How To Choose The Perfect Customizable Apparel.

How to choose the perfect custom apparel for your business, group, club, or team.

Let’s be honest, with virtually hundreds of different brands, makes and models of customizable apparel, it can be hard to figure out what’s best for your needs and within the budget. This blog will make it EASY to find exactly what’s best for you and how to order it – fast!

It comes down to 3 considerations, the model, material, and your design.

should I choose mens, womens, or unisex apparel to customize for my business?

Almost all ‘mens’ (and youth boys) apparel is built in a unisex fit that looks and feels great for both men and women to wear. By far most business, clubs, groups, and team designs find their home on a unisex t-shirt, hoodie, or tank-top.

The only reason you’d need a women’s fit, is if you wanted a model that’s mostly exclusive to women. Such as racer-back tank-tops, crop-tops, v-necks, polos, or something ultra slim fitted.

Therefore, mens or “unisex” apparel is the best go-to 95% of the time for almost all business, group & sports industries needing customized apparel.

You can trust a unisex model will almost certainly be perfect for you!

Business Custom Apparel picture from one of our customers.
Fun ladies custom apparel picture from a Big City tees customer.
What material should I choose for my custom apparel?

Rest easy friends, 90% of the market is in only 3 different groups. 100% cotton, 100% polyester or a mixed blend of the two. The only other factor is if the material had any special treatment, like being ring-spun or airlume combed, which just means it’s a softer cotton feel.

What you should choose depends on what you’re using it for.

Unlike cotton, polyester has unique properties which resist moisture, and help wearers stay cool and dry while wearing in ‘active’ work environments. 100% cotton isn’t bad for active work; but 100% polyester offers advantages, which you’ll see in a slightly higher price.

If your goal is to have the team looking great while enjoying a work or leisure day, 100% cotton is perfect. If you’d like the extra moisture wicking advantage, 100% polyester, or a mixed “tri” blend is for you!

Also, 100% cotton shrinks while washing; but we don’t sell non-pre-shrunk cotton so you can rule that out.

Here’s 2 of our top selling 100% pre-shrunk, airlume combed, cotton & polyester t-shirts!

What about my custom design and logo for the custom apparel?

Great question! This is the last thing to keep in mind while choosing custom apparel to order online. Not all people express their brand the same way.

Some want their design big covering a whole front, while others want something discrete such as a small left-chest print that draws just enough eye-service to show professionalism.

Some shirts (and polos), like customizable pocket t-shirts cannot have designs placed on full front because of the pocket. To others, that’s perfect because they want their main design on the back, with something small and simple above or on the pocket.

3 customizable apparels, t-shirt, polo, and small left chest printed t-shirt. It's all about your design.

All you have to do is keep in mind where and how you want your designs displayed on the apparel, and you’re officially ready to make a choice, upload your design, and check out!

If you want to learn more about screen printing & embroidery locations check out the top 6 locations in our blog here!

Are You Ready? Pick The Perfect Apparel & Start Designing Now!

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