Uniforms and Logo Branded Wear Trusted by Those Who Serve

Tips of the Trade has been updated to make it even more valuable to you, especially in creating excellent first impressions. Work with us to get well-fitted uniforms, duty gear, logo apparel, accessories, and promotional products. We offer alterations, embroidery and
screen printing.

We are here to assist you to look sharp in your Class A, B, or C uniforms, station wear, scrubs, logoed t-shirts, polos, hats, and more. Located in Los Angeles, our diverse range of clients includes:

  • Emergency Response Departments
  • Security Guard Companies
  • City Agencies
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Small Businesses
  • Trade Shows
  • Job Fairs

Core Values




Attention to Detail

Customer-Focused Service

Why Choose Us

Tips of the Trade takes pride in providing concierge service to you and your team. We insist that everyone has well-fitting and comfortable uniforms. And that your logo apparel is embellished to your satisfaction. If it isn’t right-we will make it right. We have relationships with suppliers that have the same goals we do. We are dedicated to your success. We look forward to hearing from you.

Quality Uniform, Gear and Apparel Brands

At Tips of the Trade, we offer a wide range of quality and reliable brands:

Uniform and Gear Brands

  • Elbeco
  • Workrite
  • 5.11
  • Horace Small
  • Liberty
  • Red Kap
  • Dickies
  • Carhartt
  • WonderWink
  • Pelican Products
  • Safariland
  • Bianchi
  • Smith and Wesson
  • SureFire
  • Hero’s Pride
  • Boston Leather
  • Posse Box
  • Zak Tool
  • And More!

Promotional Brands

  • Hanes
  • Gildan
  • Port Authority
  • Flexfit
  • Ogio
  • Allmade (Made in the USA and Organic)
  • Sport-Tek
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Cotopaxi (Repurposed Fabric)
  • And Other Promotional Brands!

Meet the Brilliant Mind Behind Tips of the Trade

Just call her Red. Have you seen the 1994 movie Shawshank Redemption? Morgan Freeman’s character, “Red”, was the guy who walked around from cell to cell offering to get anything the inmates wanted. Except for working a prison or supplying girlie posters, count on Ruth to find what you are looking for-at least ask her!

Ruth, your uniform concierge and the owner of Tips of the Trade, has been of service with every job she’s ever had. Always putting the customer first. In fact, she’s trained others on the best techniques for offering ideal customer service.

Seven weekends out of the year she dresses in her uniform (costume) and works at the Renaissance Faire teaching rag doll making to children and adults. She has been known to take that skill on the road.

How Can She Be of Service?

Ruth Failer has over 14 years of experience helping people look good in fashionable clothing and uniforms. Her in-depth understanding of the importance of fitting, uniform regulation compliance, and agency pride enables us to provide better services for all. Additionally, her business offers free local delivery to your agency in an environmentally friendly vehicle.

We’d Love To Hear From You

For additional information about our uniform, gear, and logo apparel solutions, and to set up an appointment with our Uniform Concierge. Call us at 626-408-5333, or click the message button below to email us.

rs=w 1440,h 1440