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Get the right Shirt, right fit, right fabric & right features

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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

FIT:

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

FABRIC:

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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.

COLLARS:

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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.

CUFFS:

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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.

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Hen Party T-Shirt & Stag Party T-Shirt printing

Cumbria hen party T shirt advert

Before your big day there’s a big night out.

Hen Party T-Shirts

Wedding season is in full flow and, here at Stitch & Print, we’re seeing the usual enquiries about Stag and Hen Party T-shirts from our many new Cumbria customers– as well as some less traditional requests from within the county and the Borders and Eden Valley!

The Hen Party T Shirt Phenomenon

Hen parties tend to fall into two types – the drink and dance party nights and the relax and refresh spa breaks.  We cater for both with a selection of T-shirt designs to mark out the party crowd (not including L plates, pink cowboy hats and feather boas) and fluffy dressing gowns and slippers for those who are planning to pamper.

Starfield design for Hen Party T Shirt for a Relaxing Weekend in Cumbria

Hen Party T Shirt for a Relaxing Weekend

Our hen party T-Shirts are always a favourite for the girls’ big night out and we’ve loads of options: round neck, V-neck, short-sleeved, long-sleeved, fitted or baggy.  Brides –to-be (or their bridesmaids) can choose from Stitch & Print’s range of hen night designs or send us their own idea and we can make something different – we can even bling a design with diamante effects for the perfect party.

One of the biggest hen party orders we ever had at Stitch & Print was for over 50 T-shirts for a local Cumbrian wedding.  These covered five different hen party dates and venues so the “Tour Dates” were recorded on the back with ticks for which ones the various girls were attending.

Stag Do T Shirts Too!

And for the gentlemen (!), we have a similarly wide range of colours, T-shirt designs and styles.  Stag night T-shirts tend to use a few standard jokes and images but we’re happy to create something a bit different if the best man has his own ideas.

One of the more unusual ones we were asked to create was for a diamante L Plate to be printed to the nether regions of a fluorescent yellow mankini whilst the rest of the boys had matching coloured T-Shirts to show their support – not a pretty look but decidedly funny!

We all know stag parties tend to be wild affairs and I think the main benefit of a party T-shirt is often to help these lads to recognise each other across a crowded bar or club. But if your chosen venue isn’t keen on something too in your face or larger groups of boys on the night out we’ve done hundreds of polo shirts with more discreet logos to help you find each other.

Hen Party T Shirt for a Wilder Women's Weekend! A Cumbrian drunken hen society example.

Hen Party T Shirt for a Wilder Women’s Weekend!

Whatever the ideas for the order and however many people are involved, it’s great for Stitch & Print to be part of a couple’s big day and we enjoy coming up with something a bit different to get the party started.

T-Shirt Printing – Everyone Wants It, We Do More Than Most!

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A simple t-shirt provides a brilliant canvas to print your creative message on!

T-shirt printing gives one of the most popular and versatile garments in the world a whole new lease of life. With Cumbria based Stitch & Print’s expert embroidery and print services the t-shirt is even more versatile. We have a huge range of colours, styles & fabrics available which you can see in our web brochure.

 

T-shirts – A brief history

The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century and became very popular with the US Navy, due to it’s lightweight and comfortable fit. Over time it became more and more popular as a bottom layer with workmen in various industries such as agriculture.

P1000291 Halloween T-Shirt printing. Designs printed on a spooky black base T

Halloween T-Shirt designs printed on a spooky black base are always popular with the kids.

One of the more recent developments, t-shirt printing, has seen legions of wearers using them as a medium for self-expression and advertising. Stitch & Print can help you become part of this trend with our expertise in garment printing and embroidery.

 

 

T-Shirt Printing  for Branded Workwear

HV71 Orange Hi vis T-Shirt. Printing can also put your branding on basic safety wear.Stitch & Print can help to make your workforce look smart by adding your company branding, logo and staff names to one of our range of work-friendly t-shirts. Russell Workwear are skilled in providing functional and practical work apparel, including 100% cotton t-shirts with double layer shoulder panels for added durability. These shirts are available in a range of colours to suit your company. T Shirt printing or embroidery can be applied in a number of areas giving your brand an added degree of self expression.

We can also custom print high-visibility t-shirts in four ultra-bright colours, particularly useful for walkers, cyclists and people working in low light or hazardous environments.

A T Shirt Style For Everyone – Before We Print It!

K732 Bella Canvas Deep V-neck T-Shirt womens short sleeve in PinkStylish and fashionable t-shirts aren’t exclusive to the high street shops, and Stitch & Print have a range of t-shirt styles in stock that is second to none. You can choose from B&C, Fruit of the Loom and Gildan V-neck t-shirts in black white and many colours in-between.

For a really ‘on trend’ look you could opt for the Bella Canvas Deep V-neck, which is a very popular choice for young men. Skinnifitmen offer a long sleeved t-shirt manufactured with a blend of cotton and elastane, to give it a slim and modern fit.

We have baseball style t-shirts by Kariban, which are available in over ten contrasting sleeve and torso colour combinations. Most of the t-shirts in our catalogue are available in the usual wide range of sizes, from XS to XXL.

Those looking for a particular colour will be pleased to know that the Gildan Ultra Cotton t-shirt is available in over 60 colours, including ANSI/ISEA certified safety colours. We can customise whichever colour you choose, from serene green to cherry red!

Stitch & Print can also print and embroider a variety of female fitting t-shirts, including the Okarma 100% GOTS and Control Union certified cotton t-shirt for a soft and comfortable feel. More unconventional women’s styles are also available, such as the Longine and Flowy t-shirts perfect to wear with leggings, provided by Skinnifit and Bella Canvas.

Expert T-Shirt Customisation From Cumbria’s Favourite!

Stitch & Print offer a range of the latest T-shirt printing and embroidery options to enable you to create the perfect branded t-shirt for your purpose at work or purely for fun and leisure.  Our team of specially trained staff complete all work in-house using the best T shirt printing machines and tools in the business. If you would like an instant quote, or have a special request, please contact us at office@stitchandprint.co.uk