2019 Top Apparel: Style + Function = Faves

#4  Panorama Hybrid Knit Jacket

A unique combination of woven and knit elements creates a distinctive jacket with versatile application.

Worn as a layering piece or as an outdoor shell, the Panorama Hybrid Jacket offers an innovative dual‐layer fabric. The water-repellent finish and running sleeve cuffs with thumb exits have you ready for outdoor recreation. Further details like a handwarmer in the sleevecuff and reflective piping had this jacket standing apart from more traditional fleece options, backed by numerous decoration opportunities.

Trimark Sportswear

#8  CLIQUE Spin Polo by Cutter & Buck

The brand power of Cutter & Buck at an entry level price point. With 14 colour choices, this polo is designed for corporate workwear as well as fairway performance.

The judges responded in favour of this collared option, awarding high marks for value and quality. The Spin Dye process that colours the CLIQUE Spin Polo and other styles from the Spin collection, offers excellent colour performance that won’t fade away. Promoted as the most sustainable polyester yarns and fabrics in the apparel industry. Ready for regular use and plenty of brand impressions.

Cutter & Buck

It started in August: an open invitation across North America to submit nominations for branded merchandise and apparel solutions.  Over the next 90 days, more than 125 nominations were recorded.   Of these, less than 50 would make it to the final round table for review in the eighth annual Marketingedge Magazine Top Products contest.

We welcomed eight professional buyers to the product review day.  With scorecard in hand, each judge traveled through the top qualifiers to measure their performance and impact as brand-building assets.  The review panel was a diverse mix, including members of the financial, agricultural, public service, entertainment and marketing sectors.

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#2  Liberty Crewneck T-Shirt with FeatherTouch Print

A more substantial fabric with a softer touch was the description offered for why this product earned high marks in quality.

Adding to its perceived value, the Liberty Crewneck T-Shirt is decorated by exclusive FeatherTouch print used to embellish the garment for your custom needs. The printed colours on the shirt carry a retro, muted appearance and are nearly indistinguishable to the touch of the fabric. A more comfortable option for any T-shirt you want to be washed and worn regularly and stand up over time.

Canada Sportswear

#6  Avalanche System Jacket (3-in-1) by Stormtech

An evolution of the 3-in-1 jacket, new innovative technology lets you stay warmer longer with less fabric, reducing the inflated appearance of former jacket systems.

The innovative technology behind the Avalanche System Jacket offers incredible performance and value. Remove or keep the hood. Wear as an insulated thermal jacket or a lighter weight waterproof/breathable outer shell. In lighter weather, unzip the inner quilted inner jacket for a thin but thermally robust packable jacket. Decorate both layers for double the brand exposure.


#9  Reflex Hoody by Stormtech

Urban athletic design with technical features, perfect for pre or post workout or just a casual night out.

The Reflex Hoody includes performance inspired H2X‐DRY fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin to help regulate optimal body temperature. Fashion features like the high scuba neckline and contrast seams provide a higher perceived value appearance. Judges scored quality high for the divine fabric feel and presentation, and saw great brand impression potential for how often it would be worn.


#3  Rainier Packable Jacket by Cutter & Buck

Packable performance designed to keep you comfortable in a mix of weather conditions.

A wind- and water-resistant nylon jacket, the Rainer Packable Jacket is one style from a collection that features square pattern quilting and Primaloft fill. Rated to keep you warm down to -15 C. The hidden embroidery panel gives you access to hide the backing of your stitched decoration, and the inside left pocket is your packable pouch for easy transport. High marks for quality, value and branding, with lots of colour options.

Cutter & Buck

#7  Battery Heated Traffic Safety Jacket

An added feature for comfort in the coldest times of the year, this safety jacket meets WCB and CSA Z96-02 Class 2, Level 2 standards and pairs battery powered warming technology with traditional safety fashion.

The Battery Heated Traffic Safety Jacket features a rechargeable battery that powers three levels of heat, front and back, and lasts up to six hours. It provides improved safety and comfort for anyone working outside. Features also include a detachable hood, three front pockets and 4" 3M reflective tape. Available in three colour options: Safety Green, Orange and Black.

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#1  Lexington Bonded Overcoat by Stormtech

With a little help from a couple of British duchesses, the longer overcoat or trench coat is back in style in full force. The Lexington Bonded Overcoat earned full marks from the top products judges for its performance features that go above and beyond its posh presentation, for women and men.

Complementing the formal style lines that make this coat a must-have for any corporate program, this technical bonded overcoat features the same H2XTREME technology for superior weatherproof protection that we have come to expect from most softshell jackets. Rated
to keep you comfortable to at least -10 C, the jacket is also rated water resistant to 8,000 mm and is breathable.

Additional performance features include a fulllength front flap with button closures, front pocket welts, and princess style seams on the
women’s coat for a more flattering shape. Ready for your branding, the hidden embroidery access lets you tastefully decorate this jacket to
meet your style needs.


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#5  Rotation Quarter-Zip by Puma Golf

High marks for quality, function and value drove this top style, offering proven performance and valuable co-branding.

Designed with a soft fleece brushed fabric, the Rotation Quarter-Zip features lightweight Puma dryCELL performance moisture-wicking properties that keep you dry and comfortable. Coupled with Puma’s technology for UV protection, rated UPF40+. A layering piece for easy transition from the office to the outdoors.

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