Month: June 2017

Frankie & Henry Bike Mechanic Uniforms

To commemorate tomorrow’s Tour de France, this week Frankie and Henry roll out their bicycles and showcase how to pull off practical bike mechanic uniforms. Despite popular belief, bike mechanic’s don’t wear their spandex on the job (all the time)… ūüėČ However, wearing functional uniform items is good practice for this vocation. Handling oily gears and used tires can get messy so there’s no avoiding the fall out from this job, surgical gloves or not. A bike mechanic requires ease of movement and protection from chain grease and workwear that accommodates the daily tasks is ideal. As a microcosm of the world of grease monkeys (grease Tarsiers?), tools of the trade are best kept close at hand. This is where an apron takes centre stage demonstrating its utilitarian use for this work space. Our Deluxe Canvas Bib Aprons¬†are crafted from hard-wearing poly/cotton fabric and features a large front pocket with two compartments handy for storing tools. Similarly, the Tokyo Bib Apron, made from premium 100% cotton, offers three storage pockets at the front of the …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Winter Knit

Frankie & Henry Winter Warming in NEW Knit

Frankie and Henry rug up in our brand new V-Neck Knit’s to showcase how to incorporate warmth into your uniform without compromising on style or branding. Winter Solstice has passed in the southern hemisphere and days are starting to get lighter, but there’s still a definite chill in the air. Work outfitting can be a challenge in the cooler months when uniforms need to present a specific look. Black is the ideal shade for adapting warm layers into your uniform, as it easily compliments exisiting colours. A go-to knit is a must for any industry from hospitality to retail and of course corporate outfitting. Our V-Neck Knit is designed with a flattering v-neckline and ribbed hem. It’s made from a lightweight wool/acrylic blend that is is super-soft to touch and easy to care for. This jumper will fast become a wardrobe favourite which can be worn across seasons; layer with thermals in winter and wear with a single base layer in warmer moths. Frankie & Henry Wear Frankie wears the V-Neck Knit over a Max …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | New Smith Oxford Shirt in Black

NEW! Smith Oxford Shirt Now in Black

NEW! Our classic Smith Oxford shirt is now in black! This premium shirt is an addition to our Navy and Sky Blue Smith Oxford Shirts that have proven to be a favourite uniform top across industries. The Smith Oxford Shirt is a must-have and versatile uniform item that can be dressed up or dressed down suiting a range of industries from hospitality and retail, to corporate settings. Crafted from comfortable light-weight cotton/poly fabric and with the look of a classic Oxford shirt;¬†this popular shirt is perfectly suited as an outer layer any time of the year. The Smith Oxford range completes a variety of uniform looks and now¬†the addition of¬†black ensures a refined, contemporary and ready-for-anything style. Shop the full range from our online store. Fabric & Features Cargo Crew Smith Oxford shirts are made from a 70% cotton and 30% polyester blend that is lightweight and easy to care for. The collar details¬†a charcoal¬†contrast trim at the back of the neck, whilst the matte Black buttons create a sleek look. ¬†The shirt is designed …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Cross Back Apron Straps

Frankie & Henry Cross Back Aprons

This week Frankie & Henry reveal 3 creative ways to tie your cross back apron straps to easily achieve a subtle but new uniform look. Look 1 The traditional cross back way! Simply cross your straps at the back and feed them through the waist loops,¬†then¬†tie the straps at the back. Look 2 Tie your straps at the front for casual-cool apron style. Simply cross your aprons straps at the back and feed them through the waist loops. Instead of tying your straps at the front, if you have enough strap length, pull them to your¬†front to tie. Look 3 Something a little different. Frankie & Henry got creative with their cross back straps here! Instead of crossing them at the back, twist the two straps¬†together to create a single strap. Feed them through the waist loops and tie them at the back. Hot Tip “One of the best knots to secure your apron straps is the slip knot which looks neat and is super easy to untie.” Follow the step below to tie a …

Frankie & Henry | The Modern Uniform | High Tea

Frankie & Henry High Tea Time

Who’s ready for High Tea? Frankie & Henry are prepped for serving delicious afternoon treats in catering uniforms suitable for this twee tradition. Considered a high-brow affair high tea originated in England as a working class meal. This soon evolved into an upper class leisure activity. That long wait between lunch and supper needed to be filled and what better way to fill the time than with food and good conversation! Afternoon tea is a simple at-home meal but nowadays high tea is something to book ahead of¬†time. With any good venue a good uniform is key to curating the perfect experience for patrons. Marie Antoinette would approve of this week’s uniform style with a nod to neutral tones and blushed pink details that achieve a genteel and approachable look. Not to dismiss the divine cake! (A high tea wouldn’t be the same without a well present sponge cake.)¬†Aprons in Mocha and Pebble grey are the colours of choice creating a warm atmosphere. Meanwhile, a white collared shirt is a must for a refined and …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Dog Grooming

Frankie & Henry Dog Grooming!

This week Frankie & Henry get out the clippers and shampoo and gear up in curated uniforms perfect for dog grooming our furry, four-legged friends! There’s no denying dogs can be unpredictable and washing them can be a monumental feat. Not to mention messy! So a good uniform that includes protective wear like a sturdy apron is ideal if you aim to keep your base layers dry and soapsud free. Or at the very least, lessen the exuberant puppy paw prints on your clothes (not that anyone in the industry minds too much, right?). An apron is a perfect uniform addition for dog groomers providing a key¬†layer of protection. Both our Henry and Otto aprons feature handy pockets to store work essentials. It’s also important your clothes remain comfortable and breathable. Cotton is a classic go-to fabric to turn to for staff uniforms, particularly if your job sees you moving around a lot, i.e. chasing runaway puppy’s! Cargo Crew’s cotton-blend Todd chino’s are crafted with elastic throughout keeping the pants flexible. Meanwhile our range of …