Allegheny Apparel


Why we do what we do...

Like so many great ideas, Allegheny Apparel was born out of pure necessity. Our story began more than a decade ago, founder, Matt Dado, used a desktop printer to print iron on transfers for a dodge-ball theme Halloween costume for his fellow college roommates at John Carroll University.  He quickly discovered that a printer willing to produce high-quality t-shirts didn’t exist as the shirts quickly faded after only one wash.  Not to mention the issues pertaining to the fit of the shirt!   

Fast-forward 10 years, Matt quickly realized all of his past baseball t-shirts had either cracked, faded, or peeled because of the use of vinyl and screen-print techniques.  Those once crisp t-shirts turn vintage almost overnight. 

Allegheny Apparel was soon founded in 2015 in a small town in the middle of nowhere (New Castle, PA).  At the time he ordered various custom t-shirts for his father's golf company, nothing seemed to really allowed them to stand out or offer the quality they looked for in a t-shirt made for the course.   Reminded of previous custom t-shirts he owned and experiences, with only one desk and next to no free time, the brand was suddenly born. Matt's passion for creativity and collaboration with clients brought his custom sublimation business to life.

Allegheny Apparel's sublimation shirts bring together the finest 100% polyester  material and offers customers limitless design capabilities to create something very special for any occasion. Matt believes in quality, care, and creating unique products that everyone can enjoy.  Colorful, creative, and inspired by providing customers a quality product that showcases their brand, each product represents what Matt loves about the world he lives in. 

Through the brand Allegheny Apparel, Matt has taken his dedication of providing clients limitless customization options without additional price increases for every color added, decreased turn-around times, superior quality, environmental responsibility and customer-service that drove his success in the community and applied it to industries that face the same customization needs—whether it’s a race circuit in Las Vegas, a business grand opening taking place on the East Coast or a trendy restaurant down the street, Matt ensures every business looks good and stands out!

Let Allegheny Apparel sublimated apparel inspire you to dream big!  STAND OUT FROM THE REST!