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”