These are commonly used words or phrases found within ontal.


Athletic apparel – Ontal’s athletic apparel has all the features that you look for in athletic apparel. Athletic apparel is meant to play in. With double needle cover stitch in the shoulder for more support and moisture wicking technology in all of our fabrics, our garments are used to play golf, other sports or just living an athletic lifestyle. Our athletic apparel is not meant to be worn with a cotton T-shirt that traps in moisture.

American Made (Made in USA) – This sounds obvious, but apparel labels are required for custom purposes only. It is legal (however highly immoral) for an apparel company to manufacture overseas and change the labels once the garment is landed. When Ontal says American Made, we mean that the garment is printed, pressed, cut and sewn in our factory in Milwaukee, WI. In some cases, Ontal uses sewing contractors in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our business cards say, “MADE IN THE MIDWEST, *****!” That pretty much sums it up. 

Bermuda – Bermuda shorts in the Ontal line, can be ordered is size 0-38 (women) with custom lengths. Women’s shorts have lengths of 9-11”. For a shorter look, the standard short can be ordered with lengths of 3-5”. Length not listed, please let Ontal make your custom apparel to your desired length.

Big and Tall – Ontal’s sizing for men runs from XS to 8x. Ontal’s sizing for women is from XS to 6X. Couple the sizing with the ability to make the garment long or tall allows Ontal to custom make garments for virtually every customer. For bottoms, our waist size ranges from 27-52 (0-38 women) with lengths of up to 36”. Still outside the range, let us know and we can make you a more custom fit. We produced a garment that was a 6X double tall. Imaging a 6X with 4 additional inches. 

Capri – Capri pants are women’s pants that are shorter than traditional pants.  Ontal capri’s standard length can be ordered from 16” to 22”. Ontal can custom fit outside of this range if your demand requires it.

Collar – (see also placket) There are many options for the collar and coupled with placket options, the customer can get the look that he/she prefers. The polo collar can be combined with a zipper or button option. A stand collar or mandarin (a stand collar with rounded edges like you would find on a Kimono) are used with a zipper. Crew neck and Vneck options are available, also.

Collegiate Apparel is logo’d apparel with your favorite collegiate team. Check our list of licensed colleges. 

Comfort is a combination of getting the correct size with high quality, performance fabrics. We recently made a shirt for a slender, elderly gentleman. He said it was the best fitting shirt he ever had. The reason is that he is a medium athletic tall. That is not an option that you can buy off the rack.

Compression is a garment that compresses your body. Commonly worn by physically fit specimens, compression wear can be an acquired taste. At Ontal, our compression apparel is designed more as a layering piece. Since we manufacture performance apparel, our shirts are designed to wear directly on the skin. Sometimes, that can take a while to adapt. Since our apparel only uses the highest quality performance fabrics, PLEASE DON’T LAYER IT WITH A NON-WICKING T-SHIRT. 

Corporate Apparel is logo’s apparel designed with the exact needs of your corporation. Have a trade show and want the entire staff to coordinate, you work with our designers to get the perfect presentation. Have a distinct look for your outside sales staff, we can assist with those needs, also. 

Corporate Golf Wellness – Ontal has a division called Ontal Corporate Golf Wellness. Ontal Corporate Golf Wellness has a national organization of golf teaching professionals. Golf instruction is done individually or in groups. As part of a company’s wellness program, both the company and the individual can benefit by our group. For more information see ONTALCGW.com.

Custom is NOT buying an existing shirt and screen printing or embroidering a logo. Custom is getting the exact design for your corporate needs, using your logos, using the color of your choice and individually producing your design.


Cut:     

Hourglass (women) – Hourglass is the body shape that is larger on top and bottom and more slender in the middle.

Athletic cut (men) – The athletic cut is 4 inches smaller in circumference at the hip than the chest. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Relaxed fit (men) – The relaxed fit is the common fit for men’s apparel. The hip and the chest have the same circumference. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Golf Apparel is the entire line of clothing used in the golf industry. This includes collared shirts (polos, stand collars, zip thru polos) as well as the more traditional crew neck and Vneck shirts. On the men’s side, we have pants and shorts. For the women, we also add capris, leggings, skirts and skorts. Your options in outerwear include pullovers, quarter zips and front zip. You can make each of these a hoodie. Many golfers like the unrestricted feel of vests or the range jacket.

Hard to fit is simply the person that has difficulty buying off the rack. Most manufacturers purchase or produce in bulk. Very few garments come in special sizes, for example tall or ahtletic. If you are a little out of the norm, our process is perfect for you. Our process is called purchase activated manufacturing (PAM), which means you get the size of your body, not the manufacturers cutting ticket. If you our outside our offerings, please let us know and we can custom make your garment.

Knit – A fabric type that has more give than a woven. Commonly used on shirts, it is also a favored option for skirts and skorts.

Logo’d apparel – Utilizing the sublimation process, you can add your logo and have it imprinted into the fabric. THIS IS NOT embroidery or screen print. Your logo is part of the fabric. It will never crack, fade or peel. Your custom garment will not have that uncomfortable feel of a stitch and backing that is inherent in embroidery. 

Made in USA (American Made) – This sounds obvious, but apparel labels are required for custom purposes only. It is legal (however highly immoral) for an apparel company to manufacture overseas and change the labels once the garment is landed. When Ontal says Made in USA, we mean that the garment is printed, pressed, cut and sewn in our factory in Milwaukee, WI. In some cases, Ontal uses sewing contractors in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our business cards say, “MADE IN THE MIDWEST, *****!” That pretty much sums it up. 

Mandarin collar – The Mandarin collar is similar to the stand collar with curved edges in the front. The name comes from the collar that is commonly used on Kimonos. Currently available in the women’s line only.

Purchase Activated Manufacturing (PAM) means that we produce the product AFTER your order is place. We are never out of your fit, your color or your style. 

Personalization – For many, personalization means to have marked with one’s initials, name or monogram. In the apparel industry, it typically means taking an existing garment, adding a logo, name or an element typically with screen print or embroidery. At Ontal, personalization means that you give each garment your own personal flavor. Choose your own design, pick your colors. This allows you to show your personality on the golf course, corporate meeting, going to dinner, the club or just relaxing. Your garment is made uniquely for you and even has your name imprinted on the garment. Adding something extra (like your logo) is done at no additional charge.

Placket – (also see collar) The placket is the style of placket that you prefer. The options are the quarter button and quarter zip. This combines with collar options to give you the traditional polo (with a button placket), standing zip (a stand up collar with a quarter zip placket), a polo zip (a polo collar with a zipper) and a mandarin collar (think of the collar on a kimono) on the women’s line.

Quality is exceeding customer satisfaction. When most customers wear our garments, they know they like them, but don’t know why. We take the extra step. Whether it is using a double needle cover stitch in the shoulder or scrutinizing our fabric to make sure they are free of impurities, we take the extra step to make sure the customer is satisfied. Our garments don’t hide in the corner of the closet; they are in the top of the rotation.

Quarter button – Quarter button is a placket option commonly used with the polo collar. The number of buttons varies between men and women.

Quarter zip – Quarter zip is a placket option commonly used with a stand collar. Ontal also produces a popular option of the polo zip (we also call it the butterfly zip).

Range Jacket is a short sleeve, water and wind resistant jacket. It allows the protection from the early morning drizzle or mist while you practice on the range.

Shorts – Shorts in the Ontal line, can be ordered is size 27-52 (men) or 0-38 (women) with custom lengths. Mens shorts can vary in length from 7-14”. Women’s shorts have lengths of 3-5”. In the women’s line, the Bermuda short can be ordered with lengths of 9-11”. Length not listed, please let Ontal make your custom apparel to your desired length.


Sizing:

Long (men) – Long is 2 inches longer in the body and the sleeves remain the same as a standard shirt. See tall for more options. If you have a tall, slender appearance, it is common for the Ontal customer to order a long, athletic cut in his size. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Long (women) - Long is 1” longer in the body, the short sleeve remains the same and the long sleeve is 1 inch longer. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Tall (men) – Tall is 2 inches longer in the body, 1 inch longer in the short sleeve and 2 inches longer in the long sleeve. See long for more options. If you have a tall, slender appearance, it is common for the Ontal customer to order a tall, athletic cut in his size. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit

Short (men) – Short is 2 inches shorter in the body and the sleeve length remains the same. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Petite (women) – Petite is 1 inch shorter in the body, the short sleeve remains the same, and the long sleeve is 1 inch shorter. Since Ontal apparel is custom made, if your body style is outside of these options, let us make you a more custom fit.

Skirt – Ontal offers woven and knit options in a skirt. Adding an attached liner makes is skort. Prefer to change your look, mix and match a variety of liners.  

Skort -  Ontal offers woven and knit options in a skort. Prefer to change your look, mix and match a variety of liners with a skirt for your own unique style.  

Stand(ing) collar – A stand collar is a stand up collar. It is also termed standing collar or zip thru collar.  

Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage. We print the entire garment on paper and through sublimation transfer the dye onto the garment. EVERY garment is individually printed, transferred, cut and sewn to your exact specifications. 

Sun Protection – When Ontal mentions sun protection, we me UPF50. The UPF rating indicates how much of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is absorbed by the fabric (and not your skin). The higher the UPF rating, the more you are protected. For example, a UPF 50 rating means that only 1/50th of the UV radiation will go through the fabric. So, you will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure by 50 times. This is only true in the locations of your body where the fabric is covering you.

Woven – A fabric type that is more structured than a knit. Most of Ontal’s woven fabrics have elastine which allow for some stretch.