Buying A Hoodie
A hoodie is a sweatshirt with a hood, which seems simple enough until you go to buy one. Transfer Express apparel has 75 hoodie choices so where do you start? The information below should help.
We carry 12 different brands of hoodies. If the brand name is important to your customer, this may immediately narrow the choice. The brands we carry are Jerzees, District, District Made, Port & Company, Hanes, Gildan, Sport Tek, Russell, Anvil, Port Authority, Eddie Bauer, and Cornerstone.
There are hundreds of color choices. To help narrow your decision, find out if your customer is looking for a solid color or one of the pattern choices like tie-dye, real-tree or a sleeve stripe. If it is a standard color such as red or navy, almost all the style will come in that color. But if your customer is looking for a more unusual color such as brown, or a heather blue, this may help narrow your choices.
Hoodies come in weights from 6.5 oz. to 10 oz. Some customers like a heavy weight hoodie, especially if they will be wearing it as outerwear. I prefer a lighter weight to add a layer without bulk. Polyester hoodies will typically be lighter weight due to the lighter nature of that fabric, and a 100% cotton be a heavier weight.
There are basically three hoodie fabrics – cotton, polyester or poly/cotton blends. Getting this choice from your customer first will help narrow down the choices and is really a personal preference.
The most popular style is the traditional pullover. However, we also have other fashion styles such as lace up, full zip, and a raw split neck.
Just as there is a large range in colors and styles, one of the most important choices your customer will need to make is price. Prices range from $9 to $33 with many price points in between.
Hoodies are extremely popular and the trend doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Finding the right style for your customer can be a challenge, but our wide selection of choices should create a satisfied customer.
I like that you pointed out that the hoodie must be made out of cotton or polyester, and I like that they can be a mix of those as well. I will definitely keep that in mind when I buy a hoodie. The weather is just becoming too much for me to take which made me have hypothermia yesterday that is why I will be buying a hoodie tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!