There is a rumor that England did once experience a great summer. I have the vaguest memory of the tarmac melting on the road outside my house when I was about 6 yrs old, since then I am pretty sure I have spent most of the following 35 yrs in a sort of grey 'half light'.
Ever the optimist however, I am planning my summer wardrobe overhaul.
Here are some of my suggestions for some 'summer cool' clobber.
Lightweight summer sweatshirts
Sweatshirts have made a comeback on the high street and there are now some highly desirable 'fashionable styles to chose from the AWD range.
The JH040 and JH045 are light enough to wear in the summer at 220gsm but still retain the sweatshirt look.
They come in a number of fashion colours, are 50% cotton 50% polyester, great to print or embroider, all for less than £5 ex vat.
Lightweight summer hoods
AWD lead the way with these funky numbers.
225gsm means that you don't cook up a sweat in those warm summer evenings in the pub garden.
Fantastic surface for print or embroidery and comes in a range of summer colours every metrosexual would kill for.
Basic price without printing starts at ££7.25 each ex vat but as always, volume attracts discounts.
What about this foxy getup? The JH005 Girlie Longline Hoody.
Fashion fit summer T shirts
Gildan have slowly built a loyal following with their GD01 style of T shirt and this year they have added some 'heather' colours to ensure they stay on trend.
This model needs to get down the gym a bit though.
The GD01 comes in the female equivalent called a GD72.
The base price of £2.10 ex vat makes this one of the best value t shirts around with further discounts for high volumes.
100% ringspun cotton means a smooth surface for excellent printing.
Sporty T shirts for summer 'sweatin'
Once again, the AWD brand are leading the way on price and value for money with the JC001 Neoteric sports T shirt.
This garments comes in a massive array of colours across a mens, ladies and kids fit.
The 'wicking' properties of the Neoteric fabric ensure that moisture can evaporate quickly from the body through the garment and the quick drying properties of this T shirt means a more comfortable experience.
Crazy T shirt ideas for this summer
Continental clothing pioneered the 'fashion' look into the volume print and embroidery market some years ago and are one of the most forward thinking garment manufacturers catering for our market.
The N89 speckled T shirt is one of the wackiest things we have seen to possibly be the next big thing. Opinion is divided in the office but that is probably a good indicator of the garments future success.
The garment has tiny 'speckles' woven into the fabric which add a interesting effect to spice up the overall look.
The garment has a small polyester mix to prevent the garment from shrinking in the wash and is a mid weight making it ideal for screen printing.
'Cool' polo shirts
Seems like I am talking a lot about the AWD brand but they seem to have some of the coolest products at the moment.
If your business or organisation needs to balance practicality with smartness then the polo shirt provides you with that option.
AWD have gone one step further and produced a polo shirt in their trade mark technical fiber called Neoteric to create a 'sporty' polo shirt in a massive array of summer colours.
These garments are great for anyone who is fairly active during their work such as sports club uniforms and outdoor landscaping type work.
The 140gsm mid weight ensures the wearer is kept cool in the summer but the 'wind block' effect of the Neoteric fabric ensures a paradoxical warmth in the winter. Great for printing or embroidery.
Many of our customers are unaware of the massive range of products available for screen printing and embroidery.
Get your pins out this summer with a pair of shorts. Printed or embroidered at the hemline.
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