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We are delighted to hear that the fashion designer and all-round legend Sir Paul Smith is to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design Award. Given last year to Alexander McQueen, Sir Paul will pick up this award at the British Fashion Awards.
Sir Paul is famous for his quintessentially British tailoring, and it is his amazing eye for detail that sets his suiting apart. We take huge inspiration from Sir Paul and many of our recent corporate suits developments such as our new linings showing a map of Europe and the ruffled back panel detail on our latest ladies jacket are a respectful nod to recent Paul Smith collections.
Sir Paul, who was knighted in 2000, said his success is due to two qualities often overlooked in fashion “organisation and being down to earth”. He said “The thing I’m most proud of out of anything is continuity. I’m reliable, polite and I deliver clothes on time that are well-made at the right price”. Modest as ever! We agree wholeheartedly with this statement and believe that a uniform suit that is well made and delivered on time is the strongest foundation that a uniform suits supplier can have. We look to recreate some of Sir Paul Smith’s magic in the uniform suits world, with a traditional work ethic, reliable service and delivery, and a keen eye for design and detail.
Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design include Dame Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones.
For further corporate suit fashion news, keep posted!
When developing our latest ranges of corporate wear, we take much inspiration from the same sources as well known brands such as Ralph Lauren and GQ. We develop fashion ranges ideal for the workwear market for everyday use at affordable prices, making us unique in the corporate wear uk sector. Inspirations from the latest Ralph Lauren collection include wider lapels and curved shapes as featured in our very popular Aprilla Jacket.
Our Aprilla Jacket is a very stylish 1 button fitted jacket with a very striking multi stripe. Much like the suiting collection featured in Ralph Lauren, our Aprilla Jacket has been developed with high end fashion in mind to ensure your look is key when selecting your corporatewear.
Ideal for the winter months ahead, a great trend we spotted in the latest edition of Elle was teaming up a chunky roll neck jumper with a fitted pencil skirt.
This simple but very fashionable look can be created with our very own stock roll neck corporate jumpers and brand new Vienna skirt providing a practical uniform for your working day that is also very on trend.
If you follow fashion in your own wardrobe, why not do the same with your uniforms!
Jared Leto has landed a modelling contract with Hugo Boss, and in the latest issue of GQ
he’s wearing a rather fetching slim-lapel suit, much like our own Milan Jacket. Our Milan Jacket also includes a number of other key details such as a ticket pocket.
Our Corporate Wear Department interpret the latest fashions from the catwalk and the high end retail brands into fabrics and styles that will perform and last when worn as part of a work uniform. We’re really proud of our latest collection; the Europa Collection of corporate suits, which we think achieves this perfectly.
Fashion isn’t just for women and our full range of male uniform suits have been designed to offer fashionable styles and choices, to create workwear suits you feel both comfortable and confident wearing.
If autumn isn’t vibrant enough for you, why not add a splash of additional colour this season with our very striking striped Pescara blouse. Flying off the shelves, our very flattering company blouses have caught the eye of many of our customers and provided a very fashionable and comfortable alternative to our plain colour styles.
The Pescara blouse was launched earlier this year, and we’ve already sold many thousands to organizations as varied as councils, hotels and surgeries. It’s now doing better than ever, along with its matching long sleeve alternative which is ideal for when the colder weather approaches.
Patterns and stripes have been all the rage this year, and our ladies corporate blouses will not let you down on comfort or fashion.
To celebrate 323 days to go until the London Olympic Games 2012 we spotted a very interesting story in relation to the new Olympic uniforms for 2012. Plans are to be put in place for the new corporate work wear to be made from recycled material including special recycled shoes, buttons and drinking bottles to be the first 100% recycled bottle in the world.
We find this to be an exciting story within the workwear and corporate clothing sector as going green and recycling is the way to go for the future. We may even see future developments in corporate workwear whereby off the shelf uniforms will be made in more ‘green’ ways.
The Chief executive Herbert Hainer for the Olympic Games has said that ‘Every product within the volunteer staff and the torch relay and within the village will have recycled material.’ Who knows what the future holds for corporate workwear uk products if these recycled uniforms are a success for the Games.
Below are our great tips on the care and cleaning of your suits. By following these easy care instructions, you will guarantee to maintain the looks of your tailored office suit.
For weekly care always rotate your garments. After each wear, brush your jacket and hang it up on a hanger that fits the shoulders.
Washcare instructions for your office suits:
1. Empty all pockets and remove any badges from your jacket. Place garments into the washing machine with garments made from the same fabric and colour only.
2. Machine wash as wool on 30degree setting and short spin cycle.
3. Remove Garments immediately from the machine when the wash is finished.
4. To Dry: place the jacket back on the hanger; shake into shape by gently straightening the seams.
5. Fold the trousers to the front creases and hang on a separate hanger.
6. Allow both garments to dry naturally.
7. Do not tumble dry.
Finishing: If required, press the garments using a cool iron over a damp cloth.
We recommend washing your office suit jacket between 4-6 times per year. If your jacket is badly stained you should have it professionally dry cleaned. Washing and cleaning too often will reduce the life of all clothing.
It is a good idea to have your jacket pressed professionally at the dry cleaners once a year to reinvigorate the jacket and give it that factory finished look it had when new.
We hope this advice comes in useful, for further information on our office suits or further garments feel free to contact us – were here to help!
Our newsletter give away this April was a corporate suit worth £350, the lucky winner being Chris at Wyre Forest District Council. Chris has kindly sent over a photo of himself in his brand new uniform suit as a thank you.
These great competitions, whether it be to win uniform suits or a hamper of chocolate are a great incentive to sign up to our occasional newsletter, which keep our customers updated with the latest offers, competitions and products that we have.
By the way this month’s prize is to win a crate of Pimms, there’s only one week left so get your sign ups in for your chance to win!
At Keltic we are always willing to take part in charity events and raise money for a good cause. Last weekend our very own corporatewear department took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life, raising £252 between them.
The day was clouded over and they got caught in a number of downpours but they carried on and finished within the hour. Our brand new School Crossing Patrol department is also taking part in next weekend’s run, to raise further money for such a good cause.
Our corporate wear supplier team thoroughly enjoyed their day and are already planning for next year’s event!
We follow all the latest news on corporate wear uk and around the world, and were really taken by one recent article. New Yorker Sheena Matheiken of the Daily Telegraph decided to wear the same dress every day for a year, both as a comment on the fashion world, and to raise money for a good cause. This spurned numerous other people to follow suit (pardon the pun!).
The idea of wearing one dress every day really struck a chord with us as corporate wear suppliers, because obviously the point of corporatewear is that it is worn every day and gives a unified look to a workforce.
The photos of Sheena in her rather interesting dress (ahem!) got us thinking – and we’ve come up with a competition as a result. Post photos of you or your colleagues in your corporatewear on our Facebook page, and the one with the most ‘likes’ will win a bottle of champagne. So, get your colleagues and friends liking your picture!
We look forward to your entries!