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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2012;50(5):51-65. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2012.50.5.051
An Analysis of Public Uniforms Design
Song Mi Lim, Mi Suk Lee
Department of Clothing and Textiles, Chonnam National University
Corresponding Author: Mi Suk Lee ,Tel: +82-62-530-1345, Fax: +82-62-530-1349, Email: ms1347@chonnam.ac.kr
Received: April 17, 2012; Revised: May 8, 2012   Accepted: June 30, 2012.
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to provide empirical basic data to develop public uniforms design, by understanding international universality and advanced design sense, through the analysis of public uniforms design at home and abroad. The theoretical study reviewed the character and area of public design, and the concepts and requirements of public uniforms. The empirical study analyzed public uniform design at home and abroad, focusing on typical public uniforms, such as police, fire fighter, and street cleaner. The results of this study were as follows. First, the police uniform has a standardized and formal suit style, which consists of a single-breasted dk-PB jacket with a notched collar and pants. It uses PB as the main color, to show their authority and role reliability. Epaulet or badge, which represents belonging and difference in rank, are attached to express the identity of an organization. Second, the fire fighter uniform consists of a hip length coat with a stand collar effective for heat shielding, and straight pants with flap pockets, in which it is easy to put things. Its main color is dkg-PB, to mitigate visual fatigue and enhance comfort, and an accent color scheme is used, to effectively raise visual attention and safety. Finally, the street cleaner uniform has a casual style, which consists of a jumper with a shirt collar and pants for high activity. v-YR and R with high chroma is mainly used, for increased attention during day and night work, to stress safety.
Keywords: public uniforms, police uniforms, fire fighter uniforms, street cleaner uniforms
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