And here we go again! We have no clue how we got to the Gift Giving season already but it has arrived. Below are five guides to inspire your holiday or corporate gifts this year. Weather you want to stay tried and true with gifts from Nike or Ogio or you want to be creative and go with The NorthFace or Carhartt we have something for everyone.
Back in the day all the classic trucker caps sported patches. And of course what is old is new again. The patch trend on hats is making a big come back.
Leather and sublimated options add a fun new twist to hat patches.
Without sounding like a broken record (which we are going to anyway…) hats are probably the BEST form of advertising. And with these new patch options you can really stand out from the crowd.
Need some ideas on how you can use this trend with your brand, project, or upcoming event? Listed below are some ideas to help get your creative mind cranking away.
- Design a new twist on your logo and run the hats as a “limited edition”. If people know these won’t always be available they are more likely to purchase it as soon as they see it.
- Want a big crowd at your event? Use the same ‘limited edition” concept and let everyone know that the only way they can score the hat is to attend the event.
- Use them as employee incentives or to mark milestones. For example you just produced your millionth widget. Get everyone a hat to mark the occasion and show your appreciation of a job well done.
- Don’t forget family events like reunions or weddings or even milestone birthdays.
If you need more information just give us a shout.
As you may have seen through various social media postings, we are an official supplier of Carhartt products. Here is a link to our online Carhartt clothing catalog if you want to take a peak at what we have to offer.
We also have access to a line of totes and coolers! Just one more way we can indulge your love of all things Carhartt.
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These totes and coolers make a great alternative to clothing to give away as employee incentives or to mark an anniversary. They are a perfect client thank you and can be used as the starting block for a raffle item at trade shows and events.
Love the items but now sure how to use them in conjunction with your project? Contact us for more info!
” A GOOD UNIFORM IS A STATEMENT. It tells your employees they’re a part of a team, tells your clients what to expect, and most importantly, a good uniform tells your story.”
Wish we would could claim credit for that statement. The credit goes to the folks who bring you some of your favorite brands like Nike, New Era, and Bella + Canvas. Uniforming is their business and they do it well.
Modern companies are leaving behind the “one size fits all” approach. They are doing away with the stiff, stuffy, and restrictive pieces and replacing them with pieces that fit today’s lifestyles. Polos with moisture wicking properties and tees with a soft feel and flattering shape are the new norm. Take a look at some of these ideas and see how by mixing up tried and true pieces you end up with a fresh look.
By picking one or two colors that compliment your brand these ideas show that you can mix a polo shirt with heels, a 1/4 zip with a tie, and pull off a look that will work across the diversity of generations that make up your work force.
For more inspiration stop by the office to pick up your copy of this:
Lots of cool ideas to help you rethink and get out of your uniform rut. These are only available in print. If you can’t swing by the shop to pick up your copy contact us and we can mail one out to you.
The new Flexfit catalog has arrived.
We are finding across all brands Trucker Caps are continuing to trend. Flexfit is right in the mix with new styles and fabrics. They are adding caps with these materials geared toward performance.
They are also keeping things trendy with their Trucker Melange hat….
and their Contrast Stitch “Dad” hat.
Don’t let the word “Dad” discourage you from considering this hat. We find it sells well across a broad market. And we love the retro vibe it brings to any logo.
If you are looking for something really different check out their Tartan cap.
While the price point for Flexfit is a bit more don’t be afraid to put a little investment into these hats. Hats are one of the best forms of advertisement and if you find a style that really compliments your brand it is a financial win. People will love the hats, wear the hats, and give your brand tons of visibility.
For future reference we have added this catalog under our E-Catalog tab which has other great resources for you to check out when the mood strikes.
Ever have those occasions where a backpack is too much and yet a string cinch bag is not enough. Port Authority solves this problem nicely with their new Hybrid Backpack.
- Drawstring top closure
- Interior hanging pocket with hook and loop closure for easy access to small items
- Spacer mesh comfort straps with built-in grab handle and reflective trim
- Lightly padded back for structure and comfort
- Front slip pocket for easy decoration
- Reflective webbing tab on slip pocket and side mesh beverage pocket
And the price point…really really good. With pricing starting at $12.98 before decoration you can afford to outfit the whole gang.
These bags are perfect for:
- Family Reunions and Parties
- Team or Athletic Events
- Corporate giveaways for clients or employees
- Welcome gifts for new clients across all businesses
Stop by the shop to check it out in person. Our new sample will be arriving shortly.
One of the best promo items you can invest in is drinkware. From water bottles to wine glasses, there are thousands of options. (Trust us, we can send you a link to our on-line promo store and you can get lost in the various pages for weeks.) Drinkware is the biggest item that gets used again and again giving your brand multiple chances of being seen.
While we understand that you have a budget you need to work within don’t cheap out. Let us know your price points and we can find something that keeps you within the budget. Think of drinkware more in terms of an advertising investment. In the long run, it will most likely be cheaper to do 144 good quality travel mugs then to run a small ad in a newspaper or magazine.
The flyers shown in this article are just a few options available. This is the link to the full experience.
And if after that you still haven’t found what you are looking for, here is the link to our extensive on-line promo store. If you don’t surface for weeks though don’t say we didn’t warn you….
About this time of year we start looking forward to see what new spring trends are headed our way. If you, like us, are burned out looking at dark heavy duty sweatshirts this post should grab your attention.
First off, lets throw in some color to liven up the Mid-February blues.
And on that note, if you taking a break from all black, Pennant is going opposite with their White Collection.
We love the clean look of the white but inevitably they day we wear white is the day we have something with tomato sauce for dinner!
If white is too dangerous a route to go but you still want to break out and do something a little more edgy, Bella + Canvas is your brand.
Crop tops, sweatshirts with cut outs, relaxed tanks, Bella + Canvas has come a long way from their tiny ribbed tees of 10 years ago. And they offer a section just for kids too.
All of the new catalogs for Next Level, Pennant, and Bella + Canvas are up under our E-Catalogs tab for easy reference. And of course for inspiration.
New hats for a new year!
Calling all New Era fans! If you love their baseball hats here is another one to put on your radar. The ventilating perforations in this new cap allow your head to breath and yet keep you protected from the sun for all your spring and summer outdoor plans. It is not available yet but will be soon. If you are planning spring/summer uniforming for your team (sport, employee or otherwise) or have an upcoming fitness related event keep this in mind. It is sure to fit the bill. (sorry lame hat joke….)
Going retro now with this new hat from Port Authority. The two-stripe snapback trucker cap has mesh mid and back panels and a structured mid profile front allowing room for your logo to shine. We also like the contrast stitching on the bill.
Foam trucker hats and hats with a tall profile have made a big come back in the last couple of years. In keeping with the times Port Authority release their 5 Panel Twill Foam trucker hat with 7-position snap back (shown above) and their FlexFit 110 (shown below). The 110 has a crushable, foldable crown and brim for easy packing as well as a webbing adjustable closure (with easy release buckle) to insure a perfect fit.
And finally we have the Flexfit Delta. Again, with a taller profile to show off your logo. With 4 die cut vent eyelets, this hat is made with polyester and spandex to keep you cool. But the best part is the 3 layer sweatband that has stain blocking technology. Keeps the sweat in check without looking gross at the end of workout, game or function.
And that is your round up of new hats for January. Keep checking back as new hats are released all year. You know if they are cool and trendy we will be the first to tell you about them.