Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery
23rd July 2020 5th Team

Thinking about customising shorts? Read on, this guide on choosing the best shorts for printing and embroidery contains some fabulous garments which we know work when it comes to the custom clothing world. Here at Fifth Column we get asked for advice on a wide variety of topics related to customisation. Obviously much of it concerns printing t-shirts – the most suitable shirts and the best way to decorate them are common queries – but the questions aren’t all about printing tees. Our series of articles about the best blank merchandise for 2020 spans the spectrum from t-shirts to tote bags and choosing the best shorts for printing and embroidery is one that we couldn’t miss out.

These days, shorts are more popular than ever. They’re a must in many walks of life. Fashion shorts, for men and women, are de rigueur for most folk. There aren’t many games, whether played seriously or simply as a leisure pastime, that don’t require customised sports shorts. And branded workwear shorts are a standard part of the uniform for a lot o businesses. Making the right call on the blank merch, and deciding whether to print or embroider, is a big deal. Here we go. As usual, numbered for reference rather than ranking.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - AS Colour 5902

1. AS Colour Plain Shorts 5902

Let’s start our guide on choosing the best shorts for printing and embroidery with a brand that consistently delivers excellence. As Colour shine on so many levels, their clothing is both responsibly sourced and great quality, so it’s no surprise we love decorating their merchandise. AS Colour 5902 plain shorts are a slim to regular fitting and come in four popular colours. They’re a mid weight at 250g / 7.3oz and made from 98% cotton and 2% elastane. You know that your design or brand logo are going to look good and wearing them will feel the same.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - Stanley shortens

2. Stanley Shortens STBM520

Stanley Stella are acknowledged throughout UK printing and embroidery as an outstanding supplier of blank clothes and their shorts are included in the acclaim. These men’s Stanley Shortens jog shorts are a Terry sweatshirt material, made from 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton and 15% polyester, and the fabric is washed with a lightly sueded feel. There are plenty of nice details such as a self fabric waistband, round drawcords in matching body colour with metal tipping, and flatlock top stitching on all of the seams.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - Stella cuts

3. Stella Cuts STBW130

As you would expect from their name, Stanley Stella also supply fantastic shorts for women. Like the men’s version, their ladies jog shorts, Stella Cuts, are a Terry sweatshirt and 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton blended with 15% polyester. They feature the same lightly sueded finish and also incorporate pleasing details like metal eyelets and single jersey on the inside of the waistband and inside the pockets (contrast for some colours). The bottom hem has a narrow single jersey binding which continues to the waistband at the side seams.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - AS Colour 5909

4. AS Colour Walk Shorts 5909

This article on choosing the best shorts for printing and embroidery has to include a second example from our ever reliable friends over at AS Colour. It’s another pair of shorts which we know from experience work well with customisation. AS Colour walk shorts (supplier code 5909) are a regular fitting, mid weight winner manufactured from 98% cotton and 2% elastane. Style meets quality and it’s all purpose made for personalisation. Plus, as with most AS Colour blank clothing, these shorts are pre shrunk to minimise shrinkage.

Want to talk about the best printing and embroidery options? Get in touch, we’re always happy to help.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - AQ051

5. Asquith & Fox Chino Shorts AQ051

Asquith & Fox offer a wide variety of garments for the printing and embroidery trade. See the fox logo and you think of classic styles and relaxed fit, vibrant colours and lovely finishing touches. Asquith & Fox chino shorts are also a great reminder that the chino short is an enduring favourite. Made from 100% cotton twill and 275gsm, these AQ051 shorts are perfect for custom branding. They’re sleek and smart and will be at home in lots different environments. Everything from fashion to workwear and plenty more besides.

6. Just Cool AWDis Jog Shorts JC072

Just Cool is an AWDis brand that has become a leading name for activewear which is widely used in the print and promotion industry. It’s a range of blank clothing that’s increasingly popular with decorators like us, as well as athletes and the health and fitness sector. JC072 Just Cool jogging shorts are manufactured from a wicking polycotton material (60% polyester, 35% cotton, 5% elastane ) that delivers enhanced performance for sport and leisure pursuits. Jogging shorts which are versatile, functional and created with customisation in mind.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - Result R471X

7. Result WorkGuard Super Stretch R471X

Let’s get some workwear shorts into our best shorts for printing and embroidery article. What better to choose than Result Work-Guard super stretch shorts. Whether you’re shifting pallets at the factory or crawling round a loft plumbing in a new system, the company logo is going to sit well on these. And, as the name, implies, you’re going to feel comfortable and look on trend. These hardwearing slim-cut cotton shorts are 300gsm, 98% cotton and 2% elastane. Modern chinos with a peach finish, plenty of practical pockets and an adjustable waistband.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - TriDri TR052

8. TriDri Training Shorts TR052

TriDri® specialise in producing clothes which are both ideal for branding and utilise innovative, technically advanced fabrics in their construction. It’s a perfect combination. Sports clubs and activity classes are places where team spirit and brand identity really matter. TriDri training shorts (TR052) are 100% polyester, lightweight at 95gsm, and breathable. Mid thigh, easy to wear and print, and a definite to keep you cooler and more comfortable as you feel the burn. Train and workout in style with sports shorts that welcome customisation.

Choosing the Best Shorts for Printing and Embroidery - Dickies Redhawk

9. Dickies Redhawk WD834

Dickies are a workwear favourite and Dickies Redhawk shorts (WD834) are a pair worthy of serious consideration for any job. They’re great for summer months, but will still serve well on cooler days when working hard generates its own heat. Smart, fashionable and durable and a good choice for any season. Plus, they sing in tune with printer’s ink and embroidered stitch.

That’s it, for now. We hope this has helped if you’re in the process of choosing the best shorts for printing and embroidery. There are plenty of pairs of shorts out there, but these are tried and tested.

Fifth Column can help

Need custom branded clothing or merchandise? Products for your clothing brand, event, promotion or workplace? Give us a call, we have decades of experience and can help with every aspect of the process. From the best blank merch to the most appropriate form of decoration.

Fifth Column are one of the UK’s leading clothing printers. We started printing t-shirts in London in 1977. These days, we offer a comprehensive range of garment customisation Services – and we love what we do. Contact Us for more information or get a Quote Online.

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