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This Sunday begins the best four weeks in college basketball. Sixty Eight of the country’s best basketball teams are pitted against one another where the winner continues on until one team is named this year’s National Champions. Will we see another #8 seed make the Championship game ala Butler University in 2011 or will the #1 seeds run away with it? One thing we know, no matter where your favorite team is ranked, you will be cheering as loud as you can.
Whether you are in stands as your team takes the court, at your favorite sports bar or on the couch with some popcorn; showing your team spirit is key. Every fan has a lucky shirt, so why not design your new game day shirt with TeamSportswear? We offer a wide array of t-shirts, sweatshirts, fan jerseys and more that can be customized to fit your fandom needs.
What Style Fits Best?
Basketball fans have a lot of options when it comes to choosing the perfect fan apparel. Do you want to look like the players on the court? If so, then a custom basketball jersey can be your jersey of choice. They are lightweight, come in a ton of different colors and can be customized with your favorite player’s number…but not name. The NCAA won’t let us do that…sorry!
Don’t have the biceps to pull off a basketball jersey? That’s okay, we don’t either. This is where the team t-shirt makes more sense. Choose your school’s colors and then start customizing it with our free Online Designer. You can upload a design of your own or choose from the hundreds of different design templates we offer. Because schools have really strict copyright rules, you cannot use the school name without consent, but you can normally use their nickname or mascot without issues.
Since a lot of early round games happen during the day, you’re probably saying “I can’t wear a t-shirt or basketball jersey to work. What about me?” While it’s a shame you can’t wear a t-shirt to work, a dry performance polo can be a better solution for the office workers among us. We offer comfortable moisture-wicking polos in over 20 different colors that can customized to match your team’s colors and is totally work appropriate. Now just don’t get caught watching games in your cubicle!
How Do I Design It?
While using a team’s official name and logo is not possible due to licensing agreements, you can still design using your team’s colors or informal nicknames. Recently, many people have been designing their custom fan apparel with their team’s favorite Twitter hashtag. Kansans are using #RCJH to cheer on the Jayhawks or maybe a nickname like ‘Cuse makes the right statement for you. With both of these examples, you don’t need to be a professional designer. Use the text tools in our Online Designer to design the perfect shirt that will look good in the first round all the way through to the Final Four.
What If I Want to Show Off My New Shirt?
Now that your finished designing your shirt or jersey and you’re waiting on your front step for it to arrive, why not share your design with all your friends. We let you Share Your Design via e-mail and social networks like Facebook and Twitter so all your friends can see, even if they are rooting on your fiercest rivals.
Well Now What?
WEAR YOUR NEW SHIRT! The last thing to do with your custom fan jersey is to put it on and wear it with pride. Whether you’re heading to the game, the bar to join friends or just setting up on the couch with some snacks with family; show off your team pride with your new, personalized fan jersey.
Now that you know the steps, start designing your custom fan jersey at TeamSportswear and find the one that you will love to wear for years to come.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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?”
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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?”
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How your clothes fit is very important and some will argue that no one knows this better than those who rely on big and tall or plus size apparel. There are only a few things worse than having to settle on poor fitting clothes due to the size you wear. But what if you didn’t know if you were considered big, tall or big and tall? We hope to clear up some misconceptions and shine some much needed light on the concept of Big & Tall Clothing.
Let’s start off with the distinct difference between “big” and “tall” sizes when it comes to finding the right clothes. A “big” man has larger measurements though the neck, shoulders and chest. A “tall” man is normally 6’2” or taller and has longer arms and torso. Now this isn’t set in stone, but these basic classifications can help you determine whether or not you are considered to be “big” or “tall.”
For big guys, finding clothes that fit has always been a struggle but this year many brands have been expanding their larger sizes to accommodate the expanding customer base that are demanding the same apparel options as their smaller counterparts. This means companies are moving their bigger sizes from just t-shirts to options like polos, dress shirts, jackets and more. This means that your entire wardrobe can be overhauled in a size that fits properly without making compromises. Larger men can also be assured that they aren’t choosing fit over quality. All “big” sizes are made with the same material and high-quality construction as any other item on the market.
Tall guys have a whole different list of issues when it comes to shopping for the right clothes. Finding shirts that fall properly below their waist and have sleeves that reach their wrists is normally high on their priority lists, but often fall back on wearing shirts untucked and rolling their sleeves up to hide the fact they aren’t long enough. This makes looking professional very difficult and that’s where tall sizes come into play. Most “tall” sizes add a few extra inches to the torso and sleeves, meaning they will fit properly even if you are well above six feet.
What if you are one of the many people who are considered to “big” and “tall” by these measurements? That’s no problem. There are many types of apparel that comes in “big” sizes like 3XL that are also “tall.” Look for sizes that are MT up to 5XLT to make sure your clothing is going to fit perfectly. These items will have the extra room in the body, as well as the extra length in the torso and sleeves to make sure it fits right everywhere.
How To Shop For Your New Wardrobe
Now that you know the differences between big, tall and big & tall; you can start shopping. Start by selecting from our wide variety of sportswear, casual and corporate Custom Big & Tall Clothing offered in many styles and color choices. Yes, we said color choices! We know for year’s custom big and tall clothing was available only in a few standard colors, but today there’s so much more to choose from. Read about the new trending 2014 color options now available in our blog post titled, “What Colors Are Trending for Big &Tall Sizes in 2014?”
To start customizing the perfect apparel for your needs just choose 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 blank without decoration.
There’s no need to have to shop on multiple sites to get apparel to fit everyone in your office, on your team or for your event. Choose from big, tall, big & tall or standard sizes in a wide array of styles and colors. We offer quantity discounts on all of our products so you can save money and time when you need to order for your entire company, team or event. Place your order directly online or call our helpful sales consultants who can help you with any questions you might have when placing a large order.