About Our Emblems
Chenille emblems and text can be placed on the front and back of the jacket, the sleeves, and the hood as shown here.
Emblems tell your story
Your jacket can tell the whole story of your school life — it's a statement about your school, your team, and yourself. And the award letter and emblems are the most personal part of your jacket. Browse around our site and take a look at the jackets we're wearing to see how the emblems add color, texture and personalization to jackets. Then look through Emblem Samples to see the endless options for mascots or activity emblems. Pick a drawing from our library or send in your own idea.
Note: Emblems are available only as part of a jacket or sweater order; they are not sold separately. We also cannot create emblems of copyrighted images or logos, such as professional sports teams, without prior permission.
How big are emblems?
Our emblems come in two standard sizes — Small for the chest and sleeve, and Large for the back of the jacket. (Take a look at the jackets we're wearing on the site to see the relative sizes.) Large emblems cost more than small ones, and, because they're bigger pictures, they can have more details in them. (See prices for how much they cost.) We'll make sure that the emblems look good and fit the space. You don't have to worry about it. Browse through our Emblem Samples for a bunch of ideas, or send in your own design.
Award letter on left chest
Where do you put 'em?
Your award letter is always on the left chest, but after that, how many emblems you have and where you put them is your call. Different schools have different traditions, and there's a lot of room here for your personal preferences. Most people put their name and graduating year on the front of the jacket, and sometimes a small sport symbol. On the sleeves, you could put one or more of the following: school name, mascot name, sport emblems, player position, player number, and/or graduating year. On the back of the jacket, it's common to have your school or mascot name, and/or your own last name, plus a large picture emblem. If you use our design your jacket section, we'll give you a choice of emblems that are appropriate on the different parts of the jacket. You can even order a jacket with no emblems at all.
The award letter
Your award letter sets the visual style for the rest of the emblems on your jacket. The other emblems should be compatible with it in color and design. In the design your jacket section, we'll ask you to describe your award letter in detail, even if we're not making one for you, so we can make sure everything will look good together. If we are making you an award letter, we'll make sure it meets your school's regulations.
Many people who order custom jackets want their name embroidered on the chest. We do this using computerized embroidery in a script style. Other styles are available on request.
Except for an embroidered name on the front, the lettering on your jacket, such as your team or mascot name, your school name, and your graduating year, will be made of chenille in a script style, as they are on the jackets in all the pictures on our site.
We have a large number of designs for both large and small chenille picture emblems. To see examples, take a look at the emblems on the jackets throughout this website or see our Emblems Samples. These are just a small sample of the pictures we've already got in stock. When you're designing your jacket, just give us a verbal description on the order form of the kind emblem you want, and we'll send you pictures to choose from.
Custom chenille emblem
Custom chenille emblems
We can make an emblem that shows anything you can draw a picture of. If you have an idea for an emblem, we can show you pictures of similar emblems already created. You can choose one of them, or you can design your own. Follow the directions in the design your jacket section for mailing us pictures or asking for sample sketches. Keep in mind that bigger, more complicated pictures cost more. Browse through our Emblem Samples for a bunch of ideas, or send in your own design.
Need help deciding?
If you're not sure what you want, we'll be happy to help you make decisions. Just answer the questions in the design your jacket section, and choose the "Ask TM Athletics" option at the end. We'll call you. (And we'll pay for the call.)