New England winters can be cold and unpredictable, so it’s important to be prepared. If you have an all-season uniform, or one uniform style that you adhere to all year round, you can easily adapt it to the colder weather with a few simple adjustments. There’s no need to completely reinvent the wheel. In our recent blog, learn how to adapt your uniforms to colder weather in New England.
The best way to stay warm is to layer your clothing. This will trap heat and help you stay comfortable even in the coldest weather. Start with a base layer of moisture-wicking fabric, such as synthetic or merino wool. This will help to keep you dry and prevent you from getting cold. Then, add a layer of insulation, such as fleece or down. Finally, top it off with a waterproof outer layer to protect you from the elements.
Choose the right fabrics.
When choosing fabrics for your winter uniform, look for materials that are warm, breathable, and moisture-wicking. Wool, fleece, and synthetic fabrics are all good choices. Avoid cotton, as it can get wet and cold. We can work with you to find the right blend of fabrics and materials for your circumstances.
Consider your accessories.
A hat, scarf, and gloves are essential for staying warm in the winter. Choose a hat that covers your ears and a scarf that you can wrap around your neck and face. Gloves should be made of a material that will insulate your hands, such as wool or fleece. If you work in an environment where loose clothing is a hazard, then consider a facemask that tucks under your collar.
Dress for the activity.
If you’ll be doing a lot of outdoor activity in the winter, you’ll need to dress accordingly. In addition to the layers mentioned above, you will also want to adhere to the PPE requirements of your industry. We can help you with blending your PPE and uniform into something that works as well outside as it does inside.
Be prepared for the unexpected
Even if you’re prepared for the cold, there’s always a chance that you could get caught in a winter storm. Be sure to pack an extra layer of clothing. Depending on the job, you may also want to pack a flashlight, a first-aid kit, and some snacks.
By following these tips, you can easily adapt your existing all-season uniform to the colder weather in New England. So stay warm and enjoy the winter!
Here are some additional tips for adapting your uniform to the colder weather:
- Choose a darker color for your outer layer. This will help to absorb heat.
- Wear a turtleneck or mock neck underneath your shirt. This will help to trap heat around your neck and chest.
- Wear a pair of thermal underwear. This will help to keep your core warm.
- If you’re going to be outside for an extended period, bring a thermos of hot tea or coffee. This will help to warm you up from the inside out.
By following these tips, you can stay warm and comfortable even in the coldest New England winters.
Of course, reach out to us for the best uniform insight in New England. We can customize your company uniform for your unique industry as well as our unique New England weather!