Uniform Information for Band Members

 Uniform Information

 

 

General Info:

 

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*** Uniform CHANGES for 2017  ***
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Beginning with the 2017 season, we have RETIRED the TBGO t-shirts (with the cartoon of band on front and back) -- the t-shirt will no longer be used as part of the official uniform. The t-shirt is still available for purchase and is great to wear around town, on road trips, etc. It's still a cool shirt!!!

We are now using the dress polo shirt at all events.

We have CHANGED the color of shorts and shoes at informal events. Beginning with the 2017 season, we are going to black shorts, white shoes/socks for informal events.

Finally, we have REMOVED ALL PURPLE FROM FOOTWEAR. Shoes are black (dress) or white (informal) -- no purple shoes, no purple laces.

TBGO Uniform Overview

Dress Uniform

The Dress uniform consists of the following components, working from top down:

Informal Uniform

The Informal uniform consists of the following components, working from top down:

  • Official TBGO logo hat
  • Official TBGO logo dress polo shirt. Shirt may be worn out or tucked in (we do not have an official policy at this time)
  • Black shorts (see "More About Shorts" below)
  • Black belt (if shorts require a belt)
  • White socks
  • White shoes (see "More About Shoes" below)

Accessories

The following accessories are available for use with both Dress and Informal uniforms:

  • OPTIONAL TBGO logo fanny pack
  • OPTIONAL TBGO band pin

Uniform Pricing and Payment

See the Payments page for current pricing of all uniform parts. Uniform parts are available ONLY to TBGO Band Associates.

To check availability of sizes and order uniform parts, contact janet AT tbgo.org. Once you have placed an order, click this link for the TBGO Payments page to pay for your order by credit card or check/cash.

Official TBGO Logo Uniform Hat

The current Official TBGO Hat is a black baseball cap with dark gray / stone accent on the bill and full-color embroidered band logo.

Hats are single-size and are generally available for order at any time. Contact janet AT tbgo.org to order a hat.

If you still have one of the older (original) caps with the "swooshy" stone-colored accent bill (shown at right), you may continue to use it since it works okay with the newer caps. (The hat color is actually black, though it looks lighter in this photo.)

Official TBGO Logo Dress Polo Shirt

As of January 2017: This is the ONLY official TBGO uniform shirt. It's called the dress polo, but is used with both the dress and informal uniforms.

The dress polo shirt uses a micropique fabric that is lighter and more breathable. The three-color sleeves mimic the look of the Official TBGO Letterman Jackets. Both ladies and men's styles are available. There's a small TBGO logo on the front and a larger one on the back as shown. Logos are a press-on decal (not embroidery or screen printing) because of the way printing works on this shirt fabric.

Sizing tables for the shirts are given below.

All band associates need to obtain this shirt. Contact janet AT tbgo.org to order a dress polo shirt.

Women's Micropique

 

Sport-Tek® Ladies Tricolor Shoulder Micropique Sport-Wick® Polo. LST658.

Three colors on the shoulders. Smooth, snag-resistant and breathable.

  • 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester tricot
  • 100% polyester mesh insets at shoulders and sleeves
  • Gently contoured silhouette
  • Self-fabric collar
  • Taped neck
  • Tag-free label
  • Mesh insets at shoulders and sleeves
  • Set-in, open hem sleeves
  • 1-button placket with a dyed-to-match button
Ladies Sizes: S-4XL
Women's Micropique Size Chart
Men's Micropique

 

Sport-Tek® Tricolor Shoulder Micropique Sport-Wick® Polo. ST658.

Three colors on the shoulders. Smooth, snag-resistant and breathable.

  • 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester tricot
  • 100% polyester mesh insets at shoulders and sleeves
  • Gently contoured silhouette
  • Self-fabric collar
  • Taped neck
  • Tag-free label
  • Mesh insets at shoulders and sleeves
  • Set-in, open hem sleeves
  • 3-button placket with a dyed-to-match button

Men's Sizes: S-4XL

Note: Ladies may order the Men's shirt style if they so prefer.


Men's Micropique Size Chart

 

More About Pants

The Dress Uniform uses long black pants. Any long black pants are acceptable with just a few guidelines:

  • TRUE BLACK - no charcoal, darkish gray, navy, etc.
  • FULL-LENGTH PANTS ONLY: no calf-length crops, Capri pants, etc.
  • NO DENIM
  • No "stretchy material" like yoga pants or other pants you'd wear to the gym
  • No rain paints or similar "all-weather" gear
  • NO CARGO POCKETS or other oversized pockets
  • No "bling" on your butt
  • If you have to ask whether a given pair of pants is okay -- they're probably not okay. Don't make use tell you "no".

Think chinos or nicer and you'll be in the right mental space. Remember that this is a UNIFORM part, which means THE GOAL IS TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

More About Shorts

The Informal Uniform uses black shorts. Any neat-looking black shorts are acceptable with a few guidelines:

  • TRUE BLACK - no charcoal, darkish gray, navy, etc.
  • NO SHORTS BELOW THE KNEE - no calf-length crops, Capri pants, extra-long shorts, etc.
  • NO DENIM
  • No "stretchy material" like yoga pants or other pants you'd wear to the gym
  • NO CARGO POCKETS or other oversized pockets
  • No "bling" on your butt
  • If you have to ask whether a given pair of shorts is okay -- they're probably not okay. Don't make use tell you "no".

Again, think chinos or similar and you'll be in the right mental space. Remember that this is a UNIFORM part, which means THE GOAL IS TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

Here are some examples to help maintain a bit more uniformity in our look. Select styles that look "more like these" and avoid those that are marked "not like these".

More Like These







       
       
Not Like These

 

NO - cargo pockets, too busy!


NO - gym shorts, running shorts, decorated


NO - capri or cropped pants


NO - denim, short-shorts

 

More About Shoes

Getting the right fit with shoes can be difficult, so TBGO does NOT have a single official type of shoe; members should choose comfortable shoes of the appropriate colors: black shoes and socks for the Dress Uniform, white shoes and socks for the Informal Uniform. Shoelaces must match the shoe color (white laces with white shoes, black laces with black shoes).

Remember that this is a UNIFORM part, which means THE GOAL IS TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. If you have to ask whether a given pair of shoes is okay -- they're probably not okay. Don't make use tell you "no".

Black shoes:  Black shoes must be all black and closed-toe (no sandals). Rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended. Canvas tennis shoes (e.g., Chuck Taylor All-Stars or similar) are not acceptable.

White shoes:  White shoes must be all white (minimal color on shoe logo is acceptable) and closed-toe (no sandals). Rubber-soled walking shoes or sneakers are recommended. Canvas tennis shoes are not acceptable.

Purple shoes:  Purple shoes are NO LONGER PERMITTED with any TBGO uniform.

Laces:  Purple laces are NO LONGER PERMITTED with any TBGO uniform.

Here are some examples to help maintain a bit more uniformity in our look. Select styles that look "more like these" and avoid those that are marked "not like these".

More Like These


Minimal unobtrusive gray logo okay


Minimal unobtrusive gray line okay


       
Not Like These

 

NO - canvas shoe

NO - too much design


NO - red obtrusive logo

 

 

Official TBGO Winter Jacket

The Official TBGO Winter Jacket is worn by band members in "the block", but is not worn by auxiliaries (twirlers, dancers, color guard) - auxiliaries have their own complementary Dress gear. Auxiliary members may optionally purchase the jacket for travel or other use.

Body of the jacket is 24 oz. Pendleton wool in purple. Sleeves are 24 oz. Pendleton wool in black. The sleeve gusset (light-colored band) is champagne-colored leather. Color, sleeves, and waistband are matching striped knit as shown. Full color logo appears on back of the jacket as shown, with your name or nickname embroidered in script on the front.

Jackets are NOT kept in stock by the band since each is built for a specific individual. Jacket orders for new members are accepted periodically.

2017 WINTER JACKET ORDERS must be placed by end of day on August 24, 2017
This will be your ONLY opportunity to order a jacket in 2017.

Please note that you must complete payment for your jacket BEFORE we place the final order with our supplier or your order will be cancelled.

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

Fanny Pack

For those who like to use a waist pouch to hold their gear during events, an OPTIONAL fanny pack with TBGO logo is available for purchase. The fanny pack is made of 600 denier black polyester canvas. It is approximately 10" wide, 7" tall, and about 3.5" wide when fully expanded. Three outside zippered pockets, two inside pockets. One inside pocket is configured to hold tickets, keys, passport, etc. The outside flap (with the logo on it) flips up from its velcro fastener to reveal one of the pockets.

The pack is large enough to hold a standard music flip folder plus the rest of your TBGO music. The side mesh water bottle pocket holds a half-liter bottle with ease (and actually holds my larger water bottle just fine).

Click photos to enlarge. The first one (shot with flash) shows better detail on the bag. The second photo (no flash) gives you a better idea of the actual color of the logo (TBGO blue).

 

TBGO Logo T-Shirt

Front

As of January 2017, this shirt is no longer being used as part of the official TBGO uniform. The shirt is still available for purchase so that you can wear it on road trips or around town to impress your friends. (It makes great advertising for the band!)

The TBGO Logo T-Shirt is a high-quality unisex T-shirt in TBGO purple. The TBGO logo and full-color "parade" graphic are screened onto front and back of shirt as shown. Click designs or shirt photos to see enlarged view.

Back
T Shirt Front   T Shirt Rear

T-Shirt Size Information

OK gang, you've all bought a T-shirt before, so let's not make a big production out of this! We purchase high-quality shirts, so expect minimal (1/2"?) shrinkage. For the absurdly curious and chronic worriers among you, here's sizing info.

Black Turtleneck with TBGO Logo

Black turtleneck is an OPTIONAL part of the uniform; it gives you something to wear under the polo shirt for additional warmth in cold weather events and parades. You are welcome to wear any black turtleneck that you already own. However, we also offer the OPTION of purchasing a Land's End black 100% combed cotton interlock mock turtleneck with the band logo embroidered on the collar.

Note: Uniform turtleneck is black; shown in gray in some photos above since that makes it easier to see detail.
Click any photo to enlarge

Turtleneck Features

The key to a softer mock Interlock.

100% combed cotton interlock
Rib-knit neck and cuffs
Taped shoulder seams
Lycra® spandex in neck

Many mocks are jersey — the fabric your T-shirts are made of. Our mock is interlock knit, and that puts it in a different class when it comes to comfort. It's softer, smoother, and feels a lot better against your skin. The rib-knit neck gently stretches, springs back into shape; it's also contoured to follow the lines of your own neck. Machine wash. Imported.

Turtleneck Sizing Information

Click here for Women's sizing information. Women's turtlenecks are available in Regular (S-XL), Petite (XS-XL), Tall (M-XL), and Plus (1X-3X).

Click here for Men's sizing information. Men's turtlenecks are available in Regular (S-XXL) and Tall (M-XXL).

Turtleneck Availability

We have a FEW turtlenecks remaining in stock and won't be ordering more; contact janet AT tbgo.org to see if one is available in your size.

 

 

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