Different Types of Work Wear and Uniforms

Uniforms and workwear have long played an important role in employee safety, productivity, and company cohesion. Supplying employees with uniforms and appropriate workwear has also been shown to offer a range of additional benefits to both the company and its workers.

If your business has decided to start ordering uniforms for employees, you might wonder what types of uniforms are available to buy. There are many options, including industrial, career, restaurant, food processing, and medical. When choosing, you must consider your industry and the formality of the uniforms you would prefer.

Below are some of the most common industries and the uniforms they are known for to help you decide.


Industrial work uniforms usually consist of short and long sleeve work shirts and long pants. The shirts are made of tightly woven material that is durable but also comfortable. The type of industries ideal for these uniforms include construction sites and factories. Some industrial uniforms include Touchflex technology. It is a fabric that offers comfort and durability over long periods of time and many washes.

At Prudential, we stock a wide variety of men’s and women’s industrial shirts that offer freedom of movement while keeping workers safe and comfortable.


Quality Workwear and Uniforms

Automotive technicians require durable shirts that will hold up to their demanding positions. Most automotive uniform shirts are button-up or polo style and include both short and long sleeves. Other styles available include jackets and coveralls. All styles are durable enough to handle oil and caustic fluid stains. In addition to supplying custom and generic technician shirts, you can find shirts for employees of all the major automobile manufacturers.

As automotive products and workwear are some of our specialties, Prudential stocks both branded and generic automotive technician shirts that are made to last. Each shirt is manufactured with Touchtex fabric that’s moisture resistant, keeping workers clean and safe from oil and grease.


Career options include uniforms ideal for offices. These shirts are casual but still professional and career-minded. Styles include Oxford button-down shirts in short and long sleeves, denim shirts, and polo shirts. Each of these styles can have custom labels added to the shirts. This type of uniform style is comfortable and professional enough to wear to out of the office meetings.


Restaurant uniforms are unique, as there are so many options a company can choose from. Chefs have the option of wearing the official chef coats, or your company can choose a butcher wrap or plain button up. Servers have the option of plain button-up shirts and smock wraps. Two styles of pants are common, including black cook or checked chef pants. In addition, you can order accessories, such as aprons and cooler coats. All fabric is usually durable and resistant to stains and shrinking.

At Prudential, we understand that having access to a variety of food service uniform styles is important for any business looking to create a professional, cohesive work environment. That’s why we stock a range of high-quality restaurant uniforms, including chef’s coats manufactured using Oilblok and Mimix technology for long-lasting stain and spill resistance.

Food Processing

Food processing uniforms require a special cleaning process. Because of this, these uniforms are extremely durable, to hold up to regular, rigorous cleaning. Included uniform items for the food processing industry are coats, smocks, pants, and long- or short-sleeve button-up shirts. Another option is a butcher coat.

Click here to learn more about the food processing and HACCP uniform options provided by Prudential Overall Supply.


Medical uniforms offer a vast selection. The most common medical uniforms are scrubs. Scrubs come in unisex, men’s, and women’s styles. Aside from plain scrubs, many companies offer wild prints or customization. Scrubs are not the only medical uniforms available. Other popular options include warm-up jackets, short coats, lab coats, and surgical barrier gowns. Medical uniforms are made of high-quality materials that can hold up stains and many washes, especially from industrial washing machines.

Choose Prudential for Quality Workwear and Uniforms

Finding a company that offers a wide range of uniforms is important, especially when a business offers a wide range of job fields. When buying from a uniform service, companies offer a benefit to their workers who do not have to buy their own. Some companies even use a service to launder the uniforms, which is an option for many companies that have clean rooms and other types of industrial services.

For more information on career uniforms, contact us at Prudential Uniforms.