30 Mar '12, 9pm

An argument on why uniforms should be classic, not cool.

Recently, the British public has seen a flurry of unveilings. Last week, Stella McCartney introduced her designs for Team GB’s Olympic kit. The Union-jack clad, aerodynamic kit even graced the catwalks. 
 
 Earlier this month, the Royal Navy revealed its new uniform – a new blue outfit, known as Number 4 dress, is designed to be worn during combat duties. Number 4 includes Velcro fasteners, a relaxed utilitarian-chic cotton shift overall and, wait for it; a baseball cap. The Ministry of Defence said the uniform was “cool and more modern” and has been designed to be “easy to wear”.

 Meanwhile, staff on the Heathrow Express, the fast train link that whisks travellers from the airport to Paddington station in London, showed off their bright citrus green jackets its staff designed by Nicholas Oakwell. 

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