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    The Good, the Better, and the Best: Guide to Custom Fraternity Products

    The Good, the Better, and the Best: Guide to Custom Fraternity Products

    Let us take all of the stress out of starting a custom order. Here's the rundown on our top picks for basic custom products!

    Basic teee: good, better, best

    Basic tees are the most in-demand product, not only because they're versatile and can work for any event, but also because who doesn't love getting a new favorite tee?! While there are many, many more options when it comes to the basic staple, these picks are our favorites! We appreciate the Gildan 2000, not only for it's affordability, but it's comfort! It's a surprisingly soft tee (and who doesn't want that?). Bella + Canvas comes in second with a new favorite of ours, the 3001. It's a lighter weight tee with a retail fit and can add some class to any event. But our all time favorite tee here at Campus Classics is the Comfort Colors 1717 tee. They also have so many colors and the mid-weight shirt has been washed hundreds of time during production that it has the washed/worn feel of a shirt you've had for years and never want to toss out. 

    Our next item up - your favorite crewneck. This item is a great pick for parent's weekends and fall activities keeping everyone warm and cozy for all events. Our favorite basic is the Hanes F260. With all their color options and great price point, this crewneck is the perfect choice for a chapter sticking to a budget without compromising style. Next up, Comfort Colors. We love this crewneck because, like everything else in the Comfort Colors family, it has a familiar, worn wash that doesn't need to be broken in. It's a heavier weight as well and comes in lots of rich and bright colors. Onto our top pick - Champion S149. How could we go with anything else? This crewneck has been a crowd favorite for decades! With a reverse weave panel on the sides and heavier weight, it's the kind of crewneck you keep in your closet every spring cleaning cause it's just that comfy.

    Hoodies: good, better, best

    Onto hooded sweatshirts! These can be such a fun option for a custom order to throw a little variety into the mix of your closet. They can work especially well for events like themed formals or winter events. Port & Co 78H is one of our favorite products in our whole line! It's affordable and unlike some other basic brand sweatshirts, it doesn't shorten or shrink after washing. That way you can keep wearing it for basically forever. Our silver medalist is Independent SS4500. It's also well priced and a nice hoodie. It only just edged out our bronze medalist thanks to the wide variety of colors and patterns offered. Camo? Check. Peach? Check. Construction Orange? Sure, why not. But our favorite, again, has got to be Champion S101. Brand name, comfortable heavy weight, we just love it. You'll want to keep this guy around to pass on to your next pledge class (or maybe not, you do you).

    Joggers: good, better, best

    Now to pair that awesome hoodie you just chose with a pair of new joggers. The pair to check out first - Jerzees 975MPR. A great product at a great price and, though affordably price, they still made a point to have well designed details like cuffed ankles and a contrasting color drawstring. Next up in second place (and partially just to prove to ourselves that we aren't biased with love towards Champion) is Champion AO700. We love this product because it's heavier than some other joggers and it's got a fun back pocket with a patch! It's a product that just speaks quality. As our top pick though, we had to go with Alternative 9881. We'll sum it all up in one word: soft... Okay we'll give you a bit more: these are so soft and have a more retail fit. We also love the contrast of the drawstring!

    Polos: good, better, best

    Let's switch it up from comfy cozy to business causal! As much as we'd all like to wear hoodies all day, every day, we understand that sometimes we've all got to look put together and presentable. The first place to start on a custom order: C2 59000. It's a well priced basic that's got all the staple colors and would work well for the price conscious chapter. Step it up a little bit and you'll find Port Authority K110We love this polo, not only is a great price but it still has a feeling of quality to it. It's mid-weight and even has some nifty side vents subtly included. Our favorite of the bunch though is the Nike 363807. Professional, classy, brand name - it doesn't get much better for solid quality custom polos. It's also Dri-FIT so it'll keep you comfortable for any situation. BONUS: While the Nike polo was our favorite, we still wanted to share our love for the Adidas A263 polo. It's also brand name and has a very retail feel. Plus, how can you not love color block?

    Hats: good, better, best

    Now to top it all off (pun very much intended). While basic tees and hoodies are some of the most fun items to design for custom projects, hats are also up there as a favorite custom item! We all love getting a nice quality hat and we've got the lowdown on some of our most reliable options. First up, ValuCap VC300A. These hats come in a wide variety of color and are cost effective! Next, we'd recommend the Richardson 320. It also has a wide variety of colors and is the perfect, most-dad, dad cap. It's 100% cotton too, so it's comfortable and the back strap and metal buckle keep it classic. Our favorite hat though, is the Nike 779797. Again, name brand goes a long way, but we also love the supreme quality of this hat. It's light-weight polyester so it'll keep you cool like every good hat should. BONUS: basic ball caps may be where most of us tend to lean, but we also love a good boonie hat like The Game GB400. Trust us, you'll feel like a true adventurer wearing this out in the wild and hey, it'll keep the back of your neck from getting burnt.

    Have any additional products you'd like guidance on? Feel free to contact us about starting a custom order by filling out a custom inquiry or emailing us at custom@campus-classics.com!

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