Lets start with the good news…… We’ve got a huge range of shirts & blouses! There’s a huge range of styles. A huge range of colours & a huge range of fits. So if you want a browse of the range here you go…..
If you’d prefer to get right to it and see what your logo will look like on your shirt you can access our online design tool here……
It’s been a long time since we talked about the history of shirts & blouses so maybe it’s time we talked a bit more about what makes a great shirt
TAILORED FIT: The tailored fit is cut more generously around the chest & waist than the slim fit, giving you more room to move. It’s still tapered but is a more relaxed option compared to the slim fit.
CLASSIC FIT: The classic fit has a generous cut across the shoulders, chest & waist with a loose fit & back pleats.
SLIM FIT: Slim fit shirts have a tapered cut through the waist & mid section to create a perfectly fitted shirt that is flattering on the body. The slim fit has darts along the back & the body which shape the shirt to define your waist.
Now we’ve decided on the type of fit you want, Lets look at the features; Fabric, Collars, Cuffs
POPLIN: Uses fine yarns and a simple over-and-under weave technique to create a durable fabric with a smooth, crisp texture. The structure of the weave means that the fabric also has very little sheen, making it ideal for professional settings.
OXFORD : A basket-weave construction of cotton or cotton blend with a textured finish that’s both durable and naturally wrinkle resistant. When one of the threads is kept undyed or plain, this weave can create a distinctive, lustrous look.
TWILL: A hard wearing weave with diagonal, parallel ridges. Twill fabrics typically have a level of shine to them depending on the weave tension, fabric colour and cotton type used. This is a softer fabric that drapes well, is easy to iron and resists creasing.
CLASSIC: The most traditional of the collar options, the classic collar suits all face shapes and sizes. You can recognise it by the cut of the collar, which keeps the ‘points’ close together. This collar looks best when combined with a simple four-in-hand tie knot.
BUTTON DOWN: Traditionally recognised as the ultimate casual shirt collar as it was originally designed for the Polo field. It’s identifiable by the two small buttons fastening the collar point in place. It offers a more casual look ideal for business casual and contemporary formal settings.
MANDARIN: The Mandarin collar is a short, unfolded stand-up collar that dates back to 200BC when it featured on traditional Chinese gowns. It’s a popular choice for hospitality and healthcare sectors as it allows more freedom to move than traditional collars.
TWO BUTTON ADJUSTABLE CUFF: This style has a second button to the side of the first that allows the wearer to fasten the cuff tighter around their wrist if needed. This is different to the usual two-button cuff that has a second button above the first.
ADJUSTABLE CUFF WITH CUFF LINK OPTION: This versatile cuff style can be fastened with either buttons or a cuff link, adapting the shirt to suit more formal occasions if required. It can also be adjusted to fit the wearer’s wrist.
DOUBLE CUFF: A link cuff where the cuff fabric is folded back to create two layers. The cuff holes are fastened with cuff links or silk knots rather than buttons. This cuff is associated with more formal wear, especially when combined with smart cuff links.
OK, At no point did I see myself writing this……. Regatta have only gone & done it again. I’ve had a total change of view having spent the weekend wearing the Regatta Acadia Down-Touch padded jacket. Unthinkable less than a week ago I’d never consider a Padded Jacket, Now I’m a convert!
So, what didn’t I like about the idea? Basically the whole padded jacket look, the concept that something so think was an outdoor jacket, That technology might be a good thing, I enjoyed being a luddite! “Get yourself a proper outdoor coat” was the mantra….. But here we are!
Fabric: The Acadia jacket features
Polyamide outer with polyester padding
Polyester taffeta lining
Waterproof:The Acadia jacket is classified as showerproof
Grown on hood.
Stretch binding on hood, cuffs and hem.
Full length zip with chin guard and inner storm flap
Regatta Acadia Jacket
Warmth: The Acadia Down-Touch jacket took me by surprise. It was freezing out there, the wind was howling & the wind chill was biting and guess what? I was warm!
This wasn’t meant to happen, A warm outdoor jacket that doesn’t involve a full fleece lining? That can’t be right! What witchcraft is this that’s making it all work?
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?
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!
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!