can we change our uniform colors please

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsdude9, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. upsdude9

    upsdude9 New Member

    It looks like cockky its embarassin. please. people say one time I look like a walkin ****. yuck and I'm a real good looking guy so I dont want that color no more. DHL look like **** but **** is better than cockky
  2. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    Tell them they look like low wage workers
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    You are not wearing the uniform, so why would you care.

  4. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    There's a reason for that. Brown was probably the cheapest color paint available back in 190-whatever.

    And the dookie jokes have been around forever. Just curious, has anyone been called Mr. Hanky yet?
  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    Actually the color was not chosen because of cost.

    AT the time the founding gents took to getting their first motored vehicles (for a while, everyone used bikes) there was this little company that produced world class vehicles. I believe it was called Rolls Royce. ANd because of their devotion to quality and service he was very interested in copying their color for the vehicles. It was a deep brown color. And if anything it cost more.

    Fast forward to today, that color brown is a registered trademark to UPS, and next the red white and blue, is one of the most recognizable colors to a symbol/company. The logo has changed over the years, but the color will remain UPS brown.

  6. feeder53

    feeder53 ADKtrails

    I believe the Trucks and the uniform are etched in peoples mind and it will never change. One who has a good sense of being does not worry about what he looks like in any uniform, it is the person that counts.
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the brown color idea come from something like a Pullman train car? Also brown was used because it hid dirt better.
  8. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I like the brown. It's sexay!!!!
  9. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member

    I dont know, i like the brown uniforms, better than purple or a clown outfit if you ask me. I mean what girl hits on a guy wearing yellow and red while working and drives a van that looks like a pedophile would own :D
  10. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I aint Danny, but you are correct.
  11. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Never heard of the pulman car thing. But one of the things they were ahead of their time, by choosing brown, they actually were "green". Yes, one of the other reasons was that the brown color does not show dirt as well as many other colors. Easier to keep clean.

    Anyway, I am proud to have worn the color. It means a lot to a lot of people. And I can understand why someone that has never worn it, would have asked that type of question. But until he wears it for a while, I would not expect him to understand.

  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The "Pullman Brown" was considered a luxury color for the fancy Pullman Train Passenger cars. I think the first few Package Cars were red and yellow before the brown was chosen. There used to be a patent on "UPS Brown". It doesn't hide dirt very well though, just look at our fleet with the Car Wash only allowed to work 3.5 hours.
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I know. I should have quoted Danny I just got lazy.:peaceful:
  14. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    According to the book "Big Brown" the color brown for uniforms was chosen because the color offered humility. Casey didn't want flashy colors. Or something like that.
  15. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I guess Its time to do some actual research on the subject. Ive heard all the above stories, but you know, I really cant say where I heard them from.

    I do have some books that have some of the history of UPS in them.

    I would love to have a section on this site as the "unofficial" official UPS museum for us all to enjoy. Things like old photos, old documents. I know UPS owns most if not all the really good things, but you never know. I think it would be a cool project.


  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    You should check out "Big Brown." It's actually a pretty good book. It has alot of UPS history in it.
  17. Captain America

    Captain America SuperDAD to the rescue

    Every summer I wish for a Desert Tan type of uniform color, maybe based off the gold/yellow in the logo:punk:
  18. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    I don't care if it's brown. I'd just like it to halfways fit. Ever since we've been getting that foreign junk, nothing fits right and we look like crap. If the company's paying more than $.50 per shirt/pants, I'd be shocked.

    I guess that's the Teamsters fault. If we didn't make so much, they could afford uniforms that fit.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I prefer the uniforms of Yellow Freight. Looks like an A&W worker.
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I'm just thankful we don't wear those clown suits the DHL guys wear.:funny: