If your private school, charter school, or homeschool co-op is considering creating a mandatory uniform for students, or if a new uniform is in order, polo shirts are often an easy way to get the uniformity (pun intended) you are looking for. Custom polo shirts help provide a sense of belonging to a group, which in turn promotes team work amongst students. Matching shirts are perfect for field trips, as members of the group can be quickly and easily identified. They also give off a structured and focused vibe, which is very important in a school setting. Polos are durable, making them ideal for children of all ages. They standup to the spills and trips of childhood, and if taken reasonable care of, can even be passed down to younger siblings. Some schools even form an exchange program for parents to trade in the uniforms their children have outgrown for other gently used items.
Whether you decide to use polo shirts or dress shirts as you uniforming piece, embroidery is the most common way of displaying your school identity on your uniforms. Embroidery pricing varies depending on the size and complexity, but typically adds $5-7 to the price of a garment. Polo shirts are available in a wide range of price, quality, and colors. Durable economical polo shirts start at $10 (plus the cost of embroidery). Color selection varies by style. Most school like to offer two or three different colors of shirts (usually white and the school colors) so that students (and their parents) have a little variety in their choice of attire. Students can be allowed to wear their own pants or skirts (you probably want to have a dresscode spelling out the parameters of what is acceptable). Or we can also provide youth shorts, pants (navy or khaki are most common), and even gym clothes for a complete and polished look.
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If your school is in the San Diego area, EmbroidMe San Diego would be happy to help fulfill your new uniform needs. Our professional staff will be happy to provide you with the products you need in a timely manner and at an affordable price. Please contact us at EmbroidMe for more information or for a quote.