The Top 10 Things Your Team Dealer Should Practice Everytime

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

Have you ever wanted to purchase top brand gear for your team, but can't seem to find it for a good price from a local vendor?  Perhaps you aren't happy with the service that your current dealer provides, or want to create a new logo and aren't sure where to start.  There are many reasons to switch to a team dealer, but those reasons aren't always clearly defined.  Let's focus on the top 10 things your team dealer should nail every time, and discuss the benefits of these best practices.

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Tags: Online Fan Shops, Fundraising, Team Values, Advice, team sports fundraising, team sports fundraising, Cost-Saving Tips, Choosing a Team Dealer, custom team uniforms, team sports apparel, team gear delivery time, Uniform Design

SquadLocker Speaks: How a Team Dealer Can Help with Uniform Design

Posted by Jay Neveu on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

So you need new uniforms… or hats, or bags, or travel suits, or any gear for that matter.  Who do you call?  Your team dealer.  I won't go on and on about how working with a team dealer will do everything from save you money to help you choose the highest performing gear for your budget (but they do). Today I want to talk about how they can help you design your custom uniforms, whether you've already got a logo or whether you're trying to come up with something from scratch.  I recently sat down with Jay Neveu who is our main customer-facing art manager here at SquadLocker to talk about the art customization process and tips for anyone looking to order customized apparel.

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Tags: Uniform Design

How to Design One of the Best Team Uniforms of All Time

Posted by Todd Grant on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Choosing the “best” anything when it comes to sports is obviously a devisive issue.  Determining who has the best team uniforms has sparked many a feud amongst sports fans over the years. The mere attempt to rank jerseys might seem rather hopeless, especially considering the changes in American fashion over the decades (including the general opinion on short-shorts). However we liked the slideshow put together by the editors over at Esquire’s Style Blog on the 17 Best Sports Uniforms of All Time.  We noticed some patterns to how certain teams have made their uniforms iconic (like the Yankees’ classic home pinstripes). Here are a few tips for building the best team uniforms that will stand the test of time.

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Tags: Uniform Design

Key Takeaways from ESPN's NHL Uniform Power Rankings

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 05:57 PM

Recently, ESPN.com uniform expert Paul Lukas has been running a feature on the website that ranks teams in each of the four major professional American sports based on their jerseys’ appeal. Lukas’ Uni Watch Power Rankings are debatable, and he even admits to letting personal biases dictate his positioning of teams. However, it would be difficult to find anybody who studies uniforms quite as closely as Lukas. Consequently, his recent NHL team uniform rankings reveal a great deal about what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to team hockey uniforms. Here are several takeaways from Lukas’s list.

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Tags: Ice Hockey, In the News, Uniform Design

Everything ADs and Coaches Need to Know About Uniform Decoration

Posted by Gary Goldberg on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

When purchasing team apparel and uniforms from your local team dealer, it is important that you understand the differences between the several decoration methods that are available to you today. Getting a better understanding of the variety of decoration methods will not only allow you to receive the best product for your specific need; you may also be able to save some money while having your players looking their best, on and off the field.

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Tags: Choosing a Team Dealer, Uniform Design