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Proper style for Deli store

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Hi everybody,

This is my first post on SF, although I have followed this remarkable forum to and fro for some years. I hope you have patience with my beginner’s mistakes - and if the spirit is willing might help me turn noobness into nobleness.

To my question:
I am currently abandoning a 25 year long media career in order to fulfill a dream together with my fiancée (henceforth named The Blonde): we will start up a deli store in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.

Our design might (roughly) be described as 20s New York. Food and drinks will be 50-70% traditional, the rest vegan/vegetarian.

To the most important issue:
What kind of clothes should we pick? I find it virtually impossible to abandon my Italian suits, ties, shirts and my British shoes. However. I worry that the hard deliwork might wear them out quickly - especially the suits. Also, ties could turn out simply to warm and choky for manual labour? Of course we will both wear white aprons on top of our outfits.
I would be most grateful from any tips or suggestions from styleforum members.

Best!

/B
 

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Thanks, quite cool style. I like the lenght of the aprons. Also, I realize a jacket is almost impossible to wear.
 

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"I find it virtually impossible to abandon my Italian suits, ties, shirts and my British shoes. However. I worry that the hard deliwork might wear them out quickly - especially the suits. Also, ties could turn out simply to warm and choky for manual labour?"

Suits don't matter what we wear! You wear in which you feel comfortable.
Italian suits, ties, shirts, and my British shoes - is the most common outfit in a restaurant, you wear with apron
 

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"I find it virtually impossible to abandon my Italian suits, ties, shirts and my British shoes. However. I worry that the hard deliwork might wear them out quickly - especially the suits. Also, ties could turn out simply to warm and choky for manual labour?"

Suits don't matter what we wear! You wear in which you feel comfortable.
Italian suits, ties, shirts, and my British shoes - is the most common outfit in a restaurant, you wear with apron
 

DRChauvin

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Hi everybody,

This is my first post on SF, although I have followed this remarkable forum to and fro for some years. I hope you have patience with my beginner’s mistakes - and if the spirit is willing might help me turn noobness into nobleness.

To my question:
I am currently abandoning a 25 year long media career in order to fulfill a dream together with my fiancée (henceforth named The Blonde): we will start up a deli store in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.

Our design might (roughly) be described as 20s New York. Food and drinks will be 50-70% traditional, the rest vegan/vegetarian.

To the most important issue:
What kind of clothes should we pick? I find it virtually impossible to abandon my Italian suits, ties, shirts and my British shoes. However. I worry that the hard deliwork might wear them out quickly - especially the suits. Also, ties could turn out simply to warm and choky for manual labour? Of course we will both wear white aprons on top of our outfits.
I would be most grateful from any tips or suggestions from styleforum members.

Best!

/B
You might think about Bow Ties for your staff. They look smart, can be pre-tied (with hidden hook and loop) and adjusted for comfort. And while working, they will not be in the way as a regular tie might when leaning forward. Artists prefer them for this reason. Finally, they have a timeless appeal.
 

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You might think about Bow Ties for your staff. They look smart, can be pre-tied (with hidden hook and loop) and adjusted for comfort. And while working, they will not be in the way as a regular tie might when leaning forward. Artists prefer them for this reason. Finally, they have a timeless appeal.
Thanks Dr,
I do like bowties, however I believe they might send a stronger statement in Europe, esp Scandinavia. Here nobody wears a bowtie. And I mean nobody, collegeprofessors and newspaperpeople included.
Our motto for the store is (roughly translated) ”Delicatessen for the People”. We aim at reasonable prices and a low-key, friendly ambiance.
Bowties might risk putting us in an upperclass-nerdy corner, I’m afraid.
Best,
 

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Thanks Dr,
I do like bowties, however I believe they might send a stronger statement in Europe, esp Scandinavia. Here nobody wears a bowtie. And I mean nobody, collegeprofessors and newspaperpeople included.
Our motto for the store is (roughly translated) ”Delicatessen for the People”. We aim at reasonable prices and a low-key, friendly ambiance.
Bowties might risk putting us in an upperclass-nerdy corner, I’m afraid.
Best,
Understood. Different message there.
 

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Yes me too.
As for suits: i consider purchasing 2-3 suits in a sturdier material: dark grej, light grey and baby.
Still havent decided brand yet and open for any recommendations (except Boss).
 

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