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Don’t settle for a standard white vest: add a little variety to your wardrobe with a Contrado custom vest for men printed with your design. This vest is fitted and contoured across the chest and hangs flatteringly around the waist. Create your own vest and get it in just two days. Design up to 4 sections, including your own bespoke clothing label. All vests are created made to order in a wide variety of sizes, from XS to 4XL plus size vest.
When you want to get the guns out in the summer. Choose from light poly for everyday wear, or try the Airflow Sports for a vest that will keep you cool and dry during even exercise. The online design interface gives you complete control over all four components of your vest, including the neck ribbing and label. Create a style that's entirely your own and stand out from the crowd.
160gsm Standard Weight Jersey (poly)
One of the most popular fabrics, the Standard Jersey is a great choice for vest printing. This single jersey stretch fabric is light and breathable, and has a very soft feel against the skin. It has a solid, mostly opaque face with great print quality, and is great for designs with fine lines and intricate details.
145gsm Airflow Sports (poly)
This poly-blend fabric is pique knitted with small dimples across the face, which allow air to circulate through the fabric. The dimples give the surface of the fabric a distinct texture and do not disrupt the overall print. The best choice for your vest if you're using it for playing Basketball, jogging or other sports.
Your label, your brand
Want to build your Fashion Brand with professional style? Your printed neck labels are a great way to promote your brand. These big, bold labels are a great template for you to add your logo and information: we make each one individually, so you could even add a name, or a personal message. Give your Vest creations the professional finish they deserve, with custom labels from Contrado.
Style it with
This versatile vest is great for warm sunny barbeques in the summer time, and perfect for your workout routine. Throw a denim shirt or jacket over the top to dress this outfit up a bit. Take your vest to the next level by accessorising it with a Custom Made Baseball Cap, which you can design to match.
Turn inside out before washing. 30°c wash. Do not wring. Low heat iron, Iron on the reverse of the printed side. Do not tumble dry.
You certainly can. At Contrado, we don't believe that style and fashion should be dictated by size: all the clothing is made on-demand, by hand, to your size. This vest is available for all sizes from XS to 4XL plus size vest.
Is this vest good for sports?
The Airflow fabric is a slightly weightier fabric option, but is breathable and moisture-wicking, keeping you cool whilst exercising. The finished fabric has a slight surface sheen and excellent print quality. A great choice for basketball vests, workout tops and jogging apparel.
What is "Neck Ribbing"?
The Neck Ribbing is the thin band of fabric that runs around the neck hem. You can design your neck ribbing any way you like with photos or text, but it also looks great just as a solid colour. Match your colour with the rest of the image on your vest, or pick a bold, contrasting colour to really draw the eye.
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Sizing and Measurements
86 - 91 cm
34 - 36 "
91 - 96 cm
36 - 38 "
96 - 101 cm
38 - 40 "
101 - 106 cm
40 - 42 "
106 - 111 cm
42 - 44 "
111 - 119 cm
44 - 47 "
119 - 127 cm
47 - 50 "
127 - 135 cm
50 - 53 "
Measure around your fullest part, with the measuring tape under your armpits, making sure the tape is flat across your back.
Conversion size chart
UK Mens Chest
USA Mens Chest
Mens Vest Fitting Details
This Mens Vest is a regular medium fit. Our model Wofai is 6'1" with a 97cm chest, 74cm waist, and wears a size Medium.
186cm (6' 1")
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
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Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.