Last night marked the 66th Emmy Awards – and with lots of popular TV series proving worthy winners, we thought we’d look at the shows that are influencing what we are wearing…
Orange is the New Black
The TV series made orange so cool, that one prison in Michigan decided to ditch their luminous jumpsuits and replaced them with black-and-white striped jumpsuits.
A sheriff at the Saginaw County Jail commented: “It’s because as you see shows on television, like Orange Is The New Black, some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all-orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.
“It’s a concern because we do have our inmates out sometimes doing work in the public, and I don’t want anyone to confuse them or have them walk away.
“We decided that the black-and-white stripes would be the best way to go because it signifies ‘jail inmate,’ and I don’t see people out there wanting to wear black-and-white stripes.”
Big winners at the Emmy’s last night, hit show Breaking Bad has also seen a surge in popularity in the hat market. The signature pork pie hat as worn by Bryan Cranston’s Walter White has proved extremely popular with fans. However, this Heisenburg hat has a hefty price tag of $150.
Game of Thrones
Printed t-shirts bearing slogans or characters from shows such as Game of Thrones are becoming increasingly popular, however it is the medieval fashion from this cult TV series that has become in demand. From high end fashion houses to small jewellery businesses, everyone wants to cash in on the layered fur, house sigils and intricate embroidery of the show.
Congratulations to everyone who entered our competition to win 5 x personalised garments of your choice from our site.
We chose 2 eventual winners as the entries were so brilliant, and really showed how branded clothing would boost each brand.
The two final winners, Steve & Janet both impressed us with their original poetry skills and perfectly captured how their businesses operate and how they would benefit from branded clothing, so well done to both of them!
Don’t worry if you didn’t win, we’ve got more competitions coming up soon
Check out the two winning entries below:
The van is wrapped & the tools are labelled,
Even the workshop is signed.
Goodheart Signs are everywhere,
But my clothes are lagging behind.
To make my business #look the business,
My work clothes should have the brand,
Then my clients, new and old,
Would remember me – that’d be grand!
We are a bright young business
and Tai Chi is our game
Some lovely logo’d C2O goodies
would help to spread our name
We promise to wear them everywhere
the quality for all to see
craved by all our students
promoting both you and me
Want to make your business look the business?
Simply tell us below how you would use branded clothing to boost your business and our favourite answer will win 5 garments of your choice personalised with your company logo!
Competition closes 15.08.14
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Winner will receive 5 x garments printed with 1 x company logo. “Garment of choice” indicates any 5 items from the site personalised with your company logo up to the value of £150.
Clothes2order has been shortlisted for the Digital Business of the Year award for the 2014 National Business Awards! We’re really excited to share this news with you!
We will be up against nine other businesses in competition for this prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Michael Conway, Managing Director at Clothes2order commented: “To be named a finalist for such an esteemed award is a great accomplishment for the entire team at Clothes2order. With technology advancing by the minute it’s extremely important to us to keep pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved as a digital business, and with our status as a finalist confirms that we are doing this successfully.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. We will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.
We’re really excited to share this with you and hope we can continue to improve and refine the digital experience we offer to you as our valued customers.
If you would like to comment, please do so below or feel free to tweet us @Clothes2order
This week, little-known Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa started trending on Twitter, thanks to their classy new football kit.
Their new shirts are out of the ordinary compared to most and feature a tuxedo style design with black buttons and bow tie, which will be worn in official matches next season.
Perfect for evening attire we’d say!
This comes just days after fellow Spanish second division side CD Lugo released their new beer and octopus themed kit, paying homage to their sponsors and local cuisine.
What do you think of the kits? Know any other weird and wonderful football team uniforms? Post your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order
American heavy metal band Metallica were one of the big acts to headline Glastonbury last weekend, and despite the success of their Pyramid Stage set and acquiring a legion of new fans, the lead up to their much anticipated performance was tainted by comments from other artists and bands, claiming that Metallica had no place at the family friendly festival. Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner asked whether Metallica would fit in Glastonbury’s “hippy nucleus” and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker thought their set would be “too abrasive” for a “fragile crowd”.
Despite winning over critics and fans alike, Metallica decided to poke fun at their critics by printing some of the best of the worst remarks* that were made about the band’s appearance. Dubbed “Glastallica”, the t-shirt was available to buy at Glastonbury itself:
Front and back of the tee:
What do you think about Metallica’s way of responding to their critics? Is a t-shirt the best way to protest or express yourself? If so, how would you express yourself on a t-shirt?
Post your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order
*Offensive words on the t-shirt design have been blurred out for the purpose of this blog.
We’d like to know what you’d say on a t-shirt for the World Cup. It might be a famous World Cup quote, a funny tweet you’ve written about the tournament or something creative inspired by Brazil.
It could be
or Michael Owen’s famous
We’ll choose our favourite slogan as the winner and send it to them printed on a t-shirt!
How to enter:
Enter on Twitter by tweeting us your slogan along with the hashtag #Printmyslogan
Enter on Facebook by writing your slogan on our wall, starting your entry with the hashtag #Printmyslogan
Competition closes Friday 11th July, best of luck!
Production is growing at Clothes2order, so much so we’ve invested in another state-of-the-art digital printing machine!
We’ve now got two of these machines – called the Storm II – one of the industries leading digital direct-to-garment (DTG) printers, making us one of the biggest DTG printers in the UK.
This machine prints 3 times faster than conventional DTG printer, allowing us to send out customers’ orders out faster than ever before.
We also love this machine as it uses only neo-pigment inks and conserves vast amounts of water : a serious problem in the textile industry is water wastage. We are extremely proud to have this technology which enables us to be leaders in green credentials within the garment decorating industry.
If you haven’t seen our video of the Storm II in action, take a look here!
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win 5 x personalised t-shirts printed on our state-of-the-art Storm II machine!
We’ve had a great response to the competition so thanks to everyone who entered.
We’ve sent the winner an email, so check your inbox/junk folder because it could be you!
If you haven’t seen our short film about our digital Storm II printing facilities at our Manchester warehouse, you can still view it below.
In the meantime, keep checking our blog for details of further competitions!
T’s and C’s
Winner must reply to all correspondence promptly and no later than Monday 16th June 2014.
There’s just under two weeks till the World Cup kicks off, so we thought we’d round up the best of the worst World Cup t-shirts that have caught our attention…
Check out this t-shirt made for two people (image courtesy of Metro) that Primark is selling – genius idea or terrible mistake?
Made for two people, we’re not convinced this t-shirt will work…
What do you do with your other arm?
What do you do if you need the loo?
What about this Versace t-shirt? Featuring an all over sublimation print, the t-shirt is described on their website as a celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and states that “Donatella Versace has created a special T-shirt that combines the passions of football with the vivid iconography of Versace DNA”.
Created using the colours of traditional Brazilian Carnivals, it is a loud and daring t-shirt with an even more daring price tag. At a whopping £410, we’re not sure how many football fans will be queuing to buy this one-off from the luxury Italian brand.
Earlier this year, Adidas were forced to stop sales of their World Cup t-shirt line after Brazil’s ministry of women’s affairs said the shirts were offensive. One t-shirt had the slogan “Lookin’ to score” featuring a woman in a bikini on a beach in Brazil. Another featured the slogan “I heart Brazil” with a design resembling a woman’s behind. Featuring sexist slogans and images, the t-shirts were quickly retracted as they were seen to “link Brazil’s image to sex appeal”. Adidas shortly issued an apology.
Have you seen any World Cup t-shirts that you like or dislike? If you could design a World Cup t-shirt, what would have on yours? Leave your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order