Uniform Query

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Carruthers, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Carruthers

    Carruthers New Member

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I'm wondering what the fabric content is for the UPS shirts and shorts/pants. They look really comfortable. Are they? Also, who makes the uniforms?
  2. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the Brown Cafe.
    My UPS Shorts made by Twin Hill in China list the fabric content as 65% polyester and 35% cotton. They are a much inferior quality than what Ga. Rivers used to make. Carruthers, you don't know a member named Subways, do you?:surprised:
  4. Carruthers

    Carruthers New Member

    Wow. Thanks for the quick replies. I do not know anyone with the handle of Subways. I got my screenname from a Phil Hendrie bit.
  5. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    If you ask about shower facilities I'm walkin!:happy-very:
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    As near as I can tell, the Twin Hill uniforms are stitched together by a 9- year-old in a Chinese sweatshop, using recycled dental floss for thread.
  7. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    I actually thought it was disolvable dated medical stitching ..
    "they are horrid"
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I think being comfortable really depends on the weather that day. if it's hot and sticky the poly-blend can be the most uncomfortable thing to wear. It will grab at your legs when you are getting in and out of the driver's deat. And the sleeves on the shirts will gra at your biceps in the same manner. I always get pimples around y arm where the shirt grabs in the humid parts of summer.

    And the uniforms are more comfortable the more they are worn and washed.
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It doesnt matter how hot and humid it gets, I always wear a baggy, 100% cotton t-shirt under my uniform shirt. I cannot abide the feeling of polyester on my skin.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I second that, sober. I really stupid hot days I will sub out the cotton for an Under Armour heat gear shirt.
  11. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    In all honesty.....I have been using the new longer shorts. The are much more comfortable. You no longer have the bare skin on the back of your legs rubbing on the dirty seat cushion.

    I won't wear the normal ones anymore after switching over..
  12. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    did i mention my uniforms are 100% cotton
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Where are you getting 100% cotton uniforms? Mine feel like a rayon leisure suit from 1977.
  14. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    Well when thet were from ga rivers they were great now they suck ..........i was breaking out bad on my legs when i went to the dermatologist she asked what my daily wear was .. I told her i was a ups driver and our uniforms were a 65/35 poly/cotton blend , i was then told that i have an allergy to polyester and to reqeust cotton uniforms . Well after a long heated dispute with the labor relations @#$%heads i contacted ga rivers on my own and found out the procedure for requesting cotton uniforms. I then spoke to my center manager who put me online to order my uniforms , 4 days later the delivery arrived. In the colder months i can wear the poly unifors as it is a heat related issue....
  15. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Very good solution. I'm in South Florida and wear the crap everyone else has. I wear a white T-shirt under my shirt all year round, which seems to help a little. No other real problems, except for the fact that my quads are huge from riding and I have to wear a bigger waist to accomodate them.
  16. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :sad-very: My honest opinion is that they suck. It's so fun getting in and out of a truck when the crotch is 6 inches too long. They changed our uniform company last year and everyone complains about how tight they are. You have to order at least one size up from what you usually wear. The one good thing is the shirts dry quickly.

    Ours come from Cintas