FALL FASHION FOCUS
When they start talking football, we start thinking about fall fashion...
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Today, polo shirts seem like a safe, conservative apparel option. And they’re so often associated with conservative, country club types that many may not realize they were a bit scandalous when French tennis champ Rene Lacoste introduced his self-designed polo in 1927. Lacoste wasn’t used to America’s summer heat, and the long-sleeve, button-up shirts and (eek!) blazers that players traditionally wore were too uncomfortable on the court. The French Tennis Federation found the thin, slim-cut shirts a little indecent, but practicality ultimately won, and polo shirts became a fashion sensation and standard dress for golfers and tennis players alike.
Ladie's Day Out
The past decade has seen a marked increase in the amount of promotional apparel designed specifically with ladies in mind. No doubt this is due to shifts in consumer markets and the increasing spending power of women. Today, one billion women work worldwide, more than half of college students are female, and women control more than half of the wealth in the U.S., according to The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consultant firm. Women have more financial power than ever before, and it’s only getting stronger. With more female-friendly pieces in the promotional apparel marketplace, the current cry is for a wider variety of styles. “An emerging trend in the ladies market is the need for the perfect piece that can be worn both in the office and on the weekends,” says Kate Souza, public relations and internal communications specialist for Sharon, Massachusetts-based supplier Charles River Apparel.
Football season has kicked off. Leaves are starting to drop. And the nights are turning cool. With autumn soon to commence in earnest, now is the perfect time to consider light jackets and fleece. In the coldest areas, they're great transitional pieces available. In the warmest parts of the country, the fleece and lightweight jackets provide the right amount of warmth for cooler nights and practically become a year-round staple. Of late, one of the most significant impacts on outerwear has been technology enhancements; light jackets are versatile enough to layer with robust performance features. It extends to fleece as well. The vivid, bold color options make this an ideal layering piece.
Downtown by Fossa
Durable wind and water resistant exterior. Unique construction allows “4-way stretch” and nonrestrictive, comfortable fit. Breathability keeps skin dry and cool and elastic inner cuff layer keeps sleeves sealed. Fleece interior is warm and lightweight. Fabric: 100% Polyester Sizes: S - 5XL Colors: Black, Moss Green, Charcoal, Sapphire Blue , Glacier White, Navy
Soft Shell Jacket
This single-layer soft shell is breathable and water-resistant and features a non-bulky fit. Made from 97% polyester/3% spandex. A light, single layer soft shell jacket. The flexible lightweight fabric allows for a wide range of motion with a non-bulky fit. Breathable and water-resistant. Stand-up collar with chin guard to protect chin/face. Zippered side pockets and open dropped tail hem. Features a zippered vertical chest pocket and adjustable tabbed cuffs with hook & loop closure. Women's Companion piece available. Men's Sizes S–3XL
Columbia Fishing Shirt
Contrary to popular belief, a rod and a worm is not all that's needed to fish. Or at least fish successfully. This Columbia fishing shirt has the accoutrements that any angler can want: two fly box pockets, three other compartments for accessories and a rod holder and utility loop. The light poplin fabric is both breathable and protective to help catch fish, not a sunburn.
Billed as the toughest work shirt in the industry, this is the long-sleeve woven that landscapers and contractors of all varieties will want to don on worksites this autumn. Made of 100% cotton ridge cloth, the two-ply garment-washed button-down features a sueded soapstone finish and triple-needle stitching throughout the sides, armholes, shoulders, sleeves, back yoke and chest pockets. Offering sun protection, the shirt carries a UPF of 50+. Available from Dri Duck Traders this comfortable, work-ready wearable comes in the colors black, cactus, rope and steel. Sizes run from small through 4XL. This hearty work shirt is perfect for landscapers and contractors – from builders to plumbers and electricians. However, it also makes a great uniform shirt for employees of outdoorsman shops, hardware stores, lumberyards and more.
The functionality and versatility of quilted vests make them perfect for outdoor activities during the fall and winter months. Their construction provides warmth around the torso while also allowing for more arm movement than a traditional jacket.
Back to School
Best-known for carrying books and binders in grade school, the beloved backpack has resurfaced as a trendy bag option. Conveniently hands-free and large enough to carry all the essentials, backpacks are leaping off the school bus and popping up on the street. Fashion designers love the sling-on styles and are incorporating this season's biggest backpack trends into their designs. Marc Jacobs is featuring tribal and floral patterned backpacks, Alexander Wang is making bags in leather, and Coach's backpacks are brightly colored.
While rugby shirts (or jerseys) began as the traditional uniform of rugby players, the style was long ago appropriated into fall and winter fashion wear. Featuring either short or long sleeves and either solid or alternating horizontal stripes, the shirts are made to withstand the rigors of an actual rugby match; while the collar resembles that of a polo, it is made of durable twill with a rubber-button placket. Companies are offering the classic rugby in their online stores as a casual Friday or weekend-wear item for employees.
Charge your devices virtually anywhere with the portable high-quality Lithium-ion battery in this Energizer® 5200 mAh Power Bank. It includes a standard USB connector cable to charge the battery from your computer or any USB port with a power supply. Features also include dual ports, a power switch and a lifespan of up to 500 charges.
Blending: An embroidery digitizing technique that makes different colors of thread flow together in a more pleasing manner. Relies heavily on variable densities. Gives a design a more realistic, 3-D look. Ergonomics: The study of improving a garment design by enhancing the wearers’ comfort, performance or health. Findings: Any extra items attached to a garment during the manufacturing process. These can include trims, buttons, hooks, snaps or embellishments.
PANTONE Color of the Year
Pantone has revealed its Color of the Year for 2016. For the first time, it is a blend of two shades, PANTONE 13-1520, Rose Quartz—a warm rose tone—and PANTONE 15-3919, Serenity, which is a cool blue. It follows PANTONE 18-1438, Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year. “With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
OAKLEY Warren Polo 2.0
Wicking Polo by Oakley features O Hydrolix™ performance fabrication of 91/9 polyester/spandex. Constructed with three-button placket, ribbed neck collar, raglan sleeves and side vents. UV protection. Woven flag logo on left sleeve and bark logo at center back with 6 color options. S-2XL
Preppy silhouettes for the fall have found their match in baseball jackets for the spring! With the Major League Baseball season in full swing, baseball style jackets are the perfect apparel piece for springtime promotional efforts. It's even become a fashion piece; baseball-inspired jackets have emerged from design houses such as Dior Homme and Vince Camuto. They're also available in a variety of materials in retail lines like Urban Outfitters and Brooks Brothers, including everything from cotton and nylon to polyester, suede and leather.Because of their timeless look, baseball jackets are an ideal promotional canvas for showcasing your brand. Traditionally, baseball jackets have been sold to teams, schools or sports-oriented companies. Recently, however, there's been a trendier component as younger individuals are choosing these styles as fashion jacket options. Baseball jackets can be found with zip or snap fronts. The most popular styles typically have banded bottoms and cuffs and are made from lighter weight fabrics.
Daytrippers don’t have to worry about extra weight with the Terrain Daypack, a lightweight daypack constructed of 420-denier ripstop nylon with water resistant coating, a lockable cinch top, webbing to hang additional gear, a padded back for added comfort, top handle and rubberized mesh adjustable shoulder straps. This daypack is also H2O-hydration compatible; add a two-liter bladder for an additional cost.
Keep your cool no matter what the day sends your way in our cotton-rich, moisture-wicking performance dress shirt. Easy-care fabric means you’re meeting ready with a quick wash and dry and very little ironing, if any. 55% cotton/45% polyester, 3½ oz. Vansport™ moisture management twill body, UV protection, spread collar, narrow reverse placket, polished buttons, bust darts, single-needle tailoring, back yoke, buttoning sleeve placket and cuff, replacement buttons. Imported. XS-3XL.