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    Forth times a charm? The USA defeated Two Axis empires in less time than it takes the New American Airlines to furnish it's employees with toxic-free, well fitting. quality garments from a third party business with a long history of aviation apparel experience. Its not complete yet. What did Yogi Berra say?

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    American Airlines' new uniform project is moving into high gear in the wake of the announcement last month that Lands' End will replace Twin Hill as the uniform vendor for a new wave of uniforms not expected to roll out until 2020.

    And it's becoming increasingly clear American's new uniform project is being handled quite differently this time around — with a transparency and a more fully-fleshed-out interactive component that were lacking when Twin Hill was tapped for the previous round of uniforms for some 70,000 AA employees. Twin Hill is a unit of Men's Wearhouse, which is a division of Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD).
    Those Twin Hill uniforms are believed to be tied to symptomatic reactions experienced by thousands of AA employees — symptoms ranging from rashes and hives to headaches and severe respiratory issues.
    "You know better. You do better," is the way Brady Byrnes, AA's director of global marketing, put it in a podcast released this month that sheds more light on how the latest uniform project is proceeding.
    In the podcast Byrnes explains why AA chose navy blue as the predominant fabric color in the new set of uniforms. Byrnes indicated it was simply the desire expressed by many AA employees to return to dark blue (technically called "Parisian Night") because that was the color of legacy uniforms at both American Airlines and U.S. Airways prior to the merger of the two carriers in 2012.
    The predominant fabric color in the Twin Hill uniforms is charcoal gray — a color that AA employees never warmed to especially.
    Byrnes also shared some further details about the new uniform project. Though blue will be the predominant color, this time around AA plans to add touches that will help distinguish one worker group from another at the airline. Those touches could include custom trims and other accessories, Byrnes said.
    Another big change AA in the new uniform project involves the uniform testing phase. The plan is to nearly double the number of employees who will test the Lands' End (NASDAQ: LE) outfits in the workplace from just over 500 to 1,000. And Byrnes said the time allotted to test the outfits will be much longer than was the case with the testing of the TWin Hill outfits.
    Though AA aims to get uniforms right this go-round, time is a factor.
    A lawsuit filed by several AA employees last fall in federal court in Chicago aims, among other things, to get a preliminary injunction for the immediate recall of all Twin Hill uniforms still in the workplace at American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL). Twin Hill and AA are named as defendants in that lawsuit.
    An attorney for the plaintiffs in the federal case has signaled that a filing for a preliminary injunction could happen this spring unless the judge in the case moves to dismiss the lawsuit — something he so far has not opted to do.

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    I donít have an issue with the gray, actually I like them. The only issue I had was the epaulets. If they had been the same size (stripes and epaulets) I probably wouldnít care...of course I didnít have any reactions either.


    Oh...and the belt

    ...& the tie

    ......& the shirts went straight to the dumpster

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    Huh - I actually liked the new uniforms. Unlike Windcheck, I thought the new epaulets were better than the old ones. Oh well.

    ETA: except the shirts. Those are pretty bad.
    Warlord of the crewroom.

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    And the tie quality was bad

    And we could only buy the pants from twin hill and they were expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsquatch View Post
    And we could only buy the pants from twin hill and they were expensive
    Or better quality ones from A Cut Above...

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    They have our color? I didnít realize they were an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsquatch View Post
    They have our color? I didnít realize they were an option
    Yeah, just look for the "AA Grey" color option on their pants page. Pretty indistinguishable match for the Twin Hill blazer's color

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    "The predominant fabric color in the Twin Hill uniforms is charcoal gray — a color that AA employees never warmed to especially." Uhh, they never asked me. I'll take charcoal gray over navy blue 8 days a week. The Twin Hill sh*t, however....just happy to see them go. I'm a fan of the company switch, but not the color switch.

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    Many employees haven’t got there second replacement uniform yet and now a third is in the works ? God, what another disaster. Delta doesn't function like this (not even close), which means AA is in real trouble still rowing around in circles like the past.

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    I would like to have summer and winter uniform again please.

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    New uniform sketches are out on Jetnet!

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    Me: "Sir, I came from Envoy via the Flow Through".
    AA CA: "I'm not impressed".

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    Flow through to aa capt, neither am i

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