Having the perfect design or logo to print on t-shirts is only part of the battle when it comes to imprinted T’s. With all the t-shirt options out there, it can be really challenging to figure out which styles & options are best to achieve your marketing goals. You don’t want to select a shirt, only to find out it doesn’t fit the image you want to present or that no one will wear it- no matter how great the imprint is.
To help you make the best decision, we teamed up with one of our vendors to develop a “Better Basics” guide, which lists the ‘Top 3’ styles within the most popular t-shirt categories (Cotton, Blends and Triblends).
Let’s take a look at the “Cotton” styles. If you are looking for a tee that has a “soft feel” and resembles a higher-end “retail” quality shirt, then we recommend the Bella+Canvas OZPJG-ISQKE, which is labeled as being the “BEST” option in this category. This style is going to be the choice for shirts you will resale, give to employees or for a higher end promotional T with a hip vibe. This shirt also comes in a coordinating youth style, UZPHG-ISQKY and an adult V-neck, WZPHC-ISQKU. For a T that still has that soft feel, is comfortable and still stylish, check out the KXPOF-DFJMB in the “better” category. If you are looking for a good option at the lowest price point possible, then we recommend the Fruit of the Loom KZNOI-KBIKE. Although not as soft as the others, it is still considered a “Good” option in this category and is a durable shirt for employees that need the moisture wicking of 100% cotton or for a give away shirt for events.
Cotton/Poly blend T’s are a popular choice for comfort, style and durability and are generally lighter weight than cotton T’s. A fashionable, hip and youthful “Best” option is the Alternative Apparel vintage T, UXULA-LOEIS. With retail inspired details and color options, this shirt is a popular choice. A more budget conscious option is actually a favorite brand of ours, Next Level. This CVC crew, KATKC-KBHWC, is really comfortable and will quickly become a favorite T of everyone who owns it- this shirt is a favorite for event giveaways and shirts for vounteers. Our choice for a “Good” option is the Anvil lightweight T shirt, UXTII-EUJGE. With over 50 colors to choose from, this shirt is a great fit for events, promotions and employee giveaways.
A category that has gained a tremendous amount of popularity in the last few years is the Tri-Blend. With cotton/poly/rayon, these shirts are extremely soft, lightweight and comfortable. For the “Best”, we go with the Bella + Canvas Unisex tri-blend, OTTFA-GHHCS. This shirt has a more fitted, retail look and a wide variety of colors. The Anvil tri blend crewneck in our “better” t in the category and offers some really nice heathered color options, LAVFF-KBIFV. A solid choice for the “good” option is the Jerzees triblend, JCPII-LOLBG, the color choices stick with the basic colors and offers a budget conscious option with comfort of a tri blend.
While all of the styles are available in the unisex style listed, many have companion styles in ladies, youth, V-neck, pocket T’s and other styles. By letting us know what shirt style options you need, we can recommend the right shirt to fit everyone and every style.
So what are you waiting for? Use this guide as inspiration and direction in selecting the shirt that best fits your marketing goals and we can add your logo in a variety of imprint methods- screen print, embroidery, embellishments, foil imprint and more.
Need more information, options or additional help selecting the perfect t-shirt for your event, promotion, employees or to fit your budget? Give us a call or email- we are happy to help.