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Custom Ink’s Blue Collar Gear Guide

Posted By Kate Degen

If you need gear that gets the job done–Custom Ink’s got the selection for you! Check out all of our customizable workwear, t-shirts, and more for your blue collar business. Whether you’re looking for polos for a polished look or hats and hoodies for your crew, a suite of branded gear is sure to make your company stand out. Looking for brands you trust? We have plenty of pieces from Carhartt, CornerStone, Richardson, and Dickies to choose from. To help you get started, read through Custom Ink’s blue collar gear guide.

Custom hats and t-shirts for your company

Carhartt Force Cotton Pocket T‑shirt


A trusted brand, the Carhartt Force Cotton Pocket T‑shirt is a durable mid-weight raglan tee that’ll hold up all day, no matter what the job throws at you. It maintains its shape and has a pocket for holding pencils or small tools. It’s also sweat-wicking and has technology that makes getting stains out easy. Put your logo on the chest of one of these and give a few to each of your employees to wear on the job.

CornerStone Snag‑Proof Colorblock Pocket Polo


We love the colorblocking lines on the CornerStone Snag‑Proof Colorblock Pocket Polo. It also has a pocket for holding all the things you need for work and the heavier weight and durable fabric are perfect for those who work hard day in, day-out. It’s moisture-wicking and snag-proof for when you need a shirt that lasts, as well as odor blocking for when jobs get tough. CornerStone is another great brand with workhorse-worthy gear. These polos are perfect for looking polished when meeting with potential clients or investors. It comes in a handful of colors that act as accents, which means letting your logo really shine.

Richardson Snapback Trucker Hat


The Richardson Snapback Trucker Hat is all about style and function. Its pre-curved contrast stitched visor and mesh back give it trendy details, and the adjustable snapback makes it easy for fitting a crew of any size. It also comes in colors that really stand out on a site like this charcoal and neon yellow. This hat is great for outdoor workers on and off the job–the more they wear it, the more people will see your logo on the front!

Carhartt Duck Traditional Vest


Nothing says Carhartt like the tradition of Carhartt Brown–and we love how it looks on this Carhartt Duck Traditional Vest. It’s a great extra layer for any member of the crew and is insulated for warmth and made of cotton duck. It’s water repellent and wind resistant, with two large insulated front pockets and a drop tail hem. It’s the perfect piece for transition seasons as an optional layer and all throughout the cold winter days. You can also personalize the front chest, or the upper back, which will add to the whole piece. Keep one of these in your truck for when you need an extra layer.

Carhartt Rain Defender Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt


If you’re looking for a dependable hoodie your whole group will love, look no further! The Carhartt Rain Defender Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt is as cozy as it is hardworking. It’s water repellant and has a hand warmer pocket for cold weather. With its jersey lined hood and rib knit cuffs and waistband, we wouldn’t even think about going outside without one of these in tow. Personalize these for your staff if they work outdoors in the chillier seasons or in a workshop with fluctuating temps!

Dickies Lightweight Industrial Work Shirt


For a name you know and a comfortable work shirt you need, customize the Dickies Lightweight Industrial Work Shirt. It’ll keep you cool in any work environment and its crisp, clean, and fade resistant fabric will keep you looking professional on the job. The front pocket even has pencil dividers! Outfitting your team in these will let customers know you care about quality–we could see these in an auto shop or on contractors working in the field.

Carhartt 14″ Tool Bag


If you can’t go anywhere without your tools–tote them in style with the Carhartt 14″ Tool Bag. It’s made of a durable water repellant material, has six interior pockets, six exterior pockets, and will let everyone on the job site know you mean business. Order these for your whole team for a cohesive look, or even customize them for holiday or employee anniversary gifts.

CamelBak 32 oz. Stainless Steel Chute Mag Water Bottle


Doing your best on the job means showing up prepared–and hydrated! Your employees will get tons of use out of the CamelBak 32 oz. Stainless Steel Chute Mag Water Bottle. It’s large enough to keep the team hydrated on the job most of the day and keeps any beverage hot for 8 hours or cold for 24. It even has a magnetic carry handle that keeps the cap safe while you’re drinking. Your logo would stand out on the sleek black color–it would be perfect for giving to clients or if you’re a builder, gifting to future homeowners.

Recycled Mini Flip Spiral Jotter with Pen


Need to take notes on the job? Put your logo on the Recycled Mini Flip Spiral Jotter with Pen. It’s perfect for jotting down measurements and will fit nicely in a pocket or tool bag. This pen and pad is eco-friendly, thanks to its recycled materials, including the recycled barrel ballpoint pen. It’s a great item for rounding out your set of custom business gear.

Hoodies for on the job

Ready to send your crew out to the job site in custom gear? Head to our Design Lab to get started. If you need even more inspiration, check out our business templates. What kind of products are you going to create for your team? Tell us all about it in the comments below!


Kate wants her work to impact the little but important moments in people’s lives—like birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations. She loves coming up with witty copy that might inspire someone to create an awesome t-shirt!

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