Do Custom Hats Work For Promoting My Business?
Are you looking for a promotional item that will make your business stand out in the crowd? STL Shirt Co. will help you promote your business with custom hats. With a wide array of styles, custom hats are great promo items for various events, giveaways, trade shows, sports teams, as well as recruiting events and new hire packages. To add even more value, 81 percent of people that get a promotional hat keep it for more than a year, and 40 percent keep it for more than 10 years. Moreover, 83 percent of people are more likely to do business with a brand that gave them a custom hat.
Brand your employees and promote your business. Creating custom hats that look cool is a great way to enhance your brand. Employees and customers will want to wear your custom hats just because of the way they look. More custom hats on more heads on more people around town means more exposure for your business. When your brand gets bigger, you will find that more and more often, when people do need the service that your business provides, they think of you first.
Custom hats provide some of the highest returns on your marketing investment with around 3,400 average impressions throughout their lifetime. Custom hats not only create these long-lasting impressions, they can also be designed and produced quickly by our professional staff to meet tight deadlines. STL Shirt Co. offers a wide variety of custom hats that work for any industry. Many restaurants, hospitals, and service companies need a polished, unified look for their team. We make custom hats and other gear for our neighbors — Local 562 plumbers and pipefitters union, as well as several other trusted vendors.
What Are the Different Types of Custom Hats?
Hats have been around forever, and we’ve seen new styles and trends come and go and come back. Whether you are following trends or following what you think is best for your brand, the style is up to you. We would love to talk about your ideas for custom hats. Give us a call at 636-926-2777 or contact us. There are tons of options; here are a few:
- Baseball Hats
The baseball cap became popular as far back as 1860 when it was first worn by the Brooklyn Excelsiors, a team that went onto to become the Dodgers. More than 40 million baseball hats are sold every year, accounting for more than 80 percent of all hat styles in the U.S.
New Era Cap in New York City changed the game with snapbacks. The brim is flat and wide, while the front panel is hard, preshaped, and almost at a 90° angle, making it ideal for large, in-your-face designs. Custom snapbacks became synonymous with hip hop in the early ‘90s.
- Dad Hats
Your old man can be embarrassing sometimes, but he likes what he likes in custom hats. This style, which became popular in the ‘90s, has a slouchy, unfitted look. As opposed to snapbacks, dad hats have round, preshaped brims and soft front panels that are angled backwards.
- Trucker Hats
Trucker hats, also called netback hats or mesh caps, date back to the ‘60s. Companies that dealt with farming and feed stores gave out custom hats to truck drivers and farmers. The hats gradually became popular among rural dwellers, because they could fit anyone, before dying out in the ‘90s. The trucker hat came roaring back in style in the early 2000s though, worn by the likes of Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Timberlake.
Tennis stars, golfers, softball, and volleyball players all wear visors, due to their lightweight. Visors protect the face and eyes from sunlight, as a cap or hat do, but being crownless allows for airflow to cool the head.
Definitely the warmest option among styles of custom hats, not to mention practical — warmth escapes your body through your head, right? Whether your beanie is cuffed, slouched, or a pompom on top, these custom hats are a must for chilly weather.
- Bucket Hats
Bucket hats are about as ‘90s as it gets, but they were actually invented in Ireland in the early 1900s. A wide variety of people love these loose-fitting hats because they are comfy, quirky, and a good way to shield your head from the rain.
For the St. Louis area’s best in custom hats, feel free to request a quote or call us at 636-926-2777.
What Fabrics Are Used in Custom Hats?
Each style has many options regarding fabric availability. The type of fabric can lend toward the functionality of your custom hats or a look you had in mind. Hat materials are important to not only the look and style, but the environment in which they will be worn. Beanies are typically made from acrylic, acrylic mixed, or merino wool. Here are some of the fabrics most used in custom hats:
- Cotton Twill
- Canvas or Waxed Canvas
- Premium Wool
- Speckled Tweed Wool
- Ripstop Cotton
The Area's Best in Custom Hats | STL Shirt Co.
Whether you have your design in hand, or need one of our skilled designers to take the reins, STL Shirt Co. can have your custom hats ready to show off and take your brand or team to the next level. From using the highest quality thread and the newest embroidery machines to providing friendly and helpful customer service, STL Shirt Co. is committed to supplying the best custom embroidery services in the Greater St. Louis area.
Call us today at 636-926-2777 or contact us for a quote online.