Antigua announces spring men’s line
January 5, 2015
Peoria, AZ — The Antigua Group, Inc. today announced its Spring 2015 collection of men’s performance tennis apparel. Designed with an emphasis on active, contemporary styles, each piece in the line features either Antigua’s proprietary Desert Dry™ or Desert Dry Xtra-Lite™ performance fabrics to help players compete at their best under all conditions. The collection debuts in mid January.
New to the 2015 line are three tops, each available in four colors and perfect for teams. The pointelle tonal stripe knit Accent crew neck tee keeps players cool and dry under the most extreme conditions with its 100% polyester Desert Dry Xtra-Lite™construction. The short sleeve Dual crew neck tee uses 100% polyester Desert Dry™ materials to allow players maximum freedom of motion. And the Traction V-neck tee features a bold, contemporary design with its contrast front, side and sleeve insets.
“Competitive tennis players look for any advantage,” said Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “Having apparel that keeps you both cool and dry, and doesn’t restrict movement, can provide that advantage. Of course players also want to look good, and our Director of Product Development, Sean Gregg, and his team did a great job with this collections of designs and styles.”
Antigua: Vast Array of Options for Teams
With its robust embroidery capabilities done in-house, one of Antigua’s specialties is outfitting tournaments officials and teams with logoed apparel expertly and quickly. When you combine Antigua’s Tennis and Essentials collections together, there are sometimes over 20 color options for particular pieces.
“On a piece like our Pique Xtra-Lite polo, which is a great shirt for tennis players, we offer 28 different color options, plus the option to embroider it with a team or club logo,” said Gregg. “This gives players a tremendous number of options when looking to outfit themselves and their teams.”
Also new to the 2015 line are the Prime Jacket and Prime Pants, each available in black, white and navy blue. The 100% polyester Desert Dry double knit pointless back jacquard pieces are perfect for warming up on cold days.
Desert Dry™ and Desert Dry™ Xtra Lite Technologies
All of Antigua’s tennis apparel features its proprietary Desert Dry™ and Desert Dry™ Xtra Lite technologies. “D2XL is tailor made for tennis because of its ability to help rapidly wick away moisture,” said Gregg. “It’s also extremely light, which gives tennis players a more flexible feel and allows heat to dissipate more quickly. Desert Dry is slightly heavier and we tend to use that in our Outerwear collections.”