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.


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.

Labor Day Uniform Preparations

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about transitioning your staff uniforms. Those light and airy pieces used during the warmer months may need to be swapped out for new items to accommodate the fall temperature. Plus, you’ll want to consider choosing seasonal colors that look great for this time of the year. After all, there’s a reason they say you should never wear white after Labor Day!

Fashion rule aside, there are plenty of reasons to check out Sharper Uniforms as summer comes to an end. Find a great selection of Labor Day uniforms that will get your staff looking sharp for the seasons ahead.

Labor Day Uniforms

Layered Attire

One of the great ways to spruce up uniforms after Labor Day is to incorporate some layering pieces. You’ll find that Sharper Uniforms has a great selection of clothing that will let staff adjust to the varying temperatures that occur around this transitional time of the year. From blazers and jackets to pull-over sweaters and button-up cardigans, you’ll be able to find just what you need to keep your staff comfortable. These are great ways to add color to worker uniforms while also keeping a professional and stylish look.

Industry-Specific Attire

One of the benefits of shopping at Sharper Uniforms is that you’ll find fall uniforms for a variety of business types. We have chic and sophisticated outfits for those working in hotels, restaurants, casinos and country clubs. Meanwhile, those who wear smocks or scrubs will find that working in a hospital, health clinic, salon or spa doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice when it comes to style. Instead, you’ll be able to find seasonal uniforms that allow your staff to feel comfortable while also looking sharp on the job.

Check out the entire selection of autumn and summer uniforms to find a fresh look for your staff. And remember that most of our styles can be customized with the colors and embellishment that you desire, including embroidery, silk screening and heat seal transfers.

Summer Sale Items at Sharper Uniforms

Why We Rely on Summer Sales to Outfit Our Hospitality Staff

In today’s economy, outfitting your hospitality staff can prove costly unless you zero in on the best sales. Summer sales offer an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of overstocks in restaurant, hotel or country club uniforms. Before new fall and winter introductions of hospitality apparel, you can find great bargains on spa, resort, country club and casino uniforms.

Because good-looking uniforms rarely go out of style, this is an industry that doesn’t have to rely on next-season trends for your employees to present a polished, professional look. The best summer hospitality industry uniform sales are at Averill’s Sharper Uniforms, and most apparel is made in America for superb quality and durability.

Summer Clothing

Among this summer’s best buys are Sharper Uniforms’ best-selling royal blue half bistro aprons. Each of these U.S.-made restaurant aprons has one center divided pocket, extra-long apron strings, expertly finished ends and a rectangular waist. It’s a sharp look in a deep blue shade that will complement staff apparel and your décor for any season. Our cotton poly blend aprons resist soil and wrinkles. Like regular apparel on sale all year, summer sale uniform shirts, aprons, jackets and vests can be customized with logos or names printed or embroidered directly onto each piece.

This summer, you’ll also find marvelous deals on stylish kitchen baseball caps, restaurant aprons and staff favorites like Extreme Performance moisture-wicking polo shirts for men and women. Shop this year’s lowest prices on brocade banquet vests, quilted hotel jackets for women, chef’s pants and premium chef coats. Summer is the time to shop for uniform accessories like silk ties and loop ascots, too.

A resort staff favorite now on sale is the Sahar women’s spa jacket with flattering princess seams front and back, mandarin collars and stylish, easy-movement six-inch side slits. This spa/salon jacket has two lower pockets and elbow-length sleeves.  These American-crafted spa jackets rely on exclusive arcDry technology to wick away moisture and arcRelease fabrics that easily release soil when laundered. A touch of spandex has been added for a better fit.  So start shopping, and save. But remember: like summer, these sales won’t last for long.

Shorts and Pants for Cool and Breezy Summer Uniforms

For the dog days of summer, there are special clothing requirements to ensure that wait staff at restaurants, bars, country clubs and other establishments are appropriately dressed and comfortable. Sharper Uniform carries a wide selection of professional clothing for uniforms, from casual to fancy, that will give those who serve the public that essential air of confidence and sophistication. It goes without saying that the more comfortable they are, the more professional an appearance they’ll convey.

The key to comfortable uniforms in warm weather is keeping your cool. A moisture-wicking fabric is the best choice for active staff during warm summer days and steamy nights. This type of fabric will pull moisture away from your body to the outer layer, where it will then evaporate, causing a cooling sensation. Synthetic fibers like polyester create a fabric that has excellent moisture-wicking properties.

Summer Uniform Clothing

Our shorts selection includes utility chino shorts for men and chino shorts for ladies. These moisture wicking shorts also have superior soil release, which means they’re easy to keep clean, in addition to keeping the wearer cool and comfortable. Professional yet sporty, these chino shorts are ideal for resort employees or servers in casual dining facilities. For a more formal look for the ladies, we offer the 100 percent polyester tuxedo shorts. Whether it’s an outdoor wedding reception or a formal party, these are sophisticated shorts for catering professionals or hotel poolside wait staff. There are also men’s and ladies’ moisture wicking microfiber shorts and flat front cargo shorts for men and women that include several convenient pockets and are made from a comfortable poly/cotton blended fabric.

For summer evening uniforms or when shorts are a bit too casual, we have a wide selection of long pants made from lighter, moisture wicking materials. There are sleekly designed polyester low rise, flat front pants for ladies, men’s easy fit chino pants and chino cargo pants for women. The moisture wicking fabrics tend to be easy care as well, appropriate for the lazy, hazy days of summer.

Hostess with the Most: Cocktail Blouses for Your Staff

The cocktail blouse is the first and most important part of outfitting any cocktail waitress, hostess, or nightclub staff.  The blouse is what your customers will see the most, and it should be a top priority in the uniform selection process. Finding the right balance of professionalism, style, comfort, and femininity will help your staff portray a strong, positive image simply through their uniform.

But when it comes to selecting the right blouse, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It can’t just look great to the customer – it needs to feel great to your workers as well. The confidence and upbeat attitude that comes with the right blouse will make any member of your staff a “hostess with the most” and lead to a great experience for both your staff and customers.

Ladies Cocktail Blouses

At Sharper Uniforms, we offer a wide variety of cocktail blouses to meet your business and staff needs. Whether you’re outfitting your female servers at a beachside bar, looking to make a great first impression with your front of house staff, or searching for the perfect nightclub uniform, we have exactly what you’re looking for.

Our selection features a multitude of styles, shapes, and materials to match the image you want to portray. Go with short sleeves for a casual look, long sleeves for a more professional upscale visage, or even three-quarter sleeves for a trendy vibe. Choose between polyester or cotton-based materials, button-down or pullover styles, and an endless array of colors and tones. Each blouse has a feminine flair and quality detailing that will turn heads. Volume pricing is available for all blouses and uniforms, along with free shipping on all qualifying orders, allowing you to outfit as many staff as you need at a rate you can afford. We’ll even embroider your brand on each garment with our logo customization services

Shop our extensive inventory of cocktail blouses and nightclub uniforms to find the right one for you. No matter what you choose, it’s sure to be a hit with staff members and customers alike. Let Sharper Uniforms help your staff look and feel great today.

Convenience Meets Comfort: Waist and Bistro Aprons

Waist aprons may seem like a simple part of a uniform, but they may be the most important tool for your staff members. Whether you’re outfitting staff at a busy restaurant or a bustling card room, the right apron can make all the difference in having happy customers and employees at the end of the day.

Aprons allow servers to carry pens, note pads, and check slips, with pockets that are far more convenient and easy to access than standard pants pockets. They also protect pants from disastrous spills and splashes. Outfitting your waitstaff or dealers with the right apron also adds a touch of style that will make the right statement to your customers. In other words, waist aprons are essential to helping your employees do their jobs easily and effectively, especially in a high traffic environment.

Waist and Bistro Aprons

Sharper Uniforms offers a variety of wholesale, made-in-the-USA waist and bistro aprons to fit your business needs. Our aprons are all made from a comfortable cotton and polyester blend with high quality twill, making them wrinkle resistant even after a full shift. Our aprons also have a soil release finish, allowing for easy clean-up.

Both form and function are an important part of any apron, and our wide selection features a multitude, of colors, sizes, and designs. Looking for a simple black bistro apron for your small café? What about six-pocket multi-colored waitress aprons for your bustling 100-table restaurant? Or maybe no-pocket dealer aprons for the employees working in your new poker room? Sharper Uniforms can provide all these and more. We also offer embroidering, uniform decoration, and customization services, allowing you to tailor your order to meet exact specifications. We even have volume pricing as well as free shipping on qualifying orders.

Shop our inventory today and find the right waist apron for you and your staff. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ll help you equip your staff with exactly what they need to stand out in more ways than one.

Prepare for Warm Weather with Valet Jackets and Reflective Vests

Keep your staff ready to look good and be prepared for all seasons with the selection of valet jackets and reflective vests available at Averill’s Sharper Uniforms.

Extreme Windbreaker Reflective Valet Jackets are ideal choices for the spring and summer months or in warmer year-round climes. Although they offer protection from rain and wind, these valet jackets are made of a light 100% polyester fabric with 1-inch wide reflective tape across the front, the back and the sleeves. Both windproof and water resistant, the extreme valet windbreakers have two pockets, half elastic cuffs and a draw-cord bottom hem for a tailored fit. Extreme Light Insulated Reflective Valet Jackets with Raglan sleeves and adjustable cuffs offer the benefit of resistance to wind and rain without weighing your valet staff down in attire that is too hot for the warmer seasons. The fabric is coated with Polyurethane heavyweight Toughlan nylon with an anti-pilling Panda Fleece lining.

Valet Reflective Jacket

Valet Fleece Lined Reflective Jackets are also available in an all-season model with a light level of insulation suitable for all types of weather. The body of the all-season valet jacket is lined with soft fleece while the outside of the jacket is water-resistant to ward off damp elements. Men’s Valet Waterproof Reflective Light Weight Rain Jackets are waterproof with a 100% fine mesh polyester lining and lower front concealed zippered pockets that have reflective toggles. Averill’s Sharper Uniforms also offers reflective vests and valet jackets for colder weather, too. And whichever vest or jacket style you decide upon for your staff, you can customize it with your own branding by availing yourself of Averill’s logo embroidery and silk screening services. And remember, with volume quantity pricing, the more vests or valet jackets you order, the greater your savings per unit will be.

This Just In! New Server Vests, Washable Vests and Economy Vests

The solution to saving money without skimping on the quality of your staff’s attire is to pay a visit to Averill’s Sharper Uniforms to see their vast selection of washable vests, economy vests and other server vests.

Server vests for men and women come in striped “Gangster,” Paisley Brocade, Backless, Sticks & Stones, Matrix styles and more. The Gangster vests feature four buttons and two lower pockets. These vests, which are not lined, are made from yarn dyed twill fabric so the stripes won’t wash off. Men’s and Ladies’ Paisley Brocade vests available in four colors are 100% polyester and exhibit a look of refinement that will fit well with the staff of a more upscale establishment. The Paisley Brocade vests are wrinkle-resistant and fully lined with an inside tunnel adjustment for a better fit. Unisex Backless Server vests come in Paisley, Fiesta, Sticks & Stones and Matrix styles, sport an elegant cut and have an adjustable Velcro neck closure and adjustable elastic back strap and buckle.

Striped Waiter Vest

Men’s and women’s Classic Economy Vests available at Sharper Uniforms have a design that strikes a happy medium between durability and lighter weight. This uniform vest, which has the same fabric on both the front and the back, comes in eight unique colors so you can select the one that best conveys the branding you seek in your restaurant or hotel staff. Each vest, which is fully lined, has five buttons, four inside pockets and two outside welt pockets. The economy vests are machine washable and 100% polyester. Vests for cooks and concert performers are among the others Sharper Uniforms offers at economy prices.

Washable vests for hotel staff have a fabric back, are fully lined, 100% polyester and can be taken home and laundered by your staff rather than them going to the trouble of sending them out to be dry cleaned. The women’s washable hotel vests sport a tailored fit with front/back darts and a V-notch bottom.