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September 14, 2011

Constructing a Better Work Shirt – Inch by Inch

Body sizing and fit preferences change over the years, and our research indicated that it was time for us to make some minor tweaks to the core lineup of Red Kap work shirts.

  • First, we increased the length of the back by one inch. This makes it easier for our work shirts to be tucked in – and stay tucked in – through physical work days. For those who choose to wear their shirt untucked, the additional length will provide a neater, more modest appearance.
  • Next, we added 1.25 inches to the sleeve length. This change will enhance the wearer’s experience by allowing a greater range of motion and neater appearance.
  • The final change we made was to increase the back yoke width by 1.5 inches. This modification also enhances the wearer’s range of motion, resulting in even greater comfort and flexibility while on the job.

In addition to these wearer benefits, there are practical business advantages for Red Kap distributors, too. The increased yoke allows for greater flexibility of bar code label/ID tape placement. Plus, the added sleeve and body length will result in a decreased need to order “longs.”

Red Kap is continuously seeking ways to improve our garments and we’re excited by this updated fit. The feedback from individuals involved in wear tests was nothing but positive. Tell us what you think by commenting below.

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