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Polos & Knits

Custom Polo Shirts

Knits are typically polos or sport shirts. You’ve seen them on the golf course (or pictures of a golf course). You’ve seen them with little gators on them. They’re collared shirts with button up plackets. They come in long sleeves, short sleeves and a wide variety of colors. Knits also include apparel items like cardigans, turtlenecks, and mock turtlenecks. They’re what casual Friday is made of - dressier than t-shirts and more casual than dress shirts.

The vast majority of this apparel category comes in solid colors, but there are a lot of varied styles as well. Everything from piping accents and stripes to unique panels and specialty fabric. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular options:

100% Cotton - Natural. Breaths well but does not dry quickly. Resists pilling. Tends to wrinkle and/or shrink.

Ring Spun and Combed Cotton - Natural cotton fiber that has been processed or spun creating a much softer feel and extended durability.

Polyester - Synthetic. Wrinkle and stain resistant. Holds shape and color. Durable. Garment feel is less popular than cotton.

Spun Polyester - Synthetic fiber with a much softer feel.

Jersey - Knitted instead of woven. Soft and breathable. Slight stretch. Softens with washing.

Pique - Knit fabric characterized by raised cords or ribs in an all over waffle, honeycomb, or diamond patter. Popular for polo or golf shirts.

Spandex - Super stretchy. Retains shape. Resistant to washing and perspiration. Spandex is usually blended with another fabric for polos.

Moisture Wicking - Draws moisture away from the skin to be quickly evaporated.

Anti-Microbial - Treated or natural benefit of the material (such as bamboo) to reduce odor causing bacteria.

Performance - Many of today’s performance fabrics combine moisture wicking and anti-microbial features.

Polos and knits are most often embroidered. Embroidery has a higher perceived value and is generally the choice for higher end garments. Polos can be screen printed as well, in most cases. Certain knit fabrics can be printed digitally.

A Beginner's Guide To Company Apparel

Custom company apparel can benefit your business in a variety of ways. Branding your uniforms, t-shirts, or promotional apparel with personality can help develop a strong company image that people will remember.

This guide is a primer for the main points to consider when ordering custom company clothing and how to start the process.