When you have grown tired of your company forcing you to wear this and that, you can sometimes elegantly break away from those norms by customizing your clothing – doing it right can add quite a lot to your looks, helping you look unique and “you” while completely keeping in line with clothing regulations. Embroidered workwear is a very popular choice when it comes to achieving this, because it costs relatively little to get it done, and you have got plenty of options about what you are going to put on those clothes to help yourself stand out from the rest of your coworkers.
Even though your workplace may explicitly prohibit certain things, if they do not mention anything about customizing the clothes that are allowed, you can go a long way in achieving uniqueness, and you will just need a little bit of creativity to get there. First, remember that every workplace has its own distinct rules about what you’re allowed to wear – and if you want to make the most of your customized, embroidered workwear, you should start by familiarizing yourself with those rules and making sure that anything you’re thinking of putting on your clothes is still going to be accepted by the establishment.
Some obvious examples of things that you should stay away from include images that are too graphic or disturbing, and anything that can be considered obscene in your environment. We’re saying “in your environment” because different workplaces have different attitudes in their workers – and while one person may be really conservative about what they are looking at, others may be more easy-going. This takes knowing your coworkers though, and it can never hurt to ask around and inquire what they think you could put on your clothes without offending anyone.
A good idea which can almost always work well when done right, are military logos and insignia – these can be very easily adapted to most clothing styles, and they’re so varied and unique inbetween themselves that it is very easy to achieve any particular look you may be aiming for. Of course, the availability of specific military embroidery pieces in your area may be limited, so you may have to take your shopping online. But in the end, if you are able to find something that would look well on your clothes around you and it doesn’t cost that much, there’s really no reason not to go for it.
As a general rule of thumb, try not to make those pieces of embroidery stand out too much from the “background” – e. g. you wouldn’t want any images that openly clash with the general style of clothing of the people around you, especially if there are regulations about what colors you could use on your clothes and you’re bordering a violation of those in some way. It can be a good idea to look up your employee’s manual to find out if anything is specifically prohibited, and simply avoid using that in order to get the look you’re after.