Wearing white coats on the shop floor used to be standard practice for most retail outfits. Back then, the rule was simple you see: if you dealt with customers directly, you were expected to suit up. Presentation is half the battle won right? Here, we visit four professions who still insist on donning a white apron during working hours, starting with a poulterer.
A family-owned business for over 100 years now, poulterers Diegenant is a husband-and-wife affair, with Mr Diegenant in charge of prepping the meat whilst Mrs Diegenant attends to the shop. The couple, both in their 60s, wear white for hygiene and because the colour is easily recognisable to their customers.