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 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.
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.
For jobs that are as important as ours; clean, sharp uniforms are as necessary as the men and women inside them. We are a 4th generation uniform business that takes pride in creating the uniforms that keep this great city moving and breathing! We know how important it is for your brand to be represented appropriately. Whether that be through heavy branding or authoritative colors. We work hard to make sure you and your employees get quality uniforms customized specifically to your company’s needs, and make sure that every uniform you order is perfect down to the last thread.
How you may ask?
- Specific tailoring
If you take the measurements we will make the uniforms! From arm lengths to inseams we will make sure that every specification you order is absolutely correct. No one should ever be stuck with an ill-fitting uniform.
- Custom color options
Whether you are a sandwich shop, a pizza place, or a police department, we know you have specific colors you want your team in. A color that people recognize and can trust. We give you options, so you don’t have to sacrifice recognition.
We make it easy for your logo to be represented, no matter how intricate, colorful or unique it is. You can feel good knowing that your name is always looking good on one of our custom uniforms.
Company names, employee names, nick-names, team numbers, initials, or job titles, we give you the opportunity to take customization one step further, while keeping the uniform sleek and professional. Each embroidery is made to last! Don’t wait to get your team in a set of uniforms that is made to last. Call and start customizing today!
After over one hundred years, four generations, and thousands of hard working New York Police Officers, we are proud to say that we are still equipping New York’s finest with the uniforms they trust.. From shirts and jackets, to pants and shoes, Schlesinger’s has created and tailored the NYPD uniforms for…well… ever since we can remember!
We know how difficult these men and women’s service based jobs are so we make sure that every uniform is made with pride, and precision. Every stitch, every embroidery, every seam and every logo is made with the mobility, and utility of our police men and women in mind. Our team puts together uniforms that command authority, represent a team and keep our professionals comfortable and safe. With tailoring that is completed down to the very last specification.
But we don’t just make police uniforms. We make uniforms for any company or organization that might need them. Every companies needs are different and that is something that Schlesinger’s is well aware of. Our professionals work hard, so your can feel good in their new uniform. We offer customized uniforms with top of the line quality to every team that is looking for new, professional uniforms.
With quality and fit suitable for the men and women that protect us, we can ensure that you will get the right uniform for your job, every time. So don’t wait. Start designing your new look today. Your team will thank you when they are wearing a brand new Schlesinger Uniform.