Forum Topic here got me thinking....What do most Innkeepers wear daily ?

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What do most Innkeeper wear on a daily basis ? As for me being Innkeeper, maid, gardener, unhandyman(person),decorator, seamstress, chef, laundress etc etc. Its black jeans or dark blue, a top with sleeves, athletic   shoes. No pearls except in my ears.

 

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I did mine myself. Did some Go og le research for Aboriginal symbols and viola! Just think of something that you feel represents the image you're trying to portray of your inn and use key words in G-search for images. It might prompt some ideas. 

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OK, really stupid question here but where did everyone go to GET a logo? We don't have one, would be nice to get one, no idea how or where to go about it.

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You have an image on your sign -- couldn't that be the basis for a logo?

 

(my avatar is our logo)

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Harborfields wrote:

You have an image on your sign -- couldn't that be the basis for a logo?

 

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Something along those lines, yes, that's what I would like.

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DH did mine. He has done several and does line drawings of inns from photos that can be sized from covering a bib of an apron to fitting at the side of a business card - and being legible in all sizes. He was in the printing industry so knows about the sizing. I did list him in the Resources.

One inn came back a year later wanting him to do the same drawing in full color for color ads.)

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I hired someone on elance to do it for me. I had a few ideas, but our logo came from one of the windows on the front of the house. I've actually used elance a few times for logos for different companies.

If you decide you want to do it that way and need help, just message me.

We decided on a basic price and looked carefully at each and every portfolio for someone who's style we liked and price and conditions we could live with. They came back with offers. The first logo I had designed was someone living in the UK but from the eastern bloc. We liked his use of airbrushing and the style was what we wanted. The last time they were in India, a bit harder to deal with, but we wanted something with cleaner lines.

The portfolios were the most helpful and companies that didn't really read our specs.... we dumped because if they can't read, they obviously can't reply to work in the workroom. We also specified that anyone calling us, was automatically disqualified... because someone will try to cheat the system and call to try to get the work directly.

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Certainly. I get them at Land's End. I always wait for the sales/specials. These were 30% off. I've also bought aprons, jackets and ball caps for my family for Christmas presents. Shameless advertising!

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I've got logo shirts that I wear with jeans/shorts depending on season. I just ordered some new shirts 3/4 sleeve, for the cooler weather. I don't usually wear long sleeves. My arms are short and the sleeves get in the way. Also have a couple of logo aprons. My Williams Sonoma monogrammed apron is just about shot. Hopefully DH will get me a new one for Christmas. 

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Aussie Innkeeper wrote:

I've got logo shirts that I wear with jeans/shorts depending on season. I just ordered some new shirts 3/4 sleeve, for the cooler weather. I don't usually wear long sleeves. My arms are short and the sleeves get in the way. Also have a couple of logo aprons. My Williams Sonoma monogrammed apron is just about shot. Hopefully DH will get me a new one for Christmas. 

3/4  would be nice, they are logo'd? Can you share where you got them?

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I get mine at the Sheltered Workshop. They hire handicapped and give them employment and self-worth. Also and just as importantly, they do great work.

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I know I've read posts on here where aprons are worn.  So, are aprons of some sort worn only when dealing with breakfast?  Or, are there other times they are worn?  Does anyone consistently wear logo'd attire?

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We didn't think "logo", but when we opened, a neighbor gave us two blue denim aprons made up embroidered with our inn name and logotype.  They turned out to be very practical and the style is masculine enough for me to use - I do the breakfast.  We bought two more to have some in the laundry cycle.

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We wear logo'd aprons during breakfast only.

 

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SecondAct wrote:

I know I've read posts on here where aprons are worn.  So, are aprons of some sort worn only when dealing with breakfast?  Or, are there other times they are worn?  Does anyone consistently wear logo'd attire?

I have logo'ed shirts and bib aprons. Also lunch bags. I wear my aprons with the logo filling the bib part for breakfasts and often when going around town and even shopping in the city south of us. I wear them at Tourism Day and special events that involve the B & B. It is my  - crap, cannot think of the word. But it lets everyone know Gillum House. I have magnetic signs on my car with my logo and phone number. My aprons have pockets across the front - perfect for slipping in the checkbook and keys so no purse needed.

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SecondAct wrote:

I know I've read posts on here where aprons are worn.  So, are aprons of some sort worn only when dealing with breakfast?  Or, are there other times they are worn?  Does anyone consistently wear logo'd attire?

I have a really cute apron I just got so I now wear that at breakfast only. First time since we've been here that I have an apron. No logo stuff. We have never gotten around to it.

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Depends on how many rooms I have to clean. If it's a bunch of fluffs I'll wear a skirt and top. Generally the same shoes no matter. Mostly Mary Jane style. If there are a lot of rooms I'll wear jeans or khakis and a top to suit the weather. (Generally while cleaning rooms, but only if the guests are gone, I wear a tank top which is under whatever other top I have on.)

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yep, when you do everything, that's what you get to wear. Same here

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Ditto.

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DH wears a black polo shirt with linen trousers - helps with the heat in the kitchen

Me - I tend to wear smartish trousers of some kind usually grey or black with some kind of top - I really feel the cold so 9 times out of 10 this is a light jumper which means I can wear zany t-shirts underneath - today its my I have issues T-shirt and yesterday it was superman

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

DH wears a black polo shirt with linen trousers - helps with the heat in the kitchen

Me - I tend to wear smartish trousers of some kind usually grey or black with some kind of top - I really feel the cold so 9 times out of 10 this is a light jumper which means I can wear zany t-shirts underneath - today its my I have issues T-shirt and yesterday it was superman

Do you have a "Don't mess with me today or I will kill you!!!!" t-shirt ??

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nope but do have several with Wonder Woman on

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Slacks and shirt.  My legs are far too scary to wear shorts any more.  Same for sleeveless blouses. 

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Innkeep wrote:

Slacks and shirt.  My legs are far too scary to wear shorts any more.  Same for sleeveless blouses. 

Yeah, that's how I feel. So never sleeveless tops unless everyone is gone. Generally cropped pants in the summer.

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Innkeep wrote:

Slacks and shirt.  My legs are far too scary to wear shorts any more.  Same for sleeveless blouses. 

Between varicose veins and stretch marks shorts will never be seen on this body and I must always cage the flying squirrels - NEVER sleeveless!!

If guests are coming or are in-house, I wear a logo polo shirt and (jeans type) slacks of whatever color. Just around town usually a blouse but sometimes a t-shirt. I like my Chicago Police Dept Bed & Breakfast t-shirt.

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Casual slacks and top. Nice jeans / casual shirt. No t tops.

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Shorts in the summer, long pants in the winter. T-shirt in the summer, long sleeves in the winter. Basically, whatever I feel like wearing.

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Sugar Bear wrote:

Basically, whatever I feel like wearing.

pretty much the same here, except I do put on a proper shirt in the mornings and then as soon as everyone has checked out I throw it off and put a comfortable t-shirt on. 

Sometimes people arrive when I'm gardening so I'm wearing tatty jeans and a scruffy t-shirt, I do usually say sorry for my appearance but......

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My answer is seasonal.

Right now  it is 80 degrees out, and I have a nice sleeveless blouse (not a tank top) and black pair of shorts, earlier I was wearing a skirt with said blouse.

Winter time I am happy to wear levi's and a nice blouse when guests are checking in or here.

Never a tshirt. Never track pants. Never too casual or too dressy. 

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