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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Decoration Trend: Moving beyond the L/C

Decoration Trend: Moving beyond the L/C

A man walks into a bar – no, this isn’t a joke – and wants to order a drink. Who does he look for, but the person with a logo on the left chest. We look there because we expect to find a uniformed person to help us, after all we just want a cold one. But let’s say you...

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Decoration Trend: Distressed Prints

Decoration Trend: Distressed Prints

With the look of your favorite well worn shirt from college, a distressed or weathered print design comes with built in age; no extra softening required. Right out of the box it has the soft-hand of a comfortable classic. Vintage style prints are on trend and don't...

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Apparel Trend: Raglans

Apparel Trend: Raglans

There was a day when a raglan sleeve was considered a lower end option; after all, the manufacturing of the sleeve seam is easier then fitting a set in sleeve. Now it's all about the fashion and Raglans have made a resounding comeback as a style staple. With their...

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Decoration Trend: Glow In The Dark Ink

Decoration Trend: Glow In The Dark Ink

Where neon rules the day, glow in the dark ink can rule the night. And, a little goes a long way. Our specialty ink can be seen from hundreds of feet away and is not recommended for sleepwear - it may keep the wearer awake at night. This deco technique has been around...

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