Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Introducing The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

New for 2017 The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket, available in both a unisex & ladies specific fit, is an ideal solution for the cold & wet days of Winter.

The water repellent outer shell is backed up with a waterproof & wind resistant inner membrane backed with a micro fleece layer affording protection from both the weather & the cold.

Specification:

Three layer woven soft shell XPT has a 96% polyester/4% elastane outer, and comes with an impressive range of features:

  • ATL durable water repellent finish.
  • Waterproof and wind resistant membrane.
  • Breathable.
  • Polyester fleece backed.
  • Full length zip with inner storm flap.
  • Panel detail on right chest.
  • Right chest zip pocket.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Open cuffs.
  • Adjustable hem.
  • Branding on back neck and zip pulls.

Colours:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon ladies jacket

black (black inner),

navy (seal grey inner),

Oxford blue (black inner),

Seal grey (black inner)

classic red (black inner).

Sizes:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon jacket

Unisex sizes, small, mrdium, large, extra large, 2xl, 3xl & 4xl available in all colours across the range.

Ladies sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and size 20, again, available in all colours across the range

 

 

 

 

Guide Prices:

Typically £35 (inc VAT) including left breast embroidery, Contact us to discuss your requirements

To view our wider range of soft shell jackets & body warmers please visit our online brochure section of our website.

Beanie hats; Promote your business via happy customers

Beanie hats; Let your customers advertise for you

Beanie hats

Get ahead, get a beanie!

Get ahead and get a hat!

Have you ever wished you’d had a freebie? (c’mon everyone loves a freebie!), Ever seen someone walking down the road with a promotional hat on? Ever wanted to get your name out there just a little bit more? Ever wondered why you spent that money on a press advert? Have you ever felt cold?

contrast edged beanie hat in acrylic knitted with contrasting off white edge, worn by young woman.

A knitted acrylic contrast edged beanie hat

We have all of these issues raised every single year. Customers wanting hats for their staff uniform & workwear (no ones at their best in the cold!). Customers wondering what to give their customers as promotional thank you’s on a budget. Customers just wanting to promote their business cost effectively.

We’ve a wide range of fleece and knitted beanie hats and as the first Autumn storm starts to hit the country it’s time to start knocking them out of the door. As we do our embroidery in house we have complete flexibility on quantity, If you want half a dozen for your own staff or a couple of hundred as promotional gifts we’re doing them on the premises so you’re guaranteed the right price, right service & right quality!

The science of the Beanie Hat and promotion!

Young man wearing single colour, cuffed beanie hat, double knitted in acrylic. Navy blue.

Single colour, cuffed, double knitted, acrylic beanie in navy

Lets face it, We’re not in the tropics up here…….. So the chances are that you’re going to see people wearing hats just about every day for the next six months! Every one of those people you see will be seen by another couple of hundred people while they’re walking around town, Visiting the supermarket, Picking up a sandwich during the day – each & every day! A thousand views per week, for six months – that’s a massive reach for your advertising budget!

Imagine you do 144 of them, x 1000 views per week, x 20 weeks (we’ll allow them holidays) – that’s 2.88 million impressions for your brand – for under £500. Ask yourself one question – can you afford not to have 100 happy customers advertising your business for you at that price?

Call us, We’ll help you get ahead with a beanie…………. Whether you need a dozen, fifty, a hundred & a thousand, We’re your perfect partner for promotional hats!

great value beanies

 

Polo Shirts – Why we recommend Papini

We’re going to get this out of the way right at the start……… The Papini polo shirts range isn’t the cheapest one out there. If price is what’s really important to you we’d recommend something else!

So, Why do we recommend polo shirts from the Papini range? The answers simple, in our opinion they offer the best balance between quality & the price that we can offer.

polo shirts for workwear

Unisex polo shirt

Fabric: With a 210 gsm fabric the Papini polo shirt is at the top end of fabric weights used throughout our industry, Many of the “famous” workwear & promotional brands have, over the years, dropped back to a 180 gsm fabric, It doesn’t sound like much, 30 grammes but it’s 15% in actual terms

Papini use a 65/35 Polycotton mix which gives a hard wearing reliability to your garments. The fabric is treated for anti pilling (balling) & is produced with spirality control to hold it’s shape.

The twin decorative stripes look appealing on the rib knit cuffs, but come in to their own on the collar where they strengthen the fabric meaning when you’ve washed your polo shirt a dozen times you don’t end up with a wet lettuce leaf effect of a curled collar.

Want to see what it’s like with your logo? Decorate yours now!

The fabric is reactive dyed to preserve colour wash after wash. If you look after your polo shirt and follow the washing instructions you’ll get a great look & a long life for your money.

Now for us, the good part…….. Papini use a really tight pique knit on their fabric, It’s great for embroidery as it gives a really stable base to put your logo on to. In addition they have a resin coat to provide extra stabilisation (it washes out during your first wash cycle) so even an intricate logo design will hold it’s shape.

 

Size Range: Available in adult sizes from XS (32″ chest) up to 4xl (54/56″ chest) in most sizes (some of the less popular stop at 3XL or 2XL) as well as a complementary childrens wear range.

Colours: Currently available in 21 different colours.

Papini polo shirts range of 21 colours

lady fit polo shirts in 6 colours

Lady fit polo shirt

Ladies fit: As well as the unisex fitting, Papini also offer a ladies specific fit polo shirt in 6 colours (white, black, navy, soft pink, fuchsia & sky blue). The ladies fit features a 3 button placket as well as princess detail seams to enhance the look of the garment. Also included is an open, vented, hem allowing Papini ladies polo shirts to be worn comfortably outside of trousers.

 

 

 

The Elite Range: As well as the standard range of single colour polo shirts Papini produce the elite range. They’re in contrasting colours & styles & as well as adding a bit of individuality to your workwear & staff uniform range they’re an outstanding choice for clubs, teams & societies who are looking for clothing in their colour scheme.

Currently in 27 colour ways, Further new additions to the range are under review.

As well as all the benefits of Papini’s fabric the elite range has the added benefit of an open hem design.

elite range polo shirts colours

Papini elite range polo shirts

Contact us to discuss your requirements

 

Regatta Dover fleece lined Jacket

So, one of the questions we get asked most often is “Why do you recommend the Regatta Dover jacket?” – It’s a good question, It’s our largest selling jacket by quite a way, so here’s the reasons why:

Regatta Dover jacket

Regatta Dover jacket shown in royal blue

Fabric: The Regatta Dover jacket uses their Regatta hydrafort fabric. It  is both waterproof and windproof, providing reliable protection from the elements whilst reducing the production of body heat, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

Waterproof: The Regatta Dover jacket is waterproof to a hydrostatic head of 5000mm (4x British standard BS3424). It’s got taped seams, Elasticated adjustable cuffs, Storm flap protected front zip & pockets as well as an integrated, fold away hood.

Warmth: The Regatta Dover Jacket uses their symmetry fleece fabric. It is comfortable and practical to wear,  it has an anti-pill finish making it durable and long lasting abd it is quick drying. The Thermoguard insulation technology is made up of synthetic fibres which trap the air keeping you warm in cold conditions.

Size Range: Available in adult sizes from xxa (34″ chest) up to 4xl (52/54″ chest) as well as a complementary childrens wear range.

Colours: Currently available in 8 different colour ranges.

Price: With a standard price of just £30 including embroidery of logo to the jacket breast it’s not going to break the bank! Want to see what your jacket will look like with your logo embroidered on there? Take a look

So there it is! Price, Waterproofing, warmth and a great colour & size range, That’s why we recommend it. 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Please note this a Regatta Professional product, and as such is unbranded.

  • Fabric Information
  • Waterproof Hydrafort 5000 polyester fabric
  • 220 series anti-pill Symmetry fleece lining
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Windproof fabric
  • Thermo-Guard insulation in sleeves
  • Taped seams
  • Special Features
  • Concealed hood with adjusters
  • Stormflap with hook and loop fastening
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • 2 zipped lower pockets
  • Inner patch security pocket
  • Concealed zip entrance in lining for embroidery access

Your Logo – it has power ……. It says a lot about you!

Why do we put logo’s on our work clothing? It doesn’t sound like a difficult question to answer, in fact there are numerous answers! But lets just take a while to consider just a few, why you’re doing it and how to get the best result from it:

Identification: Probably one of the most important reasons for putting your logo on your staff uniform or workwear. You’re people need to be identified when they’re at work, from customers knowing who works in the shop (they’re not always behind a counter) to identifying Which company that tradesman is working for on site, Identification is a major issue nowadays.

logo jacket

Your logo identifies you at work

Lets get right to one of the biggest issues here; You want to stand out! Think about where you’re staff are going to be seen & how to get exposure for your business brand.

Face to face? That’s easy, logo on the breast so it’s in front of people approaching you & talking to you.

Mobile around an area? Be it a waitress, a shop floor worker or a window cleaner (one of my favourite examples) consider which parts of you are going to be seen; A window cleaner usually has his back to everyone so it’s a great idea to have a logo there, where it will be seen. 

Visibility: If you’re doing a trade show or event it makes sense to get as much exposure as you can, With the increase in visibility comes a return on your investment and it’s crucial you get the best return on your money.

Advertising; Now the press won’t like this one too much, but traditional advertising is a game of diminishing returns. Higher costs, falling audiences & consumers who are jaded by being bombarded with papers, emails, text, flyers. You need to keep the fact you’re in business out there but you don’t want to alienate potential customers.

Rugby shirt logo'd

Rugby shirt with logo

Every time you, or a member of your staff, walks past someone in the street your business identity passes before their eyes; take a walk, wearing your uniform, down your High Street & keep an eye on how many people glance at what’s embroidered on your shirt – you’ll be surprised!

Think about what your customers can do for you. We all know word of mouth recommendations are the best advertising you can get. You don’t pay for it and no matter how much you tell people what a great job you’re doing, if it comes from an independent source someone knows it’ll carry a lot more weight.

We do a lot of garments as promotional gifts for our customers, Jackets, fleeces, Beanie hats, all the stuff people will wear because who doesn’t love a freebie? If you’ve a hundred customers wearing a hat with your company name on there they’re advertising for you every time they wear it that’s a colossal reach, at very little cost, and it’ll still be working for you one, two, three years down the line.

Image: If you think I’m going to let a plumber, builder, electrician etc. loose in my house who’s got holes in his pants & mastic all over his clothes you’ve got another thing coming! The image you present to customers sets the tone for the work you’re going to complete for them. So get off on the right foot by presenting a clean, smart professional image for your business. There’s hundreds of competitors out there and as the saying goes “You only get one chance to make a first impression”

Health & Safety: Probably one of the first reasons that comes to mind, but considering the above, not necessarily the best reason for that business expenditure. Yes, people need to be protected, kept clean & safe, but before begrudging the expenditure in providing staff uniforms or workwear consider the benefits to your business.

 

So we’ve got a little bit about why you do it, next we’ll talk about how to do it………