Sizing Smarts

Sizing Smarts

You are reading a description of a shirt you like and you run across the phrase “junior sizing” or “European cut” and you wonder what does that mean. Well, it’s an excellent question if you want your garment to fit properly. Junior sizing is a term used for young...
Special Washes for T-Shirts

Special Washes for T-Shirts

Get an instant retail vibe for your corporate gear with on-trend fabric treatments that shout “current.” Take a soft hand shirt and add some acid and you get an upscale look for a modest price. See image A above. Areas close to the seams and hems are a slightly...
Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

Bet you didn’t know Paul Bunyan was a style icon way before his time. From oversized prints to tonal patterns, plaids are a fashion force. The pattern is showing up in traditional places like shirts and blankets, but also on new items like caps, accessories, and bags....
Denim/Chambray

Denim/Chambray

This quintessentially American fabric has been a perennial favorite but in recent years has been showing up in more ways, some casual and some we could even call “Corporate.” The standby of denim jackets and chambray shirts are still around but with newer cuts, fresh...
Puff Stich Ink printing

Puff Stich Ink printing

How do get the look of embroidery for a fraction of the price? The answer is a screen print technique called Puff Stitch Printing. Rather than using thread to embroider a large design on a garment, which is very expensive, we use an ink system that replicates the look...
Apparel Trend: Stripes are Stars

Apparel Trend: Stripes are Stars

In honor of our country’s independence, we will take a look at a powerful trend in casual wear: stripes. They are showing up on athletic gear, workwear, dress shirts and T-shirts of every stripe! Stripes add contrast, pattern, interest and show you know the current...
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

Accessories are the spice of life, and they are now worn year-round. So, let’s talk about each one of these on-trend fashion accessories and how to use them. Scarves are seen promoting sports teams modeled on the European football neckwear; made of thick yarns and...
Apparel Trend: Tie-Dye and Beyond

Apparel Trend: Tie-Dye and Beyond

Add color and pattern to your next apparel program with the updated looks of tie dye. No longer limited to only swirls and rainbows, the modern dyed shirt has evolved with more sophisticated designs. Ombre is big in hair color, home décor and more. Get the look of a...
Apparel Trend: Mechanic shirts

Apparel Trend: Mechanic shirts

Mechanic shirts work well in a variety of environments. They present a retro-vibe, while maintaining a durable woven fabric for the price of a knit polo! They are a great way to show you work hard, while sporting industrial good looks. Known for a variety of...
Fabric Weights @ Retail

Fabric Weights @ Retail

If you had been a T-shirt shopper back in the 90’s your main determinant of quality was the weight of the shirt, and the higher the weight the higher the perception of quality. The average shirt in those days was 6.1 oz per square yard of fabric and if you wanted to...