Workwear Style Guides

Whether you’re a carpenter, electrician, plumber or work another trade, you need a set of clothes that can hold up throughout the toughest of jobs. But whether you’re looking for a new set of coveralls, jacket, pants or other type of essential clothing for your work, there are many different styles to choose from.

With that in mind, here’s a guide on workwear and the best ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe. Let’s get started!

What is workwear?

Workwear is normally worn when on the job, often for employees hired for manual labor or other trade industry positions. It’s used because the way in which it’s designed provides an extra layer of durability and protection, which is great for jobs that are hard enough already. In recent years, workwear has even shifted from being solely used by those employed by factories or construction contractors, to those wanting to make a strong fashion statement in any situation. 

Types of workwear

There are many different types of workwear, from shirts to pants to shoes and beyond, which are utilized for various kinds of laborious work. Let’s explore some of the more popular options that you can try the next time you're faced with a big day on the job site. 

Outside workwear

Types of outside workwear include jackets, snow pants, coveralls, gloves, boots and other items that protect you while working a big job outdoors. Rain, snow, sleet or heat, there’s guaranteed to be a type of workwear that’s designed for your particular environment.

Tradeshow workwear

Tradeshow workwear can be anything that suits the specific event, but also comes embroidered with your logo, slogan, name and/or other essential brand information you want to communicate to attendees. These are great for making an impression on prospective employees and clients.


If you work in a trade like plumbing, electricity, carpentry or if you own your own contracting business, a uniform is important for you and your team. These are great for improving team spirit while giving everyone a cohesive look, as well as building brand awareness among the public while out and about. 

Indoor workwear

This includes clothing that’s great whether you’re working on the factory line or overhauling the electricity in an office building. Bib overalls, heavy-duty t-shirts, jeans and other indoor workwear will keep you comfortable and provide an extra, durable layer of protection all day long.

Our Favorite Embroidered Workwear

When it comes to our favorite embroidered clothes for the job, there are a few options that will work just as hard as you do. Whether you’re trying to unify your team, build brand awareness among the prospective clients or simply look better, here’s a few of our favorite embroidered workwear styles that you should consider handing out.

Embroidered Coveralls for On the Job

Embroidered coveralls are the workhorse of the workwear world. Also known as a boilersuit, this type of garment is loosely fitting and covers the whole body except for the head, hands and feet. From working on a hemi engine to cleaning gutters to harvesting the crop field, simply slip these on over your regular clothing and be ready to tackle any dirty job at a moment’s notice. 

Embroidered Work Shirts

From t-shirts that can be worn everyday to dress shirts that are great for the office or professional events, embroidered options are essential for getting your logo in front of more eyes while looking stylish at the same time. Choose from button-downs in short- and long-sleeved styles and a variety of embroidery designs, from attachable patches to directly sewn-on logos.

Attractive Embroidered Trucker Hats

Keep it casual and cool while blocking out the sun with your very own embroidered trucker hat. Even if you’re not a trucker, these hats look good on almost any occasion. They also make great giveaways to client or potential customers swag bags, as well as individual employees, as well. 


Are you searching for high-quality embroidered workwear? Take a look at the many options from Thread Logic. We offer a wide variety of branded workwear that you can distribute to team members, clients, potential customers or sell to the general public. Workwear has never been more popular – visit our online store today and get started with your bulk order immediately.

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.