Postal Uniforms – What is Available and Allowed As Postal Worker Apparel
Postal uniforms are used by employees of the post office to distinguish them as employees. The uniforms vary from country to country, and in the United States, they use the same style across the country for all its employees. In some rural areas the regulations are the bit more relaxed, but in urban areas, the rules are strictly enforced.
Male Uniforms. Typically the uniforms for men consist of several parts and are strongly regulated:
- Pants. The pants worn by US postal workers are a bluish gray with a darker blue stripe down the leg. They are high waist pants with five pockets. The rear pockets have button closures.
- Shirts. The shirts are usually collared shirts that are come in light blue. There are long sleeve shirts that are ideal for the cold weather and short sleeve shirts for the summer. All shirts must be tucked into them, and it is expected that the shirts will be buttoned up and well ironed.
- Sweaters. There are also sweaters that are provided as part of the uniform. The jerseys are cardigan type sweaters that button up. It is typical to wear the uniform shirt under this sweater during the cold winter months. Shorts are also part of the postal uniform but under stringent guidelines. These are in the walking shorts style and graze the knee.
- Pants. Exactly like their male counterparts except tailored for a women’s form. The slacks are well adapted. Shirts – The women shirts are identical to the man’s shirt but cut in smaller sizes to better fit the women’s figure.
- Sweaters. The women’s sweater is also a cardigan that is cut to fit women. It buttons up and is worn over the shirt. There is also a pullover option for women.
- Shorts are also available for women postal workers and like the men’s graze the knee. Any uniform store will carry the components of this uniform. These stores are a bit rare, and the only options that might be available are catalog sales and online venues.
Doing a simple web search will help you to find vendors that carry this particular style. The cost will be right around the same regardless of where you shop because the postal uniforms do not vary at all. Buying multiple pieces at one time is a good rule of thumb and may gain you a discount.
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