Following on from the popularity of Fashions in the Field and Celebrity Fashions in the Field, I have compiled a selection of practical styles for those who work in the commercial side of things, where safety is king and wearing an entirely fluoro outfit is not going to make you stand out from the crowd. Enter hard hats, high vis vests and steel cap boots.It’s the classic high vis ensemble that you simply can’t get dirty without, the two tone workwear onesie with reflector strips, and of course a very deep hole inside a cave for when you want to get away from it all.
When you’re out and about surveying but still want to look good. You can see for miles in every direction, but what does it matter if you just blend into the scrub? What good is that stylish yellow GPS locator if nobody can see you? And of course, what if you lose your team? Miserable, alone in the bush, but gosh darn, looking good.
Working with large excavators can be dangerous, in fact I was once told that high vis isn’t enough, it’s got to be orange high vis, yellow could be mistaken for a green light (I mean did you see what she was wearing? Frankly, she was asking for it, she looked like a green light!) You’ll notice the gent on the left is not very visible, that’s OK, because usually he would be inside the excavator.
When one is out in the middle of the ocean, one wants to look one’s best, whilst at the same time, not drowning. Hello lurid red personal floatation device! Some sunglasses might not have gone astray here to really complete the ensemble.
It’s hard not to look like a lunatic when carrying buckets of human bone fragments, but here we have achieved the optimal amount of safety to look like a scientist, not a murderer, while at the same time, preventing contamination. Go team!
It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s dirty, but that needn’t prevent you bringing a little sunshine into everybody’s day by sporting some fluoro orange waterproof pants and a fluoro yellow ski jacket. Staying warm and dry while at the same time letting everybody for miles around know you’re there.
People with metal detectors come in all shapes, sizes and mental stabilities. Here, an example that you can show you mean serious business. High vis yellow heavy duty jacket with ultra stylish reflectors.
On the off chance you will be hit by stray bullets, it doesn’t get much safer than the bullet proof vest and helmet combo. A little piece of advice, if you are concerned about being shot, best not to have any high vis in this ensemble, go for a delightful understated hue, like the blue you see here.
It’s all well and good for you to be kitted out in your high vis, but you have to think of your equipment as accessories. Here we see an entire dumpy level in yellow and red. Not going to lose that bad boy in a hurry! And it nicely compliments the orange vest.
If you can’t get enough of high vis on your days off, don’t forget you can have some sneaky high vis on at all times. Say you’re meeting some friends for coffee and you don’t want to blind them when you arrive, why not try some high vis underwear, socks or shoelaces? The possibilities are endless!