In our line of business, we think about embroidery a lot. From customized uniforms and sports apparel to specialty items, it’s easy to forget there’s a world outside of embroidered and monogrammed clothing. But we did some digging on the idea of monogramming. Typically, embroidered sportswear has the first or last name of the player. But what about initials? Monogramming items like luggage and towels have always been in fashion. But why? Read on to learn a little more about the world of monogramming, and how we can help you stay in style with our custom embroidery services.
History of Monogramming
Monogramming today is everywhere. From backpacks to robes to linens, seeing someone’s initials on an item they own isn’t out of the ordinary. But monogramming was a symbol of wealth, reserved only for the elite. The first sign of it came from Early Greeks and Romans putting an insignia on currency, so you know where it came from! Two initial embroideries, in contrast to today’s more common three initial form – was used by royalty to identify their most prized possessions.
Like we said above, three initial monograms are much more popular today than they were before. Today you can monogram everything, and it is seen more as an identifier and trademark than a symbol of wealth. You can even embroider car seats with the company logo! The most common format of monogramming is the “Victorian” format, in which the last initial is the largest and found in the center, with the first initial on the left and the middle on the right. If you choose to use the initials in order of first, middle, last, it’s best to make sure all the letters are the same size.
Perfect for Holidays
Giving an embroidered gift this holiday season is the ideal way to show you care. In addition to receiving a beautiful, high-quality piece of apparel, the recipient will know you gave them something unique. Here at Tri-Valley, we can embroider almost anything from towels to jackets. For more information about our custom embroidery process, check out our website here.