Work shirts help identify workers, and make your team look more professional. When customers are looking for help, uniform-looking shirts make your staff easier to find, which helps give your customers a little bit better experience with your company.
If you’re thinking about getting custom work shirts for your workers, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1- Are your employees mostly male or female? Usually, it doesn’t matter if your employees are male or female; both sexes can wear polo shirts, dress shirts or t-shirts, and many corporate apparel options come in coordinating men's and ladies styles. But some styles only come in unisex (men's) cuts and sizes.
2-What type of clients are your employees dealing with? If your business is more high-end, your employees need dressier shirts so that your customers find them appropriately attired. For middle-tier businesses like retail, polo shirts are usually fine. For employees in a more casual or labor oriented position, t-shirts could be just the right look. Fit the right shirt to the right situation. Also consider any type of special features you need the shirt to have such stain resistance, moisture wicking, wrinkle resistance, etc.
3-Guidelines about matching shirts with pants or skirts.
You may think that once you’ve given your employees custom work shirts, you don’t have to worry about them looking professional anymore. You might be surprised! It’s a good idea to provide guidelines about how to coordinate the rest of their outfit with the shirts you're having them wear. You can give choices such as allowing your custom dress shirts to be worn with skirts or pants. If you’d prefer a more professional look, don't forget to specify that pants and skirts should be solid-colored. Or if you prefer an even more uniform look, require your workers to wear bottoms of one standard color (always black for example, or navy, or khaki, or even blue jeans, depending on what works for you). If your work shirts are a more casual style you might need to consider specifying whether you’re ok with wearing shorts, sneakers or jeans to work. If shorts are going to be allowed, do you need to specify a length? (Are short shorts OK?) Will you require that shorts be hemmed or are cutoffs OK? As far as shoes go, you can specify style and or color. The key is to define your requirements upfront. This way you'll avoid the perception of favoritism or of certain employees being "picked on" which can happen if you update your dress code every time you see something you don't like.
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