The Wave Knows Lacrosse Pinnies
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The Wave Knows Lacrosse Pinnies
Did you ever wonder where certain lacrosse terms come from? Lacrosse terms come from all over the world. Although Lacrosse is a Native American sport, the name lacrosse is a French term “la crosse” meaning “crooked stick.” Today The Wave wants to discuss the term “pinnies.” Where does this term come from and why are they called pinnies? One reason they are called pinnies is because the word pinny is short for the British word “pinafore.” This term originally meant an apron or sleeveless garment. A pinafore or apron was worn by women over their dresses to protect their clothing while cooking or doing household chores.
Lacrosse reversibles, also commonly referred to as pinnies, are usually manufactured from nylon or polyester mesh fabric. They are two ply (layers) and are made using two different colors of mesh fabric so when reversed or turned inside out, the opposite color is exposed. The nylon or polyester mesh is fabricated with very small holes for breathability. These small holes are also known as pin holes, hence the name pinnies. Therefore, this is another reason why they are referred to as pinnies, a term used interchangeably with reversibles, by lacrosse teams around the world.
A lacrosse pinnie is a piece of clothing or sportswear. Reversable Lacrosse Pinnies are a necessity for every lacrosse team. Lacrosse pinnies are used as scrimmage vests. They are often used in practices as a substitute for a sports team’s usual uniform or to differentiate temporary teams in informal scrimmages or drills. These vests come in a variety of styles, such as racerback cut, collegiate cut, basketball cut or lacrosse pinnie. Lacrosse reversible are usually worn during practices, but can also be used during games. Most commonly a lacrosse team will pick their primary color for one side and white as the color for the other side making the lacrosse pinnie very functional.
Most teams decorate both front sides of their reversibles with their team logo. This can be done in a variety of ways incorporating multiple colors in opposite combinations to achieve a desirable look regardless of which side of the reversible pinnie is shown. Many teams also decorate the back of both sides with individual player numbers adding game situation functionality. Some teams that only use the pinnies for practice forgo the numbers to save money if their budget will not permit the additional expense.
The most popular Lacrosse Reversible Wave One Sports currently features is a sublimated reversible. Sublimation is a dying process that has revolutionized the imprinted apparel industry. Designs and patterns are printed on paper using an ink jet printer which is then run through a rolling machine with white fabric and a heated roller system, resulting in the design from the paper sublimating onto the fabric. Logos, designs, scenes, patterns, names, and numbers can be sublimated in this fashion using an unlimited amount of colors, creating a unique finished product. We can make 1-ply and 2-ply sublimated reversible pinnies.
The lacrosse reversible Pinnie is a very versatile piece of lacrosse apparel. It is lightweight, available in many color combinations, can easily be decorated, washes well, and is relatively inexpensive. These attributes make it one of the most popular and common items purchased by men’s and women’s lacrosse teams in all age categories from youth to post collegiate. They are a Club Lacrosse Team Staple.
Wave One Sports has been manufacturing and selling custom team reversibles and other lacrosse pinnie apparel since 1988. Please contact Wave One Sports for a quote or to place an order for custom team reversible pinnies.
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We will design a mock up with your team colors and logo. Our talented onsite graphic artist can create a mock up to share with your team.