The Four Top Sweatshirts of The Week

We all know this awesome weather won’t last and therefore the heavy weight sweatshirts are flying out the door.

The most asked question this week was “What do you have for sweatshirts.” So I thought I would pull together the top four that we have seen the most orders for in the past two weeks.

First up is the Champion 12oz Reverse Weave Hoodie.



This is by far our most popular hoodie for all our customers from landscapers to construction workers to those in the restaurant business that offer delivery service.

Second is this gem by Camber.



As you can see by the picture above it is a true thermal hoodie This is made here in the USA and while it is a bit more pricey if you work outside during the coldest months it will be well worth the extra spent. This comes in Safety Orange and Safety Green as well.

Third is the Gildan 9oz Ringspun Hoodie.



Not as heavy weight as the first two but if you are doing more work indoors this would be the choice for you.

Last is  from Charles River. It is brand new so we actually haven’t had any orders for this yet but customers are sampling it to see how they like it.



This is the Charles River Thermal Bonded Sherpa Lined Full Zip sweatshirt. It weighs in at 11oz of coziness. It has a waffle weave exterior and we are finding mix reactions to its look. Kind of like dry fit polo shirts vs. cotton …you either love them or hate them.

So there you have it. The top four sweatshirts of the week. Come on by to check out our samples.

Fruit of the Loom for Fall 2015

Yes I am posting a catalog on line with a beach scene on it and yes I am aware that fall started yesterday. There is a method to my madness however. Fruit of the Loom has some great colors with awesome contrasting details that will be perfect for you crew to carry you into the cooler fall weather.

Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts are soft, wear well, and I love the contrasting detail in the hoods, zipper plackets, and drawstrings. Take a flip through the catalog and find your fall colors and remember June will be here before you know it….


Double click the catalog to view it full screen.

Digital Stripes

While doing some jacket research for a customer I ran across this new offering from Port Authority. This is a  digital striped 12.8 oz fleece jacket that comes in both mens and ladies sizing. As  Port Authority puts it “takes you from workout essential to sleek polished office style.” For me personally, I just like the modern look of it.

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Click digital stripe  to go to our Port Authority page where you can see color options, add your logo and zoom in and out to see the jacket in more detail. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Finally Some Rain!

It is raining here in Portsmouth and we really need it. Which means of course that we also really need new rain gear.

Here is some of the new rain gear being previewed this Fall.

We are finding a lot of companies are getting rain gear for their employees as thank you gifts and to be given out at Summer/Fall corporate events. You however may just need coverage on the side lines as you root on your favorite pee wee player.

There are lots more styles in our e-catalog section too so don’t forget to check those out for more ideas.


Alpha Broder Fall Preview 2015

Our sales rep Katherine stopped in to deliver the new Fall 2015 line up from Alpha Broder…you will be familiar with the names, Devon & Jones, Harriton, North End, and Marmot. All items in the new catalog are available now and we will be getting samples in shortly for you to get all touchy feely with.

I am intrigued by the full and half-zip Bristol Sweater Fleece by Devon & Jones. A great early fall piece on it’s own and then great for layering as the winter sets in. Pretty sure I am going to get one so I will let you know how I like it.

For you guys that like your henley shirts with a pocket (this means my husband…..) check out Harriton short sleeve henley Item M400 on page 45 of the catalog.

Someone is finally getting the idea that sometimes some of us girls don’t want to dress just like the boys at the office or at trade shows. Devon and Jones has brought out a new line of fashion knits perfect for the giving the girls a more feminine look while still maintaining a  cohesive company look overall.

Check out the whole line up of new items by clicking any of the images above or by clicking What’s New Fall 2015.

Charles River Fall 2015 Preview

Our Charles River sales rep (hi Chris!)  stopped by to let us know about the new goodies that will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. I snagged these photo’s from the brochure he left. There here are some bright spots in a couple of the shots from trying to photograph under our lovely florescent lighting…but I think you get the general idea.

I am in love with item the City Sweatshirt #9653 and I am really happy to see a new color added for the Women’s Cardigan Wrap #5555.

Click on the photo to see the full item.

Also new the Rev Jacket and Rev Pants which are perfect for up coming fall sport programs.

Samples of the new products will be arriving in the shop in the next couple of weeks. I can’t guarantee the new City Sweatshirt will make it to the racks because I will be absconding with it as soon as it comes in.

2016 Charles River catalogs are being run now and will be in print for you to pick up and up under the E-Catalog tab on our website shortly.


Summer Ideas Part II (really Fall ideas Part I but who is counting…)

Yeah…the summer kind of got away from us again and here we are three weeks from Labor Day. Back to school ideas are what is on everyone’s mind. New uniforms, fall camps and clubs, cheer and football squads – we are ready for you. We have the oxfords, polos, sweatshirts, and sweatpants your crew is going to need to take them through their next level in the academic world.

Take a peek….

We have a lot of resources at our fingers tips so don’t hesitate to contact us. Here is to having a smooth back to school!

Summer Ideas….

Just a quick post with some ideas to feed your planning process for upcoming events be they late summer or early fall.

New Era Hats for teams, outings, corporate events.


Augusta lounge wear for teams, gyms, school spirit wear, or family events.


Bags by OGIO and Port and Company for just about any event you have on the calendar.

For the full picture on any item above just click the image. More info needed? You know where we are.

Summer Ideas part II with more good stuff posting shortly.