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When looking for the perfect uniform for your team, it’s easy to get confused and lost in the crowd. It seems like every day there is a new company with the most atrocious website telling you they’re going to “hook you up”, which usually means cutting corners that lead to mistakes and delayed shipments. Then there are always your big name brands, which in all honesty do a fantastic job in their retail products but rarely impress when it comes to customizing team sports uniforms.
Twelve years ago I was playing in a highly competitive church basketball league wearing shiny green uniforms that looked like they belonged in an episode of Star Trek. The team had not won much over the previous seasons so the coach asked if anybody could help us get a new look. I volunteered for the job and was able to design and outsource what looked like professional quality uniforms. That was also the first year we won the championship and I don’t think it was a coincidence. Being able to redefine who we were and being able to fully customize the look we needed to stand out gave us the confidence we needed to play like we mean it.
The next season we had coaches from the whole league asking us to make them basketball uniforms and that was the beginning of Allen Sportswear. As our clients grew from the neighborhood school to top ranking AAU® teams, celebrity leagues, semi pro teams and even movies like “Meet The Browns”, we eventually started our own factory in order to have complete control over production time, quality of material and the ability to make changes and upgrades on the fly. We were also able to ensure that every fabric is hand picked, every stitch is hand sewn, and every detail carefully crafted. This resulted in uniforms that never fail to impress and bring clients back year in and year out.
Since then, Allen Sportswear has become the brand of choice for champions and up and comers alike, teams who want a unique look that represents the level of performance they want to achieve. If you are ready to break out of the stereotype and want to begin their journey of endless possibilities, we invite you to join Team Allen and experience what it means to “Dress Like It, Play Like It”
Player Interviews – New York vs Boston and… by E-League
While our specialty is gearing up top ranking travel teams and the best high school teams in the US, you can now also find Allen Sportswear being worn by some serious ballers in Hollywood! Eleague Productions, formerly known as the NBA Entertainment league, ordered their uniforms from us this year and boy did they get an upgrade! The league’s past and present participants include JustinTimberlake, Bill Bellamy, Snoop Dog, Adam Levine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tobey Maguire, Kellen Lutrz, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Brown, Kevin Hart, Don Cheadle, Nick Carter, and Justin Bieberthis year.. and close to 200 of the most elite names in the industries of Film, TV and music.
Disclaimer: E- League athletes are not sponsored by Allen Sportswear.
The Lady Knights were one of six Central Florida high school teams to win a complete sponsorship for new uniforms in Allen Sportswear’s ?Dress the Champions contest?.
Westwood and St. Lucie West Centennial High Schools voyage to the Dress The Champions 2011 finals documented in this TCPalm article.
As the 2010 – 2011 Basketball season progresses Allen Sportswear Teams have exceled and been continually recognized by the biggest newspaper in Central Florida: The Orlando Sentinel. We have compiled all the professional quality photos of the Dr. Phillips Girls, Agape Girls, Jones Boys, and the Osceola Boys in action!
Check out our Facebook to see all the amazing photos:
Thanks to the Orlando Sentinel and all of the Athletes for their great work this season!
Word is getting out on our Dress the Champions Campaign. Check out the write up in the Orlando Sentinel Varsity section:
Stay tuned in as the word starts to spread!
Allen Sportswear is proud to be the Official Team Uniform Partner of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Intramural Flag Football Team. They were one of the first to wear our sleeveless flag football jersey designs launched in 2008 and with their elite play and national recognition has escalated the demand to a whole new level for these championship quality jerseys.
They did not just look great in their Vegas Gold and Black home and away uniforms, they dominated the competition to match, exemplified by their 2009 championship title. Keep your eyes peeled for new flag football designs coming your way!
Nick Grande of the UCF team looking good and playing great in an Allen Sportswear Flag Football uniform at last year’s College IM Flag Football Championship
Back in 2007 SportsFuzion and Allen Sportswear teamed up to provide the new inductees of the Basketball Hall of Fame with commemorative jerseys. The jerseys were custom designed with the specific coaches in mind, the highest profile of which being Roy Williams of North Carolina and previously Kansas.
The jerseys were highly appreciated and admired by both SportsFuzion as well as the coaches receiving them. The induction aired on ESPN adding another level to Allen Sportswear’s already established credibility.
Roy was able to keep one of the jerseys and another version of the jersey, decorated in UNC colors and signed by Roy Williams himself, is hanging it the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.