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Fall 2022 Uniform Information

 

Uniform ordering opens April 1, 2022 and closes May 18, 2022

ATTENTION - THIS IS IMPORTANT! Due to the ongoing issues in the supply chain, it is more important than ever to order uniforms prior to the school year starting.  Please do not assume that we will have stock to sell in August.  It is especially important to order uniform sweatshirts, fleece jackets and long sleeved shirts now versus waiting until fall to order.  

 

Our uniform shirts are pretty true to size but if you are unsure or have a student who is hard to fit, please make an appointment below for a 1:1 try-on session.  

Uniform try-on is offered by appointment only.  No walk-ins will be accommodated.  Appointments times are limited and filling fast.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments are held MWF between 9:30 - 5:00 now through May 17.  

 
 


 

Welcome to Dowling Catholic High School!

 Here is your step by step guide to ordering uniforms for your incoming OR returning student BEGINNING April 1, 2022

 

STEP 1 - MEASURE YOUR STUDENT

While our uniform shirts run true to size, we HIGHLY recommend you measure your student before ordering. Also keep in mind that the cotton shirts are a 60% Cotton/40% Poly blend and will shrink a little when dried.

How To Measure:

Neck- Measure around the neck, just below the larynx.

Chest/Bust - Measure under the arms and around the fullest part of the chest.

Sleeve - Measure from the center of the back at the base of the neck across the shoulder and down to the wrist.

MENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only. 

SIZE           NECK          CHEST         SLEEVE
S              14"-14.5"       34"-36"      32.5"-33"
M             15"-15.5"       38"-40"      33.5"-34"
L              16"-16.5"       42"-44"      34.5"-35"
XL            17"-17.5"       46"-48"      35.5"-36"
2XL          18"-18.5"       50"-52"      36.5"-37"
3XL          19"-19.5"       54"-56"      37.5"-38"
 

Are you concerned the size small might be too big for your male student?  I'll let you in on a secret...the only difference between the COTTON men's and the women's shirts is the direction of the button placket.  MANY men order the women's cotton shirts because they JUST FIT BETTER and no one can tell the difference.  If your son is between a youth XL and a men's S, order the women's cotton medium for a better fit. **the tag does say ladies, most moms cut the tag after they are sure the shirts fit as the shirts can't be exchanged after the tag has been cut.**

This tip does NOT apply to the Performance (dry fit) polos as the women's is cut much different than the men's.

 

WOMENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only.
 
SIZE                 BUST          SLEEVE          BOTTOM
S (4-6)            32"-33"          31.5"            33"-34"
M (8-10)          34"-35"          32"              35"-36"
L (12-14)         36"-38"          32.5"            37"-39"
XL (16-18)       40"-42"          33"               41"-43"
2XL (20-22)     44"-46"          33.5"            45"-47"
 
Classic Fit Standard silhouette straight down the body and standard length
 

YOUTH SIZE GUIDE

M (10-12)            L (14-16)           XL (18-20) 
 
The youth shirts tend to be BOXY and short in the torso.  If your student has a long torso, I'd steer you away from the youth shirts.  See the note above about ordering women's shirts for male students. 
 
 

OTHER UNIFORM TIPS

TALL SIZES - Talls are only available by special order and in men's short sleeve cotton shirts.  Women's shirts are not available in tall BUT some have ordered either men's cotton shirts or men's TALL cotton shirts and had them tailored to fit their student.

Some have had their shirts tailored to fit better. Totally optional and up to you.  

Hickman Tailors - 515-271-5256 have altered uniform shirts for many DCHS families.

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STEP 2 - ORDER

ORDERING OPENS ON APRIL 1, 2022 AND CLOSES MAY 18, 2022

Order through our website and choose to have your order shipped to your home OR you can pickup your order in August.
 

Please take a moment to read our return and exchange policy as UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED AND EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED

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STEP 3: SHIPPING OR PICKUP

FOR SHIPPING:  Orders placed on or before May 18, 2022, will begin shipping on July 15, 2022 in the order received.

FOR PICKUP:  Orders placed on or before May 18, 2022, will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, August 15, 2022*

More information will be communicated later in the summer, but for planning purposes, pickup will begin on August 15, 2022 at the times listed below.    
*These dates and times are subject to change. 

Monday, 8/15
10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 8/16
10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 8/17
10 am - 6pm
 
If you cannot pickup during the offered times, please make arrangements for a friend to pick up your order or have your order shipped to your home.
We will not offer uniform pickup during orientations or during Freshman Mass.

IMPORTANT!

Students who miss the uniform order deadline will be limited to purchasing two cotton short-sleeve uniform shirts and one uniform fleece in the Campus Store prior to the start of the school year, while supplies last.  We cannot guarantee enough stock will be on hand to meet excessive demand.  Additional items may be purchased from available stock beginning August 24, 2022.

The Campus Store will close for the summer on Friday, May 20, 2022 and will reopen on Monday, August 15, 2022.  Uniform pickup will begin on August 15; times and locations will be communicated later in the summer

PICK UP ADVANTAGE!! 

You will have access to all of the NEW spirit gear before the rest of the community when you shop while picking up your uniforms!

 

PLACE YOUR UNIFORM ORDER
OPENS APRIL 1, 2021

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Below is the information that was included in your Registration Packet

 

All Dowling Catholic students are required to wear the designated dress code bottoms and uniform tops. All uniform tops – polos, long-sleeved polos, fleece, and v-neck sweaters - are purchased through the Dowling Catholic Campus Store. A complete description of the dress code and uniform is printed on the back of this form.

 

INCOMING & RETURNING STUDENTS - uniform orders will be accepted April 1 – May 18, 2022 through the Campus Store.  Orders cannot be placed before April 1 or after May 18; please add these dates to your calendar now. All uniforms ordered before the deadline will be available for pickup beginning August 15, 2022.  You may choose to have your order shipped to your home for an additional charge.  Select Shipping instead of Store Pickup during check out.

 

For your convenience, appointments for trying on uniform shirts will be offered beginning March 1, 2022 through May 17, 2022.  Uniform try-on can only happen by appointment – no walk- ins will be allowed.  Please look over the measurements online BEFORE making an appointment; it is anticipated that not all who want an appointment will get one due to time available.

 

Please visit our appointment portal to schedule your appointment -                                                           https://dowlingcatholiccampusstore.setmore.com/uniform   

Samples will be available for try-on over top of another shirt; the shirts fit true to size but if in question, we recommend bringing your student or a polo that fits your student to your scheduled appointment.

Uniform Special Order Items:

SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED, EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.

If you do not order uniforms now, we cannot guarantee the store will have uniforms in stock for purchase in August.  Everyone will be limited to purchasing two uniform polo shirts and one fleece from the Campus Store prior to the start of the school year, while supplies last.  The Campus Store will close for the summer on Friday, May 20 and reopen Monday, August 15, 2022. Online ordering of spirit wear is available 365 days/year through our website, dchscampusstore.com

 

All Dowling Catholic students are required to wear the designated dress code bottoms and uniform tops. All uniform tops are purchased through the Dowling Catholic Campus Store.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE STOCKED IN THE STORE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:

 

Uniform Cotton Blend Polo Shirts: Polo style cotton blend shirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest

        Men’s sizes – S – 3XL, tall by special order only   Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only

 

Uniform Fleece: Long-sleeve fleece jacket with the Dowling Catholic Crest

        Men’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only

 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT STOCKED IN THE STORE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:

 

Long-Sleeved Cotton Blend Polo Shirts, Tall sizes, Youth sizes:

 

Performance Polo Shirts: Polo style moisture wicking shirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest

        Men’s sizes – S – 2XL, special order only   Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; special order only

 

Uniform Sweater: Polyester Blend V-Neck Sweater with the Dowling Catholic Crest

        Unisex sizing – S - XL

Uniform Crewneck Sweatshirt:  Cotton/Poly sweatshirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest

        Unisex sizing – XS – 3XL, special order only THESE RUN LARGE; MOST SIZE DOWN AT LEAST 1 SIZE.

 

Dress Code Pants: Not available at the Dowling Catholic Campus Store; we do have a partnership with Lands’ End.  Please use school code 900117300 if you choose to order pants from Lands’ End.  You can purchase pants through local retailers as long as they meet the guidelines below.

Dress Code Shoes: Students can wear either tennis shoes or dress shoes. Shoes are to be clean, neat and well kept.

Boys must wear socks. Shoes must have a back. No Crocs, flip-flops, boots, or slippers unless permission has been granted from the Dean’s office. No heels over 2 inches or open-toed shoes may be worn. NO OTHER FOOTWEAR IS ACCEPTABLE.

Miscellaneous:

 

DRESS CODE MODIFICATIONS:

THE ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE DRESS CODE AFTER PROVIDING COMMUNICATION OF THOSE MODIFICATIONS AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.