811, 2012

The Red Kap Lab Coat Line-Up

November 8th, 2012|Workwear|

Lab Coats
If you are in need of a quality lab coat, look no further than the Red Kap offerings from Automotive Workwear. Whether you are in the market for a medical lab coat, or a counter coat, Red Kap makes top of the line work apparel that will wear like iron and provide the proper protection for your clothing and body. Keep reading for a quick overview of the lab coat line up at AutomotiveWorkwear.com.
The Basic Line

5700 Men’s Basic White Lab Coats
A longer length, this basic Red Kap lab coat features a 4 button closure, with notched lapels. It is a polyester/cotton blend, and has a left breast pocket, as well as two lower front pockets. This basic coat is ideal for students, interns, medical professionals, or lab technicians.

5210 Women’s Basic White Lab Coat
This polyester/cotton coat features a 5 button closure, princess seams at the back, and a decorative belted back. The collar offers a notched lapel, and the coat has 3 pockets: one left breast, and two lower front pockets. This basic coat is designed with women’s figure in mind.

4010 Unisex Basic White Counter Coat
A staple basic coat, this hip length, cotton/polyester blend features a 3 button closure, notched lapels, and three pockets: left breast, and two lower front pockets. This economical coat provide a great price – quality value.



711, 2012

What Makes a Good Chef Coat?

November 7th, 2012|Restaurant Apparel|

Selecting a Good Chef Coat
If you’re a chef, or in the restaurant business, you know how important good quality work wear is to your business. How do you choose good restaurant apparel? You need to know what is important for getting the job done and looking professional. Keep reading and learn about these four tips on what makes a good chef coat.

Whether you are sauteing, deep frying, or grilling, you need a chef coat that will keep you as cool as possible and comfortable. Chef Designs, the leader in restaurant apparel, makes chef coats from a variety of fabrics. The most common is twill, a blend of polyester and cotton. You can also choose 100% cotton, or 100% polyester. Most chef coats have the traditional stand up collar and vented cuffs, which allow for comfort without sacrificing professional style.

Ease of motion.
When you’re on your feet for ten hours a day cooking, you need a chef coat that will allow ease of motion. Getting in the weeds shouldn’t happen because your chef coat didn’t allow you to move freely enough to do all the things you needed to in a short amount of time. Chef Designs makes chef coats with generous armhole openings to ensure that you have enough room to juggle all the different tasks that are quickly thrown your way.


511, 2012

High Visibility Work Clothing: Do You Need It?

November 5th, 2012|Hi- Vis Clothing|

Author: AutomotiveWorkwear.com
High Visibility Work Clothing
High visibility workwear is for anyone working in low visibility conditions. If you are in road construction, the police force, emergency medical services, or airport ground crew, you are in need of high visibility work clothing. The American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear is a standard that protects workers in low visibility conditions by mandating high visibility workwear in certain areas. There are four classes of garments advised for various job situations. Whether you need work pants, work shirts, or coveralls, rest assured that you can find high visibility apparel to ensure your safety. When looking for high visibility apparel, there are a couple things to consider.

Who needs high visibility apparel?
As stated above, there are a variety of jobs that call for high visibility work clothing. Parking service attendants, delivery vehicle drivers, workers in warehouses with equipment traffic, school crossing guards, railway workers, trash and recycling operations, law enforcement personnel, airport ground crews, survey crews, and on-site accident investigators are just some of the important jobs that call for high visibility workwear. However, not every job calls for the same high visibility items.


311, 2012

Removing Grease Stains from Workwear

November 3rd, 2012|Garment Care|

A How-to Guide on Removing Grease Stains from Workwear:
Removing grease stains from workwear is a common problem for many. Whether you are a chef or mechanic, grease stains happen. So what can you do to remove them? There are a couple different options, depending on your situation. The first, and most basic, is as follows.
1. Removing Stains Grease from Workwear with Presoak
If the grease stain has already been sitting for some time, this is going to be your best option. If you’re a mechanic with Red Kap uniforms, this is for you. Blot the grease stain with a paper towel, being careful not to rub the grease stain into your work pants, work shirts, or coveralls.Keep blotting until no more grease comes out of your workwear. At that point, you will want to use a stain remover item such as Resolve, or Spray ‘n’ Wash. Work the stain remover into the fabric with a brush, and then soak the workwear items for a couple hours before washing. After the presoak, you can wash your work pants, work shirts, and coveralls, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not place workwear items in the dryer when treating grease stains! Allow uniforms to air dry, and then check the grease stains. Repeat the process as needed. If uniforms with grease stains go through the dryer, the heat will set the stains, making them impossible to remove. […]

211, 2012

Workwear – Measuring for a Good Fit

November 2nd, 2012|Workwear|

Measuring for a Good Fit Made Easy
Measuring yourself to ensure that your workwear fits well is important to maintaining a professional appearance. Maintaining your professional appearance can be a stepping stone to new job opportunities with your company, and even raises. When measuring yourself for work wear, it’s best to enlist the help of a family member, friend, or tailor. It can be hard to properly reach the tape measure around yourself and get the correct measurement, so having help ensures that you will get correct measurements for your work pants, work shirts, coveralls, and/or jackets. Before you begin, you will need a tape measure, assistant, and a pencil and paper to take down your measurements.
Men’s Measurement Guidelines
Measuring for men’s Red Kap workwear consists of taking five measurements: neck, chest, sleeve, waist, and inseam as seen in our measuring chart.
1. Measuring for neck size. Have your assistant stand to the side, and measure lightly around your neck with the tape measure. The tape measure should not be tight, or overly loose. The number of inches shown is the proper neck size for work shirts.

2. Measuring for chest size. Your assistant should stand in front of you, and reach the tape measure around the fullest part of your chest, under your arms and around your shoulder blades. The number of inches shown will be your chest size. If your stomach is bigger than your chest size, you will want to use the larger number when ordering work shirts or jackets.

3. Measuring for sleeve length. With your assistant standing behind you, reach your arm out to the side, and then touch your nose. Your assistant should measure the length from the center back of your neck, out to your elbow, and then back up to your wrist. The number of inches shown is your sleeve length.

4. Measuring for waist size. Your assistant should stand in front, and wrap the tape measure around your natural waist, just above your hip bones. Measure over a shirt, but not over pants, to ensure a proper fit. The number of inches shown is your waist measurement for ordering work pants.

5. Measuring for inseam. Your inseam is the length of pants from crotch to hem. Stand with legs straight and slightly apart. You should hold the tape measure at the base of your crotch seam, and your assistant should measure down the inside of your leg to the top of your shoe. The number of inches shown is your inseam measurement for work pants and coveralls. […]