Articles from workingduds

  1. Grease: No Longer the Enemy

    Being a Working Hero can sometimes mean working dirty. The men and women wearing our uniforms often encounter grease, oil, and grime on a daily basis while on the job. From splattered bacon grease on your chef coat to engine oil on your utility pants, these pesky stains can sometimes mean the end of the road for your precious uniform. But, with proper care of these stains, you can save yourself the headache and keep your clothes looking sharp every day of the week.

    Here are some simple tips...
  2. Want to customize your uniform? Know your options.

    Many people outfit themselves or their employees in uniforms because they want to look, well, uniform. But nobody wants to look completely identical to their coworkers.  One of key ways to make yourself or your brand stand out is by adding some decoration elements to a uniform. There are a variety of options available out there for you to choose from. Below we outline the three most popular types of garment decoration and their respective pros and cons.
    Embroidery

    Embroidery is one of the...
  3. Trends in Kitchen shirts

    The old standard in kitchen shirts is facing some new competition. Gone are the days where the cooks all wear white cook shirts. With more and more restaurants designing open kitchens and other elements that allow diners to see the people who make their food, restaurants have become more mindful of the image their cooks present and are expanding their options.

    Don’t get us wrong, the standard cook shirt is a great option.  Kitchen whites will forever be a classic uniform, and nothing...
  4. What makes up a great Chef Uniform?

    Take a peek inside any commercial kitchen around the country and you’ll most likely see at least somebody wearing something that resembles a traditional chef’s uniform.  This includes a white jacket, toque, and checkered pants.  This traditional uniform dates back to the mid-19th century and is a symbol of professionalism and pride within the culinary community.

    Many features of a traditional chef coat were born out of necessity of the job. Today’s kitchens are filled with chef coats in a...
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