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Comfortable company apparel is often less expensive than
business attire and can improve overall company morale.
According to the Promotional Products Association, the number
one product growth category is company identity apparel.
Custom business and company apparel can help build your
companies' identity, as well as boost employee morale and pride in
your company or business. Think of your company apparel purchase
as an investment, not as an expense. A polished, professional image,
after all, just might translate into more satisfied, loyal customers and,
in the long run, bigger and better sales!
CUSTOM JACKET GLOSSARY
Now more than ever in the corporate apparel marketplace, there are plenty of
fresh new styles to choose from.
Logo'd jackets and outerwear make for great gifts. Jackets have a high
perceived value and can be used throughout the country, from warm-weather
states to the frigid north, for everything from golf and leisure wear,
recreational and technical gear, to the perfect uniform for the outdoor
Don't forget that logos on other pieces of clothing are often covered up by
items like sweaters and outerwear. That is why outerwear can provide a more
durable value for your LogoSportswear budget. Use our jackets to reward top
sales achievers, championship teams and employees with years of service.
And of course they are great for employees who work outside but need
When choosing your jacket here is a glossary of terms you may want to be
AWARD JACKET - This generic term is used to describe an athletic jacket,
usually a waist-length style with knit collar, cuffs and waistband. It can
feature a zipper or snap front. Often used interchangeably with baseball
jacket. Also see letterman jacket and varsity jacket.
BENCH COAT - Hooded knee-length jacket, slipped over the head and zippered
at the neck. Copied from jackets worn by football players waiting on the
bench. Also called a benchwarmer.
BOMBER JACKET - A loose, zippered jacket with fitted waist and cuffs,
resembling those worn by American bomber pilots in World War II. Can be made
from nylon, woven blends or leather. Usually has a fur or pile collar,
double-entry cargo pockets, and set-in sleeves with a pocket on the sleeve.
Traditionally, this is a heavier-weight jacket with a shearing or quilt
lining. Also called a flight jacket.
BYRON COLLAR - A pointed, shirt-style collar named after the English poet,
COACH'S JACKET - Style of jacket comparable to a basic windbreaker, with
fold-over (Byron) collar and slash pockets. Usually features a snap front
and drawstring waist. Can be lined or unlined.
GOLF JACKET - Any type short waist-length jacket, frequently made of
lightweight nylon with a zip front, worn when playing golf. Pleated or
bi-swing back is usually a feature on these jackets.
HIP-LENGTH - A hip-length garment. Also called 3/4 length.
KASHA LINING - A lining principally for jackets that is napped to create a
flannel-like effect on the face and features unbrushed fabric on the back.
Kasha can be made from cotton, wool or a synthetic material like polyester
LAUNDERED TASLON/OXFORD - A laundered fabric with a somewhat wrinkled look.
LETTERMAN JACKET - Typically refers to an athletic jacket with a melton wool
body (14 to 24 ounces) and leather sleeves. Sleeves can be raglan or set-in.
Also known as a varsity jacket. Usually differs from an award jacket in that
award jackets are made with lighter-weight fabrics such as nylon or wovens.
MICROFIBER FABRICS - Small fibers are used to create fabrics with a
suede-like, soft hand.
OXFORD NYLON - A stiff coarse nylon fabric with a basket-like weave and a
durable finish. It's generally used for award/baseball/athletic style
jackets. Not as smooth as a taffeta nylon.
PARKA - This loose-fitting, hip-length jacket, usually hooded, often comes
with a fleece or pile lining. It was worn originally by Eskimos and
introduced to the public during the 1930s for winter sportswear.
POPLIN - A durable, plain weave class of fabrics which has fine cross ribs.
Heavier than broadcloth, but not similar, poplin is usually made of a
QUILT LINING - A lining with two or more layers that are padded with
RAGLAN SLEEVE - A type of sleeve sewn in with seams slanting outward from
neck to underarm. The sleeve continues in one piece to the collar so there
are no seams at the shoulder, allowing for ease of movement.
SATIN NYLON - This type of satin-finish material is usually made of nylon.
Probably the most common satin fabric used in our industry. There are two
types of satin nylon: taffeta, and "crow's foot" or pro-weight (heavier).
Rayon (or bridal) satin is used occasionally for jackets, but it is a more
expensive dry-clean-only fabric.
SET-IN SLEEVE - A style of sleeve that is sewn into the shoulder seam (as
opposed to the neck seam).
SKI JACKET - Refers to any type of wind- and water-resistant full-zip jacket
worn for skiing. Frequently it has an attached hood. Usually made waist or
hip length with zippered pockets, ski jackets frequently have a more
high-fashion look than a parka.
SLASH POCKETS - These angled pockets are formed by cutting a slash in the
jacket shell and attaching a pouch inside the garment.
STADIUM JACKET - The term for a 3/4 length oversize jacket. Other common
features include a hood, quilt lining and striped knit trim. Similar to a
STAND-UP COLLAR - This short collar, usually made of knit material, does not
fold down against the garment. Common feature on satin award jackets.
STORM FLAP - A strip of fabric that covers the zipper or snap closure of a
jacket. Storm flaps can also be sewn on the inside of the zipper.
STORM WELTS - Pocket flaps that overlap openings to keep out rain and/or to
secure items carried inside.
TAFFETA - A group of fabrics made with a plain weave and having a smooth,
crisp feel, and either lustrous or dull face.
TASLON - This imported nylon fabric is designed for its durability and is
generally used in more rugged outerwear.
TRICOT - This type of fabric is flat knitted, with fine ribs on the face
(lengthwise) and ribs on the back (crosswise). Often used as lining
WARM-UP JACKET - This term is sometimes interchangeably used with
windbreaker. However, "warm-up jacket" often refers to a garment that is
part of a set, including a top and a bottom. A warm-up jacket also may
feature a quilted lining, while windbreakers and coach's jackets usually do
not. Generally this is a waist-length jacket made of nylon or sometimes
cotton or polyester.
WARP - A lengthwise yarn found in all woven fabrics. The warp is stronger
and denser than the weft (crosswise) yarns.
WATERPROOF - The proper term for material that completely keeps out water.
Waterproof garments also have sealed seams while water-resistant garments do
WATER-RESISTANT - A material that repels water for a short time, but is not
Safety Clothing Programs For Your Company
The National Safety Council (NSC) says that for every dollar spent on
safety, a company can save on workers' compensation, lost-time accidents and
lower insurance premiums. One way to help maintain and increase safety over
the long haul is by providing safety clothing and reflective vests for your
Some companies offer safety clothing incentives based on the time an
employee goes without an accident or injury. Awards are usually divided into
tiers or levels. The longer an employee goes without incident, the more
valuable the products he can choose.
There is a real need to protect people who work in situations that make it
difficult to be seen. Low visibility hazards are an even greater risk where
there are complex backgrounds as found in many occupations such as working
on foot in close proximity to construction equipment and vehicle roadway
traffic. Vehicle operators cannot recognize a worker who is wearing
inadequate or no enhanced visibility clothing in sufficient time to avoid an
Road construction, railway and utility workers, law enforcement and
emergency response personnel, survey and airport ground crews, and others
are routinely exposed to the hazards of low visibility on the job. Our
reflective vests and high visibility clothing assure that you can be seen
both day and night. Much of our apparel conforms to an American National
Standard from the International Safety Equipment Association (ANSI/ISEA).
Garments that meet this standard can be worn 24 hours a day to provide users
with a high level of conspicuity through the use of combined fluorescent and
retro reflective materials.
The standards specify three conspicuity classes of garments based on the
wearer's activities. Class 3 garments provide the highest level of
conspicuity to workers with high task loads in a wide range of weather
conditions where traffic exceeds 50 mph. The standard recommends these
garments for all roadway construction personnel and vehicle operators,
utility workers, survey crews, emergency responders, railway workers and
accident site investigators.
Class 2 garments are intended for users who need greater visibility in
inclement weather conditions and whose activities occur near roadways where
traffic speeds exceed 25 mph. Workers who would wear this class of garment
include railway workers, school crossing guards, parking and toll gate
personnel, airport ground crews and law enforcement personnel directing
Class 1 garments are for users who have ample separation from vehicular
traffic that does not exceed 25 mph and where the background is not complex.
Parking service attendants, workers in warehouses with equipment traffic,
shopping cart retrievers, sidewalk maintenance workers, and delivery vehicle
drivers would wear this class of garment.
To begin a safety clothing program start by discussing your goals, the
people who will participate in the program and the environment in which it
operates. Shed light on what safety issues are being addressed and provide
insight into what kinds of products would best work. Other questions to ask
yourself is length of program, frequency of message and budget will also
enter into the equation? Will the program run monthly? Bi-monthly?
Quarterly? Bi-yearly? Discuss goals and anticipated results, following an
outline to help ensure success:
1. Determine the program type
A. All employees - imprinted gifts
B. Point system - imprinted gifts or select gift/catalog programs
C. Individual or team approach
2. Design the program's parameters
B. Budget per employee
C. Method of distribution
3. Program announcement
C. Web site/e-mail
D. Paycheck inserts
E. Corporate/employee newsletter
Hi-Visibility Safety Clothing & Reflective Vests
The Custom Big and Tall Apparel Market
We don't live in a one-size-fits-all world. We strive to offer styles to fit every big and tall size and taste. We carry custom
big and tall apparel to fit everyone in a company or group to avoid potentially sticky situations ó people who don't fall within
the normal size range don't want to be singled out by having to wear specially ordered or different garments from the rest of
Latest figures from the Big & Tall Men's Apparel Needs Group (BATMAN), 12 percent of working men are a 2XL or larger and 32 percent
of women in the workplace are a size 16 or bigger. Sixteen million men define themselves as "big and tall." One of out every 13
American men canít fit comfortably into Xlarge clothing according to NPD Group, a retail research firm.
While only about 5 percent of the adult population is "overtall," a 1997 NCHS survey found that 50 percent of adults are overweight
and 20 percent are considered obese, so the market for big clothes for both men and women is much larger than the tall market. This
is reflected in the mix as garments are available for men up to 6XL and larger by many companies, and women's selection ranges from
S-3XL or even 4XL. There are different sets of size specs for big clothes and tall clothes.
Big and Tall apparel sizing is a necessity when selling to large and small companies. If a program calls for everyone to get a shirt,
no buyer wants the biggest and tallest sizes to be left out. We offer big tall apparel is big sizes 1X to 6X and tall sizes from XLT
to 5XLT. The demand for really fashionable big and tall apparel is growing fast. Browse our collection by product category for the
latest and the greatest of large size shirts and big and tall apparel.
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