Hoodies are one of the most versatile garments on the market. They can be worn for comfort, sporting activities and even as part of a company uniform. They are ideal for harsh weather conditions, allowing you to display your logo with pride, even if you need to cover up from the cold.
Many people choose to create their own clothing for personal wear, simply because it feels great to have something truly unique to hang in their wardrobe. Whatever your reason for wanting a custom designed hoodie, gone are the days when you had to take your ideas to a shop or printing studio to achieve a truly personal clothing item.
These days, most custom clothing manufacturers can be reached online – meaning you won’t even need to leave your sofa to create an entirely customised, professional looking top, jumper or jacket. Here, you will be able to upload your logo or choose from a large stock of images that have already been created.
You should be able to customise all areas of your garment including their colour and material. Some of the best clothing manufacturers will even offer specialist garments such as sleeveless hoodies. These will allow you to stay warm whilst still showing off the sleeves of your sportswear or t-shirt underneath.
Make sure the company you choose doesn’t just offer one variety of hoodie as this will limit its design capabilities. The best custom clothing manufacturers should give you a choice of multiple designs as well as the opportunity to customise many different aspects of your clothing piece.
For example, you may be able to have the sleeves in a different colour to the body. This is ideal for sports teams with multiple team colours as it allows them to incorporate both colours into the design in a fashionable way. You may even be able to change the colour of the cords that hang from the garment’s hood, as well as the pocket’s trim.
Depending on the style of the hoodie, you may also be able to customise the piping, inner hood and side panels. You should also be able to choose whether or not you have a zip. This is a personal choice, but it will limit your options if you want to display something on the centre chest of the garment. It will allow you to remove the garment with ease, however.
In terms of your design, you may already have something in mind for your garment. But if not, the best manufacturers will employ a team of experts in-house that can work with your ideas and create something just for you. They should send you a sample prior to creating the hoodie, however, in case you want to alter anything.
There should be a number of sizes available. Most companies will advertise a ‘size guide’ on their website to help you pick the right garment for your body type. Measurements will usually be taken across the chest, so make sure you measure yourself in this area prior to selecting a size.
There should be both children’s and adult’s sizes available, so the garments will be suitable for people of varying ages. Some companies will offer special prices for bulk buys of the same item, so look out for these deals if you’re planning to order multiple garments.
If you are buying for other people – i.e. the other members of your sports team – then be sure to ask them for their sizes. This will avoid having to send items back if they are the wrong size. However, the company you choose should offer a returns policy to accommodate this.