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S/V Laura Ellen
12-19-2012, 09:57 PM
I'm looking for a vendor that will supply custom (SYC logo) apparel (hats, t-shirts, jackets, etc) for my local yacht club.
I would like the vendor to be able to handle on demand orders from Club members.
Any suggestions?

Paul Pless
12-19-2012, 10:03 PM
I would maybe think about going with whoever it is that Doug (Rum_Pirate) uses. how could you go wrong with this?




http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/Rum_Pirate/P3020948.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/Rum_Pirate/P3020945.jpg

Ian McColgin
12-19-2012, 10:11 PM
No need to go hyper big commercial. There are gazillions of small embroidry and silk screen operations that can get your stuff on almost anything. It's usually most cost effective to let them pick the base supplier - polo shirts (try to be classier than t shirts) which lend themselves to silkscreening and maybe hats which are more an embroidery item. The local artist will usually have better contacts that you, though most can work on material you shirts you bring in if you want to work that hard. Jackets are better handled by selling embroidered patches the members can sew on.

You might check in the the Catboat Association store folk for a bit about the logistics of capitalizing the opening stock and handling the eccentric sales pace of a member operation. You'll need a dedicated Flag Officer for this.

But really, try to use local vendors. More fun.

G'luck

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-19-2012, 10:19 PM
Allan, the easiest way to do it is buy whatever shirts you want from a supplier like Gildan... They are in Montreal.
Way back I did some trademark protection and one of the areas was clothing... I bought Tshirts from Gildan, had the logo made up by a local embroidery house. They charge an initial fee for creating the logo, but then it is only charged by the shirt. Gildan have a wide range of shirts, hoodies, Polo's etc. If you buy larger quantities you get a better deal. On demand.... hmmm usually you have to commit to a quantity... say 5 or 6 dozen shirts... but if you do, your prices will be pretty good.

The initial setup for the logo is about 200 bucks, then it's a few dollars a shirt from then on. Polo's and T-shirts if bought at wholesale are about 1/2 the retail price.... so you can make a few dollars for the club or whatever and still sell embossed shirts for a reasonable price.

ccmanuals
12-19-2012, 10:32 PM
Talk with Matt at Woody Boater. He did extensive research on this hat and had some made.

http://www.woodyboater.com/

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G50NIxnjRO8/S0SPmeidABI/AAAAAAAAFis/0UwsMSiIdc4/s400/Yacht+Hat.jpg

ccmanuals
12-19-2012, 10:34 PM
If you are looking for on demand this is probably your best bet.

http://www.cafepress.com/

Roger Cumming
12-19-2012, 10:37 PM
I would maybe think about going with whoever it is that Doug (Rum_Pirate) uses. how could you go wrong with this?

One of those red hats might be worth getting while you're at it.

purri
12-19-2012, 11:41 PM
Looks like the Village People prototype.
Talk with Matt at Woody Boater. He did extensive research on this hat and had some made.

http://www.woodyboater.com/

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G50NIxnjRO8/S0SPmeidABI/AAAAAAAAFis/0UwsMSiIdc4/s400/Yacht+Hat.jpg

Nicholas Scheuer
12-20-2012, 08:09 AM
Whut Ian said. Google is your friend. Our Rockford Yacht Club has no problen getting any logo material we want, in whatever quantity.