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Size Guide & Measuring

To ensure your uniforms are almost 'made to measure', it's really important to measure your team correctly.  The tape should be snug but not tight and don't worry about allowing inches for movement, all our designs take this into account.

For a step-by-step guide on measuring yourself, please follow the links below.

The right size for her...

Women's Size Charts
Women's UK size chart:Sizes in stock
Order Size6*81012141618202224262830
Bust cm. 76 81 86 91 96 101 106 111 116 121 126 131 136
Bust ins. 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Waist cm. 58 63 68 73 78 83 88 93 100 105 110 115 120
Waist ins. 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
Hips cm. 83 88 93 98 103 106 108 113 118 124 129 134 142
Hips ins. 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Women's leggings size chart: S M L  
Waist relaxed cm. 32.4 33.7 35.6  
Insteam cm. 64.8 65.4 66.0  
Women's European size chart: 
Holland / Germany / Scandinavia 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 54/56
France / Portugal / Spain 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 56/58
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 58/60
Women's sash size chart: S M L  
  6,8,10 12,14,16 18,20,22  
Skirt and trouser lengths – refer to the individual garment descriptions. Petite fittings – for ladies 5'3" (159.5cm) or under

*Size 6 held in stock for selected garments only. See individual product description.

The right size for him...

Men's Size Charts
Men's jackets and waistcoats:Sizes in stock
Order size: Chest ins. 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52  
Chest cm. 75 81 86 91 96 102 107 112 117 122 127 132  
European sizes 40 42 44 46 48 50/52 52/54 56 58 60/62 64 66  
Men's trousers:Sizes in stock
Order size: Waist ins. 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50  
Waist cm. 71 76 81 86 91 96 102 107 112 117 122 127  
European sizes: 
Holland / Germany / Scandinavia 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66  
France / Portugal / Spain 36 38 40 42/44 46 48 50 52/54 56 58 60 62/64  
  Trouser lengths - refer to the individual garment descriptions
Men's shirts:Sizes in stock
Order size: Collar size ins. 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½ 19 19½  
Collar size cm. 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49  

*size 14 held in stock for selected garments only. See individual product description.

The right size for all...

Unisex Size Charts
Unisex shirts, jackets and casualsSizes in stock
Order size: XS S M L XL XXL              
Chest cm. 76/81 86/91 96/101 106/111 117/122 127/132              
Chest ins. 30/32 34/36 38/40 42/44 46/48 50/52              
Collar size cm. 34 37 39 42 44 47              
Collar size ins. 13½ 14½ 15½ 16½ 17½ 18½              
Ladies equivalent sizes 8/10 12/14 16/18 20/22 24/26 28/30              
Unisex trousers:Sizes in stock
Order size: XS S M L XL XXL              
Waist cm. 61/66 71/76 81/86 91/96 102/107 112/117              
Waist ins. 24/26 28/30 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46              
  Trouser lengths - refer to the individual garment descriptions
Unisex zip off trousers:Sizes in stock
Order size: XS S M L XL XXL              
Waist cm. 61 71 81 86 102 112              
Waist ins. 24 28 32 36 40 44              

The right size for maternity...

Maternity Size Charts
Maternity UK size chartSizes in stock
Order size: XS (6) S (8/10) M (12/14) L (16/18) XL (20/22)                
Bust ins. 27-29 31-33 35-37 39-41 43-45                
Hips cm. 76-81 86-91 96-101 101-111 116-122                
Hips ins. 30-32 34-36

38-40

42-44 46-48                

The right size for footwear...

Footwear size conversion chart
Women's shoes 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9      
European sizes 35 36 36½ 37 37½ 38 38½ 39 39½ 40 40½ 41 41½ 42      
Men's shoes 5 6 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½ 13 13½
European sizes 39 39½ 40 40½ 41 41½ 42 42½ 43 44 44½ 45 45½ 46 46½ 47 48

The right size for workwear...

Workwear Size Charts
Workwear UK size chartSizes in stock
Order size: ins. 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48      
Chest cm.       92 96 100 108 112 116 124      
Waist cm. 76 80 88 92 96 100 102 112 116        

The right size for high visibility...

High Visibility Size Charts
High Visibility UK size chartSizes in stock
Order size: S M L XL XXL                
Chest cm.   87-92 97-102 107 112-117                
Chest ins.   34-36 38-40 42 44-46                
Waist cm. 71-76 81-86 91-96 102-107 112-117                
Waist ins. 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46                
Inside Leg Length cm. 76 78.5 78.5 81 81                
Inside Leg Length ins. 30 31 31 32 32                

The right size for chef's hats...

Chef's Hats Size Charts
Chef's hats size chartSizes in stock
Order size: S M L                    
cm. 57 59.5 62                    
ins. 22 23 24                    

How To Measure

How to Measure Ladies

Bust Measure around the fullest part of your bust and across shoulder blades

Waist Measure across your natural waistline, keeping the tape measure taut and horizontal.  This is usually the narrowest part of your waistline and the point where your body creases when you bend forwards.

Hip Stand with your feet together and measure around your hips at the widest point.  This is usually at the top of your thighs and approximately 20cm below your waist.

Across Back Measure horizontally across your back, placing the tape measure directly underneath your armpits.

Sleeve Length Measure from the tip of your shoulder to your wrist.  Place the tape measure on the outside of your arm, skimming over your elbow.  Bend your arm slightly to allow for ease of movement.  This is particularly important when measuring for suiting.

Top / Dress / Tunic Length Our products state the garment length in the product description.  This measurement is from the base of your neck to the finished hem of the garment.

Skirt Length Our skirts state the garment length in the product description.  This measurement is from your natural waistline to the finished hem of the garment.

Inside Leg We use the inside leg measurement to determine the length of our trousers.  Stand with your feet slightly apart and measure from the inside of your leg (at the crotch) to where you’d like your trouser hem to sit on your shoe.  Alternatively, you could measure the inside leg of a trouser that fits you well.

How to Measure Men

Neck Measure the circumference of the neck, where your collar sits, usually 4cm above the collar bone.  Alternatively, measure a shirt that fits well.  Lay the shirt flat, and starting at the middle of the button, measure across to the far end of the button hole.

Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest and across shoulder blades

Waist Measure across your natural waistline, keeping the tape measure taut and horizontal.  This is usually the narrowest part of your waistline and the point where your body creases when you bend forwards.

Across Back Measure horizontally across your back, placing the tape measure directly underneath your armpits.

Garment Length Our products state the garment length in the product description.  This measurement is from the base of your neck to the finished hem of the garment.

Inside Leg We use the inside leg measurement to determine the length of our trousers.  Stand with your feet slightly apart and measure from the inside of your leg (at the crotch) to where you’d like your trouser hem to sit on your shoe.  Alternatively, you could measure the inside leg of a trouser that fits you well.

 

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The right size for her...

Women's Size Charts
Women's UK size chart:Sizes in stock
Order Size6*81012141618202224262830
Bust cm. 76 81 86 91 96 101 106 111 116 121 126 131 136
Bust ins. 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Waist cm. 58 63 68 73 78 83 88 93 100 105 110 115 120
Waist ins. 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
Hips cm. 83 88 93 98 103 106 108 113 118 124 129 134 142
Hips ins. 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Women's leggings size chart: S M L  
Waist relaxed cm. 32.4 33.7 35.6  
Insteam cm. 64.8 65.4 66.0  
Women's European size chart: 
Holland / Germany / Scandinavia 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 54/56
France / Portugal / Spain 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 56/58
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 58/60
Women's sash size chart: S M L  
  6,8,10 12,14,16 18,20,22  
Skirt and trouser lengths – refer to the individual garment descriptions. Petite fittings – for ladies 5'3" (159.5cm) or under

*Size 6 held in stock for selected garments only. See individual product description.

The right size for him...

Men's Size Charts
Men's jackets and waistcoats:Sizes in stock
Order size: Chest ins. 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52  
Chest cm. 75 81 86 91 96 102 107 112 117 122 127 132  
European sizes 40 42 44 46 48 50/52 52/54 56 58 60/62 64 66  
Men's trousers:Sizes in stock
Order size: Waist ins. 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50  
Waist cm. 71 76 81 86 91 96 102 107 112 117 122 127  
European sizes: 
Holland / Germany / Scandinavia 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66  
France / Portugal / Spain 36 38 40 42/44 46 48 50 52/54 56 58 60 62/64  
  Trouser lengths - refer to the individual garment descriptions
Men's shirts:Sizes in stock
Order size: Collar size ins. 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½ 19 19½  
Collar size cm. 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49  

*size 14 held in stock for selected garments only. See individual product description.

Buying a Chef Jacket

 
 

Chef uniforms serve a variety of purposes.  It’s important to choose the right styles to cater for your kitchen’s demands.  High levels of hygiene must be maintained in any hospitality establishment, and chef uniforms are paramount in holding up this standard.  They should also offer protection, be comfortable and allow ease of movement.


When buying a chef jacket, you should consider where it will be worn.  Is it a hot or cold kitchen?  Can diners watch the food being prepared?  The fabric used to construct the garment will affect how breathable and comfortable it is.  Do you want 100% cotton chef whites, or will polycotton uniforms be more affordable?  The styling and cut are important too. 

Would a traditional or modern jacket look better in your workplace?  Traditionally, chef jackets are white in colour, but contemporary styles are also available in black, red and teal.  Of course, your budget will be a deciding factor in your final selection.  Consider how durable each piece is and how often it will be worn and washed.

Fabric
100% cotton Coolmax – A natural fibre with moisture management properties which help keep you cool and dry.  The fabric is lightweight, soft and breathable.

100% cotton – A hard-wearing natural fibre, which can be laundered at high temperatures; up to 90 degrees dependant on the style.

65% Polyester, 35% Cotton – A durable polycotton mix which is more affordable than pure cotton fabrics and suitable for laundering up to 70 degrees, depending on the style.

Breathability
The heavy cotton used to manufacture chef uniforms helps protect the wearer from the heat of hot ovens, whilst remaining breathable enough to let some body heat escape. Deluxe chef’s jackets also have ventilation holes near the underarm to help regulate the body temperature.

Long sleeve jackets also protect the arms as the chef reaches across a fryer.  In the case of hot spillages, the fabric will absorb liquid, protecting the skin underneath.

Fastenings
The knotted buttons on kitchen uniforms are decorative and functional.  They are easy to open and don’t melt or shatter like standard plastic buttons.  This prevents shards of broken plastic contaminating food.

Reversible Front
A traditional chef jacket comes with a double breasted front.  This is more than a styling detail.  The extra row of buttons allows the wearer to reverse the flaps, should the garment become stained, allowing the uniform to look crisper for longer.

Colour

White reflects heat, making it a long standing colour choice for catering uniforms.  It will repel heat better than a dark jacket, making the chef more comfortable at work.  White can also be bleached to remove stains, and can be laundered at higher temperatures than coloured fabrics.

That said, adding a splash of colour to your uniform can strengthen your brand image, unify your team and help you stand out from your competitors.  Many modern chef jackets are available with contrast trim or in alternative bright colours.  Coloured uniforms may also be used to signify different job roles or levels of staff within the kitchen.

Add Your Logo
Whether the garment will be worn in a closed or open kitchen, presentation is key in any well-respected hospitality venue.  Embroidered logos can be added to the uniform to sit in-line with the hotel or restaurant’s branding.

Chef Trousers
Chef pants or ‘baggies’ are worn with the jackets.  They are made of heavy duty cotton, are loose fitting and have comfortable, elasticated waistbands.  Our new styles have a towelling waistband, designed to absorb body moisture and some chef trousers have a heat resistant coating.  Black and white checked chef pants are among the most popular.  Other colours include small gingham checks, striped and plain dye trousers.

Safety should be considered when buying chef trousers, and you should choose a pair that are easy to pull off in the case of an emergency.

Chef Hats
Chef hats also come in various designs and sizes.  Historically, the height of the white toque hat has been used to signify the rank of the chef within the kitchen.  Some modern kitchens have adopted a more relaxed dress code and popular headwear includes skull caps, beanies, baseball caps and bandanas.

 

Buying Safety Shoes

 
 

Wearing protective footwear is essential in many workplaces to ensure feet stay safe and unharmed.  In past years steel toe capped shoes have been favoured by employees working in kitchens, warehouses, factories, construction sites and more. 

They have been important in protecting the foot and reducing accidents at work.  Despite the added level of personal protection that steel toe caps offer, they can make the shoe heavy, bulky and awkward to walk in. 

The new composite toe is a non-metallic compound that feels light on the feet while offering the same high level protection as steel toe caps.

Simon Jersey currently offers six different protective shoes, complying with industry health and safety classifications.

The Nubuck leather safety boot is water resistant, slip resistant and the lightest weight of our protective footwear.  It has a composite toe and removable foam insole.  The toe is equivalent to a 200 joule steel cap and conforms to EN345 regulations.

The new split leather safety boot has a cambrelle breathable lining and removable insole.  It’s a high quality piece of footwear with water resistant, anti-static and slip resistant properties also conforming to EN345 safety standards.

To further prevent slips and trips, the shock-resistant split leather safety boot has an oil and solvent resistant sole with a crush proof composite toe.  It is S1P protection classified and has the highest slip rating SRC.  As above, the toe is equivalent to a 200 joule steel cap and conforms to EN345 regulations.

If you’re looking for a casual safety shoe, our new safety trainer is made from durable leather with a soft, padded upper.  It has a concealed protective toe cap and slip resistant soles, making it perfect for many job roles including work in professional kitchens.

For customers preferring a more traditional style, we offer men’s and women’s 200 Joule steel toe cap safety shoes. 

They’re made from high quality soft leather, with a Sanidry lining and shock absorbing heel.  They are anti-static, slip resistant, offer S2 classification protection, have the highester slip rating SRC and conform to EN345 safety regulations.

HSE Kitchen Guidelines:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/kitchens/footwearguide.pdf

Choosing a Dog Grooming Uniform

 
 

Are you strengthening the branding of your dog grooming salon?  Or maybe you want a pet care uniform to protect your own clothes?  Many professional dog groomers choose Simon Jersey uniforms.  Whether you choose a tunic, apron or polo shirt, we have a wide colour range to compliment your existing salon colours and a variety of fits to flatter all body shapes. 

Each time an owner leaves their dog with you, they’ll want to know their pets are in safe, experienced hands.  Why not let us embroider your logo onto the uniform to add an extra layer of professionalism to your look?


There are countless benefits to investing in a dog grooming uniform, including:

  • Helping clients to quickly identify you
  • Protecting your own clothes
  • Reinforcing your company branding
  • Encouraging team unity
  • Showing off your professional expertise

Pet care uniforms need to be practical.  Tunics  should be comfortable, easy to move around in, breathable and easy to wash.  They need to be durable, and opting for a stain resistant or crease resistant fabric will help make after care easier.

Our best-selling tunics are available in many styles.  The bolero tunics are a popular dog groomer's choice, available in three colours, with attractive colour block panelling.  If you're looking for high street fashion, we have three new striking signature colours, mulberry, graphite and raspberry in feminine cuts, slimming the waist and skimming the hips. 

If practicality is key, Simon Jersey healthcare tunics are perfect for animal care too, worn by veterinary surgeons and kennel staff.  The press stud tunic is crease resistant, stain resistant, and washable at 60°.  All our uniforms are comfortable, making it easy to lift pets onto the grooming table or reach for scissors.

If you have a limited budget, our bib aprons are highly recommended.  They come in a vast colour range, allowing you to choose a shade which perfectly compliments your salon interior. Bib aprons start from £7.99, and the popper strap option has an adjustable neck strap too.


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