From tailors to clothing stores and costume shops, a wide range of occupations and fields involve themselves in making uniforms available for use. The professional requirements for creating uniforms derive, in part, from the status inherent in the work or occupation connoted.
Branches of the military such as the army and navy, or the roughly comparable organization of the police, have special clothes made specifically for them. To avoid either legal penalties or professional setbacks, tailors and shops should only sell military and police uniforms directly to the army or other appropriate organization.
The garment industry can more freely manufacture uniforms for people not be meaningfully identified by them if the occupations in question involve no special government clearance. Nurses' scrubs, doctors' outfits, and chef clothes, to name three examples, can be sold in costume shops without incurring societal disapproval or legal consequences. Medical organizations like hospitals often use generic clothes, such as scrubs for nurses, geared more toward practical concerns than aesthetics.
The manufacture and sale of athletic outfits like cheerleader uniforms and sports team jerseys has a wide customer base, both among adults and children, but may involve intellectual property rights. Garment companies should look into licensing rights for basketball, soccer, baseball and football "brands." They can then help sports fans wear their favorite team's uniforms without fear of prosecution or litigation. School uniforms might be trademarked. More often, though, garment manufacturers make cheap and generic school uniforms recognizable as such only in specific locations.
Men and women interested in ordering away for uniforms, whether for mascots, clubs, or other pursuits, could alternately contract out the work to individual tailors or large-scale companies. In any event, uniforms could serve an array of both practical and aesthetic functions.