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A Cut Above Uniforms

As pilots you’ve worked hard to get where you are, and we believe your uniform should honor your journey. We want our uniforms to promote an image of astute professionalism.

A key element of achieving these goals is providing our customers with proper fitting pieces. Our customers appreciate customization options as well as a large selection of fit choices that result in a comfortable and better looking pilot uniform.

We cannot achieve our goal of being your long term source for uniforms unless we work continuously to source quality fabric, trims, and sewing workshops. The focus here is on consistency, durability, and comfort.

Pilot Uniform Shirts

Your shirt is arguably the most essential piece of a pro look and the fit is the key element to comfort and image. A baggy or outdated styled shirt suggests a lack of precision by the wearer. A closer fitting shirt bunches up less and moves with you. We offer stretch fabrics to assist.

Pilot shirts are the foundation of A Cut Above and feature the Cool and Dry Collar, multiple fit levels and a thoughtful feature set plus it’s hard to beat our level of customization. Our development of creating comfortable, well-fitting uniforms while maintaining a professional look has permeated all of our other product offerings.

Shop our wide selection of men’s and women’s pilot shirts, available in long and short sleeve styles.
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Pilot Uniform Pants

Uniform pants can make or break a bustling day as a pilot. A poor pair of uniform pants can add unnecessary stress: drycleaning fees, static buildup, mismatching color with your blazer, skin irritation from low-quality fabrics and finishes, just to name a few.

A Cut Above’s pilot uniform pants remove many of those stressors. Our pants are machine washable, feature a durable anti-static finish, don’t fade, which ensures a consistent color match, plus, we only use long wool fibers so you don’t have to worry about that scratchy wool feeling.

Our uniform pants are also available in a number of sizes and inseam lengths, find your next pair today!
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Pilot Sweaters

Dress up your pilot uniform on cooler days or add an extra layer of warmth during the winter months with one of our sweaters from A Cut Above. Our sweaters are designed to withstand a full day in the cockpit, or resisting wrinkles while flying standby in your suitcase.

With two styles plus a sweater-jacket style, you’re sure to find the right sweater to complement your personal style while maintaining the highest standards of pilot uniform professionalism.

Check out our selection of pilot sweaters to see what’s right for you.
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Pilot Uniform Jackets

When it comes to classing up your pilot uniform, you can’t go wrong with a leather flight jacket. Our leather jackets feature four-season versatility with a removable, sleeveless liner and removable Mouton collar.

Looking for the style points, but on a budget? The Citation Flight Jacket from A Cut Above is made of synthetic leather, making it 30% lighter while retaining the year round wearability.

Shop our flight jackets to find the right fit.
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Other Pilot Uniform Accessories

A Cut Above doesn’t stop with pilot shirts, sweaters, and jackets. We offer just about everything you need to assemble a tailored, professional pilot uniform. From blazers, uniform pants, ties, epaulets, and much, much more, A Cut Above has you covered.

While we have a showroom located on the outskirts of Denver, you can shop any of our pilot uniform products online and have them shipped directly to you anywhere in the US or overseas. We can even ship to your crew hotels!

A Cut Above In Everything We Do

Our company mission is to positively affect the lives of our customers and employees. Our unmatched customer service policies and extensive quality controls are critical to our efforts to remove common frustrations in purchasing uniforms. For corporate accounts, we utilize leading edge technology and customer loving processes enhance corporate administration and program performance.

A variety of fit options and dedication to manufacturing consistent and reliable products are intended to add to the pride that a uniform should bring to the wearer.

A Cut Above commits to making our employee's lives better by paying above average wages and treating employees with the respect that a hard day's work deserves. We support our employees' roles within their families by limiting our operating hours to Monday through Friday.

We are committed to minimizing our impact on our planet by recycling all cardboard and paper. We use minimal packaging materials. Defective clothes are donated to local charities.
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS
We have over 20 corporate accounts each with unique structures and products. Apply to have your own account representative work to optimize the value and performance of your uniform program. Sales@acutaboveuniforms.com

A Note From Our President

How A Cut Above Came to Be
I flew at Skywest for 13 years before hanging up my headset in 2012. By then, the demands of being a father, business operator, and pilot had become too much to juggle and still enjoy. Yeah, I miss it. The variety of days and people I flew with made it an adventure. My motivations for making a change were stagnant movement through the 2000s and my long term desire to create a company.

I had always found our uniforms lacking and saw this as an opportunity. I began compiling a list of complaints among friends and came up with some viable improvements like the Cool and Dry Collar, multiple fit levels, and thoughtful design that would result in something significantly better. Combine these elements with personalized and fair customer service and I felt we had a good chance for success. I ran the business out of our garage in Los Angeles for almost three years over which time we gradually grew until we had two employees, a couple sewing machines, and a sign on the front of the house telling customers to "come on back." In 2011, my wife and I packed up a couple of U-Hauls for the Denver area, rented a commercial space and my wife was thankful to not be sharing her bathroom with the company. Since then, we have grown steadily and now have a full show room that offers you a chance to try stuff on and have items customized while you wait.

I’m still waiting for the “cruise” segment of this journey but I enjoy continually finding ways to improve our products and services and keep raising the bar to the benefit of our customers, our team, and our families.

We look forward to serving you for years to come.

Chris Pilarski President


Tall or Regular?


A Cut Above Uniforms Height MeasurementTall Shirts are for 6'3" and above. The sleeves and body are too long for 6'2" and below.  Other brands skimp on material costs and have shorter lengths than ours.  We regularly receive exchanges for regular lengths from customers who do not follow this advice.

Eyelets or Not?


A Cut Above Uniforms Shirt Eyelets

Wing eyelets are an option on all our shirts and are placed approximately 1” above the left pocket. While not required for those wearing metal wings, it does make it easier to align your wings and does protect the shirt from repeated perforations.

Tailored Torso

We take the shirt apart at the side seam and reduce the total circumference by the selected amount.  This will reduce the shirt's width from just below the armpit  to the bottom of the shirt by the selected amount.   If you pinch off 1/4" on each side, that would equal a 1" reduction as you are pinching off 1/4" x 4.  Customized shirts cannot be returned. 

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton 

 

 

The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Soft and comforting combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without any chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

Fitted Cirrus has Flap Pocket Closure. Tapered Cirrus has an Open Pocket.

 


 

Tropo

Mid-Weight
77% Polyester
18% Rayon
5% Spandex
Open Pocket
Wrinkle Resistant

Our Tropo shirts are the epitome of professional style and comfort. Not only is this shirt incredibly soft with just the right amount of stretch, but it’s as wrinkle-free as we could make it. It’s perfect whether you’re wearing it for a long trip or it’s tucked away in your luggage.


 

Stratus

Light-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Flap Pocket

The Stratus is a traditional lightweight poplin or plain weave, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer to wear a cotton undershirt. This easy to maintain material makes for an excellent warm-weather addition to your wardrobe.

 


 

Brooks

Mid-Weight
39% Bamboo
57% Polyester
4% Spandex
Naturally Cool
Spandex for Stretch
Soft and Smooth
Open Pocket

The Tapered Brooks is made with an open pocket. The Brooks is our newest pilot shirt fabric. Added to the lineup for a luxury option. The Brooks is an exceptionally soft and cool fabric with stretch added for comfort. Polyester is blended in for strength and wrinkle resistance. Bamboo is stronger than rayon and similar to cotton but with less propensity to wrinkle.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
Flap Pocket
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

Fitted Cirrus has flap pockets with hidden velcro closure. The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Available in all fit styles of pilot shirts as well as long sleeves. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.


  

Tropo

Mid-Weight
Open Pocket
High Stretch
77% Polyester
18% Rayon
5% Spandex
Wrinkle Free
Lower Durability

The Fitted Tropo is made with an open pocket. Available only in the Fitted Style pilot shirt, our Tropo fabric offers a clean professional style and remarkable comfort. Not only is this fabric incredibly soft with just the right amount of stretch, but it’s also nearly wrinkle-free. This fabric does not hold a crease and can have surface pilling sooner than our other fabrics. The advantages of the Tropo have made it a very popular fabric for many years.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

Relaxed Cirrus is made with an open pocket. The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Available in all fit styles as well as long sleeves. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

The Tapered Cirrus is made with an open pocket. The Cirrus is our most popular pilot shirt fabric. Available in all fit styles as well as long sleeve Tapered and Relaxed. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

 


 

Stratus

Light-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Value Priced
Easy to iron to a smooth surface

The Stratus is our lightest pilot shirt fabric. This light-weight poplin is easy to maintain and irons up well with the smoothest surface. The Stratus is an excellent warm-weather option for your wardrobe. Only available in Tapered, it is paired with flap pockets.

 


 

Brooks

Mid-Weight
39% Bamboo
57% Polyester
4% Spandex
Naturally Cool
Spandex for Stretch
Soft and Smooth

The Tapered Brooks is made with an open pocket. The Brooks is our newest pilot shirt fabric. Added to the lineup for a luxury option. The Brooks is an exceptionally soft and cool fabric with stretch added for comfort. Polyester is blended in for strength and wrinkle resistance. Bamboo is stronger than rayon and similar to cotton but with less propensity to wrinkle.

 


 

Blue Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

The Blue Cirrus is made with a flap pocket in both Fitted and Tapered Styles. The Cirrus is our most popular pilot shirt fabric. Available in all fit styles as well as long sleeve Tapered and Relaxed. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Flap Pocket
Wrinkle Resistant
Durable 

 

The Long Sleeve Fitted Cirrus has flap pockets with hidden Velcro closure . Constructed with soft and comfortable combed cotton and blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

Tropo

Mid-Weight
High Stretch
77% Polyester
18% Rayon
5% Spandex
Open Pocket
Wrinkle Free
Lower Durability

Available only in the Fitted Style pilot shirts, our Tropo fabric offers a clean professional style and remarkable comfort. Not only is this fabric incredibly soft with just the right amount of stretch, but it’s also nearly wrinkle-free. This fabric does not hold a crease and can have surface pilling sooner than our other fabrics. The advantages of the Tropo have made it a very popular fabric for many years.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
Open Pocket
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Open Pocket
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Available in all fit styles as well as long sleeves. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

 

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton
Open Pocket
Durable
Wrinkle Resistant

The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Available in all fit styles as well as long sleeves. Soft and comfortable combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without the addition of chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

 

Tropo

Mid-Weight
77% Polyester
18% Rayon
5% Spandex
Wrinkle Free

Our Tropo women’s pilot shirts are the epitome of professional style and comfort. Not only is this shirt incredibly soft with a substantial amount of stretch, but it is nearly wrinkle-free. It will not hold a crease but you can stop spending your time and money at the dry cleaner.  

Cirrus

Mid-Weight
65% Polyester
35% Cotton

The Cirrus is our most popular fabric. Soft and comforting combed cotton is blended with a polyester core to provide easy care without any chemical finishing. This traditional mid-weight twill has a soft surface without giving up the structured feel commonly expected in a pilot shirt. Available in the greatest number of sizes and fits, the Cirrus provides an optimal balance of durability, wrinkle-resistance, and comfort.

Tropo

Mid-Weight
77% Polyester
18% Rayon
5% Spandex
Wrinkle Free
Lower Durability

Our Tropo women’s pilot shirts are the epitome of professional style and comfort. Not only is this shirt incredibly soft with a substantial amount of stretch, but it is nearly wrinkle-free. It will not hold a crease but you can stop spending your time and money at the dry cleaner.

 

Gold Braid

A Cut Above Uniforms Pilot Stripe Colors


 

Silver Braid

A Cut Above Uniforms Pilot Stripe Colors


 

Grey Braid

A Cut Above Uniforms Pilot Stripe Colors


 

Yellow Braid

A Cut Above Uniforms Pilot Stripe Colors

 


 

White Braid

A Cut Above Uniforms Pilot Stripe Colors

 


Fitted

The Most Slim Pilot Shirt

A Cut Above Uniforms Mens Shirt Fitted

The Fitted style pilot shirt is slimmer throughout the shoulders, arms, chest and belly. Don’t assume that you need the Fitted because you are tired of oversized uniform shirts. Broad shouldered customers commonly find the Fitted to be too narrow. Our Tapered pilot shirt is well thought out and is the top seller. The chart guidance comes from 2500 customers and the size/style they have determined works best for them. They are accurate for more than 90% of our customers. If you find yourself on the border, consider your personal fit preference.  

Collar Size Max Chest (inches) Max Pant Waist (inches) Max Weight (lbs)
14.5 38 29 155
15 40 31 170
15.5 40 31 170
16 42 33 185
16.5 42 33 185
17 44 35 200
17.5 44 35 200
18 46 37 215
18.5 46 37 215
19 48 39 230
19.5 48 39 230

 

 


Tapered

The Most Popular.

A Cut Above Uniforms Mens Shirt Tapered

The Tapered style is the most popular for a reason. It offers a little extra fabric in the right places for ease of movement but not so much as to look sloppy or cause uncomfortable bunching. While this style works for many, the Relaxed style serves a good portion of our customers as well.

Collar Size Max Chest (inches) Max Pant Waist (inches) Max Weight (lbs)
15 42 34 175
15.5 42 34 175
16 44 36 195
16.5 44 36 195
17 46 38 215
17.5 46 38 215
18 48 40 240
18.5 48 40 240
19 50 42 255
19.5 50 42 255

 

 


Relaxed

The Most Generous.

A Cut Above Uniforms Mens Shirt Releaxed

While this style began as the big catch all, customer feedback over the years has allowed us to perfect this style down to the point where it works well and is the style choice for about 20% of our customers. The Relaxed style is still not as generous as some of the huge shirts out on the market. That said, we rarely see returns because it is not big enough. Some customers need this style because of particularly broad shoulders.

Collar Size Max Chest (inches) Max Pant Waist (inches) Max Weight (lbs)
15.5 44 36 195
16 46 38 215
16.5 46 38 215
17 48 40 240
17.5 48 40 240
18 52 44 270
18.5 52 44 270
19 56 48 320
19.5 56 48 320

 

Know Your Measurements

Let's get it right and find YOUR BEST FIT! All you need is your typical home tape measure to save the time and hassle of returning an incorrect size.

If you are in the Greater Denver area and would like a personal fitting, please visit us in our showroom.  Make an appointment using our fitting appointment booking tool

Measurement Guide


A Cut Above Uniforms Height Measurement

Tall 6'3" or above?

Our tall pilot shirts are 2" longer through the body and the short sleeve is 1" longer making them appropriate for 6' 3"+ only. Unlike other brands, we do not skimp on shirt length.


A Cut Above Uniforms Collar Measurement

Neck

Find your circumference, then add 1/2" for comfort ease.


A Cut Above Uniforms Chest Measurement

Chest

Place tape measure around the chest at the nipple line, high up under the arms and over the shoulder blades in the back. The tape measure should be snug, so it does not droop down (but not tight).


A Cut Above Uniforms Inseam Measurement

Pant Waist

This is the typical size of dress pants you purchase.


Pant Inseam

Start with a pair of pants you own that fit you well and lay them flat on the floor. Measure the length from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg - this is your inseam. Use this measurement to help you choose your inseam length. 

 


A Cut Above Uniforms Sleeves Measurement

Sleeve

Place tape measure at the base of the neck (prominent bone) extending over the shoulder, down the outside of the arm with the arm slightly bent, ending at the wrist joint.


Taking five minutes of your time will help us provide you a better fit. Although we have worked to simplify the process, returning items takes time and inevitably has the potential for frustration. To help ensure your satisfaction from the very beginning, please reference men's fit charts and women's fit charts for our pilot shirts.

 All Styles - Womens Pilot shirts

Shirts (inches)
Size Bust up to Waist up to Shoulder Breadth 
00 32 27 14.5
0 33 28 15
2 34 29 15.5
4 35 30 16
6 36 31 16.5
8 37 32 17.25
10 38 33 17.5
12 39 34 18
14 41 35 18.5
16 43 37 19.5
18 45 39 20.5

 

Shirts (Metric Size Chart - cm)
Size Bust up to Waist up to Shoulder Breadth  Length
0 83.8 71.1 38.1 66.7
2 86.4 73.7 39.4 66.7
4 88.9 76.2 40.6
66.7
6 91.4 78.7 41.9
66.7
8 94 81.3 43.8 69.9
10 96.5 83.8 44.5 69.9
12 99.1 86.4 45.7 71.8
14 104.1 88.9 47 71.8
16 109.2 94 49.5 71.8
18 114.3 99.1 52.1 74.6
20 119.4 104.1 55.9 76.8

 

Trousers (Metric Size Chart - cm)
Size Waist (min/max) Hip (min/max)
0 61.63.5
86.4-88.9
2
63.5-66
88.9-91.4
4
66-68.6
91.4-94
6
68.6-71.1
94-96.5
8
71.1-73.7
96.5-99.1
10
73.7-77.5
99.1-102.9
12
77.5-81.3
102.9-108
14
81.3-85.1
108-111.8

 

Women's Pants Size Chart

Size Waist (min/max) Hips (min/max)
0 25/26 35/36
2 26/27 36/37
4 27/28 37/38
6 28/29 38/39
8 29/30 39/40
10 30/31.5 40/41.5
12 31.5/33 41.5/43.5
14 33/34.5 43.5/45
16 34.5/36.5 45/47
18 36.5/38.5 47/49

 

Leather Jacket Size Chart

Measure Chest Back Length Sleeve Cross Shoulder
38 46 26.5 35 20.5
40 48 26.5 35.5 21
42 50 27 36 21.5
44 52 27 36.5 22
46 54 27 37 22.5
48 56 27.5 37.5 23
50 58 27.5 38 23.5
52 60 27.5 38.5 24
TOL +/- 1" +/- 1/2" +/- 1/2"

 

Tailored Torso

We take the shirt apart at the side seam and reduce the total circumference by the selected amount.  This will reduce the shirt's width from just below the armpit  to the bottom of the shirt by the selected amount.   If you pinch off 1/4" on each side, that would equal a 1" reduction as you are pinching off 1/4" x 4.  Customized shirts cannot be returned.