The Ace Hotel in NYC is apparently trying to inject a little fashion into the otherwise fusty hotel staff uniform (W Hotel Style). In general I am favorably disposed towards efforts to eliminate the polyester tyranny that is the typical corporate uniform (I once worked for Hertz and though theirs were better than most, it was still a bit de-humanizing wearing the uniform on the train). That being said, the primary benefits of an official looking uniform is when it is done correctly, it is easy for the customer to identify the person as an employee and generally to discern their role. If uniform is designed well and worn right, it reflects positively on the organization and the person wearing it, think U.S. Navy officers and hospital lab coats. Personally I don't want a faux hipster hailing me a cab, plus, what taxi driver worth their salt will pay any attention to someone dressed like that.
Via Cool Hunting : http://www.coolhunting.com/
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