In this programme, fashion historian Jane Tynan tells the story of the uniforms worn by transport workers in Britain, exploring the clothing worn by men and women working on buses, trains and planes.
Tynan explores the origins of work uniforms in Britain, examining how and why uniforms became part of the creation of a corporate image for transport workers on rail, road and in aviation.
In particular, Tynan focuses on ‘aesthetic labour,’ the role of looks, uniforms and dress codes in shaping the day-to-day experience of the transport worker.
This programme is being made by Jane Tynan, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
It will be broadcast as part of the second series of Modulations: Broadcasting Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, on Resonance 104.4fm.