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Why the Price Difference – Choosing the Right Uniforms

Posted by Lory Struver on

Our customers often want to know what the difference is between uniform shirts. We want you to understand the reasons behind price differences so that you can make the right buying decisions, knowing exactly what you are going to get for your money. There are times when price is really the only major factor and we understand that and want you to get the most for your money. Other times you may want to make the extra investment for a better performing, more durable, better looking garment. Here are some of the details that make the difference.

Taped Seams
Strips of fabric sewn into the garment seams to help a garment hold it’s shape. Also used in waterproofing.

Buttons
Upgraded buttoms make a garment more durable and fashionable. Buttons can be dyed to match, parlized, horn-toned, special shapes, even brass and pewter. The quality of closures definitely effect the durability and price of a garment.

Drop Tail
Also known as an extended tail helps keep the shirt tucked in.

Side Vents
Vents along the side seam of tee or polo alow for freedom of movement.

Eyelets
Eyelets allow air to flow in and out of the garment. This detail os often found in the underarm of a shirt or back of a chef coat.

Princess Seams
Extra seams sewn into the front of a ladies shirt to give a nice feminine shape.

Moisture Wicking
Fabric with technology built in to wick moisture away from your body to evaporate. Keeping you cool and dry.

Stain Resistance
Chemically treated fabrics that repel stains or release stains when washed.

Bar Tacking
Extra zig-zag stitches placed in the stress points of a garment.

Wrinkle Resistance
A major time and image saver, wrinkle resistant uniform shirts are well worth the money.

Fabric Weight
A 6 oz. cotton polo is going to be much thicker and richer that a 4 oz. cotton polo.

There you have it, a few of the details that make a difference in your uniforms. Have a look at our video above showcasing one of our favorite stain resistant uniform shirts by Port Authority and then pick it up at WaitStuff.com.

By Lory Struver