What T-shirt is Best for Me?
For such a ubiquitous and simple item of clothing choosing the right T-shirt can be a complicated experience.
So many variables to consider; size, fit, style, price, material, decoration, colour, how it washes, will it shrink?
T-shirts are worn casually, to impress, for work, advertising, uniform, humour and a host of other reasons. It’s generally how the garment is decorated that determines its objective.
Teepig offers a huge range of T-shirts that cover pretty much every option.
Size: Adult sizes start at XS and go up to 5XL in some products. Not every style of garment adheres to the same size range so be aware when ordering. You could be a Medium in one T-shirt and a Large in another.
Fashion may be a factor in this too, some like tight fitting T-shirts and choose a size down while others go for the looser fit and go for a size up.
Our lowest cost T-shirt is the Fruit of the Loom ‘Valueweight’. 100% cotton original style fit.
The Nakedshirt brand has an organic cotton T-shirt called ‘Jack’ which is perfect for a warm summer day. It’s lightweight, soft feel and cut for a modern style. The quality is evident in comparison and the price is reflected as such.
American Apparel, Bella and Canvas and Nakedshirt are slightly more expensive than the Fruit of the Loom and Gildan shirts but the benefits are unique and fashionable styles which may help your brand get noticed.
That’s not to say Fruit of the Loom or Gildan lack quality.
On the contrary, our best value T-shirt and first recommended is the Gildan 100% cotton ringspun tee. It is ‘semi-fitted’ so slightly tighter but because of the soft feel there is some flex so it is very comfortable to wear and performs well after numerous washes and in the dryer. It prints well and is reasonably priced.
If you’re looking for a heavier cotton T-shirt then Fruit of the Loom’s Super Premium is our first choice. It’s heavier than the valueweight comprising of more cotton per square metre at 190gm/m2. The Super Premium will also perform after 60 degree washes.
The Fruit of the Loom Sofspun cotton T-shirt is a softer feel T-shirt. Their ‘Iconic’ T-shirt is a thinner, fitted T-shirt.
For brand owners looking for something unique the Nakedshirt brand is modern and appeals to those who like street/casual fashions.
Active & Performance
Activewear is designed as exercise attire. If you need customised T-shirts or vests for running, gym, crossfit or other sports then performance wear is probably the best option for you. The 100% polyester material is quick drying and wicks sweat away from the body as well as being anti-microbial.
Baseball T-shirts can come in short, long and 3/4 length sleeves which is a different colour to the body. Fruit of the Loom, B&C and Nakedshirt all offer this style of shirt with their own nuances.
Ringer T-shirts have contrasting colours on the neck and sleeves. Fruit of the Loom, Anvil and American Apparel offer their own versions of this classic style T-shirt.
Polo shirts probably deserve a page on their own because of the styles and material on offer by most of these clothing brands.
Identifiable with collar and buttons, polo shirts are often worn for a smarter look at work, on the golf course, on horseback or for that smarter casual appearance for recreation.