Dress For Fall

We’re right in the middle of fall, which means cooler temperatures are rolling in. If you don’t have the right attire for the season, now is the time to shop. That’s why this month we’re featuring some of our top recommendations for uniform items that are perfect for fall weather.

Long-Sleeved Shirts

Since temperatures in fall can fluctuate so much, investing in a simple, long-sleeved Postal shirt for the season is a great option. You can add a jacket to this shirt if needed, or simply complete your route without one. They are made from a poly and cotton blend to keep you comfortable while on the job. Click the link above to read the full details about this shirt.

Letter Carrier Sweaters

Carrier sweaters are a great way to keep snug during your route without wearing a Postal jacket. They are perfect for the changing seasons such as fall. These sweaters come with a zippered front so you can keep it zipped or unzipped depending on the weather. This item will keep you not only warm, but comfortable.

Unisex Dickie

If you are looking for just a bit of extra warmth during these cooler fall temperatures, a Postal sweater dickie is a great option. This simple garment is low-priced and union made, so you can be sure that you are getting a quality item. This Postal dickie comes in one unisex size, designed to fit anyone. This is a great low-cost option to help you keep comfortable this fall.

Mock Turtleneck

Our unisex mock turtlenecks are manufactured from 100% combed cotton jersey knit, so you will be warm and comfortable while on your route. It has been designed for the ultimate comfort and is made in the USA by union members. The collar, which measures two inches, provides a bit of extra material to protect you from that cool, fall breeze.

Postal Jacket with Zip-Out Liner

Our Postal jacket with a zip-out liner is great for all seasons! This is because the jacket comes with a zip-out insulated liner. You can keep it inserted when it is cool, and as the day grows warmer you can remove it so you don’t get overheated. Our jackets are made right here in the USA in a wide variety of sizes so all USPS employees can benefit.

Postal Windbreaker

Stay warm against the chilly winds and dry during autumn rain with our Postal windbreaker. The windbreaker is lightweight so you won’t get too warm, but gives you some protection from cooler weather. Our windbreakers are made in the USA so you can rest assured that they meet the quality standards you expect from your uniform items.

 

These items will help your work experience this fall be more comfortable. Which is your favorite? Let us know!

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Keep Cool With Postal Accessories

Summer is here and heat waves are starting across the country. While summer uniforms are important for staying cool, there’s more you can do to stay cool if you’re willing to spend a bit of your own money. Shop beyond Postal shorts, caps, and shirts to get the extras you’ll love.

Staying cool in summer can be tough. The bright sun, hot temperatures, and humidity are all working against you. There’s only so much you can do to combat this when you are away from air conditioning. These four products are simple, but extremely helpful when it comes to staying cool during those hot summer months.

Neck Cooling Wrap

Keeping your neck cool can go a long way in helping keep the rest of you cool. This neck cooling wrap works much better than a regular cloth. It can help to keep you cool for up to 72 hours without needing to be chilled. This lightweight wrap is made from 100% cotton. All you have to do is chill it in water or in the freezer before you head out to work.

This blue wrap’s color scheme allows it to easily mesh with the rest of your uniform. The wrap is thin, so you don’t have to deal with bulkiness the way you might have to with a typical cloth. This item is easy to transport, easy to use, and will easily keep you cooler throughout the day.

Bottle Clip

Staying hydrated while on your route is extremely important. If you are a rural letter carrier, you can’t only rely on keeping water in your vehicle. In fact, we recommend that letter carriers keep water with them at all times. That’s where this bottle clip comes in handy. It easily slides behind your belt so you can keep water with you at all times.

From here you can put the nozzle of your water bottle into the slot and push it forward to get a tight lock. This keeps your water secure so it won’t fall off as you walk. Keeping a bottle of cold water with you can do wonders for helping you stay cool.

Bandanna for Carrier Route

If you want more than a cooling wrap for your neck, this bandanna is perfect for you. This cooling bandana can be worn by itself or under your hat to keep your head cool and comfortable throughout your route. How it works is simple; just soak this bandana for 7-9 minutes and you’ll have a bandana that is cool for up to 72 hours.

Wearing this cooling bandana will keep you cool and reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses. This small, comfortable bandana, like the neck cooling wrap, is easy to transport and use, making it a great option for the summer.

USPS Bandana

This economic bandana is not designed to stay cool all day, but it will still help you keep cool while you work in the hot sun. This simple bandana measures 22” x 22”. Wear it while on your route to shield you from the sun. Keeping the sun off of your head can go a remarkably long way when it comes to keeping you cool.

The Postal logo is imprinted in the corner of the bandana, making it fit in perfectly with the rest of your USPS uniform. The white color also won’t soak in the sun’s rays!

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Warm Your Hands and Head

We’re right in the middle of winter, and it’s clear that keeping warm is important. Having a warm, reliable coat of some kind is usually the first thing on people’s minds, but there are other body parts you have to keep in mind as well. Your head and your hands can quickly and easily get cold, which can make the rest of you feel cold pretty quickly as well.

To keep your hands warm in winter, you need good gloves. These gloves should generally be thick, waterproof, and lined for warmth. For cold days you’ll want hats that cover the ears snugly, so no wind can get to them. We want to feature some of our best hats and gloves that will keep you warm for the rest of winter.

Postal Thinsulate Winter Gloves

This form fitting glove is lined with insulation for extra warmth on those cold winter days. The waterproof bladder keeps the water out and your hands dry. These gloves are designed with a sewn-in pocket for hand warmers so you can stay extra toasty. The fleece cuff keeps the wind and water out. This is a great glove for cold, snowy conditions.

 

Winter Trooper Cap

Keep your ears warm with this fur-lined Trooper cap! The fur is sure to keep you toasty through the snow and wind. This cap is designed with ear flaps that can be used for added warmth on those very cold days. The cap features the USPS insignia patch on the front, making you easily identifiable while on your route. You can be sure you’re getting the quality you expect, as it is made here in the USA.

 

WaterProof Winter Gloves

These gloves are specifically designed for cold, wet, wintery conditions. These gloves have triple layer technology to keep your hands warm, dry, and comfortable. They are 100% waterproof and windproof to keep the cold out, while the micro-fleece liner keeps warmth in. This is the perfect all-purpose winter work glove!

 

Postal Hat with Facemask

This knit postal hat will keep you warm in cold conditions. It comes with an attached face mask which can be tucked away or pulled down to keep the wind off your face. This hat features the USPS insignia patch on the front of the hat to make you easily identifiable. Get a quality hat you can count on when you invest in this union made product!

 

Lake Effect Waterproof Gloves

Use these Lake Effect Waterproof gloves to keep your hands dry and comfortable even in the wettest conditions. They feature Hydroblok, which is a breathable but waterproof membrane inside the durable woven shell. These gloves have superior gripping and Thinsulation insulation to keep the gloves soft and warm.

 

 

These products are sure to keep your head and hands warm, dry, and comfortable this winter. Stay warm out there!

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Get Your Free 2017 Uniforms Catalog

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The MyPostalUniforms.com 2017 uniforms catalog is now available both online and in print format. Ordering a uniforms catalog is a quick, free way to get information about uniform purchasing to USPS employees.

Our new catalog is filled with products for all facets of the USPS, so you can rest assured that no matter the position, this catalog will have the uniforms all USPS employees need.

Here’s a breakdown of what you will find in our catalog.

Page 1-13 Letter/Carrier + Motor Vehicle Operator. In these pages you will find hats, shirts, pants and shorts, accessories, outerwear, and more

Page 16-23 Retail Operations. In this section window clerks will find all the uniform items they need to do their jobs such as shirts, pants, accessories, sweaters, and much more.

Page 25-29 Work Clothes. Shirts, pants, and outerwear are just a few of the products you will find in this section of the catalog.

Page 30-44 Footwear. You’ll be blown away by our wide range of footwear products. From boots and shoes to insoles and socks, we have it all.

Page 45-49 Gloves Whether you need a waterproof, windproof glove to protect you in winter or a simple utility glove, we can deliver.

Page 53-64 and 66-87 all contain non-reimbursable specialties, some for carriers and some for vehicles. Here you’ll find pins and aprons, straps and cooling cloths, safety vests and postal flags, and much, much more.

That’s just the bare bones of our catalog. This outline doesn’t include some of our smaller sections, such as stamps or CCA uniforms. You can view it online or click here to request your free copy of our 2017 uniforms catalog!

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Stay Visible, Stay Safe

Fall is here, which means the sun is rising later and setting sooner. Many of you may be done with your routes and other work by the time that happens, but not all of you. When you factor in weather conditions such as fog and rain, particularly combined with these sunrise and sunset times, you may realize that at times you will be difficult to see.

Whether you’re in a parking lot or on a route, it is important that you are seen at all times. A lack of visibility can lead to any number of accidents. Keeping items with you that can be easily put on and utilized to keep you visible is extremely important. Luckily MyPostalUniforms.com has a large amount of these items to choose from.

n1031014Now the first safety item you probably think of that keeps you visible would be reflective vests, and for good reason. There are a few different options when it comes to vests. You may choose to go with a more standard route vest. These come in both blue and orange with reflective strips on the front and back. The orange vests are particularly likely to stand out. Mix that with the reflective strips and you aren’t likely to be missed. There are additional vests you may choose to invest in, only these are made in navy blue. The reflective strips for these vests are horizontal instead of vertical, across the front and back. If you want something a bit more customized, our printed safety vests are perfect for you. These vests are printed with the USPS logo as well as the title of the employee. This makes you both easy to see and identify.

n1030395Do vests seem like a bit much to you? Safety gloves are a good option to try instead. They not only keep the water and wind off your hands, they make you easy to spot. The bright yellow really stands out in the rain and dark. They may not be efficient with warmer weather, so you may want to invest in other safety materials as well.

n1030383Maybe you do live somewhere that is cold and you want to keep warm. A high visibility sweatshirt is perfect for you. These sweatshirts are warm, making them great for those cool, fall days. They come in either bright yellow or orange. This alone will help you stand out, but the sweatshirt also is designed with silver reflective tape to help you be even more visible.

n1017661If all of this sounds too cumbersome for you we have a small and simple solution. Reflectors for carriers are small and lightweight. They can be clipped on a pocket or postal bag as they are needed. You can choose either a red or blue reflector depending on your taste. These are less visible than vests of course, but they can be kept with you with almost no trouble and easily clip on and off.

All of these items are designed to make you easy to spot in inclement weather and the dark. These items are also non-reimbursable so you will have to use some of your own money for them, but your safety is worth it. If you have any questions about what items may work best for you, give us a call at 1-800-229-4500.

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Stay Cool with Summer Uniforms

Summer is underway, which means hot sun and hot temperatures, leading to hot working conditions. While there’s not much you can do about the temperatures themselves, you can outfit yourself in uniform items that will keep you as cool as possible. Today we’re going to break down the contents of our Summer Postal Uniforms category.

N1029381_1_1When it comes to keeping cool, having the right postal shirt is very important. Of course, you’ll want to go with something that has short sleeves to get more air. You may choose to go with a more traditional postal shirt, or you may opt for the more comfortable knit postal shirt. No matter what you choose, make sure it has short sleeves!

N1026593cNext, you’ll need to consider if you want to opt for pants, shorts, or the popular culottes. We advise you to steer clear of pants in the summer months, as that will trap heat around your legs. You can find multiple styles of shorts to suit your needs on our website. Our culottes are a great way to make your uniform a bit more classy while still having the same great benefits of shorts.

N1028849Another consideration is if you want to wear a hat. We highly recommend this. Hats keep the sun off your head and neck, which will have a significant impact on how hot or cool you are feeling. There are several styles to choose from. Choosing a postal hat that is made with breathable fabric or some sort of ventilation is ideal, as it will not only keep the sun off but allow for some air flow.

N1021885cWe also encourage you to take a look at our non-reimbursable summer accessories. You’ll have to pay for these out of pocket, but the benefits of these items are worth it. We’re going to highlight just a couple for you. Our neck cooling wrap can be submerged in cold water or chilled in the freezer. This will give you up to 72 hours of relief from the heat. Similarly, our bandanna can be worn under a hat after being soaked in water to keep you cool. Use these items to stay extra cool on extra hot days.

When it comes to the uniforms that will keep you cool, these are the best of the best. This doesn’t cover general tips for staying cool during the summer. Check back early next month for all our tips for looking after yourself, both inside and outside of your vehicle, during the hotter months. Stay cool and stay safe out there!

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Retail Uniforms

We talk a lot about letter carriers on this blog, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate window clerks too. Today we’re going to discuss the uniform items you need when you work in retail operations. Your uniform is just as important as any other USPS employees’!

N1029425_a_pThe first part of your uniform is the shirt. You may choose to go with a standard window clerk shirt, made of polyester and cotton. This crisp shirt looks professional and comes in both long and short sleeved options. You can get some great extra features with these shirts, such as the hidden pencil compartment in the pocket! If you’re looking for something a bit different, the polo shirts are for you. They’re less sleek, but more comfortable. It’s up to you to decide which way you want to go.

The next choice you have to make is between pants, skirts, or skorts. N1027272We’ll start with the pants. Our window clerk pants are 100% polyester with a tailored, pleated front. They’re professional and easy to work in. The skirt has a plain waistband and features a front kick pleat, allowing for fluid movement. It even has pockets! If you’re uneasy about wearing a skit to work but love the look, try a skort. You’ll get the same look as a skirt with the comfort of shorts.

N1026560dWhat about those chilly winter months? Window clerk sweaters are the answer! They feature a button down front with space for your name badge. The sweaters are made from Jacquard knit so you can say toasty warm even on the coldest of days. Pair it with one of your favorite window clerk shirts for a professional look.

While that covers the basics, what about accessories? We offer N1026608accessories that are both reimbursable and non-reimbursable. You can check out each category for details, but we offer items such as neckwear, belts, hair accessories, pins, lanyards, and much more! Dress up your uniform a bit with these fun extras!

You can find all these items on MyPostalUniforms.com. There’s more options than you would think when it comes to window clerk uniforms!

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Favorite Fall Finds

We’re right in the middle of fall. It will be some time before the cold winter temperatures reach us, but the warm summer air is long gone by now. That’s why today we want to feature some of our favorite uniform items for the fall! Each of the items we will be describing today are great choices for the cooling fall temperatures without being too warm to wear on routes, behind the counter, or while handling mail!

 

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The first item we’ve chosen to share with you are the letter carrier sweaters. All of our sweaters are sure to keep you warm as the temperatures fall. We have two different options for letter carriers to choose from. The first is our jersey knit carrier sweater. This union made sweater has a zippered front along with two pockets for your convenience. Our bulky knit carrier sweater is a great item to wear when the seasons are changing. It features a bulky knit and also has a zipper as well as two pockets. Both of these sweaters are sure to provide you with some extra warmth this fall. They transition well into the winter season as well! You can browse all these sweater options via this link.

 

 

One of our favorite items that we’d like to take some time to talk N1026555babout is the postal jacket with zip-out liner. It works well for all seasons, so this versatile uniform item can serve you year round! The jacket has an elastic waist band and pockets, and features reflective material on the pockets and back. This makes it easier to see, giving extra safety for anyone wearing it. Need something a bit warmer? All you have to do is zip the insulted liner in when you need it to make the jacket warmer! This is a great choice for those unpredictable fall temperatures. You can find more details about this jacket here.

 

 

 

You can use this next item to get some protection from the bitter fallN1026554b winds. Our postal windbreaker will help keep both the wind and rain at bay! Made in the USA, you can be sure this quality item gives you the protection you need. It features a light but durable Supplex® Nylon shell. This will help with the wind, while the water resistant material keeps the cold rain off you while you work. The two large pockets have side compartments and reflective material to provide extra safety. The USPS insignia is sewed into the chest so you can show off your postal pride! Check it out here.

 

 

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Stay snug and comfortable with our next item, the women’s retail clerk polo shirt! These long sleeved shirts are 60% cotton and 40% polyester, so you can be sure they will be comfortable. The three-button placket allows you a bit more temperature control, and the eyelets allow for a name badge to be easily attached. This shirt will allow you to be comfortable and warm at the same time! Follow this link to get all the details about this union made product! And don’t worry men, because there’s an option for you as well on our website.

 

 

We’ve got another great fall item for window clerks to show off! Our N1026561bwindow clerk sweaters are sure to keep you toasty as the temperatures get closer and closer to freezing. Again, we have two types of sweaters we want to feature. The first is our window clerk cardigan sweaters. These unisex sweaters have a button down front so they can fit over other shirts easily. It also features eyelets on the front panels so you may easily place a name badge there. The jacquard knit is designed to keep you warm while you work, and this item is made here in the USA. Our window clerk sweater vest is also made here in the USA. It is also made with jacquard knit to keep the owner warm. It is sleeveless and pocketless, with eyelets for name badges. It offers a very classic look that we’re sure you will love. You can find both here.

 

The last item we want to show off today is our postal work N1026540sweatshirts. These sweatshirts are both union made and made in the USA! They are both durable so you can get your work done, and warm so you can get it done comfortably! They feature a zipper front as well as two pockets. The hood will protect your ears and face from the brisk fall winds. This sweatshirt is a great alternative to outerwear for those chilly but not too cold fall days. Follow this link to order yours, today!

 

 

 

That does it for our featured fall items! We hope you love them as much as we do!

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New 2015-2016 Postal Uniform

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The brand new 2015-2016 uniform catalog is now available! We put out this catalog every year to make it easy for you to browse and purchase the uniform items you need. This year we’ve expanded our catalog to feature more of the products you love. In addition to categories such as letter carrier, retail operations, and work clothes, we now have categories for non-reimbursable items, stamps, and more!

We wanted to give you a quick rundown on some of the main categories in this year’s catalog.

Under our letter carrier/ motor vehicle operators category, you will find a variety of uniform options for all types of conditions. Shirts, belts, shorts, trousers, and hats are all included in this category. In this category you will also find quality outerwear that is perfect for whatever season you need, complete with a weather chart to make it even easier to browse. This category ensures you will have all the items you need while out on your route, whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Our stamps page in our catalog is meant to convey information about a service we believe is often overlooked. This page of our catalog shows that we have a large selection of stamps available on eBuy2. Whether you want something more standard such as a counter stamp or you’re looking for a custom stamp, we can help!

While browsing our retail operations category, you will find great uniform items to suit your needs. Browse shirts, maternity shirts, pants, polos, and additional accessories! We also have a great selection of work clothes such as t-shirts, denim shirts, and more! When checking out the footwear category, browse by your favorite brands! Do the same thing when it comes to gloves!

The largest new section in this year’s catalog is our non-reimbursable items. These products are not reimbursable with the USPS uniform allowance card. However, these items are sure to make your job easier. This category covers items for letter carriers, rural carriers, and more! Here’s some examples of items that fall into this category: disposable ponchos, cooling towel, bottle clip, sew-on patches, key rings, route vests, carrier safety strobe, hand and toe warmers, dog repellent, postal rings, and much more!

Our catalog also has handy extras such as size charts. There’s tons to enjoy with this great 2015-2016 uniform catalog. You can view our catalog digitally, or request a free print copy, today!

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USA and Union Made

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Here at MyPostalUniforms.com, we believe it is important that we provide items that are manufactured right here in the USA. That is why we strive to sell products that are both USA made as well as Union made. We are very proud that the majority of our products are made here in the United States of America, and that we also carry a large amount of items made by union members.

While it makes sense that USPS uniforms should be manufactured in the USA, some people may wonder if it matters if the other products they consume should be as well. We’re strong supporters of USA made items, and in case you aren’t sure why, we’ve got some pretty compelling reasons to share with you.

Of course, the most obvious reason is that if you are purchasing American-made products, you are purchasing goods from other Americans. Americans who have jobs. Unemployment is a big problem that needs to be tackled, and USA-made items create American jobs. Many items that we consume are now manufactured overseas, which is why it is important to buy American goods whenever we can. Factories often lay off employees or close down, but if we keeping shopping for products made in the USA, we may be able to prevent that.

Another compelling reason to buy items that are made in the USA is that working conditions in other countries are often poor. Many workplaces in the countries we buy from have less or even no work regulations. In the USA, we place great value on our workplace standards and labor requirements. When you buy products not made in the USA, you are supporting an industry that often has dreadful work conditions, very long work days, and employs young children.

The environment is another big factor concerning this issue. This issue is also multi-faceted. One of the major concerns is that when we buy products that are manufactured in other countries, we are often buying products from countries with few or no environmental regulations. China, for example, has some of the worst pollution in the world. In many areas of China the air is not considered safe enough to breathe. Air pollution in China is indirectly responsible for the death of many Chinese citizens every year. It’s not only the air that is polluted either. The water and soil is also not safe. Not only that, but the coN1030361BIGst of importing these items is great as well. This includes in terms of money, and in terms of the emissions going into the environment when items are transported.

We were inspired to create this informative post after promoting our new USPS work t-shirts, which are exclusively made in the USA. These union made quality shirts are a great choice for our customers. If you’re interested, you can take a look at them here.

We hope you’re as big a fan of USA made products as we are. We will continue to offer quality USA made products on our website to meet all your USPS needs.

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