New bib apron
Kustom Kit has introduced the KK515 Bar Bib Apron, a 100% cotton twill garment that comes in a variety of vibrant colours, such as raspberry, red, orange, lime, turquoise and purple, as well as classic black, white, royal and navy shades.
Made from a 280gsm fabric, the one-size, unisex KK515 has an adjustable neck, double open pocket and self-fabric waist tie. It is machine-washable up to 60°C, even though it is a 100% cotton item, making it ideal for use both in and out of kitchens.
The new KK515 has been designed for decoration, and is perfect for embroidery, heat transfer, screen printing and even sublimation.
The perfect welcome
B&C Collection’s tops, which include the elegant B&C – The Shirt Culture Collection, well-cut polo shirts in 100% ring-spun combed cotton B&C Fine Piqué, and outerwear styles, are all tailormade to complement the day-to-day duties of professionals in the hospitalitywear industry.
The brand says it has solutions for a range of hospitality departments including bars, restaurants, and hotels, and from front desk, maintenance and valet services to housekeeping: “Our unique styles will keep employees happy and projecting a sharp, professional image.“
B&C says its pan-European coverage “guarantees availability and quick delivery, whilst stringent quality controls ensure total consistency – of quality, styling and colour“, resulting in identical repeat orders, whatever the timeframe.
Smart, casual styles
More and more hotels are now offering leisure break packages, which means it is more important than ever for front of house staff be dressed appropriately, according to Finden+Hales. The brand recommends a staff uniform comprising of either the LV310 Cool Plus Panel Performance Polo or the LV370 Cool Plus Performance Piped Polo teamed with the new LV805 Microfibre Sports Chino for a sporty yet smart look.
For leisure staff working outside, the range of jackets and fleeces from Finden+Hales, including the LV620 Softshell Jacket and the LV630 Waterproof Jacket, will keep them warm and dry whatever the weather. If the hotel has a pool or indoor sports facility, then the LV817 Four Way Stretch Short is a great choice and looks especially smart teamed with a polo shirt.
From bar staff to management
“Whether you are looking for front of house and management attire or more casual, modern waiting and bar staff uniforms, Henbury corporatewear has your perfectly coordinated match,“ says the brand.
Henbury offers shirts in a range of fabric weights and finishes, from its Easy Care Pinpoint Oxford range (H550, H551, H555 and H556 – offered in four colours and in both men‘s and women‘s long- and short-sleeve) to the classically-styled Traditional Oxford (H510, H511, H515 and H516 – offered in up to eight colours in men‘s and women‘s long- and short-sleeve).
The intelligent PUFY shirt (H590, H591, H595, H596) offers all-day comfort thanks to its wicking properties, which keep wearers cool, antibacterial finish, for a fresh feel, and UV-protection that‘s ideal for sunnier days. It has an easy-care finish, comes in eight colours and in a range of long- and short-sleeves for both men and women.
A decade of professional workwear
The Russell Collection offers 53 different shirt options, including the Oxford, Non Iron styles, Classic Twill, PolyCotton Poplin, Fitted Stretch and Tencel styles, which are both ideal for hospitality applications and offered in a wide colour palette and sizing options (from XS-6XL).
The Ultimate Stretch Shirt has great shape retention qualities for a long-lasting, crisp look. The classic Herringbone Shirt offers a combination of style and durability that is ideal for hotel reception staff, while for an easy-care option there is the Ultimate Non-Iron Shirt. Available in a tailored and classic fit, the Ultimate Non-Iron Shirt is made from 100% cotton that features built-in non-iron technology rather than a coating to the fabric surface.
The PolyCotton Poplin Classic Fit Shirts are made from 65% polyester/35% cotton, come in long- and short-sleeve, and in classic red, orange, turquoise, purple, lime, white, black and corporate blue (XS-4XL).
Russell says its collection gives customers the opportunity to create a ‘made-to-match‘ uniform that includes T-shirts, polos, hoodies and shirts in a choice of five bright colours.
Fruit of the Loom
Shirts, polos and tees
“Ideal for front of house and catering staff, Fruit of the Loom’s range of lightweight Poplin Shirts, easy-care polos and stylish Ts make light work of busy hospitality environments,“ says the brand. The Poplin shirts, in 55% cotton/45% polyester (115/120 gsm), offer maximum fabric stability and colourfastness, feature a chest pocket, and are available in both long- and short-sleeve options.
For more casual environments, Fruit of the Loom has an extensive range of polos and T-shirts, including its 65/35 Polos for men and women, as well as its Super Premium Ts, both of which can be washed at 60°C.
The Men‘s and Lady-Fit 65/35 Polos are made from 65% polyester/35% cotton (170/180gsm), have self-coloured buttons and are available in a wide range of colours. They are made from an easy-care fabric and have been designed for decoration. The Super Premium T-shirt is available in 18 colours and is made from a 100% Belcoro cotton fabric, making it a great choice for decoration.