Buying corporate clothing (work / dress / business casual clothes as they are typically referred to here in the US) can be challenging. You want your workforce to dress smart, but also practically, and you want value for money and a quality product. Buying quality clothes can be tricky at the best of times, and you can get some excellent tips on picking quality clothing, such as the qz.com website for example. If you are looking to invest in corporate clothing for your business, here are the things that you should be looking for in both the clothing, but also the supplier.
Find A Quality Corporate Clothing Supplier
There are many corporate clothing suppliers in the UK that supply all types of work wear solutions for business. You will need to do your research on potential companies to use and find one that offers excellent quality products at affordable prices, and also has a splendid reputation. You can use the internet to find businesses and then through contacting them weed them out until you have a shortlist of potential companies to use.
Ask For Corporate Clothing Samples
You will want to see samples of the clothing before you commit to purchasing, and this will either mean requesting samples from the suppliers or visiting their showroom if it is close enough to your location. Some companies will offer free samples, which will need to be returned, while other companies offer this as a paid for service. Scrutinizing the quality of the clothing before committing to purchasing is essential if you are looking for value for money.
Check Out The Material
You will want to look at the fabric that they use for the clothing and make sure that it is of high quality. For more active work wear, you will want to look for fabrics that use ring spun fibers, as these will be much harder wearing than other types of materials.
You will want to take a close look at the stitching of the garments to ensure that there are tight patterns of stitching with a high amount of stitches per inch. A greater number of stitches is usually a good indicator that the clothing is of a higher quality.
If the uniform that you are looking at has a collar, you will want to check that the collar is made from a two-piece construction. With this type of collar, it offers rigidity and maintains a smart and professional appearance. You will also want to check that they have sewn-in collar stays inside of the collar which will also help keep the shape and appearance.
You will want to make sure that any pockets in the garments have triangular sewn tacks, which will help to strengthen the pockets at the points where they most often tear due to use. Check the top-stitching in the pocket also, and make sure there is stitching parallel to the seam.
Another important consideration, possibly the most important consideration for work clothes, is the comfort of the item of clothing. Especially when you're traveling for business! You will want to ensure that your workers look smart, but that they are also comfortable, so they will be able to do their job to the best of their ability. When you have a happy workforce, they will project the image that you want to be seen when they wear your company clothing.
For more tips also read my free Affordable Suit Buyer's Guide!
I hope you enjoyed this article about qualities to look for when picking out corporate clothing, aka work clothes or business casual.
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