Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113664Post RelaxedRon
Wed May 31, 2017 6:27 pm

I can see the pros and cons for both. I can see some being more receptive with the softer look but also see the same with shirt and trousers look.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113699Post Thepower
Wed May 31, 2017 11:24 pm

Bit of a difficult one....

I do think that the traditional uniform looks far smarter than the polo shirts etc

However in my new service I really appreciate how much more comfortable it is to wear a polo

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:04 am

I'd like too at least start the job with a uniform ๐Ÿ˜‚ How I feel about it after that I'll update.
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:32 pm

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113771Post Rocky1967
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:07 pm

I,m in for traditional uniform all the way

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113784Post Tges2004
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:35 pm

Are the polo tops plain? Or do they have epaulettes on them? I'm not sure what I would like better.

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113789Post Andy888
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:23 am

I'm undecided on this myself and the various reasons behind it!. I suspect there could be a cost saving element involved as it seems almost like they are looking as simplifying the uniform for cost reasons as much as anything else. And like any new changes and policy bringing other reasons into play to justify the idea.

I'm kind of all for making the uniform more comfortable to wear, as some of the current uniform can't be easy when the weather is really hot I guess. The new proposal would make for more comfortable wearing in really hot weather I guess. But like many, I like the smartness of the current uniform and it makes a stronger statement and sign of authority than the new proposal.

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113832Post laticsash92
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:11 pm

Assuming the polo tops would be the same sort of design that the police wear.
Which to be quite frank a fair few officers moan about lol from the fair few sites Im on.

However again I prefer the traditional look

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113849Post NeedToKnowBasis
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:35 pm

The polo shirts are currently the same type of fabric as the Slazenger/Puma type polo shirts you'd buy from somewhere like Sports Direct etc.

They are not sweat wicking fabric.

They do not have epaulettes but do have a badge on with your epaulette number. Older style badges are sewn on, newer ones are velcro'd.

For those that have already done their fitness tests, you've already seen them as the Fitness Tester would have been wearing one...

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:00 pm

Haha mine was wearing gymshark t shirt and he was massive ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป But no uniform bud on the bleep test must all be different I guess

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:15 pm

Yes the navy blue polo shirt? With black cargo pants with pockets at each side?
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:59 pm

I vote the crotchless shellsuit should be normal working dress
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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113937Post Rocky1967
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:38 pm

For YOI I agree it should be Polo shirts , cargo trousers , but for adult establishment definitely the traditional uniform .

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 113960Post timeforchange
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:26 am

It's a difficult one; while I think the traditional uniform looks smarter, I also imagine it can be quite restrictive and uncomfortable in warmer weather. Not sure if a polo shirt and cargo pants are the best way forward either though. I would feel like a PT instructor dressed like that for work

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Re: Uniform or casual, The so-called 'soft' uniform

Post: # 124773Post freak
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:55 pm

It's happened we have the soft uniform I'm happy but a few are refusing to wear it.
Is anyone's else establishment doing this ?
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