Why Stock Exists
Stock was founded in 2012 as a heritage fashion brand, manufactured entirely in our Chicago factory. After building a strong cult following, we were approached by Alinea—top ranked restaurant in the world—to create a custom uniform program for their staff. Other prominent establishments followed, with Goose Island, RPM Steak and Soho House being some of our earliest clients. Since then, Stock has grown to be an indispensable partner to some of the greatest establishments in the world not only due to our designs, but also our obsessive focus on quality, functionality and customer experience. With Stock you get the best of both worlds—all the style of retail, with the price, continuity and customer service of a traditional uniform vendor.
Who We Work With
Our client list includes many of the most influential and exciting names in hospitality—from intimate independent restaurants to worldwide brands. We’ve also created custom uniform and merchandise solutions across a spectrum of industries including liquor, beer, food & beverage, retail and cannabis.
We start with good looking, well made products, and we don't stop there. We’ve taken pains to improve the functionality of our products for the wearer—year over year. Our oxford shirts have the handfeel of a classic cotton oxford, but include a blend of 25% to increase durability and colorfastness. Our chambray shirts all feature a custom-developed blend of 97% cotton and 3% elastane for ease of movement, without sacrificing appearance. This dedication to form + function is evident is evident in all our products, making Stock the industry standard for discerning venues and brands.
How We Work
We designed our programs with you in mind. We can support you and your team with quick-ship products from our catalog, small customizations of our products, and fully custom design and production.
Our In Stock program is the simplest and most efficient way to outfit your staff. It's a tightly curated selection of shirts, pants, outwear and aprons that are always available for order online—no minimum quantities, immediate shipping, and automatic volume discounts.
Our Semi Custom program blends flexibility with speed. Do you like what you see on the website, but want to add a personal touch to your new uniforms? We offer embroidery or screen-printing on any items we sell. All we’ll need from you is an art file. Customization adds 1-2 weeks processing time. Contact us and we’ll provide a quote right away.
Our Custom program offers the ultimate flexibility to realize your distinct vision. Like what you see from our portfolio, but you want something that's made just for you? Our designers create a custom presentation that marries your concept's aesthetic with the staff's appearance.
Custom Design Process
We incorporate your brand identity, interior design, and required functionality into a custom uniform presentation organized by position. Our goal is to outfit your staff with attractive, functional, and visually cohesive workwear that's comfortable and durable so they can focus on what's most important: creating a memorable experience for your guests.
Once the design deck meets your approval, our development team gets to work bringing it to life. This includes pattern development to perfect fit and details, material sourcing to find the right textiles and hardware, and sampling so your team can test drive the garments prior to production.
Custom workwear takes 2-4 months to bring to life. During this time we work together to lock in a design, create samples to ensure it's perfect, and produce the final product.
Design: 1-2 Weeks
Sampling: 2-3 Weeks
Production: 4-6 Weeks for initial orders
Future Reorders: 2-4 Weeks