FAQ

What is ‘Navy & White’ by McCarthy?

Navy & White by McCarthy provides no-logo, classic kid’s clothes (for pre-K to grade 8) including oxford shirts, pique and dri-fit polos, t-shirts, chinos, dress pants, performance pants, walking shorts, skorts, tunics, blazers and sweaters. The majority of our line come in navy blue or white to comply with many school board appropriate dress code guidelines. However, everyday no-logo essentials, including kids’ grey and black dress pants, can also be purchased at any McCarthy Uniforms store.

Does Navy & White meet the requirements for appropriate dress code guidelines for school boards?

Yes. The majority of appropriate dress codes specify that students wear no-logo navy and/or white tops and bottoms. If you want to ensure compliance with any dress code policy, you may want to re-read communications from your school. Some schools with dress codes have additional requirements including a requirement for white-only tops, or tops with collars.

If your school has a uniform policy (rather than a no-logo dress code policy) that includes crested and school logo identifiers, you can still shop at any McCarthy store, but you should consult your school store at mccarthyuniforms.ca for your school uniform guide.

Where can I purchase Navy & White products?

You can purchase our products online, at one of our three Navy & White boutiques (Toronto, Hamilton and Scarborough), or through our call centre. You can also visit any McCarthy location to order plain, non-crested uniform products.

How much does a typical dress code wardrobe cost?

Our prices are clearly indicated on our website and in store, and the total cost of a typical dress code will vary by how many pieces you buy. Our recommended Back-to-School basics bundle is a combination of 2 tops, 2 bottoms & 1 sweater, competitively priced at $99.98 and has a life of up to two years. That means he dress code cost, in this scenario, is only $50 per year, compared to upwards of $500 per year for branded school wear.

Why buy with McCarthy’s when I can buy at a name brand retailer?

We have over 60 years of experience designing everyday uniforms for kids. Most large retailers manufacture ‘fashion items’ that are not intended for five days a week / 12 months a year use. Plus, we ensure the longevity of our products by including enhancements like adjustable waists, reinforced knees, sweat resistant collars, extra-strength steam stitches and yarns.

My child is going to grow - what sizes should I buy?

If you visit a McCarthy store, our uniform specialists can measure your child and make recommendations for different options to account for growth. If you’re buying online, consult our Size Guide, and remember that it’s sometimes handy to buy one item that’s a ‘perfect fit’ and one that’s a size up, especially if you’re buying multiple items in our recommended bundle.

How do I extend the life of my products and ensure maximum durability?

Our products are easy to care for and designed for maximum durability, including features like reinforced knees, extra strength yarn and adjustable waists. Easy wash instructions are included with each garment, but no extra special care is required—even for dress pants!

Can I buy products year round, or only during ‘back to school’ season?

Our products are available year-round through this online store, our call centre or retail footprint. As uniform and dress code specialists, no-logo everyday uniforms are not a ‘one off’ for us; they are our core area of expertise.

Can I get special embroidery or personalization for my non-logo product?

Yes. McCarthy’s has a wholesale product division and would be happy to speak to you about any custom needs for products including team and spirit wear. You can contact our call centre for more details at 416-593-6900 (within the Greater Toronto Area) or 1-800-668-8261.

My child has a school uniform that is specific to their school (with a crest, embroidery, etc.)? Is this where I buy our school uniform?

Schools with formal uniform policies are served by McCarthy Uniforms, via the same retail stores and call centre as our Navy & White brand. If your school has a crested uniform policy, you can also access your school specific store at mccarthyuniforms.ca

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