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How To Update Your Office Wardrobe

shoesFor some, the importance of dressing for the workplace can get lost during the hustle and bustle of the early morning rush, but in order to perform to the best of your ability you need to be comfortable both mentally and physically in the clothing you select. If you or your loved ones’ workwear wardrobe could do with a little updating, check out our selection of great quality shirts, ties, shoes and accessories below, perfect for any worker looking to be the envy of the office.

A crisp, clean Oxford shirt is a sure-fire way to make a good impression on your colleagues and superiors. This B&C Mens Long Sleeve Shirt is made from genuine Oxford fabric, and has a built-in Easycare finish to ensure that the product is protected against shrinking and creasing during washing and ironing. The female design makes use of the same technology, with both the collar and body also being tailored to be comfortable and flattering for women in the workplace.

Whether you prefer patterns or colours, skinny or standard or knotted or clip-on, a necktie can be a great way for men to inject a little of their own personality into an otherwise drab office uniform. This Premier Mens Coloured Business Tie is available in a choice of over twenty different block colours, with a shade to suit even the most discerning of workers, and it’s a steal with 25% currently slashed from the original retail price.

Perhaps one of the most vital aspects of a successful office wardrobe is your choice of footwear. Whether you’re attending meetings, delivering presentations or sprinting to catch the last train, sturdy and supportive shoes are essential. Crafted from real leather and incorporating soft internal padding, these Cotswold Mens Lace-Up Oxford Shoes are a great choice for the male worker looking to balance practicality with style.  Similarly, these Amblers Ladies Court Shoes boast a genuine leather build and a 1 ¼ inch heel, perfect for a busy day in the office.

Whether you’re looking after confidential papers or simply wanting to protect your shoesvaluables (not to mention your lunch) during the daily commute, a practical and smart-looking work bag can be invaluable. This Shugon Briefcase Bag boasts 11 litres of storage space, with its spacious inner compartment protected by both a zip fastener and a front-folding flap which can be clipped at the bottom for extra security. For those who need a little extra room, this Bagbase Portfolio Briefcase Bag has an extra 4 litres of storage, and comes in shades of blue, black and grey.

Be sure to check out our full range of workwear at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Choosing High Quality Workwear

Unfortunately it’s back to work with the New Year and if your steel toe caps have given up protecting your toes it’s probably time to invest in some new work wear. But don’t worry if you’re running slightly low on funds after Christmas, we’ve got plenty of bargains to keep you well equipped at work.

Practicality can often be slightly boring but these Blackrock Fur lined Rigger Boots are not only great for keeping your feet safe with a steel toe cap and midsole, they’re also fur lined for extra comfort and warmth.

If you work indoors but still need protective footwear these Amblers Steel Safety Slip-On Women’s Shoes are perfect for industrial office use, they’re smart and do a great job of disguising the fact that they’re steel capped.

Aside from footwear we’ve also got a huge range of High Visibility clothing, including everything from hats to overalls. This Yoko Unisex Hi-Vis Thermal Thinsulate Beanie Hat can be worn alone or under a helmet and is great for being seen on those grey and rainy days.  As well as the classic Hi-Vis vest, like this Dickies Highway Safety Waist Coat there’s lots of warmer options to keep you seen.  The Portwest Hi-Vis Traffic Jacket is hooded, storm-proof and quilted for extra warmth.

For a good quality coverall, try these Panoply Mach 6 Panostyle Overalls. Available in grey and navy and equipped with 7 functional pockets and an elasticated waist for comfort, they offer the best blend of style and practicality.

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Choosing an Apron

Many people, inspired by the current in-flux of cookery programs such as Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, have returned to their kitchens to start cooking up a storm. But of course, you have to look the part and that’s where our range of Aprons comes in.

Aprons can be worn be many people, anyone from housewives to nurses, even blacksmith and farriers, although these are most industrial aprons. The word apron was originally “a napron” and gradually got changed over time. The apron was originally used for anyone doing housework to protect their clothes from dust and soot, and is now viewed as a retro-chic fashion accessory.

Our range of Aprons can be used either around the house or at work. We have a variety of styles, lengths and colours. Browse our range here.

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Overalls in the Work Place

Overalls are a cheap and inexpensive way of protecting your clothes while you’re at work. Your job may involve coming into contact with grease, oil, or spillages and so it’s important to invest in a good quality overall. Many overalls are made with thick, hard wearing, durable cotton and so can last for a very long time, even when being worn every day for work.

Overalls can be traced back to 1792 as “overall trousers”, the word boilersuit, which is interchangeable with overalls did not come into usage until 1928 and was first used by the Sunday Express Newspaper. Boilersuits are so called because they were first worn by men maintaining coal-fired boilers. Boilersuits are similar to jumpsuits, but looser, they often have thick pockets for tools, bolts, screws etc.

Our workwear range includes many overalls, for different heights and sizes from companies such as Dickies, Panoply and UCC. Browse our range here.

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