How to make the most of your male nurse shirts
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With every new male nurse’s arrival, there is a need for more shirts, said Jill L. Cawley, owner of Women’s Wear Daily, an online retailer that specializes in men’s clothing and accessories.
So Caw, who has been the executive editor of WDW since 2011, decided to put together a list of some of her favorite male nurses.
“They are the best at what they do, so we can use them for more than just nursing,” Caw said.
The list is organized into six categories.
Some shirts are shirts that offer support for male patients, some are shirts designed for a male patient, some provide shirt sizing information and some are the shirts for male friends.
The shirt designs can be a good idea if a male nurse is the type of person who wants to be the first to respond to a male customer, Caw says.
The male nurse shirt is also a good choice for a customer who is trying to take their shirt off, says Caw.
“A lot of the time, male nurses are very comfortable with the shirts,” Cowley said.
“But if they are getting some attention from other customers, they might want to get some help to get it off.”
The first shirt to come out of the WDW pantry is a men’s tee that features a large head, and the first shirt Caw made for a female customer was a white tee with a blue logo.
The first shirts were made for female customers who wanted to wear the logo on the front of their shirt, so the logo was a bit different, Cow said.
A new male customer in the WDK pantry noticed the logo and asked for a new shirt, Cows head turned.
“I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not like I’m a nurse, I’m just trying to make sure it’s appropriate,'” Caw recalled.
“So I got the design and sent it back to them, and they said, ‘No, no, no.
We think this is really cute and we think it will be a great shirt for you.'”
The first male patient was so excited to wear a shirt that he started wearing it every day, she said.
So many shirts were printed for the male patient that Caw was not able to print them all, she added.
But she still got to work.
“It was great, but it was hard to keep up with all the requests,” she said, adding that male nurses love the idea of being the first person to help.
For every shirt Cow made, she got one back from the customer who wanted one.
“The shirts get worn by men a lot more than women do,” she says.
“And it’s good to get a lot of compliments when you make a shirt for a guy.”
Another female customer suggested that Cow make a women’s shirt for the first time, which she did.
“This is a great opportunity for me to help a male and a female nurse together,” she thought.
“There is so much that is important to me in my life and I want to be able to help each other and show my support,” she told Caw at the end of the process.
The shirts are made by hand in the comfort of a sewing machine, which is why they take a little bit longer to make, she adds.
Cow has been making male nurses shirts for many years and has been getting new ones for the last few years, but she is now the only one who can print them and put them on her shelves.
“We get asked if we have any more female shirts to make for the women,” she added, “so I decided to go back and do it for men.”
Some shirts make good gifts for a man who needs something to wear for work or school, and other shirts are designed for other customers.
“For the new female customers, I am always surprised at the amount of shirts they love,” Cows assistant director of merchandising said.
Most shirts come with a letter or a note explaining how they are made.
“One shirt for one man and one for the other,” she explained.
“Or you can make a simple shirt with a shirt code.
Just say, ‘We need one male and one female,'” she said of the shirts.
“Men love to see the shirts in their inventory and can’t wait to use them.”
If a male male customer wants a new pair of shirts, Caws first priority is getting them in stock.
“To be able for them to find us when they want them, we are a little hesitant about doing that, but I do know that a lot men are really into this,” she explains.
The next step for Caw is finding out who will be the last customer who needs shirts, so that they can make the next batch.
“That’s what is important, to get as many shirts as possible for the customers,” she stressed.
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With every new male nurse’s arrival, there is a need for more shirts, said Jill L. Cawley, owner of Women’s…