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Corporate Fleeces

Posted in Opinions & Comments, UK with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2009 by Richard

Writing that title made me think of the cartoon where the cat says “I hate those meeces to pieces”. Was it Tom and Gerry, or Mr Jinx, from Pixie and Dixie?

Anyway… FLEECES…. that was the reason for me doing this note.

Are fleeces cool?

Are fleeces cool?

My business, RT promotions, sells loads of branded and corporate workwear to businesses, and ‘fleeces’ are an important part of the clothing portfolio, loads of people buy them. So I was particularly interested in this  recent article I found on the BBC that took a look at the Fleece as a design icon, in fact it asked if a Fleece could ever be fashionable?

One of my favourite quotes in the article is that a fleece ‘never has to look good’. I kind of know what they mean. Somehow, almost despite itself, the fleece works doesn’t it?


Are you confused about your image?

Posted in Clothing with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by Richard
Confused about your image?

Confused about your image?

My clients often see me as a consultant.

They come to me with a scenerio or problem and seek a solution.

With open-minded, well prepared clients, it’s not that hard to assist, but I’d like to share with you a case study that occurred just this week.

 My client has already had embroidered corporate clothing for his team. He had been fairly precise over his requirements:
* Classy Shirts
* Non button-down collar
* Breast pocket
* Short Sleeved shirts
* High cotton content

We met these requirements, and embroidered all of the garments (polo shirts and jackets all featured in the spec), and all was well.

The time had come for some new clothing, and he had made the decision to go for a different shirt. I questioned him on the specifics, and he hit me with the exact same wish list. When I told him this, he said, “Yes, the same, but different”.  Simple stuff then, simple white or pale blue corporate shirts? YES came the reply. So imagine my suprise, when he then picked out a garment that was very sporty, with big thick coloured inserts. “There you go, that’s what I’d like”, he told me. So that’s what I quoted him.

Take a look.

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