Sharper Uniforms Is Going on the Road – We Are Attending 3 Trade Shows Early This Year!

Join Sharper Uniforms at Spring 2017 Tradeshows

Averill’s Sharper Uniforms is on the road this spring to show off our exceptional classic uniform favorites and new hospitality uniform styles to America. We’re a hospitality tradeshow favorite for our collection of the best uniforms for men and women at our unbeatably low prices.

It’s also our chance to learn from customers around the country what they like and what they want for their restaurants, spas, resorts, hotels and other hospitality businesses. What we learn on the road is represented in every new collection of customer-approved shirts, pants, skirts, caps, coats, vests, neckwear and accessories for casual and formal settings.

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In Florida

At the CMAA 2017 Club Business Expo in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, hosted by the Club Managers Association of America, we will be showing off our new arrivals for spring that you can also see at our website at SharperUniforms.com.

Visit us at Booth No. 223 at the tradeshow at the Orlando World Center Marriott, and you will receive a free gift. Plus, you can enter for the chance to win a surprise gift at our tradeshow drawing. At the CMAA event, you can also meet executives from country clubs, restaurants, resorts, yacht clubs and golf facilities around the world.

In Boston

We travel north to the New England Food Show on Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  Visit us at Booth No. 110 to see our great front and back of the house uniforms, and enter for our drawing for a surprise gift.

Be our guest with free tickets to this hospitality industry-favorite show. Go to the food show’s website and click on registration. Enter Priority Code 30111 for your free tickets. There is no limit on free ticket requests, so bring your staff and family.

In Maine

We travel to Maine in March for the 2017 Maine Restaurant Show on March 29 at the Cross Insurance Arena at 1 Civic Center Square in Portland, Maine. Come see us in Booth No. 604 for show-only special prices and discounts. At every one of our on-the-road shows, you’ll learn about new trends and money-saving tips on outfitting your staff.

Throughout the year, you can find the best prices on smartly designed casual and formal hospitality uniforms, along with a full array of custom uniform services, at SharperUniforms.com.

It’s Sweater Weather Time

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Professional-looking cold weather wear can be hard to come by. Sharper Uniforms has made offering stylish and sleek sweaters a priority. Our full collection of sweaters features designs that offer warmth, style and functionality. Here are a few standout selections you should explore:

Unisex V-Neck Sweater Vest: For days when a full sweater is too much, but the air is still nippy, sweater vests are a great option. This vest is loose fitting, heavy duty and low-pilling. It’s also machine washable, which is perfect for daily home care.

Unisex Heavyweight Zipper Cardigan Sweater: Some days are colder than most. The heavy acrylic knit of this zippered cardigan will keep your staff fully shielded from the cold. It can be worn fully zipped up or down. This choice gives the wearer control over temperature regulation to ensure comfort.

Contrast Piping Half-Zip Sweater: Half-zip sweaters take blending form and function to new heights. This sweater in particular features unique detailing like a faux leather pull and contrasting, ribbing that’s eye catching and stylish.

Front Desk Robe: A casual, slightly unconventional look may be just what your business needs to allow your staff to appear approachable and friendly to your clientele. The belted wrap around style of this cotton blend sweater is perfect for front desk staff.

Full-Zip No Pockets Cardigan Sweater: For front desk workers and management positions, presenting a sleek and professional appearance is crucial for inspiring confidence from other team members and clients. This sweater has these qualities in spades.

Unisex Crew Neck Sweater: This is one of the most recognizable designs out there. The crew neck, classic fit sweater is excellent for locking in heat, allowing a full range of motion, and providing a smooth surface for logo embroidery.

When you need to keep your team warm but don’t want to sacrifice style or function, turn to Sharper Uniforms’ vast selection of beautiful cold weather clothing.

Prepare for Winter: Outerwear Blowout Sale

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Are you looking for big savings on high quality cold weather uniforms? Stock up on the finest winter wear and protective gear Sharper Uniforms has to offer. We’ve marked down our prices to give you first pick of the best deals. Our selection is filled with multi-season jackets, mid-weight outwear and moisture-wicking fabrics. This winter, ensure your outdoor staff are properly dressed for whatever the weather throws their way. Explore our selection of cold weather outwear to find the perfect blend of stylish and functional for your establishment. Here are a few options you might consider:

Unisex 3-Season Water Resistant Valet Jacket: This jacket is highly versatile and offers yearlong wear through most types of weather conditions. It features quilted insulation, zipper closures, multiple pockets and rib knit cuffs to lock in the heat.

Soft Shell Water Resistant Jacket: Offering a lightweight construction that’s easy to slip on and off, this jacket will help your workers look their best and feel protected. It features a triple-layer bonded fabric for maximum weather protection.

Moisture Wicking Performance Tek Resort Hotel Jacket: Featuring a double layer bonded fabric for breathable wear, this jacket offers moisture-wicking technology that makes comfort a priority. It offers protection against the wind and rain, and it features open sleeve cuffs.

Mid-Weight Microfleece Resort Hotel Jacket: When the weather outside is frightful, what your workers really need is a premium fleece jacket. A customizable pull chord at the hem ensures each team member can alter it to the fit they prefer.

Unisex Snap Closure Polyester Shell Valet Jacket: The snap closure of coach jackets is one of a kind. In this jacket the unique closure offers a tight seal against light wind and rain. This jacket also features open side pockets, elastic cuffs and a pull chord hem that is fully adjustable.

Don’t wait to take advantage of our reduced prices. This is the perfect time to save on high quality gear for your valuable team members.

Stylish Neckwear to Enhance your Outfit

Stylish Neckwear Adds Flair to Staff Uniforms

The most affordable way to add a stylish look to ordinary hospitality uniforms is with the right neckwear. Choose the same colors in ascots, ties, bowties and scarves, or mix up the palette to best complement the setting, theme and ambiance of your restaurant, spa, hotel or resort. Bowties or neckties in subtle to bold colors for men and women from our neckwear collections at Sharper Uniforms have become signature looks for the staff of celebrated caterers and resorts.

Dress up any hotel, restaurant or catering uniform shirt with one of our satin-finish bow ties. The secret behind the polished look is that this is a no-hassles clip-on bow tie, and one size fits all. Bring this stylish look up a notch by pairing bow ties with our premium-quality, but very affordably priced hospitality industry men’s vests and stylish vests for women. Because we offer neckwear at lower prices with bulk-buy discounts, we’re also becoming the go-to source to meet the non-uniform neckwear needs of community associations, choirs, clubs and college campus organizations.

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Some in the hospitality industry once upon a time disdained classic neckties as a time-consuming burden for a staff with varying skill levels in the art of tying a necktie. Today, the popular choice is zippered neckties. These are pre-tied neckties. Slip the tie’s self-adjusting loop over your head, and then zip it up from behind using the hidden-from-view zipper.

To achieve a formal uniform look, choose neckties, scarves, ascots or bowties in premium fabrics in solid colors or subtle patterns. Less formal and casual hospitality uniforms can be dressed up with bolder colors or patterns in contemporary neckwear styles. Savvy hospitality industry apparel collections include two sets – one set of neckwear for everyday use and another set for special events. This year’s popular alternative to women’s uniform bowties or neckties is our rosette ties for women in a poly/satin blend. This versatile look easily segues from everyday to formal occasions, as does the feminine look of our women’s tulip ties.

Prepare for the Holidays with Formal Wear and Uniforms

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Dress up hospitality staff uniforms for the holidays with classic formal wear or just a few colorful accessories. The smartest investment is in durable tuxedo attire that can be donned for Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and other holidays. Plus, those tuxedos for men and women can be used for weddings, galas and other money-making events at your hotel, restaurant, resort or club.

However, if yours is a casual venue where the house uniform is a shirt or tee with black pants or jeans, go for inexpensive accessories. At Sharper Uniforms, our affordably priced bow ties in holiday colors can add cheerful hues to your staff’s apparel. Or, invest in our v-neck tuxedo apron that can be donned over a tuxedo shirt and dress pants or T-shirt and jeans. These formal-look wait staff aprons for men and women have divided centers to mimic the look of the front of a tuxedo jacket. Pair them with red or green bow ties for Christmas, glittery colors for New Year’s, pink and/or red on Valentine’s and pastel colors for Easter or receptions.

Tuxedo apparel is the go-to choice in hospitality industry uniforms for front desk staff, waiters, bartenders, hosts, guides, valet staff and doormen. Holiday accessories such as sprigs of holly for boutonnieres or women’s hair decorations or bow ties in holiday hues can add extra flair. Change accessories for different occasions.

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Because we serve the hospitality industry, corporate clients, convention planners and caterers, we curate collections of durable easy-care formal wear for men and women in sizes that can range from extra-small to 6XL for men and sizes 2 to 28 for women. Among our tuxedo shirt styles, our most popular are white traditional tuxedo shirts for men and white  classic tuxedo shirts for women.

Pair these shirts with men’s tuxedo pants in black with satin side stripes with comfort-fit waistbands for those long holiday work schedules and our classic tuxedo pants for women with satin side stripes and smooth no-bulky-pockets construction. We also carry women’s dressy tuxedo skirts in side slit, below-the-knee, and above-the-knee and floor-length banquet styles. For an extra flourish, consider our inexpensive 12-packs of one-size white gloves. If your budget says no to tuxedo shirts plus formal slacks, invest in the tuxedo shirts as the most visible formal wear for your staff. Substitute plain black pants or skirts for the tuxedo pants or skirts

This Just In: New Washable Suits and Microfiber Suits

Since the earliest days of film and television characters have undergone tremendous physical feats while wearing two-piece suits — Sean Connery as James Bond, Cary Grant in North by Northwest, or Brad Pitt in Ocean’s Eleven. However, anybody who owns a suit knows that the slightest brush against dirty bench, or a smudge of lipstick can call for a trip to the drycleaners. Not to mention, the rigidity in most suit-fabrics hardly allow you to bend over to pick up a fallen pen, let alone jump from one rooftop to the next. Any person who’s attempted to live a life of adventure dressed in a suit is inevitably on a first name basis with the local tailor, dry-cleaner, and suit salesman, because suits have never been designed for the active lifestyle.

Fortunately, as our understanding of fabric evolves, exciting new possibilities emerge. For the first time Sharper Uniforms is offering fully Washable Microfiber Suits. Now you can keep your suit perfectly clean without the hassle of stopping by the dry-cleaner on your way to and from work. You can wash these suits yourself from home, at your own convenience.

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To boot, the cross-stitched fabrics allow for more stretch than a typical suit, which means your dreams of winning an impromptu game of office volleyball may become a reality. Expand your daily horizons by sitting cross-legged on the ground, riding a bike, or pitching a softball without feeling constricted. Don’t let the flexibility fool you, though, these classy suits don’t sacrifice design or style. The narrow notched lapels will give you a contemporary flare, combined with the on-trend two-button jacket.

Look great, save time and money, and simplify your life. Next time you see a butterfly, try to catch it. If you see somebody about to slip, dive to save them. If you’re challenged to hopscotch, don’t turn your back – you got this. These cutting-edge suits keep clean lines and well-tailored shapes and make a great addition to any professional’s wardrobe.

Sharper Uniforms at the HX Hospitality Show

Sharper Uniforms is excited to join the industry’s finest professionals at HX 2016: The Hotel Experience, Rooms to Restaurants. North America’s largest hospitality trade show, this event allows leaders from around the globe to come together and see what’s available, and Sharper Uniforms won’t disappoint. As one of the premier uniform suppliers in the industry, this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the incredible spectrum of merchandise available and help usher in the future of apparel in these highly competitive industries. Every year offers groundbreaking discoveries in the world of fabrics, design, manufacturing, and style, and this year it will all be on the table, or booth in this case.

Visit us at Booth #2349 and let’s explore what’s possible, together. See you there!

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Time to Restock Aprons for the Fall Season

For many businesses, fall is the perfect time to restock supplies. The busy summer months are in the rearview mirror. The hectic pace of the holidays are looming. It provides the perfect time to make a change. This can include restocking key pieces of apparel, including your aprons.

The change in weather also offers the opportunity to integrate a new apron. This also presents a chance to select an apron that may be designed with a little heavier material.  The available designs also protect the clothes of your staff from spills, splashes and other stains. Sharper Uniforms offers a wide range of uniforms, from standard aprons, half bistro aprons, three-pocket aprons, bib aprons and waist aprons.

The perfect apron also will be made out of different materials like poly-cotton blends for durability. These food service aprons vary in length to provide more or less coverage, even in the fall. Selecting a pocketed bib apron can be perfect for utensils, pads, pens and more.

Waist Aprons for the Fall

Colors and styles also can be switched up in the fall to coordinate to your business colors or the upcoming holidays. It also is important to select an apron that is durable. They also should be designed to withstand heavy use and frequent trips through the wash and dryer.

This fall, key fashion influences continue to be a key driver to uniform and apron trends. Materials and designs create a trendy style. Even chain restaurants are trying to create a more casual appearance for its staff.

As a result, as you take the opportunity to restock your apron supply, style remains important. The selection can be just as important as your menu. It also can be a perfect opportunity to enhance brand awareness.

Aprons are subjected to heavy wear and tear. It is imperative to select a high-quality apron that will look as good next month as it does the day you take it out of the packaging. Seeking input from your staff also can help you determine which features are most important and ensure you are making the right investment as you restock aprons this fall.

Update Your Look for the Fall: Blouses, Shirts and Neckwear

As the leaves turn from green to vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red, it signals another change of season. It also signals a change in the cloths that you wear. It also is important to accessorize with complimentary neckwear.

Smart professionals look for a perfect mix of style, comfort and performance in their blouses, shirts and neckwear. Styles today are ranging from V-neck and cowl-neck blouse to smart and stylish long-sleeve French-cut blouses.

You also can simplify your life with a uniform, simply slipping on a favorite blouse before heading off to work. The next day, you do the same thing. The key is to define a personal uniform that is easy to maintain and doesn’t need an update with every season.

This fall, you can take advantage of that strategy with stylish offerings from Sharper Uniforms. You can never have too many three-quarter sleeve blouses, especially with a little flair like our smart no-iron server blouse. It will make you look more like Jennifer Konnor and less like a manager, waiter or hostess.

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A uniform blouse doesn’t have to be a bland, styleless fashion statement. Options include cotton-poly blends and designs that feature a flattering fit.  The choice of a daily blouse doesn’t have to be difficult, and it can be accessorized by fashionable neckwear. It can serve as a perfect counterpoint to any outfit. Ties, ascots and scarves all serve to dress up any blouse or shirt.

In the past, women’s neckwear has been rooted in a uniform look. Whether it is a service-based industry or the military, neckwear for women has traditionally been limited to formal ties.

This fall, experimentation is the norm as women are doing different things with the once-formal piece of neckwear. While the necktie isn’t likely to become a fixture of women’s wardrobes, even for uniforms, it can provide a nice chance of pace in any professional or retail setting.

Women’s ensembles also can be capped with a smart ascot or scarf that can be color coordinated to match men’s ties. Typically considered formal, the ascot’s name is derived from the annual Royal Ascot even hosted by the Ascot Racecourse. Many options come in easy-to-care-for polyester. Colors and styles can complement fall fashions. For fall work fashions, the ascot can be the perfect uniform accessory. It can work in a dressy casual outfit. Scarves are best suited for more casual activities.

Visit Sharper Uniforms online to browse our complete inventory of blouses and neckwear for fall. We feature the latest styles and materials that provide comfort and style.

New Spa Uniforms at Sharper Uniforms

At Sharper Uniforms, we’ve been the go-to resource for business uniforms for years. From restaurant servers and security staff to nurses and hospitality workers, we’re always looking to provide professional attire for a variety of industries. That’s why we’ve added this new collection of spa uniforms. When you work in the spa and salon industry, you know that combining a clean, professional appearance with stylish details is a must-have for success. Each of the uniform designs in this collection is a great fit for creating a warm and welcoming environment for customers.

Comfort Meets Style

Spa and salon workers tend to spend long days on their feet. Whether they are providing massages, facials, manicures, pedicures or other beauty services, having great range of motion is important when choosing uniforms for workers in this industry.

Spa Uniforms

Our spa uniforms are made with comfortable, breathable materials that keep staff members feeling great all day long. At the same time, they won’t have to sacrifice when it comes to style. Despite stretchy fabrics and comfortable fits, these spa and salon uniforms feature stylish cuts in a range of beautiful colors that make staff members look chic and stylish.

Setting a Professional Tone

Another important facet of salon and spa uniforms is that they must convey a professional look. You want it to be clear that your staff is well-trained, proficient and skilled, especially since they work so closely with customers. The crisp, clean look of each of our spa uniforms sets the right tone for this type of business. These pieces are easy to keep looking clean and fresh, so customers will always feel comfortable having personal services performed in your establishment.

Check out the entire line of spa uniforms and salon uniforms at Sharper Uniforms. In addition to our stylish uniform tunics, smocks, polos and pants, you’ll also find handy accessories like spa robes and towels.