The Right Fit
For distributors, picking the right “oversize” is easy, just look to the activity. “A trim fit depends on selecting a size that works best with the activity chosen,” Klein said. He also noted that workwear and uniforms are less “style-dependent” than everyday wear. If you are looking for outerwear to be worn on off time, try a bomber jacket.
5. CONSIDER A UNIFORM PROGRAM
Many companies rent or lease workwear from laundry programs, but Haws explained that some companies are beginning to purchase jackets and other workwear items outright as a cost-saving measure. For suppliers, these informal uniform programs can result in residual orders.
“Once a company gets into a uniform program, they continue to order as new people enter the company,” said Haws. “They need another jacket, they need four pairs of pants, they need two shirts and a jacket—once that relationship gets started with a program, that residual revolving door works well with a workwear program.”
- Alstyle Apparel