This Hotel Is About To Get Some Seriously Stylish Uniforms

by MR Magazine Staff

In a world where ramen restaurant employees can roll up to work in gear from one of New York’s finest cult-favorite labels—Engineered Garments, for those taking notes—the idea of the uniform as an unstylish and purely utilitarian concern is officially dead and buried. Still, though I’d happily take a gig at Ippudo just to snag an EG jacket, I can’t say I’d do the same to score an average bellhop’s rig. Well, things are taking a turn in that department. NYC’s Refinery Hotel recently launched an online contest to decide which fashion label’s design will become the new uniform of its rooftop bar, aptly dubbed the Refinery Rooftop. To source some talent, the establishment turned to the folks behind New York Men’s Day, which has kicked off men’s fashion week in the States for the last three years by showcasing up-and-coming designers. “We work very closely with Refinery Hotel to incorporate exciting and innovative partnerships into our [food and beverage] spaces,” explains Rob McGovern, the food and beverage director of In Good Company Hospitality, which manages the Refinery Rooftop. “With the hotel’s millinery factory roots, this fashion collaboration with such talented emerging designers was a perfect fit—pun intended.” Read more at Esquire.