November 8, 2018

Our Top 5 Favorite Winter Items

It was 39 degrees when we woke up this morning in Seattle, Washington, so, like any good Pacific Northwesterners, we started thinking about cozying up in our favorite flannels and puffers. 
Here at College Hill, we're fortunate enough to spend our days sourcing the latest in comfortable, sustainable, affordable and on-trend apparel for our customers, and conceptualizing designs and decoration styles that work best on them. Today, we rounded up five of our favorite winter pieces that we're eager to start printing and embroidering this winter. 

1. The Cutter & Buck Ladies Rainier Long Jacket

Appropriately named after the tallest mountain in the Cascades, this jacket will keep you warm there. We fell for this new quilted puffer from local manufacturer Cutter & Buck. Wind and water resistant with a quilted exterior and an insulated, Primaloft-filled interior, this is exactly what we want to slip into this winter. This is the kind of jacket that ties your going-to-work outfit together while perfectly transitioning to a ski resort weekend. The zipper inside the lining is perfect for embroidery access. We wouldn't mind getting our company logos on these bad boys, that's for sure.


2. The North Face Sweater Fleece Jacket

This timeless classic is the perfect base layer under your rain jacket or winter coat, but it's comfortable enough to keep on all day at work in a chilly office. It's a poly sweater knit with a fleece interior for extra softness and while The North Face logo adorns the left chest, an embroidered logo looks perfect on either the right chest or right sleeve. Can we get one in every color?  It's available in navy, black or medium grey heather, so they'll match anything.

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3. The J. America Sherpa Vest

We are so into this vest. This is the kind of vest we imagine Bon Iver wearing while penning an album in a snow-covered cabin in the woods of Wisconsin, but it's also the kind of vest we imagine wearing to apr├Ęs-ski in Park City. The J. America Sherpa vest comes in two subdued shades - oatmeal heather and black heather - and we can't decide which one we want to buy first. A team logo or chapter letters would look just perfect embroidered on the left chest.


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4. The Burnside Flannel

You know what would look really good under that vest? This flannel. The Burnside yarn-dyed long sleeve flannel shirt is our go-to flannel. It works with screen printed or embroidered designs, but one of our favorite things to do with this flannel is screen print a team name across the back in big block letters - we also love just a simple sleeve print on this guy. A super soft combo of 80/20 cotton/poly, roll-up sleeves, adjustable cuffs and a slew of available colors make this one a winter winner. Our favorite is the classic red and black.


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5. The Charles River Logan Jacket

For many of us, winter means more rain than snow. That's why we turn to one of our - and Oprah's! - favorite rain coats when the weather turns. That's right, Oprah named this Charles River rain jacket one of her favorite things in last January's issue of O Magazine. It's easy to see why - we can do either embroidery or heat transfer for your customization of choice, it's wind and water-resistant and the hip length provides extra coverage and a flattering fit. This one is for the ladies, but there's a men's counterpart, as well - hello, matching set! 


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Tags: Winter Apparel, Custom Apparel