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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Free advertising. Well designed work uniforms worn in public become “walking billboards,” promoting a company’s products and services “for free.”
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Foster team spirit. Work uniforms promote a sense of team spirit and a sense of belonging. This, in turn, can improve worker productivity.
  8. Employee benefit. Employer provided uniforms save employees money, and when provided as part of a rental program, eliminate employee laundering time and expense.
  9. Improve customer relationships. Work uniforms immediately identify company representatives who can be approached for purchasing information, thereby improving overall customer service.
  10. Promote company pride. Work uniforms help instill a sense of pride and responsibility and can convert employees into “brand ambassadors” outside the actual workplace.

Why You Need Custom Made Uniforms For Your Staff

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!

Why We Replace So Many NYPD Uniforms and Chef’s Uniforms

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!

Have Custom Uniforms Made For The Seasons

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!

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!

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.

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.