Custom Sweatshirts, Hoodies, and Vests Buyers Guide

Buying custom sweatshirts and vests with your logo can be confusing. We're here to crack the code and make ordering custom logo layering options for your team as simple as possible. In this guide, we'll break down the popular retail brands and different layering styles, explain how and where your logo can be added, and provide you with some business applications for your new custom sweatshirts and vests.

Custom Layering Buyers Guide

What are Some Popular Custom Layering Brands?

At Merchology we're all about your logo + brands you love. For layering, that means providing you with the highest quality sweatshirts, sweaters, and vests from the widest range of premium retail brands in the industry. That includes everything from the world's leading athletic brands like Under Armour and Nike to the top outdoors brands like Patagonia and The North Face. Your logo deserves the best, so why settle for anything less than the world's leading retail brands?

Helly Hansen Corporate Logo  Carhartt Company Logo  The North Face Company Logo  Adidas Corporate Logo  Champion Corporate Logo  Puma Corporate Logo  Eddie Bauer Corporate Logo    Qualify to Order Custom Logo Lululemon Apparel and Gear

Zusa Brand Logo  OGIO Corporate Logo  Spyder Corporate Logo  Marmot Corporate Logo  Nike Swoosh Logo  Patagonia Corporate Logo  Under Armour Corporate Logo   Peter Millar Company Logo

Custom Sweatshirt & Sweater Styles

 In terms of sweatshirt and sweater styles, if you can imagine it we probably have it. We've got you covered on everything from your traditional corporate quarter zips to sleeveless hoodies. Here's a quick look at some of our most popular sweatshirt and sweater styles.

Custom Hoodies

Personalized hoodies are the star of the show. The first thing you put on when you get home from work? Your favorite hoodie. Going to the gym? Hoodie. Running errands around town? Hoodie. For many people, hoodies are the most beloved piece of clothing in their wardrobe, and we won't argue otherwise.

Nike Men's Grey Therma-FIT Textured Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie OGIO Endurance Women's Diesel Grey Pursuit Full Zip

Custom Crew Neck Sweatshirts

Before there was the hoodie, there was the crew neck sweatshirt. These custom men's and women's crew-necks from brands like Champion and Carhartt deliver maximum comfort in a classic style that's ideal for everything from work uniforms to the couch.

Carhartt Men's Black Midweight Crewneck Sweatshirt  Alternative Apparel Eco Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt with Custom Printed Company Logo

Custom Quarter Zips & Half Zip Pullovers

There might not be a more versatile piece of clothing out there than a custom quarter zip sweatshirt. Seriously, it's harder to think of occasions that you CAN'T wear a personalized quarter zip. Just add your embroidered corporate logo and spread your brand everywhere from the boardroom to the block party.

 Under Armour Quarter Zip  

Custom Full Zip Sweatshirts

Full zip sweatshirts provide the warmth and comfort you need in a style that you can easily take on and off all day long. Men's and women's full zips from brands like Patagonia and Nike are the perfect layer to wear over your outfit on your morning commute or in a chilly office.

 Zusa Women's True Navy Heather Midtown Fleece Full Zip

Custom Sweaters

These personalized sweaters and pullovers are sneaky comfortable and look great over a polo shirt or dress shirt. That's why they're the perfect extra layer for everything from the golf course to the workplace. All that's missing now is your embroidered corporate logo...

 adidas Men's Collegiate Navy Melange Team Issue CrewPort Authority Women's Black Concept Stretch Button-Front Cardigan

Custom Vest Styles

Custom embroidered vests are all the rage in corporate America. Over the years they've become increasingly popular in offices across the country to the point where they're starting to get a reputation as the new corporate uniform. We've got you covered on all the latest custom vest styles that are perfect for your logo.

Custom Sweater Vests

These aren't your grandfather's sweater vests. Custom sweater vests like Patagonia's Better Sweater Vest are a far cry from the pastel woolen vests you'd see around the country clubs. However, these full zip sweater vests are just as fitting to be worn over a button down shirt and are the perfect corporate layering piece when you add your embroidered company logo.

 The North Face Women's Black Ridgeline Soft Shell Vest

Custom Puffer Vests & Quilted Vests

Sometimes a jacket is too much, but a long sleeve shirt isn't enough. That's where these insulated puffer vests and quilted vests come into play. A custom puffer vest is the perfect weight to wear into the office on your morning commute. It keeps you warm on your way in and isn't so hot that you need to take it off when you walk into work. Oh, and these personalized vests are made with an outer shell that keeps the wind and rain out so you stay warm and dry.

The North Face Men's Black Thermoball Trekker Vest 

Custom Fleece Vests

Is there anything better than a warm fleece vest? These men's and women's custom fleece vests keep your body warm without slowing you down by limiting your range of motion. They're the best of both worlds. That's what makes them ideal for your embroidered logo.

 Cutter & Buck Men's Liberty Navy Cedar Park Full Zip VestEddie Bauer Women's Grey Steel Fleece Vest

Custom Hi-Vis Safety Vests

You might not make a fashion statement with these fluorescent high visibility safety vests, but you'll stay as safe as possible. These custom hi vis vests are available with reflective taping for even more visibility and can be embroidered with your company logo to add to your workwear uniforms.

 Carhartt Men's Brite Lime High Visibility Class 2 VestCornerstone Safety Orange ANSI 107 Class 2 Dual-Color Safety Vest

Applications for Personalized Sweatshirts & Vests

So, those are all pretty sweet products, but WHY should I order them for my business? We don't need to tell you that the uses for a custom sweatshirt or vest are endless, but here are a few business applications that our clients use us for.

Corporate Gifts

Custom sweatshirts, sweaters, and vests make fantastic corporate gifts, especially around the holidays when the temperatures are the coldest. Plus, everyone on your team will have the perfect addition to their wardrobe to wear to work! Check out our Corporate Gift Buyers Guide for more great corporate gift ideas.


Promotional Apparel & Giveaways

Give the gift of warmth at your next tradeshow or recruiting event by offering custom quarter zips, hoodies, or sweaters with your corporate logo to your colleagues. Not only will attendees have something special to remind them of your business, but they will also spread brand awareness wherever they go.

Custom Women's Sweater with Embroidered Corporate Logo

Employee Uniforms

If your business operates outdoors year round then you probably need to have seasonal uniforms. When the temperatures drop, make sure that your team has the best when it comes to cold weather work uniforms. Check out our custom industrial workwear and safety apparel collections to outfit your team in the best.

Custom Carhartt Hoodie with Embroidered Corporate Logo

Sports Teamwear & Team Uniforms

Sadly, we aren't aware of any sports that you can play in a hoodie and sweatpants. However, that doesn't mean that they can't be the perfect addition to your teamwear collection. There's no better way to complete your team uniforms than with a custom hoodie or track jacket with your embroidered team logo.

Custom Under Armour Women's Quarter Zip with Embroidered Corporate Logo

Sweatshirt and Vest Customization Methods

Here at Merchology, we practice just about every decoration method under the sun. That's because some customization techniques are more fitting for certain products than others. For sweatshirts, sweaters, and vests our most popular personalization methods are embroidery, screen printing, and heat transfer printing, but you can see a complete breakdown of our decoration methods right here.


Commercial embroidery is the most popular custom decoration method by our customers. Embroidery is especially popular with custom layering options like quarter zips, vests, full zips, and sweaters. You can learn more about how the embroidering process works here.


Screen Printing

Custom screen printing is the most versatile personalization method around and can be used to add your corporate logo to just about any flat surface. In terms of layering, screen printing is commonly used to customize hoodies, crew neck sweatshirts, and athletic or performance fabric. Find out how screen printing is done here.


Heat Transfer Printing

Custom heat transfer printing is another customization method that is popular for layering. However, it is not as popular as custom screen printing or embroidery because it works best on cotton or acrylic fabrics. Learn more about how heat transfer printing is done here.


Where Can I Add my Logo or Design?

We'll work with you to get your company logo or custom design added right where you want it, but over the years we've found that the best logo placements are determined by the garment you're decorating. Here are some logo placement suggestions to get you started:

  • Hoodies: left chest, right chest, center chest, or sleeve.
  • Crew Necks: left chest, right chest, center chest, or sleeve.
  • Quarter Zipsleft chest, right chest or sleeve.
  • Full Zips: left chest, right chest or sleeve.
  • Sweaters: left chest, right chest or sleeve.
  • Vests: left chest or right chest.

Next Steps

Hopefully, we've cleared up any confusion you may have had about ordering custom sweatshirts, hoodies, and vests with your corporate logo by now. If not, don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Otherwise, you're ready to start shopping for your new favorite corporate layering options. If it's getting a little too chilly for just a sweatshirt, head over to our Custom Jackets Buyers Guide. Otherwise, check out our other product buying guides for all your future custom apparel and accessory needs!