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A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization whilst participating in that organization's activity. The word uniform can relate to A set of standard clothing. ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ...


People performing religious activities have often worn standard costumes since the dawn of recorded history. Other early examples of people wearing uniforms include the clothing of the armies of the Roman Empire and other civilizations. The term costume can refer to wardrobe and dress in general, or to the distinctive style of dress of a particular people, class, or period. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ...


Modern uniforms are worn by armed forces and paramilitary organisations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in some of their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects. Alternate cover US 1979 and 2002 reissue cover, also known as paint spatter cover For the military meaning, see Armed forces. ... Paramilitary designates forces whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but which are not regarded as having the same status. ... A security officer guards a construction site. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... PHS Cap Device The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) had its humble beginnings with the creation of the Marine Hospital Fund, which later was reorganized in 1871 as the Marine Hospital Service. ... Template:Higher standard // History of the United States Public Health Service The United States Public Health Service (PHS) was founded first by President John Adams in 1798 as a loose network of hospitals to support the health of American seamen. ... In France and many other French-speaking countries, a préfet (English: prefect) is the States representative in a département or région (in the later case, he is called a préfet de région). ...

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Service and work uniforms

Workers sometimes wear uniforms or corporate clothing of one nature or another, including but not limited to shop workers, bank and post office workers, airline employees and holiday operators, and bar, restaurant and hotel employees. The use of uniforms by these organizations is often an effort in branding and developing a standard corporate image but also has important effects on the employees required to wear the uniform. The first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office was the Playboy Bunny outfit (U.S. patent number 762,884). However the term 'uniform' is misleading because employees are not always fully uniform in appearance and may not always wear attire provided by the organization, while still representing the organization in their attire. Academic work on organizational dress by Rafaeli & Pratt (1993) referred to uniformity (homogeneity) of dress as one dimension, and conspicuousness as a second. Employees all wearing black, for example, may appear conspicuous and thus represent the organization even though their attire is uniform only in the color of their appearance not in its features. Pratt & Rafaeli, (1997)described struggles between employees and management about organizational dress as struggles about deeper meanings and identities that dress represents. And Prat & Rafaeli (2001) described dress as one of the larger set of symbols and artifacts in organizations which coalesce into a communication grammar. Corporate may refer to either A corporation, a type of legal entity, often formed to conduct business Corporate (film), a 2006 Bollywood film starring Bipasha Basu. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... A corporate image refers to how a corporation is perceived. ... A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organisation whilst participating in that organisations activity. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... Playboy Bunny at the Karma Foundation Inaugural Gala hosted at the Playboy Mansion, October 2005 A Playboy Bunny was a waitress at the Playboy Clubs (open 1960–1988). ...


Rafaeli, A. & Pratt, M. J. 1993. Tailored meaning: On the meaning and impact of organizational dress. Academy of Management Review, 18(1): 32-55.


Pratt, M. & Rafaeli, A. 1997. Organizational dress as a symbol of multilayered social identities. Academy of Management Journal, 40(4): 862-898.


Pratt, M. G. & Rafaeli, A. 2001. Symbols as a language of organizational relationships. Research in Organizational Behavior, 23: 93-133.


Schools

Main article: School uniform

Across the world uniforms are worn in schools. School uniforms vary from a standard issue T-shirt to rigorous requirements for many items of formal wear at private schools. Students in Bangkok Over one thousand students in uniform during an assembly at a secondary school in Singapore. ...


Countries with school uniforms mandated include Japan, India, Australia and the UK, as well as many other places. In some countries uniform types vary a lot from school to school, but in the UK many pupils between 11 and 16 of age wear a formal jacket, tie and trousers for boys and blouse, tie and trousers or skirt or culottes for girls. The ties will usually be in a set pattern for the school & jackets will usually carry a patch on the breast pocket with the school's coat of arms and motto or emblem and name. Jackets are being replaced in many schools by sweatshirts bearing the school badge. Children in many UK state primary schools will have a uniform jumper and or polo shirt with the school name and logo. For the grappling position, see double collar tie. ... Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly. ... A blouse A blouse most commonly refers to a womans shirt, although the term is also used for some mens military uniform shirts. ... For the grappling position, see double collar tie. ... Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Culottes are a split or divided skirt. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ...


Sports

Most, if not all, professional sports teams also wear uniforms, comprised of the team's distinctive colors, often in different variations for "home" and "away" games. In the United Kingdom, especially in soccer, the terms "kit" or "strip" (as in 'football kit') are more common. In professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, athletes receive payment for their performance. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Security and armed forces

Main article: Military uniform

In the case of uniforms worn by military personnel or civilian officials, there are generally several kinds of uniforms: US Marine Corps MARPAT uniform Military uniforms comprises standardised dress worn by members of the armed forces of various nations. ...

  • battledress, khakis;
  • everyday work uniform, where earned medals are typically replaced by ribbon bars;
  • dress uniform: worn at ceremonies, official receptions, and other special occasions; medals are typically worn.

US Army soldiers wearing the new Army Combat Uniform, Desert Camouflage Uniform, and a World War II-era uniform (L to R) Battledress is a general term for the military uniform worn into combat, as opposed to display dress and formal uniforms worn at parades and functions. ... A medal is a small metal object, usually engraved with insignia, that is awarded to a person for athletic, military, scientific, academic or some other kind of achievement. ... Ribbon bar of Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov Ribbon bars are small devices that are worn by military service personnel or by civilians. ... See military uniform and full dress for wider coverage of dress uniforms. ...

Prison

Main article: Prison uniform

Detainess at Guantanamo Bay in orange scrubs. ...

Domestic workers

Domestic workers are often required by their employers to wear a uniform. It has been suggested that servant (domestic) be merged into this article or section. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...


Uniform hygiene

In some countries or regions such as the UK, Australia or HK, the laundry expenses of working- uniform or clothing can be partially duducted or rebatable from the personal income tax, if the organization for which the person works does not have a laundry department or an outsourced commercial laundry [1], [2]. HK may mean: Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... Large institutions that require a constant flow of clean linen will often employ the services of an industrial laundry. ...


Scouting

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The Scout uniform is a specific characteristic of the Scouting movement, in the words of Baden-Powell at the 1938 World Jamboree, "it covers the differences of country and race and make all feel that they are members one with another of one World Brotherhood". The original uniform, which has created a familiar image in the public eye, consisted of a khaki button-up shirt, shorts and a broad-brimmed campaign hat. Baden-Powell himself wore shorts as being dressed like the youth contributed to reducing distances between the adult and the young person. Nowadays, uniforms are frequently blue, orange, red or green, and shorts are replaced by long pants in areas where the culture calls for modesty, and in winter weather. Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... This article is about the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organizations. ... Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement. ... Business shirt A shirt is a piece of clothing for the trunk of the body. ... A USMC drill instructor wearing a campaign hat A Canadian Mountie wearing the familiar Stetson and Red Serge tunic at Expo 67 in Montreal. ...


Notes

  1. ^ HM Revenue & Customs. SE67240 - Tax treatment of nurses: expenses deductions - laundering uniforms - amount to be deducted. Retrieved on 1 November 2007.
  2. ^ Australian Taxation Office. Claiming a deduction for laundry/dry cleaning of work clothing. Retrieved on 1 November 2007.

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