Jackets and Outerwear

How Fleece Apparel Can Boost Your Bottom Line
October 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

We’re captains of Team Cozy. We turn the air conditioning down until we’re chilly enough to wear pullovers, we walk the boardwalk at night so we can wear sweatshirts, and we count down the days until fall—our favorite season—kicks off. What did we choose as our team uniform? Fleece—the perfect fabric to cozy up with.…

13 Jackets that May Be the Right Fit for Your Promotion
September 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Some people don’t like the end of summer. They’re dragged kicking and screaming from the months of shorts and sunblock into the cool breeze of fall. We’re not like them. We look forward to bonfires, football and needing a jacket in the morning for the walk to work, with jacket seasons arrival...

The Wrap: ‘Harambe’ Removed from Custom Jersey Ban List & More
September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

'Harambe' removed from list of banned words on custom jerseys; TopShop uses bands' name on jacket without permission; Tim Tebow's New York Mets apparel is already a top seller; American Airlines employees get new uniforms; and Lane Bryant is accused of ripping off indie designer: Here's what's happening in the apparel world…

Harley-Davidson Suing Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement
September 21, 2016 at 8:03 am

Yes, you read the headline right. Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc. is suing the fast-fashion, teen retailer Forever 21 for trademark infringement. According to Milwaukee Business Times, the lawsuit alleges that Forever 21 sold motorcycle-style jackets with a patch that copied off Harley-Davidson’s famous (and trademarked) bar and shield logo...

12 Rugged, Safety Gear Options for the Hard-worker
August 10, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Just like you would never cut corners while building a skyscraper, digging a water line or fixing a subway car, labor workers don’t want the companies that make their apparel to cut corners, either. End-users want apparel and gear that works as hard as they do...

10 Apparel Ideas for the Outdoorsman (and Woman)
July 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

We know, we know—the outdoorsy types don’t mind roughing it. But make sure your outdoors-loving end-users don’t have to. Take their minds off their wardrobes and let them focus on the adventures ahead with the help of options like these...

9 Camouflage Apparel Options for a Stand Out Campaign
June 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

From wedding dresses to wading pants, camouflage has found its way into almost every nook in the apparel industry. Want to join the fun with your next campaign? Camouflage may help end-users blend in with their surroundings, but these nine pieces of apparel stand out from the rest...

Would You Wear Wireless-charging Apparel?
June 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

The world of technology moves pretty fast. But no matter how many phone upgrades or software updates we do, there’s one problem the tech world can’t seem to remedy: keeping our phones charged. Luckily, when we’re on the go, we can rely on portable power banks. But one apparel startup wants to make the process even simpler...

10 Light Jackets for the Perfect Date
April 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

We love movies—especially when we can integrate them into real life. Thanks to “Miss Congeniality,” we always also take advantage of April 25—the perfect date. Plus, we always know exactly what to wear: a light jacket! With the perfect date just five days away, we rounded up some of the industry’s best light jackets. But April 25 isn’t the only occasion where light jackets are appropriate. End-users will want to wear these all season long...

Why On Earth Did Under Armour Patent a One-armed Jacket?
April 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

It all comes down to pitching. On March 29, Under Armour was granted a patent for an “arm warmer,” which looks like a one-armed jacket in drawings filed with the original application two years ago, Bloomberg reported. The jacket is designed for pitchers to help keep their arms warm and loose while their teammates bat...