First Look At the Hotel Williamsburg's New Uniforms
Here's your first look at the new uniforms for staffers at the Hotel Williamsburg, designed by Brooklyn Industries. When we speculated on the mystery duds last month, we admit, we were teasing just a little. But in true Brooklyn Industries fashion (the company logo is a water tower), the so-called "uniforms" hardly resemble anything work-related at all. And we mean that in a good way.
A rep for the hotel confirmed that each department (cocktail waiters and waitresses, poolside bartenders, housekeeping, etc) will be given their own "look"—unlike certain other hotels who prefer to focus on the attire (or lack thereof) of their cocktail waitresses alone. So far, two photos have been released, one (above) showing the range for both men and women, and another (below) of a dress worn by female room attendants.
We wonder if the Hotel Williamsburg will be making them available for purchase? If not, judging from the BI site, it seems several of the uniform designs are derived from existing items (so just slap a logo on there, and hey presto, you're a Hotel Williamsburg employee! Buy us a drink!). For example, the grey striped dress on the rack is almost an exact replica of this dress ($59.99). And the blue mens dress hanging up behind the dress appears to be a long-sleeved version of the Channel shirt ($58).
Not that we're detracting from the originality of these super-casual hotel uniforms. We actually think they look pretty comfortable. Our only request now is that Brooklyn Industries co-founder Vahap Asvar keep his visual art projects separate from his hotel commissions.
[Photos: Hotel Williamsburg]