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Will Fashion Save the Postal Service?

Fergie 2013/02/20 19:00:00
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If you've ever envied your mail carrier's preppy blue polo shirt and pleated shorts, you're in luck, because the U.S. Postal Service is launching a fashion line.

This is an unexpected move for the declining agency, but even more surprising, is that they are hoping to sell their line (titled "Rain Heat & Snow") in "premier department and specialty stores."

In 2014, Rain Heat & Snow will launch their men's line, which will feature wearable electronics, for example -- a jacket that you can plug your iPod into and navigate the menu on your sleeve. If the men's line performs well enough, they will also create apparel for women.

Although we don't have a lot of information on the designs, I have a hard time picturing the USPS logo (there will be a logo) next to Chanel, Gucci and the like... but I may be wrong. Do you think fashion can save the U.S. Postal Service?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM reports:
We always admired the fashion sense of the U.S. Postal Service. Mixing light blue with dark blue, pairing high socks with formal shorts -- those are some bold sartorial moves right there.
dark blue pairing high socks formal shorts bold sartorial moves

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/usps-clot...

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  • El Prez 2013/03/18 10:20:12
    No
    El Prez
    BUT PEOPLE COULD. STOP ALL THE TWITTERING AND TEXTING AND WRITE A FEW POST CARDS. ALSO SEND SOME PACKAGES ON TE FLAT RATE PLAN. IT IS CHEAP AND THEY GET THERE IN A DAY OR TWO.
  • rspierce1 2013/02/25 16:26:56
    No
    rspierce1
    The postal service needs a new CFO
  • Gregaj7 2013/02/24 23:33:07
    No
    Gregaj7
    The elimination of Congressional oversight of the entity will do more than anything else.
  • Sam 2013/02/24 22:53:02
    Yes
    Sam
    It would one day...however fashion isn't the only thing that needs to improve...the hats are terrible to. the attractive mail women should be wearing short tight leather skirts and a nice see through tight blouse....blue...mail women just turn me on.....i cannot have an unbiased opinion...woops..i need to go to the bathroom ... the mail lady is coming...
  • Phil 2013/02/24 15:38:41
    Yes
    Phil
    If you market it in Japan they will make a mint.
  • Walks_on_Clouds 2013/02/24 14:49:07
    No
    Walks_on_Clouds
    +1
    If the USPS behaved more like a business, THAT would make them more successful.

    Maybe the following outfits would be of benefit for all the mail carriers.
    kilts
    stockings
  • Sam Walks_o... 2013/02/24 22:54:24
    Sam
    It does...that is the problem.
  • L1 2013/02/24 04:01:19
    No
    L1
    They need money to fix their deficit, not fashion.
  • Steve Boston 2013/02/23 17:01:37
    No
    Steve Boston
    +1
    The only thing that will save the Post Office is to turn it over to the private sector. Period.
    Its our government at "work." They have a total monopoly on our mail boxes and still have run it into bankruptcy. Say no more.
  • Jayachandran Superman 2013/02/23 16:42:31
    No
    Jayachandran Superman
    Unless Gmails, Ymails, hotmails and facebooks are banned the postal service will not be revived
  • DrRenovation 2013/02/23 15:24:38
    No
    DrRenovation
    WTF?
  • Dave 007 2013/02/23 12:59:23
    No
    Dave 007
    How about some hot broad in a bathing suit.
  • Dyonus 2013/02/23 01:44:59
    No
    Dyonus
    Who the hell wants to go around dressed like a mailman? Besides a mailman, I mean?
  • Boxing_Chick22 2013/02/22 22:23:18
    No
    Boxing_Chick22
    Is this a joke
  • alice3028 2013/02/22 18:52:34
    No
    alice3028
    +1
    We need to get rid of nafta , . The ppl of the USA may not know it but when the usps turns a profit they keep it but when they lose money the taxpayers cover it ! With the free trade agreement they are losing their ass and "We the people "are covering it . If you have ever bought anything on e-bay that is shipped from China you will notice free shipping this is just a small example of nafta ! We need to be aware of whats going on and stop agreeing with everything they throw at us (government)!!! You give them an inch they take a mile!!!
  • NancyR1 2013/02/22 17:02:07
    Yes
    NancyR1
    +1
    and turning back the 75 years of retirement funding in 10 years that is trying to kill them.
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/02/22 17:01:21
    No
    JeffDeWitt
    +1
    Ummm.... no.

    ummm
  • Cal 2013/02/22 16:05:47
    No
    Cal
    +1
    Since USPS has no fashion....I really doubt it.
  • Oceanside 2013/02/22 12:48:23
    Yes
    Oceanside
    Sure, thats what I wear just to knock around in, coolest look ever and chicks dig it
  • Wohuz 2013/02/22 11:37:11
    Yes
    Wohuz
    I love the hat!
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/02/22 10:55:41
    No
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    Some European countries now offer banking services at the post office. Perhaps the USPS could look into this. People who are broke, low income, or can't get a bank account for some reason could go in, pay their bills with cash, cash paychecks, and do other simple transactions for a nominal fee. It's a legitimate product that people would actually use.
  • Sagan 2013/02/22 10:42:23
  • Jesferkicks 2013/02/22 09:10:29
    No
    Jesferkicks
    +1
    Doubt it but getting rid of Saturday delivery would be a good start.
  • phil ma... Jesferk... 2013/02/22 14:20:18
    phil martin
    They already are
  • Jesferk... phil ma... 2013/02/24 08:55:04
    Jesferkicks
    Yeah, read that too. They propose to eliminate it by this April but they've tried that b4 and got squashed by Congress. Who knows whether Congress will get in the way of common sense again this time?
  • joe mauro 2013/02/22 06:33:03
    No
    joe mauro
    the fed has already condemned them to death via waste,poor decisions and idiotic regulations,its not the workers fault its the federal bureaucrats and congress.
  • Red Rage 2013/02/22 05:57:34
    No
    Red Rage
    +1
    Not until the gov't stops stealing the USPS's profits and using them to buy drones to drop bombs on US citizen's heads.
  • s2k 2013/02/22 05:36:51
    No
    s2k
    +1
    No. Efficiency and work ethic will
  • Cat 2013/02/22 04:05:58
    No
    Cat
    +1
    Bail outs or benefit cuts will.
  • kim B. 2013/02/22 03:40:03
    No
    kim B.
    +1
    but looking good will help them feel good! hey maybe they could deliver weed!
  • kate 2013/02/22 01:15:22
    Yes
    kate
    I can't take seeing those hideous blue outfits
  • Casey3040 2013/02/21 23:54:23
    Yes
    Casey3040
    +1
    I voted yes for the heck of it...lol!
  • Sagan Casey3040 2013/02/22 10:43:36
  • rosebud 2013/02/21 23:51:36
    No
    rosebud
    +1
    I heard that the male postal workers can wear a kilt while delivering the mail. That might be a good one to offer for women buyers.
  • Michael S Smith 2013/02/21 23:15:03
    No
    Michael S Smith
    +1
    No what will save it is Congress repealing the stupid law it passed in 06 that caused all the problems in the first place Pass HR 1351
  • wes 2013/02/21 22:24:38
    No
    wes
    +1
    Another waste of taxpayers money, privatize the stupid business and it will show a profit, guaranteed. Who came up with that stupid idea, Old Navy, Polo, Ralph Lauren? Really?
  • Kenneth... wes 2013/02/22 03:02:16
    Kenneth Huang
    You realize the USPS doesn't use taxpayers' money, right? And it was self-sufficient before a law was passed requiring it to prefund its retirees' pensions.

    We have private delivery systems; they're called UPS and FedEx. They charge a fortune, and guess who they call for rural deliveries? That "stupid business"...
  • Donnie Kenneth... 2013/02/22 05:16:27
    Donnie
    +1
    still any debt that the usps incurs can still be paid for by tax money. they are contracted and thus that portion is paid by taxes. and it is illegal to have competitive prices with the usps and thus the others or forced by law to have higher prices witch came into exsistance because ups used to have lower prices that the usps and it was still making money.
  • Kenneth... Donnie 2013/04/05 23:22:29
    Kenneth Huang
    Did UPS deliver to any location in the USA though?
  • wes Kenneth... 2013/02/22 15:59:53
    wes
    They've been bankrupt for how many years now, where do you think the money they're still getting in the form of a paycheck is coming from, they've been living off taxpayer's money for years........

    And that's exactly why they're bankrupt, because they don't charge enough to cover their expenses, Marketing 101.

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