Back-to-School Honor List: The Top 10 Apparel Styles to Sell

Nothing says “back-to-school” quite like T-shirts and fleece! Make sure that you have plenty of inventory on hand in the most popular school and collegiate colors so that you can fulfill those potential high-volume custom team order requests. Stock up now on the most popular styles and premium fabric T-shirts from Next Level Apparel (asi/73867) to make a lasting impression with your best customers and community schools.

When it comes to college and university events or alumni and supporter appreciation gifts, purchasing premium blank apparel will leave a long-lasting impression. That’s because the durability, fit and quality will outshine other options in the industry.

Let’s review NLA’s Top 10 “Honor List” when it comes to these common educational project requests. The styles on this list made the cut because they each offer premium qualities and unique details that stand out among a sea of sameness. Stock up now on these must-haves for back-to-school and you’ll be at the head of the class!


#1: NEW Unisex CVC Long Sleeve T-Shirt (6211)
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Trending right out of the gate, we can’t say enough about this new kid on the block! Bottom line, you should stock this style. Available in 11 winning colors with premium details like side seams for the best fit and shape retention, this long-sleeve tee just keeps raising the bar with a set-in crew neck featuring a 1×1 baby ribbed trim and ribbed sleeve cuffs to boot.


#2: Unisex Tri-Blend 3/4 Raglan T-Shirt (6051)
We’re giving this raglan tee some well-deserved press time as it stands out in a crowd with its sport-influenced contrasting ¾ raglan sleeves and slight scalloped hem, as well as a flat-lock finish for a raw-edge look. Don’t forget about the super-soft tri-blend fabric either. Make sure you bring this style over the finish line and to the front of the line for your sales consideration.

#3: Unisex Tri-Blend Long Sleeve T-Shirt (6071)
This long-sleeve T-shirt deserves extra credit due to its supreme softness and drape with maximum stretch and recovery. The vintage look and feel makes an instant familiar first impression, just like you’ve found your new favorite T-shirt. If long sleeves aren’t your jam, then opt for the Unisex Tri-Blend T-Shirt (6010) instead which comes in a wide assortment of beautifully heathered colors.


#4: Unisex Sueded Long Sleeve T-Shirt (6411)
This is a great long-sleeve alternative to the Unisex Sueded T-Shirt (6410). Both styles offer that irresistibly soft lived-in brushed fabric that gets even better over time after each wash in a wide selection of both solid and heathered colors. This garment offers a truly premium look and feel that’s head and shoulders above the basic T-shirt.


#5: Unisex Santa Cruz Hoodie (9303)
This super soft hoodie has it all: Incredibly soft premium fleece with a 100% cotton face for ultimate printability, plus brushed 80/20 fleece backing for breathable warmth with extra coziness.

#6: Unisex Santa Cruz Pocket Sweatshirt (9001)
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If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, here it is. This sweatshirt is anything but basic! Highlight to clients how this style offers a classic fit with the surprise feature of a kangaroo pocket. A printable 100% cotton face with brushed fleece backing and set-in sleeves with 1×1 baby ribbed cuffs and a ribbed waistband make this style stand out against comparable styles.

#7: Unisex Fleece Quarter Zip (9643)
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New this fall, this garment is perfect for those clients who want the ultimate versatile layering piece. Recipients can put the collar up for a modern and polished look or wear it open for a sporty, relaxed vibe. You can bet this one will be on everyone’s wish list! It’s also available in three top-selling core colors, two fleece blends and comes in sizes up to 3XL.

#8: Unisex Fleece Sweatpants (9803)
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New this fall, these modern yet classic sweatpants feature great attention to quality details such as a back pocket and adjustable waistband with DTM (dyed to match) drawcords. This style is available in three top-selling core colors and two fleece blends.

#9: Unisex Malibu Hoodie (9302)
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Meet the classic hoodie that goes heavy on softness, thanks to its 60% cotton|40% polyester blend and premium details such as a 3-piece hood with metal grommets and DTM drawcords. This hoodie also features inclusive sizing with sizes up to 3XL.

#10: Unisex Malibu Sweatshirt (9002)
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This heathered sweatshirt combines classic style with premium retail details like a set-in crew neck and sleeves with 1×1 baby ribbed cuffs, a locker patch and a tearaway label.

And there you have it! Present your clients these A+ styles and you’ll be sure to make the mark with your sales this school season.