PPAI Magazine September 2023

22 • SEPTEMBER 2023 • PPAI Essentials | In Style 4. The new Mercer+Mettle Women’s Long Sleeve Twill Overshirt, made of a poly/rayon/spandex blend, offers stretch for comfort, as well as double chest pockets with button flaps and large lower patch pockets accommodated by the garment’s longer length. Available in women’s sizes XS-4S and black or gray (shown). SanMar / PPAI 110788, S16 / sanmar.com “It’s an ease-of-use concept that’s really becoming popular,” Ostrom says, “like I could carry anything I needed with me at any time. And when you have a larger pocket, you need a lot more real estate to put it on, so I think that’s part of the longer length conversation that’s going on.” Options abound for cold-weather accessories, too, from custom scarves to brandable beanies and knit caps. Bret Bonnet, co-founder and president of Illinoisbased Quality Logo Products, the No. 30 distributor of the PPAI 100, says beanies are definitely the most popular cold weather items with his customers, followed by quarter-zip fleeces. Price definitely plays a role with winter apparel, he adds, which can make for some tough conversations with clients who want a brand name but balk at the price tag. PPAI: 111248 | ASI: 35375 | SAGE: 50327 | UPIC: ACCENTS | DC: 101273 Made & Printed in the USA Quick Turn Arounds Low Minimums www.americanaccents.com | 888.287.7883 Scan for pricing! 50 piece minimums! BOOKMARKS •Choice of cardstock or Grip-It™ material •Several colors to choose from •Great for book fairs and school events! •Digitally die cut; no additional fee •20+ stock shapes available •Digitally printed with 4-Color process