1012, 2012

The Best Heavyweight Parka on the Market

December 10th, 2012|Workwear|

The Best Heavyweight Parka on the Market by Red Kap
While a heavyweight parka isn’t a necessity for the average customer service employee, anyone who works in a regularly cold environment can attest to the need for a workwear coat that provides warmth, ease of movement, and still looks professional. Whether you are a meat packer in Wisconsin, or an automotive technician working in the cold, or delivery personnel in a Chicago winter, you know you need a coat that will keep you warm even when it’s negative degrees outside. So what is the best parka for the job? Let’s take a look at what is out there.
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812, 2012

Red Kap Launches New Website Dedicated to Automotive

December 8th, 2012|Industry News|

Red Kap Launches New Website Dedicated to Automotive
Automotive Workwear is excited about the launching of Red Kap’s new website, RedKapAutomotive.com. Featuring gritty but classy looking pages, with user-friendly tabs, this website will appeal to automotive technicians, gearheads, and pretty much anyone. Let’s take a quick look at the different features available from this hot new site.
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512, 2012

What Makes a Good Lab Coat?

December 5th, 2012|Workwear|

What Makes a Good Lab Coat?
In the medical field, or really any work that call for a lab coat, you need a lab coat that you can count on to protect your skin and clothing. What really makes a good lab coat? It’s all in the construction and manufacturing. Keep reading for tips to keep in mind when looking for great lab coats.

A good lab coat needs to be made of a fabric that will protect your skin from any acids or other substances. A blend poplin makes a good choice, allowing for breathability, while absorbing any substances quickly before they can make contact with your skin. A button closure maintains the classic professionality of a lab coat, while making it easy to put on or off. Consider the placement of the pockets, depending on how you use them. Lower pockets are common on lab coats, and some also have a breast pocket. If you are looking to buy a women’s lab coat, look for one with princess seams in the back to keep a sleek, feminine line. Lapel collars are the norm for lab coats. Based on your needs, you may have a few criteria of your own for selecting a good lab coat. However, you can’t go wrong with a basic, poplin lab coat, with pockets, a front button closure, and a lapel collar.
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312, 2012

What Makes a Good Work Belt for an Automotive Technician

December 3rd, 2012|Workwear|

What Makes a Good Work Belt for an Automotive Technician

The last thing you want to worry about when you’re working on a car is whether or not you are scratching the car with your belt buckle. If you’re leaning over the hood, or simply leaning through the window, that gentle scraping sound is all it takes for you to curse your tucked in work uniform with a metal belt buckle. Professional appearance is important in any field, including the automotive field. Whether your uniform calls for a tucked in shirt, or a straight-hemmed work shirt, you will most likely be wearing a belt to hold up your work pants. While most people might not even stop to think about what makes a good belt, there are a few things to consider.
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112, 2012

Red Kap: The Leading Brand in Workwear

December 1st, 2012|Workwear|

Red Kap: The Leading Brand in Workwear

When it comes to work wear, Red Kap is the expert. They have been making work apparel for America since 1923, with a long history of durable clothing “done right.” What started out as a simple family business of selling overalls has turned into one of the nation’s leading brands in workwear. What makes them such a great company? There are several reasons, keep reading and find out.
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