Year: 2017

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 …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Alpine Ski Resort Uniform

Frankie & Henry Do Alpine Ski Resort Style

It’s nearly snow season in Australia and Frankie & Henry are gearing up in preparation to hit the slopes and ski villages. Australian ski fields are as seasonal as they come with snow cover on our resort peaks for approximately two months of the year. This means a hectic season of snow bunnies and hospitality crews ascending the mountains during this time. For those who work at the resorts, this also means packing a considered winter wardrobe. If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, a switch from uniforms to snow gear will need to be a speedy affair to get you on the slopes faster. Our 100% cotton shirts like those in our Frankie check range will keep resort crew looking good and feeling comfortable. Pair these gingham check shirts with a cosy knit to align your uniform to Alpine style whilst keeping you warm. Our women’s cotton Riviera 3/4 sleeve shirt is crafted with a 5% elastic blend for ease of movement, so this shirt can double as a uniform top and be kept on for …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Tattoo Artist Uniform

Frankie & Henry Tattoo Artist Edge

This week Frankie & Henry enter the tattoo parlour to showcase an edgy and fashionable uniform style suited to these creative work spaces. There’s no denying that industries have specific and often recognisable styles. This certainly applies to tattoo artists whose style is as distinct as their work. Think “refined executive” for corporate wear or “street style chic” for inner-city cafes. These stereotypes are by no means negative to industry identity – they simply reiterate how uniforms compliment a work places visual story and, to a degree, the personality of employees. Despite the stigma often attributed to work attire, uniforms don’t need to mean uniformity or gentrified identity. For example tattoo artists often express a signature rock look with dark tones and grungy details in printed tees, black clothes and denim. Despite the similar “look” there are endless ways to add personal touches through individual taste and accessories. Aprons are both an on-trend and functional addition to a tattoo artist’s uniform. Both our Harvest and Scout denim aprons feature pockets for storing work essentials whilst protecting the …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Grey Uniforms

Explore the Grey Area

There’s nothing you can’t pair with a good grey, whether you are looking to add a bold colourful punch, or subtle neutral tones – this shade is the perfect base to build your uniform look around. An an elegant and neutral addition to your staff wardrobe, grey can be dressed up for a formal look or assembled casually for a relaxed uniform style. As the transitional tone between black and white, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any colour scheme as its many shades easily coordinate with a variety of colour palettes. Pair with a pop of colour, black & white or with on-trend denim essentials to dress your grey to your style, your branding and personality. With a “no rules” mentality filtering into staff outfitting today, employers can feel confident their uniforms retain a sense of refinement and class with grey as the canvas to style a staff look on. And despite colour, there are no limits to design and our uniforms can be dressed up or down to suit your own taste. Our Rex Utility Shirts feature two chest pockets for casual appeal, whilst our Reece & Dixon stripe shirts …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Mother's Day

Frankie & Henry Mother’s Day Special

We’re seeing double! Our Frankie’s are paying tribute to all the wonderful mums out there for Australia’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. While chocolates and flowers are gifts that will never be turned away (any time of the year), your mum might appreciate something a little different. A flattering clothing item may be just the trick to surprise her with. If your mum loves spending time in her the kitchen, our range of aprons will delight her! Frankie wears the Henry Bib Apron in the light Pebble grey – an apron that is both fashionable and functional that features a super handy chest pocket. This apron is compatible with our ‘Mix It Up’ Straps so you might be able to add your mums favourite colour to her Henry apron. Alternatively, a feminine top like our Riviera 3/4 Sleeve Striped Tee will be well received, particularly if mum has a penchant for fashionable stripes. Our 3/4 sleeve Riviera is now available in reverse Vanilla & Black stripes. But most importantly, give your mum a big HUG and tell …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry Boston Aprons

Frankie & Henry Forever Boston

Denim aprons forever! Frankie & Henry embrace the much loved Boston aprons in this week’s curated uniform look. Denim is undoubtedly a fashion favourite and is fast becoming a uniform staple for many businesses. Cafés and beauty industry staff have embraced the Boston Distressed Denim Apron which fits seamlessly into many interior styles and decor tastes. This apron is now also available in a darker Mid Blue for even more uniform styling options! View Mid Blue here. The Boston is perfect for a casual “street style” uniform look for businesses after a relaxed appearance. Wear with a striped tee and chino pants for an effortlessly cool presentation that can easily be worn after work for everyday wear. Worn with a plain white shirt or t-shirt, this versatile apron presents a crisp visual statement perfect for hairdressers and beauty salon staff. Add some retro badges or embroidered patches to your apron for a fun touch to your uniform. Frankie & Henry Wear Frankie wears the Smith Oxford Shirt in Navy with the contrasting Light Blue Boston Distressed Denim Bib Apron and paired with the …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Todd Chino Feature

Frankie & Henry + Todd Chinos

This week Frankie & Henry are all about chinos! Offering classic lines and a tailored fit, the Cargo Crew Todd chino range is a modern alternative to your usual work pants, shorts and skirts. These chinos are on-trend contemporary work pants that can be coordinated to suit your style. No need to wear those black slacks everyday! They are the perfect partner to our shirts and t-shirts for fashionable corporate and retail uniforms. Or you can effectively pair them with aprons for smart hospitality apparel. Cut in a modern style and crafted from a cotton/elastane fabric blend to assist movement, these uniform items are made for busy work days. They provide both comfort and style. Finish your look with a pair of heels or Vans sneakers for relaxed contemporary style. Cargo Crew’s chinos are available in timeless Black & Camel colours. They work effortlessly with monochrome shirts and t-shirts available from our Black & Camel uniform range. The Black & Camel collection offers uniform staples forming the backbone of outfits for styling to your individual taste or company branding. These Todd chinos subtly …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Bakers Uniforms

Frankie & Henry Bakers Uniforms

This week Frankie & Henry’s staff uniforms are fashioned to keep the hard-working bakers of the world looking and feeling great. Whether you’re a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker a fashionable and functional uniform will make your job that much easier. But this week we’ve focussed our attention solely on our crew the bakers! An apron is a must in this industry to protect your clothing from inevitable flour puffs, whilst a white apron is ideal for disguising any dustings. A scarf is a useful accessory and addition to an existing baker’s hat. Worn as a bandana, the Frankie Check Scarf will keep your hair back and any rogue strands at bay. Baking loaves of bread and pastries can be a demanding task so it’s important your uniform keeps you feeling comfortable. Short sleeve shirts and tees are ideal when working in environments with hot ovens. Our short sleeve, 100% cotton Max Check Shirt is a great choice for both the kitchen and front of house if your bakery is attached to a …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Chocolatier Uniforms

Frankie & Henry Easter Chocolatier

Frankie and Henry are rounding up the baby chicks and chocolate eggs in this week’s chocolatier uniforms inspired for Easter! Chocolate evokes cheerful thoughts of comfort food, mugs of hot chocolate and perhaps Johnny Depp in the movie Chocolat… A chocolatiers uniform should evoke similar feelings of warmth and comfort (minus Johnny Depp?) as a visual representation of a business and its story. Mocha and chocolate brown are the hues of choice for a chocolate maker’s uniform expressing the colours of the delicious craft. Meanwhile, adding a pop of colour is the ideal way to tie in any branding colour theme. Red is a compelling colour for chocolatiers, invoking cinnamon and chilli undertones – popular spices used for artisan chocolate flavours. Our red apron straps are great additions to add to the Mocha coloured Henry aprons for that personalised touch. For the most effective look, a top should be either a subtle monochrome or in line with the business colour scheme. The caramel hues of our Todd chino pants in Camel complete the colour theme for …