Use Clothing To Signal Trust How Should Blue Collar Worker Dress? | Build Working Man's Wardrobe Hi! I'm Carl Centeno. I'm the founder of this style blog. Today, I'm going to be answering a reader's question from my blog, a pretty good question asking about how should a blue collared worker dress. In a sense, it sounds like he's going out and they're selling product. He's working at a stand, and him and his family, they do this.
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They enjoy being close to nature. On the other hand, how much does clothing portray in, in a sense, when you're a vendor, when you're a blue collar worker, so that's what we're going to be covering. Before I get into that, guys, I would appreciate it if you would like this post. If you've got something to add, go down there in the comments. Give me some feedback, say, Carl, I don’t want you talking about this. This isn't why I commentd, or Carl, I like where you're going with the my blog.
Please continue to do posts like this. Guys, I'm listening to you. I'm trying to get better. As you can see, I actually take your guys' comments. The comment that came in is from Brent and he's saying, My family and I, we have a small family farm. Now, we sell beef, pork, eggs, and we go to Blacksburg, Virginia. Now, they've got certain hats that look like they wear as a family. They're these work hats and they've built a little bit of a reputation as a hardworking family. They're selling their wares and they're enjoying this. They're trying to teach some great skills to their family, but how does clothing portray in this? Does it really matter what we wear? I've got a little bit of experience with this. Living in Ukraine, we would see vendors all the time selling on the street, and they'd be selling meat. I remember the meat because it was sitting out there in the sun and I could swear that there were bees on this meat.
I'm just looking at this and I'm like, Are they selling this for human consumption? I'm sorry. I know that there are many parts of the world that this is normal. I've traveled. I've been around to many places, the Middle East. I've been to parts of Africa. I've seen this before, but I would have to say that as an American, I'm used to things being wrapped up. That appearance that they're in that plastic, that they are packaged, that they are refrigerated, all of this at least sends the message to me that this is not going to have things in it that are growing bacteria that are going to kill me. The point I'm getting at is you want to dress in a manner that you send the signal of trust. So if you're a butcher, I expect you to have on a white apron, to maybe have a blue collared shirt on for you to be covered. In a sense, yeah, you're going to have maybe a little bit of blood spatters on in front of you, but you're going to have everything out there. It's going to be cool inside there and you're going to be professional. If you're someone working with meats in the back, you've got a hairnet on because you don’t want hair to fall into the food.
These are things which I'm looking for. I take it for granted living in a country in which some of that is required by the law, but I can tell you that if I was out there and I see a vendor who has their kids back there and they're sneezing, they're coughing on the food, they look like they're just wearing a t-shirt and just stuff all over this and it looks like they haven't changed, they're maybe out working in the back, they got dirt and then they're handling food, I can tell you immediately, trust factor goes down. So the key for a blue collared worker is to understand why you're dressing and what you're dressing for. You need to dress for function. You need to dress for protection, but if you're a master plumber or master electrician, you want to have a uniform. You want to have clothing that not only is going to protect you when you get underneath that sink and you're next to that scalding hot pipe and you don’t want to burn, but you also want that nice nametag with the company tag over here because whenever a person on the other side of the door, you arrive early, they don’t know you from atom. You knock, you've got your toolbox, you present yourself, and they're looking at you through that peephole. You look like the plumber. You look like the electrician because then they're going to open the door. It's about trust, ladies and gentlemen. With that, it's also about so two things. Trust and function, I've hit on both, but those would be the two things I'm zeroing in on and I think are important, Brent, for you and your family to send the signal off.
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