I came in here to recommend Sunspel.
Even fresh out of the box, many people have reported several inconsistencies towards sizing. Many of the same size shirts will have completely different dimensions. From what I have noticed with the model, the length is pretty average but the sleeves wing out quite a bit.
Almost every time I see a brand printing on Gildan, their product shots have the t-shirt sleeves rolled up a few times. It all depends on the style you prefer, but it is something to take into consideration. The soft style tee comes in sizes small to triple XL while the heavy cotton comes in sizes extra small to triple XL. Since they are preshrunk cotton tees, it is best to order true to your normal size. Be careful when washing them as they are known to shrink. To reduce the risk of shrinking, wash cold and either dry low or hang dry.
The heavy cotton comes in a wide range of 37 different colors. You will find some very unusual and exotic colors in this range such as Heliconia and Sapphire.
The soft style has fewer options but still comes in 27 different colors. Tultex is another one of those alternative blank brands that are cheaper to print on.
They only offer four different unisex models but the blank is the only one that I have seen used. The is a 4. I have a couple Tultex tees in my closet and I must say that I actually like them for the most part. I find them to have a nice fit and be very comfortable at the same time. The only downfall that I notice with this t-shirt is its thinness.
The is probably the thinnest tee out of all the models mentioned in this article. Wearing a white Tultex t-shirt almost feels a little see-through and its thinness is definitely noticeable.
In my opinion, the Tultex has one of the nicest fits around. You will find that the has a fairly good length, similar to that of the American Apparel The sleeves are also very nice as they provide good coverage yet do not wing out like some other brands.
One thing that many people complain about when it comes to Tultex is their shrinking inconsistencies. After several washes, Tultex owners have noticed that the fit does not stay intact and the dimensions become warped. The dimensions of every Tultex shirt that I own have stayed in proportion because I wash them cold and then only hang dry them. This is a serious thing to consider for your customers if you decide to go with Tultex.
If the fit stayed in proportion more often and they were made a little thicker, Tultex could possibly be one of my favorite blanks. These tees will shrink if you wash them in hot water so you might want to consider ordering a size up. The only way to keep the shirt in its original size is to wash and dry it in the method I described above.
The comes in 22 different colors, many of which are pretty basic. Due to the thinness of these tees, you want to be weary of lighter shades because they can feel a little see through.
I hope that this guide helped you understand the differences between all of these popular blanks and narrow down the best quality t-shirts for printing. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at chazzy[at]vicioushistory. Quality Alternative Apparel has built a reputation as having some of the softest, fashion blanks around.
Quality Alstyle provides a fairly thick quality t-shirt from many of the reviews I have read. The most popular blank models are: Very basic t-shirt blank that is 5. Fashion style t-shirt that is 4. Softer version of their basic t-shirt which is 5.
Quality American Apparel blanks are known for their exceptional quality, producing arguably some of the best quality t-shirts on the market. Their most popular models are: Worth it though, in my opinion. After I bought I thing from them though, I found that I just started going towards athleisure so I can wear more of their stuff.
Do you own the slim or Core variant of their sweatpants? But in reality I have the core sweatpants, measure a 32 waist and wear a medium. I get a little stacking on the bottom i'm a 30 inseam.
I'll never get rid of my Fred Perry polos. You've have to pry them from my cold dead hands!!!! Very tall slim guy here. J Crew X-Large slim are the only shirts I buy now. Xlarge everywhere else is too wide, large is too short. These are just right and last a good while. Would you say I'm similarly sized? I have th same problem. Also, while I can't speak for the mainline J. Crew shirts, as a tall skinny guy the best fitting tees I've found are J.
Crew factory slim t-shirts. One of the few brands I've found with sleeves tight enough for guys with skinny arms. I have 3 of the "soft broken in" ones. Note that they have a few different lines of t-shirts.
I forget the exact names but it's basically lightweight and middleweight. Pair it with a good chain stainless steel is worth the investment IMO. Idk if you are serious, but levi s fits great for big ass and thighs while slim in the leg and hem as s. Pretty much my whole blank t-shirt drawer is full of them.
I think they still sell the bagged t-shirts but I don't like the cut on those as much. I like Alternative Apparel's shirts too, although it'll remain to be seen how well they hold up. Supima Cotton on Tees still exist. What are you talking about? I ran into this problem last year, and found they came back for the beginning of spring. A year ago I decided to go all out and buy a bunch of higher end t-shirts as that's what I wear to work most days.
Velva sheen came out on top as my favorite by far in terms of fit and fabric. They hold up extremely well over time. Good shirt, but for the price I could buy a new shirt every other day and throw it out instead of washing. Though he did say money was no object. I've had my 3 3sixteen tee's for about 4 years. They've gone through countless washes and have each been worn I guess I was being conservative but I rotate em.
I've also got other clothes. That being said, I still can't think of a shirt that'd stand up to my initial estimate of wear for less of a price.
My favorite ts as well. Although I will add they're not the best for layering cause it can get kinda hot and they're thick but for a lazy day or lounging they're killer.
Also they shrink up an f ton if you're gonna be lazy and throw them in the drier. I like my shirts to land right below my belt and be a little looser so I sized up one. Many other brands tend to get boxy over time and since I'm on the taller side, these fit well and stay that way.
I buy all different colors and use them as straight T's but also Black or White for undershirts. Cotton, Tri-blends, v-necks, crew neck, etc. I figured they would fall apart or pill right away given that fact, but they've actually held up quite well. I wear them a lot and it's been over a year for some of them and they're no different than the ones I've bought sense.
The fit is pretty good, too, for an athletic build. I find a lot of shirts pull at the armpits if you have any sort of developed chest, but these are good. Perhaps a little long, but I tend to like that because I bicycle a lot.
I've heard great things about Sunspel. I have one T-shirt from Ralph Lauren, and I'm not satisfied at all, the color went to shit after just a few wears, and a year later it is absolutely trashed with holes etc. I came in here to recommend Sunspel. They are my go-to for t-shirts and long sleeve.
Black, white, navy blue, grey - definitely recommend. If you're in Melbourne, the store in Fitzroy go on sale every end of season. That's when I stock up on them.
Sad to see Outlier so low, their merino tees are superior to cotton. The extra length is a bonus for a tall guy like me. Best T-shirts I've ever owned. Not only do they look great and come in great colors but hold up well. I go to Michaels for all of my plain shirts. Gildan brand heavy cotton, pre shrunk and fit true to size. The collars don't get all bacony after repeated washes either. Plenty of colors available but I usually just buy the black, white and navy blue.
The best thing is that at the location I go to the shirts run 3 for 10 dollars. My favorite T-Shirt currently is the J-Crew pocket tea. I saw a article on this sub a few week ago where it was called the best T-Shirt on the market overall and after purchasing a few I have to agree. The quality appears to be good and the fit of the shirt is wonderful. It is tight at the chest fitted but not skintight through the body and hangs well. The sleeves are fitted to the biceps and hit at a attractive point which is a must for me.
I have not tried any other J-crew tea's but assuming they have the same fit I would recommend them. I should add that while there are plenty of far more expensive options out there I feel like these are a great quality and a great price.
I'd have to agree and disagree. Mossimo plain shirts are hit and miss for me, sometimes I find a really good one that's good after many washes and sometimes they will just shrink way too short. Merona just shrunk shorter than I could stand and I've never bought that line again. I have found the Mossimo shirts to not be that bad.
It's actually the cut that I have more issues with, with some t-shirts having a really awesome and well-fitting cut and others being way too loose.
Same for me, and I workout in them. I find that they breathe really well, and I live in Las Vegas. Kind of important when it's like I find they have really good quality plain tees. It's literally the only thing I buy from there.
They have a nice selection of colors too. It's not cheap but its not super expensive either. American Apparel's plain Ts are the absolute best in my opinion. They both feel and look great. We use them all the time for company shirts. Custom fit Ralph Lauren t shirts fit me really well. But that may not apply for you. Quality is good but make sure to try things on before making a decision.
All in all, not too expensive for an article of clothing you wear a lot. I was told it would last and hold it's shape for years to come. Is it important to purchase high-quality blank shirts? These are two frequently asked questions that I will respond throughout the post. These are all good t-shirts but a better question to ask yourself is how heavy, or how light, you need a t-shirt to be.
Cool lightweight breathable t-shirts are more suited for younger audiences and warmer weathers. Another good thing to keep in mind is that the more t-shirts you order the more you will save.
I will now help you figure out which printing technique you should use to print your t-shirt designs and also will help you decide which bulk blank t-shirts to get based on your designs and will help you discover where to buy the best wholesale t-shirts so that you can get started with your t-shirt business today.
This is the right question to ask yourself when starting your t-shirt business. On the contrary, a family photo with hundreds of different colors in it would be better suited for a Direct-to-Garment printing or sublimation process.
The ultimate goal is to achieve the greatest, brightest, most vibrant, longer lasting print on a t-shirt. This could happen for several reasons, an old and uncalibrated PTG machine, broken screen printing or sublimation equipment, low-quality supplies, an inpatient screen printer, an incorrect amount of pressure applied when pushing the ink through, and many other human or machine mistakes.
But when you have the right t-shirt and choose the right printing technique, you will most likely produce high-quality t-shirts for your customers. It all starts with the amount of colors that a design has.
Even though screen printing has been the leading t-shirt printing technique for ages because of its long lifespan and durability, it is very limited in the sense that the process of layering the inks to get the desired effect turns out to be quite a bit of work when adding more than a few colors.
When we come up with a heavy colored design, using direct-to-garment printing or sublimation is recommended. These are techniques better suited for designs with a lot of colors on them. Many have fallen in love with the direct-to-garment printing technique because of its low set-up costs, its instant turnaround time and the great results that can be achieved.
The main disadvantage of DTG is the equipment maintenance and ink cost, nevertheless, it can be expected that ink producers will eventually offer better performing inks and at lower costs. Sublimation printing is a printing method that works with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Results are permanent and do not peel or fade. When the design is transferred onto the garment, the dye turns into a gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibers.
As a result, the fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the design. Every technique has its pros and its cons.
Screen printing and direct to garment printing give excellent results on cotton-based garments while sublimation needs a polymer to permeate into the fabric and solidify into its fibers.
I recently realized how little plain t shirts I own. I have a bunch of graphic t shirts that I own, but I seriously need some plain shirts. I'm not sure whether I should buy from Nautica, Ralph Lauren, H&M, or AEO? If you guys have some other brands to share with me, that would be great. The best plain white T-shirts are made out of durable, breathable materials, so try and get one in a quality material such as % cotton. These might cost you a little bit extra than a cotton blend T-shirt, but the high quality and last of wear should more than make up for it. Or you could take a shortcut and follow the advice of the experts. When it comes to style basics like crisp white tees, the men of GQ have tried 'em all (it's practically our job). But because GQ's staff isn't made up of robots with sample-size bodies—actually, they're a range of different body types and heights—they don't all prefer the same tee. So we asked nine of them to tell us, in their expert opinion, which T .