We breakdown the most popular styles and blends of shirts below but this is BY NO MEANS all we can get. Infact if you want to lose a few hours of your life looking thru some of our distributors catalogs, here are our top 3 suppliers:
Our basic shirt is the Gildan G5000 – 100% preshrunk cotton tee. You can substitute in similar weight from Anvil, Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, or Jerzees here but we have found over the years of doing this that gildan is the crowd favorite ten to one.
For the price it’s a great tee, not super heavy, not super light, runs pretty true to size with a roomy cut.
This is the good old standard tshirt. It is perfect for giveaways, those on a budget, or when you want to test the market with a new idea.
Ringspun cotton shirts are a step up from the basic cotton tee without having to spend the money that a higher fashion name brand would require. Two of the most popular currently are Bella Canvas 3001 and Next Level 3600 . They have a nice cut and a tear away tag.
Ringspun cotton shirts are a lighter weight than the basic cotton tee, softer feel and a more tailored cut … without the higher price tag.
These are great shirts for anyone aiming for a fashion fit style like bands, clothing lines, and others looking to get away from a boxy cut without the top shelf price.
The most popular fashion forward tees consist of a blend of Cotton, Polyester, and Rayon creating a super soft and flowy garment. There are others but American Apparel has pretty much set the tone for these and are the one that most people are looking for when they shop for a higher quality tee.
Extremely light weight and very soft, they typically have a worn in feel and in some cases a worn in look as well. Due to some of the processes these shirts are created with they may have unique features that make each shirt a little different.
These are great for people who have an audience that knows exactly what they want and are willing to pay for it. These shirts typically run smaller than others so keep that in mind when planning sizes.