Month: September 2016

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Black & White

Frankie & Henry Black & White

Black & white never goes out of style, just ask Frankie & Henry who model this classic combo of shades for a crisp and contemporary take on a fashion classic. Today’s uniform is defined by our white Piper shirts and black Todd chino pants, paired with the ever-popular Henry Apron in Pebble – a soft grey tone that contrasts perfectly with this monochrome palette – and completed with subtle accessories. This look expresses bold contrasts and clean lines, an ideal base to accentuate with coloured accessories for a personal touch. Alternatively, style with black & white patterns of checks or stripes for a look that presents individuality. Pair a smart white bib apron with a check shirt for a classic look, or take it to the next level with a fitted waistcoat or a pair of classic leather braces. The black and white combination works across industries and will never go out of fashion – an ideal choice for staff uniforms or everyday work outfits.

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Navy & Black

Frankie & Henry Black & Navy

When in doubt wear more black (and navy!). Today, Frankie and Henry showcase two colours that need no embellishment to achieve flawless style (however, a badge or two never hurts). The colour combination that shouldn’t work but does. Black and navy is something of a counter-intuitive combination, but when styled together the subtle shift in these dark hues presents a sophisticated and elegant look that can be seamlessly incorporated into any work uniform. Our black Todd Chino Pants and navy Smith Oxford Shirt that Henry wears is a classic example of how these colours simply work. Whether you work in an office environment or sport an apron for the hospitality industry, if you can strike the correct balance between these two fail-safe tones, you will achieve pure two-tone uniform perfection.

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Frankie & Henry Rockabilly

Frankie & Henry Rockabilly

There’s something about the rockabilly style that just oozes individuality and will give any outfit a carefree rascal edge. Today, Frankie & Henry explore their inner rock & roll. Maybe because of the iconic imagery left behind of musicians who have rocked the style throughout history, or perhaps it’s due to the modern interpretation that we see today, tattoos, tight jeans, coiffed hair and all. Either way, the spirit of the rockabilly is hard to match. Red accents scream rockabilly (or perhaps rockabilly screams red accents?) in which case you can’t go passed our red Max Check Neck Scarf. The Max Short Sleeve Shirt, with it’s rolled sleeves and gingham check, implies faultless rockabilly style when paired with a tonal Max Bow Tie. Channel your inner Johnny Cash and tailor the look Your Way with our assortment of button badges, patches and enamel pins. Frankie & Henry Wear Frankie wears the short sleeve Max Check Shirt in Black with Camel coloured Todd Chino Skirt. Henry also wears the Black Max Check Shirt with Todd Chino Pants …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Frankie & Henry

Frankie & Henry Barista Cool

Frankie and Henry we explore the sleek neutral tones that are synonymous with the too-cool coffee culture that inhabits our favourite cities. The Rex Utility Shirt is the perfect understated piece for the crew who hit the bar after a busy split shift, made from 100% cotton chambray, this shirt is one that your crew will want to wear (and wear, and wear, and wear…). Available in both long and short sleeve, the Rex Utility Shirt offers functional flexibility with its versatile design. The trend towards shorter length aprons is stronger than ever – thriving within the bustling coffee destinations of Melbourne and NYC. Master the ultimate tonal (hipster!) look by pairing the Tokyo Waist Apron in Khaki with the Rex Utility Shirt in Olive.

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Todd Chino

Pants, Shorts, Skirts? The Todd Chino Collection Offers the Works!

If you’re looking for year round head to toe style, then get the complete uniform look for your crew with our new Todd chino range. Our Todd Chino collection has grown to now include classic-cut chino shorts and skirts fit for work! Cargo Crew is all about creating effortless head to toe uniform wardrobes that look the business. That’s why we’ve created the Todd Chino Skirt and Shorts in Black and Camel! These super stylish additions are here to work with our Todd Chino Pants and are crafted from the same cotton/elastane fabric blend enhancing their comfort. They can be easily mixed and matched with our range of shirts, tees, waistcoats and knits.

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry

Frankie & Henry Spring Style

This week spring has sprung at Cargo Crew and we’re getting behind the season’s colours of 2016! “Colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” says Leatrice Wiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute™. Green and yellow work perfectly in unison and bring vibrant excitement to any outfit pairing, while the soft colours of baby blue and pale pink transcends cultural and gender norms this season. With it’s 100% easy-care cotton fabric and easily rolled long sleeve, the Frankie Gingham Shirt in Green is our pick for your spring uniform wardrobe. The Frankie is both practical and charming. It can be worn casually in a café environment accenting birch wood and stainless steel decor, or worn with ease at a sophisticated spring wedding. Meanwhile, the Barkly Bib Apron in Indigo Denim offers a reliable base for vibrant pops of colour. Utilise our collection of Mix It Up Straps to bring that extra dose of spring vibrancy to your look. Why not compliment spring brights with the …