Here are the shirts our clients have chosen the most over the last 12 months.
We can’t really say any of them are better than the others on this list because the custom needs of each of our clients are subjective. What is better or best for you depends heavily on the priorities of your project. For that reason, we’ve broken down the choices into sub-categories like Most Popular Overall, Wash Wear, Low Cost, etc.
Most Popular Tees Overall
Wash Wear Winner
About 90% of what we print is 4.3 ounce ring spun, combed cotton. Wonderful print surface, and it’s what people like.
This tee is 5.3 ounce combed cotton. Beyond the extra ounce in weight, the yarn is made from a blend of Indian and Australian long staple cotton. The fabric is combed, dyed, and preshrunk. The tee does shrink in the initial washing, but after that continues looking nearly new and crisp wash after wash.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but the added ounce in weight really doesn’t make me warmer in these hot southern summers. The fabric seems to stay cool like a really high-end set of bed sheets.
Highly recommended for uniforms and fashion, when durability and quality are priorities.
Cost is higher than the 4.3 ounce fashion fit tees.
Low Cost Winner
This brand is new to me, but has existed for decades. I’ve washed and worn the shirt for months and it’s done surprisingly well. It’s not scratchy or uncomfortable. The fit is not boxy, but is relaxed. Cost beats the Gildan 2000.
Lower Cost Versions of the Most Popular Tees
When you’ve chosen the shirt you like or if you’re still unsure what the best option for your project is, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Editors note: This article was originally published in September 2019 and has been updated to reflect our latest recommendations.