sweet, I just started a thread in PR about branded goods and this is exactly what I wanted.
OP, can you recommend any form the people above? who you have tried to contact here and any additional comments?
Queensboro is a good business. They've been around a long time and they've got the same products as everyone else.
To make sure everyone understands how the industry works as someone mentioned Sanmar as well.
Queensboro and everyone else like us buys from companies like Sanmar. We then put your logo on the goods and sell it to you. Sanmar will not sell to the general public. Queensboro's "Port Authority" is actually a Sanmar brand which all of us sell, there's no secret product.
The logo is where you will see some differences. Some places do it themselves, some places use outside vendors. It's almost impossible to do it yourself unless you're a huge firm AND have enormous volume. Each year the embroidery machines improve, tighter stitches, new types of stitches etc. The machines are several millions of dollars each. A few years ago we switched to a nationally recognized embroidery firm to do all our embroidery because we figure if it's good enough for major sports teams (their other clients) it's good enough for us and in reality it's the best we've ever seen.
One other point, the prices on the Queensboro site do not include your logo. Our site, and many others like it do include most logos in the price. You'll usually pay $2-$5 extra per shirt for your logo.
S&S activewear is another wholesaler.
Promomanagers would you mind me asking who you use? I have industrial work wear that needs imprinting and embroidery and my current fly by night outfit cant decide if they would rather drink themselves stupid or do business.