College is an exciting time. For students, it’s a time of change and excitement; and a time where there’s plenty of opportunities to get into the school spirit. Whether you’re welcoming a new influx of first-years, instilling some mid-year spirit in your existing student population or undergoing a much-needed rebrand, custom college apparel is a must for any school. Showing off that spirit with custom clothing is one of the best ways to band together with your students. Not to mention, it’s something your graduates can take with them out into the world as a memory of their favorite years. Some parents even like to get in on the trend by sporting their own apparel in honor of their child’s college of choice.
You’ve likely created custom apparel in the past, whether it’s for particular events or general college merchandise. But if you’re looking for custom apparel that’s high-quality, hard-wearing and picture-perfect, then look no further than BYOG. We make custom t-shirt printing, embroidery, and custom college clothing easy. Don’t believe us? Just see the full range of options on offer on our website to deck out your students with the latest fashion, without sacrificing on school spirit.
Why invest in custom college apparel?
For many colleges, custom college apparel isn’t optional. It’s a vital part of school culture and provides a way for students to get in the spirit and show off their school pride. Whether it’s more generic college name clothing or specific sports teams logos, there’s significant value in creating apparel that your students will love to wear. It’s a long-standing tradition in many colleges, especially when it comes to students who have come from high school with the same commitment to pep rallies and similar concepts.
Whether you include a custom hoodie as part of your student’s welcome packages, or you offer them for sale at an on-site store, there are many ways custom college apparel can be the ideal choice for your educational facility. By choosing BYOG for your custom clothing, you can not only ensure that your clothing is as high-quality as your college brand but also size-inclusive for most of your students. With many of our products going from XS-3XL at the least, there’s plenty of choices to meet the requirements of a diverse student body.
But with so many options for custom college apparel out there, what items should you pick? Here are some basic personalized clothing options to get you started:
The Basic Tee
The most basic of custom clothing options, custom tee-shirts have plenty of appeal when it comes to providing products your students will love. How many of us still have a shirt from college, whether it’s for day-to-day wear or to sleep in at night? Tee-shirts do stand the test of time when it comes to college apparel. One of the reasons that tees are so popular is the fact that they’re versatile and straightforward. It’s possible to put countless designs on tee-shirts, from simple logos to intricate illustrations, and still achieve the effect you’re looking for.
For unisex-style shirts, the Era Series Performance Crew Tee from our custom tee-shirt range is the ideal choice. This shirt is high-quality and hard-wearing, available in a variety of different colors to suit just about anyone. The simplicity of these shirts also makes it possible to create different colorways of a distinctive logo; for example a navy or gold logo for Cal Berkeley, or a cardinal red for Stanford. This even works perfectly with our various existing customizable designs, for colleges looking for something new.
The Hard-Wearing Hoodie
For any college student, the hoodie is a staple clothing item. Perfect for early-morning classes, lazy days or even evenings in. For any college apparel collection, the hoodie is essential and is more likely to be popular than a classic crew-neck sweater if you’re struggling to decide between the two. A high-quality choice such as the Gildan DryBlend Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt offers the most variety of your students and the highest quality finish on your design.
While zip hoodies can also be a suitable alternative to pullovers, with a logo or design printed on the back, we find pullovers stand the test of time. It’s easier for hoodies with hardware such as zips to break over time, whereas a pullover design is timeless; and an excellent memento for past students to keep. Hoodies are also perfect for the colder months, depending on where your college is, offering practical use as well as a piece of college pride your students can wear day-to-day.
Who doesn’t love accessories? For students that want to show their school spirit without going all-out, or wish to support specific sports teams, accessories are the way to go. These are one-size-fits-all, and make great novelties in addition to carrying your college’s logo on a smaller scale. The Era Snapback Trucker Hat, for example, can be customized with a range of colors and has the perfect amount of space for a school logo.
Accessories don’t stop at what you can wear though. Promotional items from BYOG can be the ideal addition to new student’s welcome packs, to provide them with a little college spirit from day one. Even a simple pen or tote bag can be customized to your specifications, giving branding that’s on-point for your college while still being affordable overall. The brand identity of colleges is more important than ever before, so getting in there early is a good idea. The New Yorker Ballpoint Pen, for example, comes in a range of colors suitable for any theme.
Whatever custom apparel you’re considering for your college, BYOG is the place for you. We offer fast, easy customization of all our products with speedy delivery that’s a must for busy colleges and campuses. You can see our full range of different projects, and even design your own apparel online today, or get in touch with us directly to find out about the range of different options we can offer you. We’re always happy to help.