CASE STUDY: THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMANS RIDE

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – a celebration of the art of being dapper and classic custom motorcycles.

RIDING DAPPER FOR  A CAUSE:

The Gentlemans Ride is a niche charity event where classic and vintage style motorcycles unite to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs.  Founded by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, the charity event held on the last Sunday in September each year draws over 100,000 participants across 600 cities in 90 countries and has raised in excess of USD13million since it’s first ride in 2012.

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STANCE + KATZS

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To celebrate the partnership of Stance and New York City’s iconic Katzs Delicatessen a VIP dinner and social gathering was held at the famed deli on the corner of Houston and Ludlow in LES, NYC.  The Social Club is a gathering of Punks & Poets, retails partners, artists and friends.  To celebrate the special partnership with Katz, Stance gave away one set of collaborative socks marking the deli’s 130th year (sold exclusively at Katz) and a limited edition apron (designed and produced by The Sauce Suppliers) at the inaugural event.  Here’s an inside look at what went down at the first Social Club.

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SERIOUS FUN WITH JULIAN WILSON

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Last weekend a sea of pink descended on the shoreline at Coolum Beach where Julian Wilson invited the next generation to the first annual #JWSeriousFun event.   The event was officially supported by Hurley, Oakley, Red Bull, Pro Motorcycles, Sun Bum, FCS, JS Surfboards, Thomas Longboards, Amazon Power Acai, Hydroflask and Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bars and run by the team at Surfing Queensland. Read More

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A STRAW STORY

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There’s no denying the popularity and the versatility of the straw hat.  Dating back to the eighteenth century this iconic accessory is an absolute fashion staple.   Today, with the help of manufacturing advances, we can choose from lots of different styles, weaves, colours, stains and embellishments although the main part of the manufacturing process remains the same – every single straw hat produced is still individually woven by hand.

Once the hat bodies, or hoods, have been woven they are ready for BLOCKING.    The BLOCKING process defines the style and size of each hat by using heated aluminium hat blocking machines which produce steam to form the shape of each hat.    Hat blocks can be customised based on specific measurements , shapes and sizes.    Once the hat bodies have been formed customised embellishments can be applied.

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BACK PACKS

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Because Summer vacation is nearly over and we all know back packs are the best part of back-to-school we’ve rounded up our pick of back packs to kick off the new season.   From functionality to comfort to cool The Sauce has your back.  Speak with our development team to customize a back pack for your brand.

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THE CLIENT | HALCYON HOUSE

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THE BRIEF | To design, develop and deliver a range of bespoke  guest amenities staying in line with the boutique hotels signature blue and white colour palette.   The Sauce created leather and rattan room compendiums and menus for Paper Daisy restaurant together with linen laundry bags, hair dryer bags, striped umbrellas, slippers, baseball caps and a canvas beach tote for guests as a keepsake souvenir of their seaside stay.

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THE HEADWEAR TRENDS KICKING OFF 2017

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The Sauce headwear trend report highlights current season headwear trends and silhouettes, colour palettes, print directions, materials, embellishments, hardware, graphics and styling.   Visit our Trend Report page regularly and sign up to our newsletter to stay on top on headwear, accessory and apparel fashion trends.   Speak with The Sauce about the supply and manufacturing of custom headwear for your brand.

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CHINA MANUFACTURING…WHY SOURCE WITH THE SAUCE

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Our customers expect a lot from us and The Sauce expect even more from our China manufacturers.  We are committed to ensuring that we source the best manufacturing facilities and master craftsman for each product category and even though we’re conscientious about cost, we never compromise on quality. Read More

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SPRING 2017 TREND: THE POWER OF PINK

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Today’s brands and designers are drawn to the colour’s bold appeal which has revolutionised a new unconventional trend in mens fashion.   The trend has seen the likes of Nike and Adidas release limited edition footwear in the coveted hue and mens streetwear label Anti Social Social Club’s excessive use of pink has become the brands signature.   In shades of pastel to blush to bright fuschia it seems we’re all conforming to the feminine colour which has become the new cool.

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AGENDA | FROM THE SHOWROOM FLOOR

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Agenda Long Beach kicks off the official tradeshow season in the US for 2017. The Sauce was onsite at this years event to walk the showroom floor and check out everything this exciting tradeshow has to offer. Agenda has evolved over the years and has emerged as an elevated platform for established and up-and-coming brands within the streetwear, action sports, surf and skate as well as menswear and womenswear industries to bring out the big guns and showcase their offerings to retailers with as much excitement as possible. We saw brands both young  and established bring their A-game displaying their design and fashion take on the past, present and future. Here are some of the brands and booths that stood out from the crowd.

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DAD HATS…The Anti-Trend

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The Dad Hat movement is still going strong.  The trend cycle has gone full circle and we’ve all embraced the overly curved brim of the baby boomer era.   The anything but fashion-forward hat style is a distinct affront to the oversized flat brim snapback and other ‘cool’ caps, but it seems we’ve all wrapped our heads around the shallow silhouette baseball cap and we are bringing them back in a big way! Read More

CUSTOM BASEBALL CAPS…REVIVED AND RE-BRANDED

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The headwear style cycle has gone full circle, from the boom of the 5 panel which took over from the snapback to the current major trend – the baseball cap.  The revived baseball cap has taken a slightly different direction using premium fabrics, colours, closure hardware, and oftentimes removing embroidered eyelets for simplified style.  Suede and leather fabrications give baseball caps an elevated look whilst staying in step with the athleisure trend.   Streetwear labels have embraced the urban vibe that the baseball cap brings applying texture, tonal embroidery and customising silhouettes with either structured or unconstructed crowns with flat or pre-curved brims.   Speak with The Sauce about customising this iconic style for your brand.

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THE DIVERSITY OF DENIM

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Denim is the every season go-to that can be a blank canvas for embroidery to create a detailed work of art.  Less is more when it comes to embellished denim, it’s more about characteristics – through washing and wear denim transforms into a one-of-a-kind item that only gets better with time.  This season shades of indigo, baby, powder, midnight and acid wash reign supreme.  Speak with The Sauce about selecting the right denim weights, washes and material compositions for your custom made headwear and accessories.

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FRINGE TREND

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TREND ALERT | frayed edges are the new fringe.   Straw hats are a style staple of tropical destinations and evoke the spirit of summer.   This season the straw hat takes on a twist with oversized frayed brims and pinched or  rounded crowns.  Speak with The Sauce about the design and supply of custom straw hats made for your brand.

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CUSTOM TRUCKER CAPS

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More and more designers are incorporating basic silhouettes into their range with an emphasis on quality, material and minimalist branding. The BASIC TRUCKER CAP can be customised in a range of fabrics with a low, mid or high profile, flat or pre-curved peak. Speak with The Sauce about customising the basic truck cap for your brand.

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BURGUNDY…THIS SEASONS HOTTEST HUE

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Burgundy pantone 19-1617 | Burgundy is a colour that keeps cropping up on our fashion radar season after season. There’s something about this classic colour that makes it eternally modern, it’s always stylish, never tired, and can elevate a look  in the cooler climes. Here’s our edit of burgundy accessories produced by The Sauce for the new season.

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TRENDING NOW : DAD HATS

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THE NEWEST TREND:  “Dad Hats,” as they’re becoming known, take their cues from the kind of caps picked up at a hotel lobby shop or corporate giveaways spotted on aged 50+ baby boomers.  Distinguished by an unstructured silhouette with a shallow cotton or canvas crown and pre-curved brim ‘dad hats‘ are the new kind of weird kind-of cool trend taking centre stage.  Typically embroidered with a subtle logo or pop culture reference Dad Hats have slowly but surely usurped snapback hats to become a style staple and this seasons must-have accessory!   Take this trend to the next level by adding customised internal taping, contrasting under brims and mixing up closures and rear embroidery slogans.

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