselves. This in turn leads to a more invested employee who cares more about your company, which can only help your business. How does this work? Well, it…

…instills confidence in the wearer: Wearers often feel more confidence when they put on one of our custom pieces. They stand up straighter and are more likely to keep up their appearance. If the uniform dictates that they have the top button buttoned, then they’ll do that when their confidence is boosted because they want to look good.

…fosters loyalty: A well-designed uniform helps the wearer take pride in the company they’re working for. They are more likely to keep themselves in good, clean order because they care about who they’re working for.

…grows camaraderie: Uniforms began as military clothing, and the designers of the time knew that similar clothing helps people work as a team. If you see someone else in the same clothing, you know whose side they’re on.

…makes them more comfortable: Comfort can go a long way to making an employee happy. If a uniform is comfortable an employee can focus less on the heat and more on their work.

Uniforms are good news for everyone: employee, business owner, and customer. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.