Posted by Sharon La Riviere
If you’ve been reading and listening to what the fashion magazines are saying about the latest trends in casual / sporty clothing, the word you hear over and over is French Terry. I bet you’re wondering what all the hype is about it…well, I’m here to tell you what makes this fabric so awesome and why you’ll want to start wearing it immediately, if you haven’t already.
First, what exactly does French Terry mean?
French Terry is a knit fabric that features loops and soft piles of yarn on the inside of the fabric which results in a very absorbent, moisture wicking material. It is heavier than a t-shirt, but lighter than most sweatshirt and has a good amount of stretch which is very comfortable to wear. You can see in the image below the comparison of the outside of the fabric vs. the inside. Now that you’ve seen it, you’re probably saying, “Hmm….I think I have some sweatshirts in my closet that look like this.” French Terry has been around since the 1980’s so most likely you probably do and just didn’t know it.
It’s made a major comeback because of these top 5 reasons:
- Superior Comfort – features soft piles of yarn on the inside of the clothing that is super comfy next to you skin.
- Keeps You Cool & Dry – moisture wicking properties draw sweat away from your body while working out or on warm sunny days keeping you cool and dry during all activities.
- Perfect Layering Piece – it’s heavier than a t-shirt, but lighter than a sweatshirt making it the perfect layering piece all year long.
- Provides Flexibility – French Terry has a good amount of stretch in the fabric that provides flexibility and comfort during activities like yoga, working out or just lounging around.
- It’s Customizable – you can add your own design or logo on any of our French Terry apparel to create a one-of-a-kind look.
Now that you’re completely sold on French Terry – how can you get it? LogoSportswear has a variety of French Terry clothing from top name brands like American Apparel, Alternative Apparel and more. You can choose from many different styles of sweatshirts for women and men like: hoodies, full zip sweatshirts, crewnecks, half zip pullovers as well as jackets, raglan t-shirts, and lounge pants.
Customize any of our products by uploading your own artwork, logo or mascot or start with one of our pre-made designs using our Online Designer. Create one-of-a-kind custom French Terry apparel to promote your yoga studio or CrossFit gym, for your sports team to wear during practices or just lounging around on the weekends. Just choose your favorite style and start designing!
Go get your comfy on! Start shopping at: http://www.logosoftwear.com/french-terry-apparel.php
Posted by Sharon La Riviere
Each week LogoSportswear selects a recipient for their LogoGiveBack™ program that exemplifies the great work of charitable organizations throughout the United States. The $250 donation allows the organization to purchase customized apparel needed to support their efforts.
This week’s recipient, Mission On Wheels, Inc. provides self-contained, trailer-based equipment such as cargo, shower, rest trailers and generators to support disaster relief and recovery efforts throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. They work directly with disaster survivors as well as provide support to emergency service workers like police, fire, National Guard, etc.
They’ll be using their donation to purchase custom t-shirts that allow for easy identification of their volunteers during disaster deployment. The t-shirts will let victims as well as other emergency personnel know that they are part of Mission On Wheels, Inc. and are there to help. It’s important during critical events like this that volunteers and emergency crews can be easily spotted and recognizable at the scene.
Often high visibility (bright colored) safety apparel is worn which provides an added level of protection to those helping out especially when working in dangerous environments. Several different types of custom safety wear can be worn such as: safety vests, t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, jackets all available in fluorescent colors like bright orange and yellow (many products also meet ANSI regulations) with options for reflective film or tape for added protection. Safety gear can be customized with your organizations logo, name, volunteer name or any other design you’d like. It can all be done in a few easy steps using our online designer where you can upload an existing logo or artwork or choose from free templates that we provide.
Safety and identification is key in making any disaster relief effort as safe as possible to all those involved.
Learn more about what Mission On Wheels, Inc. is all about by visiting their website at: http://missionsonwheels.org/. You can also make an online donation to help this worthy cause continue its efforts.
About the LogoGiveBack™ Program:
Since 2010 LogoSportswear has been recognizing the work of non-profits and charities by contributing to their causes through our LogoGiveBack™ program. It’s a way to help support those organizations who are helping those in need every day. Each week, a winner is selected from the applicants whom have submitted their story and they receive a $250 gift certificate towards custom products they could use for the organization’s needs, fundraisers or those in need.
- Non-profit and charity groups submit their story about their organization and how they could utilize the donation.
- Every week LogoSportswear reviews and selects a LogoGiveBack recipient.
- The organization receives a $250 store credit to be used to purchase any products on the LogoSportswear.com website.
- The recipient is promoted on our LogoGiveBack’s page and a customized blog post (like this one!) to help raise awareness for the charity and the good that they are doing every day.
Note: Images used in this blog are not from Mission On Wheels, Inc.
Posted by Sharon La Riviere
We know you’re going to LOVE this! Our new Business Rewards Program gives you a FREE gift when you spend $500 or more on LogoSportswear or TeamSportswear. Who wouldn’t want an Amazon gift card, Kindle Fire HDX Tablet or both? We want you to have one of these great gifts that you can:
- Keep for yourself – it’s your lucky day!
- Give it as a gift to your friends or family – now you don’t have to go out and buy a gift for their birthday or special occasion.
- Use it as a company give-away – a great way to build morale & your employees will love you for it!
- Raffle it off at your upcoming event or sports banquet - raise even more money for your event or cause by selling raffle tickets to win the free gift.
- Award it to your MVP - it make’s for a great gift for your sports team superstar!
The program is simple. Start shopping on LogoSportswear.com or TeamSportswear.com where you can choose from over 4,000 customizable products for your business, team or event including jackets, polos, t-shirts, sweats, team uniforms, caps and more.
Use our online designer to upload your own logo or artwork or select from our free design templates to create one-of-a-kind personalized apparel. We offer a wide selection of decoration options including embroidery, screen printing, digital printing and more to create professional, quality apparel and accessories that your staff, players or event goers will love to wear.
Here’s what you’ll get when you spend $500 or more in a single order:
After you’re done shopping, enter coupon code FREEGIFT at checkout and your free gift will automatically be added to your shopping cart.
Like with any program, there are some Terms and Conditions that must be followed in order to participate in the Business Rewards Program.
- You must be over 18 years of age with a valid address within the United States to be eligible.
- Orders cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.
- Gift value is non-refundable.
- Offer valid only while supplies last.
Read our complete Terms and Conditions for more details.
Finish shopping, place your order and be on the lookout for your free gift after your order has shipped out from us (it will be sent separately from your LogoSportswear or TeamSportswear order). Enjoy your free gift…whatever you decide to do with it!
Let your friends, family and colleagues in on this great program & help them get a free gift too! It’s easy, just click the share links on our Business Rewards page http://www.logosoftwear.com/business-rewards.
Posted by Sharon La Riviere
There are several different types of fabrics that dress shirts are comprised of. Below are definitions of some of our most popular.
Broadcloth: A close plain-weave fabric made of cotton, rayon or a blend of cotton or rayon with polyester.
Denim: A cotton or blended fabric with right or left hand twill construction. The wrap is usually dyed blue with a white filing.
Nailhead Woven: Consists of a solid background and color with little pinheads’ (or small nailheads) of fabric spaced at regular (and very small) intervals. The effect of this pattern is that the background color tends to overshadow the nailhead pattern.
Oxford: A fine, lightweight woven cotton or cotton-blend fabric with a 2 x 1 basket weave variation. This is typically used for dress shirts.
Poplin: A medium to heavyweight unbalanced plain weave. It is a spun yarn fabric that is usually piece dyed. It’s made by weaving one weft (vertical) yarn over and under each wrap (horizontal) yarn, alternating each row. The filling cylindrical. Two or three times as many warp as weft per inch.
Posted by Ed Gaug
Traditional solid colored dress shirts still have their place in most people’s closets, but there are also many other patterns to choose from to help update your wardrobe. Whether you are wearing it on its own with a pair of khakis or as a part of a suit, patterned custom embroidered dress shirts can look fantastic. Now is the time to learn a bit more about available patterns so you can find the one that fits your style best.
Gingham pattern usually comes in a checkered patterned that combines white with another color. The pattern is formed by vertical and horizontal stripes that cross on a white background to form even square checks.
Tattersall is a checkered pattern that is created by alternating colors that are repeated both horizontally and vertically. The stripes that create the pattern often come in two different colors and are usually darker than the background color.
The striped pattern is made wholly of vertical lines in either one or two colors. Depending on the width between the stripes, this may cause the shirt to appear solid from far away.
The windowpane pattern is made of thin vertical and horizontal lines that cross to create a very wide checkered plaid pattern that resembles a windowpane. This is normally found on a white shirt with different colored lines.
The houndstooth pattern makes a checkered design of normally white and black using a jagged, pointed shape (similar to a hound’s tooth). This pattern was made famous by Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, but has become a fashionable.
It’s easy to update your look for your company, staff or your individual wardrobe. You can choose to customize any of our dress shirts by uploading your company logo or adding your employee name in our online designer. Then let us create a professional look with our top of the line embroidery process. Don’t need them personalized? You can also buy any of our dress shirts without decoration. Click here to start shopping our entire collection of custom embroidered dress shirts and update your wardrobe with new patterns, styles and colors!
Posted by Ed Gaug
Stain Resistant can be used to mean a lot of different things, so we wanted to clear up any questions you may have when shopping for your next dress shirt and other stain resistant apparel. Whether you are shopping for men or ladies, custom stain resistant clothing is always a great option, especially if you work in an industry that deals with food or drink service.
Stain resistant dress shirts and polos are some of the most common types of clothing that come with this great feature. Modern stain resistant dress shirts allow you to simply wipe off any material that is spilled on the shirt without leaving a lasting stain. This means things like coffee, juice or soda can be wiped off; and once dry, will show no signs of a stain being there. This is fantastic for wait staff, hosts and bartenders that have to keep their look professional for an entire shift.
You may be wondering what the difference between stain resistant clothing and all other clothing feels or looks like. What makes stain resistant is a very thin coating that keeps the stain from settling into the fabric and thus staining it. This coating makes it easy to wipe the food or liquid right off. Because the coating this so thin, you will never notice a difference while wearing or washing your clothing.
When you are looking for the perfect dress shirt or polo to customize your restaurant or company’s logo, think of the additional protection and extra life you’ll get with stain resistant shirts. Think of the money your business can save over the years when you don’t have to buy new uniforms and clothing every time they become stained!
Get started by picking your shirt, uploading your logo or design into our free Online Designer and we will take care of the rest. Be sure to match them up with our stain resistant pants and shorts for a complete outfit that will keep you neat and professional at all times.
Start shopping our entire line of custom stain resistant clothing for your entire staff or company today and receive quantity discounts!
Posted by Ed Gaug
When shopping for custom embroidered dress shirts, you will undoubtedly see the term “wrinkle resistant” attached to many different styles of shirts. There have always been a few misconceptions when it comes to wrinkle resistant dress shirts and we are here to clear those up.
Modern wrinkle resistant dress shirts are great looking and even perform better than their older variations. In the past, wrinkle resistant shirts would save you time ironing after every wash, but still need to be ironed once in a while, but today wrinkle resistant shirts can be pulled directly from the dryer and worn without worry. On top of not having to be ironed, modern wrinkle resistant shirts can be worn all day without showing signs of creases.
Wrinkle Resistant dress shirts also come in a wide variety of different fabrics. It is true that in the past, many were made of polyester or other synthetic fabrics, but modern wrinkle resistant shirts can be made of cotton, cotton-poly blend, or even classic oxford. This means that when you purchase wrinkle-resistant dress shirts, they will look just as natural as your traditional cotton dress shirts.
When you are looking for the perfect dress shirt to customize your company’s logo or personal monogram, think of the added convenience and time saved you’ll get with wrinkle resistant dress shirts. Get started by picking your shirt, uploading your logo or design into our free Online Designer and we will take care of the rest.
Posted by Sharon La Riviere
LogoSportswear is pleased to introduce our NEW and improved Logo Rewards Program. Now, not only can you earn points when you make a purchase with us, you can also earn points when you like and talk about us on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
We’ve made it easy to get a $50 Logo Rewards coupon for every 2,500 points earned.
How it Works:
With just a few clicks you can earn points towards your next Logo Rewards coupon. It’s easy! Check out some of the ways below that you can earn points and cash in your $50 coupon.
To earn Logo Rewards you’ll first need to create a free account with us. If you already have an account, login here.
If you need to create an account, click here to get started. You’ll earn 200 Logo Rewards just for signing up!
One thing to note is that if you’d like to earn points for social actions on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll need to create your Logo account with the same email address you use on Facebook and Twitter. If you already have an account, and you need to change your email address to match, just log in to your account and click on the My Account Profile tab to enter in the email address you’d like to change it to.
There are several ways you can earn points:
- Earn Points For Purchases – you’ll earn 1 point for every $1 spent on both LogoSportswear and TeamSportswear. There’s no limit to how much you can earn! Start earning now: Shop at LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear
- “Like” LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear On Facebook – you’ll earn 75 points each when you like each brand. In order to earn points for this, you’ll need to click the “Like” button from the Connect With Us area on our homepages.
- “Follow” LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear On Twitter – you’ll earn 75 points each when you follow each brand. In order to earn points for this, you’ll need to click the “Follow @” button from the Connect With Us area on our homepages.
- Tweet about LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear On Twitter – you’ll earn 15 points per tweet (there is a maximum limit of 45 points per seven day period for each website). To earn points for tweeting about us, you’ll need to click on the Share & Save fly out that is on the right side of all of our pages on either of our websites.
- Share LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear With Your Friends & Save 12% - click on the Share & Save fly out on the right side of our pages on either of our websites and learn how you can earn 12% off your purchase and 50 points when your friends and family make a purchase through your shares on Facebook, Twitter or email.
- Sign Up For LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear Refer A Friend Program – you’ll earn 50 points for each brand when you sign up for the program. Send your friends and family a 10% off coupon for their purchase and when they make a purchase you’ll receive a $20 off coupon for yourself! Learn more & sign up for the Refer A Friend program: Sign up for LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear.
Want to see the status of your rewards? Just log into your account and view your dashboard to see how close you are to earning your next $50 Logo Rewards coupon! Please remember to give up to 24 hours for your points to be added to your account. Click here to read the complete Terms and Conditions.
It’s easy, so start earning points now!
Posted by Ed Gaug
Being a large man no longer means you cannot be well dressed in proper fitting clothes. Many men think that wearing baggy or oversized clothes will help them conceal their body’s form, but poor fitting clothes actually bring attention to the areas they are trying to hide. With these tips, we hope to help big and tall guys feel comfortable buying clothes that look as good as they feel. Proper fitting custom big & tall clothing is important to obtaining the perfect look.
Perfect the Fit
If the clothes you are wearing are ill-fitting, whether they are too big or too small, you run the risk of looking sloppy. On bigger guys, the effect is multiplied because it can bring unwanted attention to areas of your body or give an overall impression that you do not care about how you present yourself.
Before buying new clothes, it is always recommended to measure yourself. This is because every brand is slightly different when it comes to their sizing and not knowing exactly how long your arms are or how big your chest is can cause you to buy something that won’t fit right. Every piece of apparel on our site has a size chart supplied by the manufacturer that will let you know exactly how big the shirt or jacket you are interested in is. If you are taller than 6’2”, make sure you look for taller sizes, normally displayed with a “T” at the end. Sizes like “XLT” or “2XLT” will have longer arms and longer torso to accommodate your height.
Keep It Simple
Dress simple. It’s as easy as that. Solid colors and classic styles make it easy to build a wardrobe that will look great for any occasion. This goes for casual items like t-shirts and polos all the way to office necessities like button down dress shirts and jackets. Keep patterns to a minimum. Thin stripes are fine, but avoid horizontal lines or busy graphics. Although dark colors also help you appear slimmer and should be staples in your closet, don’t be afraid of bright, bold colors especially when it comes to dress shirts and polos. A splash of color keeps your wardrobe fresh and trendy. See what colors are trending in 2014 that are available in big and tall sizes.
Thick, heavy materials are notorious for adding extra, unwanted bulk to your clothes. This also means your body temperature will rise causing you to sweat and/or become uncomfortable.
This is where lightweight materials like broadcloth become very important. Broadcloth dress shirts are significantly lighter weight then pinpoint or twill dress shirts and also leave you with a crisp, smoother appearance. Oxford dress shirts are also considered lightweight. Oxford dress shirts start off a bit rougher to the touch than broadcloth, but become softer over time.
Material isn’t the only factor that is important when it comes to finding the right shirt for your body type. Spread collars on dress shirts allow you to wear a much larger knot when you are wearing a tie, but the extra width also helps your face appear more proportional to the rest of your body.
Add A Jacket
I know this may not seem like a tip during the winter, but during the spring and fall, adding a jacket can really upgrade your look. A light, dark colored jacket can add extra shape to your look and give your body more defined lines. Soft shell jackets are perfect for the spring and fall due to their outstanding thinness to warmth ratio. Looking for a more rugged look? Try a work jacket from brands like Carhartt or Dickies. Both companies offer big and tall sizes in most of their jackets and many styles come in darker colors.
With so many options available to you and even more coming in the future, adding style to a big and tall wardrobe has never been easier. Make sure to follow these small tips to help you look great and stay comfortable.
Not sure if you need a big, tall or big and tall size? Read how to figure it out and what the differences are in our blog post titled, “What’s The Difference Between Big, Tall, and Big & Tall Clothing?”
Posted by Ed Gaug
It wasn’t long ago that choosing a big and tall size meant that you could only pick from two or three different colors. For most custom apparel this meant you were relegated to white, black and a shade of blue. While this worked for some people, it left many others hoping for more colorful options. We are here to announce the wait is over!
As custom big and tall clothing is becoming more popular, brands are designing more and more apparel in these new sizes and are trying to offer the same lineup that they do in their traditional sizes. This means not cutting corners of quality, fit or color. And this doesn’t mean just t-shirts; this applies to dress shirts, polos, jackets, sweats, workwear and more. No matter what style of apparel you adhere to, you will be able to find the right size in any color you need.
These new splashes of color make it easier to stay both comfortable and stylish. Because darker colors were once the only choices for bigger men, it was harder to dress for the seasons. Now with a full palette of colors available, you can wear the pastel blues and greens in spring, bright yellows and reds during the summer and more muted maroon and oranges during the fall. All of these color choices help bring a traditional suit, blazer or khakis to a more updated style.
Trying to design custom uniforms for your business or restaurant? Now you can find the colors to match your business’ branding for everyone on your staff. Polos and knit shirts are the most popular style when it comes to designing staff uniforms and in certain styles you will have up to 28 different color options in big and tall sizes. With this type of selection, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Are you looking for something a little more casual that’s perfect for the golf course or a relaxing weekend? Nike Golf has multiple styles of golf polos that come in many colors that can be worn all year round.
Now that you know that color is no option for big & tall customers; you can start shopping. Start with our wide selection of sportswear, casual and corporate Custom Big & Tall Clothing offered in a variety of style choices and start designing the perfect apparel for your needs. Pick a product and launch our online designer where you can upload a company logo, employee name or select from one of our free design templates to help you create exactly what you need. If you don’t need to personalize your clothing, all of our big & tall products can also be bought without decoration.
Not sure if you or your employees need a big, tall or big and tall size? Read how to figure it out and what the differences are in our blog post titled, “What’s The Difference Between Big, Tall, and Big & Tall Clothing?”