Dress Code FAQ
Please note that the 2020-2021 Uniform Standard is still being reviewed. The following is a list of typical FAQs with respect to uniforms.
Is Dennis Uniform the only provider of uniforms for LCA students?
Yes, Dennis School Uniforms is the exclusive provider for LCA. Dennis provides an excellent product at a fair price. In order to have true uniformity in terms of color, style, fit, and our unique logo, one vendor is our best option. Dennis Uniforms has been an American based company since 1920; their products are 100% guaranteed and are cut, sewn, and assembled by hand in their factory in Portland, Oregon. Dennis offers a seamless and simple return process, and they take pride in their exceptional customer service.
How do we purchase uniforms?
Dennis Uniforms has provided LCA with our own “mini-website” to make online ordering easy, which can be viewed here.
What does daily wear, dress uniform, and spirit dress mean?
Daily wear is what students will normally wear Monday through Thursday.
Dress uniforms will be worn on specific occasions throughout the school year when we want to have one uniform look (i.e. special chapels, school-wide events, guest speakers, symposiums, picture day, etc.).
Spirit dress is reserved for Fridays, as well as any other day designated by a principal or the Head of School. Spirit wear is available in the Eagle's Nest Spirit Shop or through Athletics.
Must shirts have the school logo?
Yes, all daily wear polo shirts must have the official school logo. Dennis Uniforms will provide these shirts in several styles, fits, and color options.
What are the outerwear standards?
The Dennis Uniforms quarter zip sweatshirt will be approved outerwear for both boys and girls. The black, quarter-zip, dri-fit pullovers sold in the Spirit Shop are also approved for outerwear. Upper School students will wear the blazer as approved outerwear on dress uniform days. Letter jackets will continue to be approved outerwear for Upper School boys and girls. Team specific outerwear is approved on Fridays and other designated spirit dress days. When wearing outerwear on daily wear days, polos must be worn underneath.
My old plaid items still fit and look good. May I still wear them?
Yes, students can wear the Parker plaid from years past.
What kind of socks and shoes are allowed?
Socks that are not distracting in design or that do not bring undue attention to the student are allowed. Shoes must be closed-toe and closed-heel. Shoes may not have lights, wheels, or bells. They must not be a safety hazard. Boots may be worn with pants. Shoes for the dress uniform must be a black or brown dress shoe.
Do pants and shorts need to be purchased through Dennis Uniforms?
Dress uniform khaki pants must be purchased through Dennis Uniforms. Daily wear khaki pants and shorts may be purchased through any vendor, but must be the same color khaki as those purchased from Dennis Uniforms. No holes, rips of any kind, decorations, elastic or cut-offs may be present in the apparel. Length and tightness of garments must meet modesty guidelines. No cargo pants or shorts are allowed for daily wear, dress uniform, or spirit dress.
Can I purchase the dress uniform from local vendors?
No. Dennis Uniforms is our exclusive vendor. All uniform clothing items must be purchased through them. Optional items such as tights, socks, shoes, and belts that meet our new uniform code may be purchased from other vendors. However, Dennis Uniforms offers these items as well.
Can I try on the uniforms before purchasing?
Yes. There will be fitting days announced where Dennis Uniforms representatives will be on campus to assist you. Also, there will be sample sizes available in a uniform kiosk on each campus for fitting throughout the year.
What is Dennis Uniforms’ return/exchange policy?
Dennis Uniforms makes returns and exchanges fast and easy. This can be done for any item in its original condition that is still current on your school's uniform program within 180 days of purchase.
Does the dress uniform blazer or oxford shirt require the LCA crest?
No, the blazer and dress shirt are not required to have the LCA crest