THE KING HAD NO CLOTHES
That wonderful Hans Anderson tale 'The Emperor's New Clothes', where the king convinced his sycophantic subjects that he was wearing fine robes when in fact he was starkers, until a small boy blurted out the truth and shattered the illusion.
This is akin to the uniform business; over and over again John Marks sees uniforms in hotels and clubs that are extremely unflattering, doing nothing for the establishment or the staff.
The uniforms chosen on a whim, without a good concept and consideration and as a result lacking taste and style.
The shy employees or the colour blind say nothing, while the staff feel embarrassed, and the establishment makes a wrong impression.
Where is the little boy to say ‘stop, the king is not naked but worse - badly dressed’.
Let John Marks not only be that little boy but design and manufacture stylish uniforms that will result in the crowd exclaiming in one breath " Wonderful, Marvelous , Gorgeous, How smart, and so Inexpensive!".
As Mel Brooks said: ‘being King is great’