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Tactive Picks: Our favorite trends in corporate apparel
May 28, 2019

One of the many advantages of being an apparel vendor at the forefront of corporate branding is the exposure that we get to the latest fashion trends as they make their way into the business world.

Corporate apparel is a staple at almost every company. Garments can serve as an advertising vessel to reinforce your brand, create loyalty with your customers, and serve as a way to build up your team.

Worried about what your corporate wear will say about your brand? A good rule of thumb is that your corporate apparel should match your corporate personality. If your law firm employees mostly wear suits and ties, it doesn’t make much sense to offer a bunch of t-shirts to your employees. But, for a startup tech company? You betcha! Tech companies are known for their creative workspaces and unusual workwear.

Our team of specialists picked their favorite, on-trend pieces below to help you make the right apparel choices for your office. Check it out:

Nik’s Picks

Nikki Hershik
Nikki Hershik is the Director of Client Experience at Tactive. Her broad experience is second-to-none when it comes to helping teams find apparel that fits their brand and their budget.

Bella + Canvas Unisex Jersey Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

“The Bella + Canvas 3001C is my absolute go to for tees. This piece is the perfect tee for events, lightweight and breathable, it comes in 54 on-trend colors. You’ll be sure to find a color to match perfectly with your company or event.”

Use: Casual, Events

LST407 Sport-Tek ® Ladies PosiCharge® Tri-Blend Wicking 1/4-Zip Pullover

“This quarter-zip is a versatile piece for year-round wear. For all apparel types there are name brand options available such as The North Face, or Nike but oftentimes budget friendly choices such as this Sport-Tek pullover fit within a smaller company’s budget. “

Use: Casual, Corporate

LW701 Port Authority ® Ladies 3/4-Sleeve Tunic Blouse

“Transition seamlessly from professional life to play in this comfortable and flattering tunic blouse. Split V-neck with metal buttons, this blouse has a longer tunic length and gathered back detailing.”

Use: Casual, Corporate

Alex’s Picks

Alex Browning
A former art teacher who now works with one of Tactive’s biggest clients, Alex is always ahead of the latest trends.

SP10 Port & Company® – Long Sleeve Value Denim Shirt

“Perfect for the casual workspace. This button-up can be worn open over a basic tee, perfect for casual Friday.”

Use: Casual, Corporate

J7710 Port Authority® Northwest Slicker

“Waterproof and ready for spring! A rain shower can pop up at any moment, be prepared for that outdoor outing with this slicker!”

Use: Casual, Inclimate Weather

LOG810 OGIO ® Ladies Luuma Pullover Fleece Hoodie

“This pullover fleece hoodie is outfitted with metal grommets and a heat transfer label for tag free comfort. Fleece is a synthetic fabric that is lightweight, durable, and can wick moisture away from the skin. All of which makes it the perfect choice for corporate outerwear.”

Use: Casual

Michael’s Picks

Michael McMillen
As a project manager for Tactive, Michael is plugged into the latest requests from a wide range of clients. He brings a fashionably masculine vibe to his apparel choices.

395J Threadfast Apparel Unisex Bomber Jacket

“The bomber jacket is a timeless piece of outerwear that every man should own. Great for all weather, this jacket can be paired with basic pants such as slacks or jeans. Ideal for any age, this jacket plays off the military aesthetic that is very much on trend.”

Use: Casual

6030 Comfort Colors ® Heavyweight Ring Spun Pocket Tee

“Another amazing t-shirt option. A custom t-shirt such as this paired with a corporate branded hat (hold for Indy’s picks) will have you prepared for casual Friday. 100% ring spun cotton, a little bit of a heavier shirt but feels surprising soft against your skin.”

Use: Casual, Events

F295 Port Authority® Slub Fleece 1/4-Zip Pullover

“A sophisticated pullover such as this is the perfect addition to any work wardrobe. Outfitted with a slub texture and a metal zipper, throw this on over a button-down shirt for those chilly day meetings.”

Use: Casual, Corporate

Indy’s Picks

As the official office greeter, Indy’s world is a veritable red carpet of clients showing off their corporate style. His picks are great for both humans and canines!

JA8449 J America Adult Epic Sherpa Blanket

“There’s nothing better than going in a circle ten times and ending up with this Sherpa blanket between your paws. Perfect for naps and lazy days on the couch.”

Use: Casual, Corporate Gifting

1889-40 Carhartt Signature Standard 15″ Computer Backpack

“Perfect for holding treats, leashes, and poop bags, this Carhartt bag is made with the same great care and quality as their garments. The bag is outfitted with water repellent material and is a bag meant to last.

Use: Corporate

CP77 Port & Company® – Brushed Twill Low Profile Cap

“Flawless for any size head, this 5-paneled dad cap has a more subtle look than a typical hat, usually decorated with a minimal logo. The unstructured crown and cotton twill fabric are perfect for a bad hair day at the office or volunteering with your peers!”

Use: Casual, Inclimate Weather

Corporate apparel plays a significant role in advertising your business. Logoed clothing can generate thousands of impressions every time it leaves a closet. A creative design can turn a plain t-shirt into a wearable branding piece that will stand out and help customers remember your business. Plus, cross-promoting your website with your work apparel can create a cohesive message defining your brand.

If you’re looking to outfit your team, or set up a website where your employees can shop your brand – you can contact us at We love helping our clients look great!