Is Huntington Bank's signature green the new black? Or is the next big trend a Chase Bank blue?
Both banks' sartorial choices for their branch employees drew honors this season from the Image Apparel Institute, a trade group for the uniforms business. Huntington and Chase received Image of the Year Awards, tying in the category for nonfood retail establishments.
Chase's branch uniforms were honored for being "easy care," thanks to their washable wool, no-iron shirts and anti-pilling sweaters.
But it's not just about function for Chase. The institute also highlighted the JPMorgan Chase subsidiary's array of styles and "pops of color" from accessories like ties, scarves and cufflinks.
The bank shared the recognition with its apparel supplier, Lands' End.
Huntington's uniforms, which are worn by 6,000 employees, feature a color palette of black, white and green. The clothing "extends the Huntington Bank brand, provides consistency and improves customer experience overall," according to the institute.
Huntington was honored along with its apparel supplier, Twin Hill.