Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Barwear Colors And Styles Available Now

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Shake up your wardrobe with these new Barwear color and style options. Barwear by Chefwear collaborated with bartenders from around the nation, including the Chicago chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, to broaden our line of uniforms. We’ve added a lightweight performance fabric, some 3/4 sleeve options and a Women’s V-Neck jacket to name a few. Whether you’re a bartender, a bar chef, or a mixologist, Barwear by Chefwear has just what you need.

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The Lightweight Single Breast Jacket is made with stretchy, lightweight polyester/cotton poplin fabric and 3/4 length sleeves to keep you cool. It features clean lines, a single breast snap closure and a slightly cropped length for a stunning look behind any bar. The Lightweight Single Breasted Jacket is available in three bold colors for that extra bit of pop.

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The Barwear Moto was designed to provide you with just the right amount of sophistication and flair. A contrasting trim and collar highlight the jacket’s asymmetrical zipper closure, and a split sleeve pocket provides extra storage for a pen, wine key or lighter. The mid-weight, polyester/viscose blend is easy to care for with its colorfast and wrinkle and stain resistant properties.

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The Barwear Mandarin Collar Jacket features our classic chef coat look, but is made with the mixologist’s needs in mind. The mid-weight, polyester/viscose twill fabric provides a flattering look but still holds up to the rigors of the bar by being colorfast and stain and wrinkle resistant. The silky soft touch and breathabilty of this fine twill is comfortable to wear all night long. The Mandaring Collar Jacket is available in a men’s or women’s cut.

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Our Women’s Barwear Crossover Jacket is the perfect choice for bartenders who want ample freedom of movement and a slimming, flattering fit. Lightweight, polyester/cotton poplin fabric, woven with 18 percent stretch will move with you while keeping you cool. This fabric also features a stain and wrinkle resistant finish for easy care. The Barwear Crossover is a cropped jacket that falls just above the hips. Its deep v-neck and empire waist is flattering on many body types including hourglass and apple shapes.

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Made with comfort and durability in mind, the Barwear Mandarin Shirt will stay crisp through a long shift. The lightweight, 4.25 oz polyester/cotton blend fabric comes in a variety of rich colors. Each shirt is finished with contrasting nickel buttons to give this shirt a modern edge.

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The Basic Oxford offers classic dress shirt styling for the value-conscious bar chef. This durable, polyester/cotton poplin blend retains its crisp professional look even after multiple uses. The 2.95 oz., lightweight fabric creates a high level of comfort and breathability throughout the night. The Basic Oxford Shirt features matching plastic buttons, a button down collar and a breast patch pocket, with a roomy yet flattering fit.

Whether it is the finishing touch to your new, retro style or a building block under a formal jacket, the Men’s Barwear Vest is an essential piece of any bartender’s wardrobe. The rounded V-neck provides a professional look. Its wrinkle and stain resistant fabric makes this vest manageable and easy to care for. The lightweight twill front and satin back help to keep you cool.

Our standard sized pre-tied Windsor Knot Tie is a fit for all venues. The adjustable neckband with metal clasp makes it easy on, easy off and comfortable to wear. The 100 percent polyester satin finish is stain resistant to hold up to all the bar has to throw at you. Over 40 other colors, slim ties and bow ties are also available quickly through the custom order process.

Click here to view the latest Barwear Press Release.

Which Chef Apron Is Right For Me?

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Here at Chefwear, each large department (chef coats, chef pants, chef hats, chef aprons) is broken down into even more specific categories (Premier, Five-Star, Four-Star, Three-Star) based on features and benefits . This is a helpful tool in searching for your perfect uniform. Not only can you see the break down in the Chefwear Magazine and online, but also at the product development level. Every category has a set of characteristics that are consistent across all of its items. In this series, we’ll explore the four categories and help define which chef jackets, chef pants and kitchen aprons meet your needs.

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Premier Aprons

Chefwear’s collection of chef aprons is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the culinary industry while staying on top of the latest fashion trends. In 2005, the Royalty Apron was introduced as the first Chefwear Premier Apron. It’s elegant, yet classic design kept this waist apron on top through many line changes. The Royalty Apron is the creme de la creme of kitchen aprons made with heavyweight 7.5 oz, 100% cotton twill for a smooth, crisp finish that minimizes show-through. It features a fold over waistband accented with black piping and tapered sides for a streamlined look. The wide waistband and ties provide maximum comfort. The Royalty Apron can be custom ordered with a variety of different piping and fabric options.

Five-Star Aprons

Five-Star Aprons are made with 6.0 oz, cotton twill or 7.0 oz, certified organic cotton twill. This line of aprons is designed to achieve the perfect balance between comfort, coverage and style. Five-Star Aprons are made with extra-long, wide ties that won’t cut into your waist during those long shifts and can be wrapped around for front closure or secured behind your back. They are also generously cut to catch all the mess of a kitchen, while the breathable cotton twill helps to keep you cool and comfortable. The Classic Bib, Organic Bib and Cobbler aprons have a self-contained adjustable neck loop that adjusts to fit you better.

Five-Star Aprons are available in a wide selection of the prints that Chefwear is known for or they can be custom ordered to match your personal style.

Three Star Aprons

Our Three-Star Aprons are built with value in mind. They are available in black, white or navy stain-resistant, 7.5 oz, 65% polyester, 35% cotton twill that is made to withstand heavy use and frequent washing. Three-Star Aprons feature patch pockets and sturdy nylon ties.

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To learn more about the other categories, select a line below:

  • Premier Chef Coats
  • Five-Star Chef Coats
  • Four-Star Chef Coats
  • Three-Star Chef Coats
  • Chef Pant Categories

Which Chef Pant Is Right For Me?

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Here at Chefwear, each large department (chef coats, chef pants, chef hats, chef aprons) is broken down into even more specific categories (Premier, Five-Star, Four-Star, Three-Star) based on features and benefits . This is a helpful tool in searching for your perfect uniform. Not only can you see the break down in the Chefwear Magazine and online, but also at the product development level. Every category has a set of characteristics that are consistent across all of its items. In this series, we’ll explore the four categories and help define which chef jackets, chef pants and kitchen aprons meet your needs.

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Our pants are based off the basic fit of our Ultimate Pant, Baggy Pant and Traditional Pant. While the categories are broken down into fabric and features, we specialize in designing pants for every body type, The first step may be to learn what pant fit suits you best then request extra features such as: fabric type, pocket location, and other customizable options.

Premier Chef Pants

We carry very few pairs of chef pants that qualify as Premier status. These pants all showcase a unique feature that you won’t find in any of the lines. The Performance Chef Pant offers a fashion forward, athletic fit with vented knees and mesh lined pockets. The slim-fit Tailored Chef Pant fits like a flat-front dress pant with a permanent crease, but is made in 6.0 oz 100% cotton twill for maximum comfort. The Tuxedo Chef Pant is finished with a satin ribbon on each outseam for a classic, professional look.

Premier Chef Pants can be customized by changing the fabric, pockets and waistband along with shortening or lengthening the inseam.

Five-Star Chef Pants

Chefwear was founded because of a pastry chef’s need for soft, comfortable, easy-to-wear pants. It is no wonder that Chefwear offers the widest selection of colors and patterns in elastic-waist cotton chef pants. BaggyUltimateTraditional, and Cargo all provide the 6.0 oz 100% cotton twill that chefs love. The Five-Star line is cut for true unisex sizing with ample room in the hips and thigh for all body types. Each pair also features an elastic waistband with drawstring for maximum freedom of movement. Five-Star pants are finished with bar tacking at the pockets for increased seam strength and a 1” hem ideal for alterations.

Pants in the Five-Star line are also available for custom ordering. They can be made with belt loops, a zipper fly, and additional pockets or in a different length or fabric.

Four-Star Chef Pants

The Four-Star line is modeled after its Five-Star counterparts showcasing the same fit and features in a more durable fabric. These chef pants employ the strength of polyester to help withstand the rigors of the kitchen. The Four-Star Ultimate and Four-Star Traditional chef pants are made with 7.0 oz 60/40 cotton/polyester twill that is treated with a stain and wrinkle resistant finish. The polyester helps to keep the fabric looking pristine wash-after-wash, while the cotton improves the fabric’s overall softness and breathability. Four-Star Chef Pants are available in three of our best-selling colors; black, black and white chalkstripe, and European houndstooth.

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To learn more about the other categories, select a line below:

  • Premier Chef Coats
  • Five-Star Chef Coats
  • Four-Star Chef Coats
  • Three-Star Chef Coats
  • Chef Apron Categories

Which Chef Jacket Is Right For Me?

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Here at Chefwear, each large department (chef coats, chef pants, chef hats, chef aprons) is broken down into even more specific categories (Premier, Five-Star, Four-Star, Three-Star) based on features and benefits . This is a helpful tool in searching for your perfect uniform. Not only can you see the break down in the Chefwear Magazine and online, but also at the product development level. Every category has a set of characteristics that are consistent across all of its items. In this series, we’ll explore the four categories and help define which chef jackets, chef pants and kitchen aprons meet your needs.

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Premier Chef Coats

The Premier line features our high-end chef jackets, sometimes referred to as show coats or event jackets. These chef coats are designed to help you look your best. Some chefs reserve these coats for special events and publicity pieces or presenting themselves in the front of the house of their restaurant. Other chefs choose a Premier Chef Jacket as their everyday chef uniform.

Premier Chef Jackets are made with premium fabric and top-of-the-line trims that should be handled with care. Two different fabric constructions are used: royal fine line cotton or a polyester/viscose lend. The 6.0 oz royal fine line cotton 3×1 twill is woven from extra-long staple cotton for its signature, supple feel and distinctive shine. The 6.2 oz 55/45 polyester/viscose 2×1 twill is stain and wrinkle resistant with a luxurious finish. Premium trims include hand-rolled or small cloth-covered buttons and satin piping.

Premier Chef Coats are all designed in the classic, European style with tapered waists, v-shaped button placement, and back seaming for a slim tailored fit. To maintain their distinguished look, there is no external branding (labels) on any of the Premier Chef Coats and very few of them feature sleeve thermometer pockets. They are finished with an inset breast pocket and welt.

Premier Chef Jackets are fully customizable for that personal touch. They may be made in a different fabric, lined at the cuffs, collar and lapel with a contrast fabric, or piping can be added or changed to a different color. The pocket, sleeve and jacket length are also customizable for a perfect fit.

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To learn more about the other categories, select a line below:

  • Five-Star Chef Coats
  • Four-Star Chef Coats
  • Three-Star Chef Coats
  • Chef Pant Categories
  • Chef Apron Categories