The Ultimate T-Shirt Buying Guide
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The Ultimate T-Shirt Buying Guide

 An extremely common question we hear is “what’s the best t-shirt?” While there isn’t one “right” answer, we’ve come up with a pretty great list of low, mid-range, and pricier shirt options for the 3 most popular fabrics. These are shirts that we prefer in-house, as well as ones that we know our customers love too.


 

100% Cotton T-shirts

Cotton has been around for hundreds of years and its popularity in the apparel industry is as steady as ever. Cotton is a naturally occurring fiber and is softer than polyester garments. The softest cotton available is ringspun cotton, which is the type of cotton most widely found in retail settings.

 

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Gildan G200

  • Starts at $2.09

  • 5.3 oz regular cotton

  • Tubular construction

  • Standard-fit

  • Customer favorite



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Gildan Softstyle G640

  • Starts at $2.50

  • 4.5 oz ringspun cotton

  • Tubular construction

  • Standard-fit

  • Softer than Gildan G200

 

Anvil 980

  • Starts at $2.74

  • 4.5 oz ringspun cotton

  • Tearaway label

  • Tubular construction

  • Standard-fit

  • Softer than Gildan G200

 

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Bella+Canvas 3001C

  • Starts at $4.22

  • 4.2 oz ringspun cotton

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit

  • ShirtSpace team favorite!

 

Next Level 3600

  • Starts at $4.22

  • 4.3 oz ringspun cotton

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit



 

50/50 Cotton Polyester T-shirts

Shirts made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester are generally less expensive than 100% cotton tees, yet still have the softness that you find in 100% cotton apparel. The polyester is wrinkle resistant, offers increased durability, and fades less than 100% cotton t-shirts.

 

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Gildan G800

  • Starts at $2.26

  • 5.6 oz

  • Dryblend and moisture wicking

  • Heat transfer label

  • Customer favorite

 

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Bella+Canvas 3650

  • Starts at $5.60

  • 3.6 oz

  • Unisex sizing

  • Unique color options

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit

 

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Bayside 5010

  • Starts at $8.56

  • 4.2 oz

  • Unisex sizing

  • Made in the U.S.A


 

Tri blend T-shirts

Tri blend fabric is a mix of 50% cotton, 25% polyester, and 25% rayon. The cotton offers breathability and softness, the polyester provides durability, and the rayon offers an ideal drape that lends itself to a flattering fit. Tri blend t-shirts generally have a heathered appearance, but for those in search of solid color tri blend shirts, Bella+Canvas has 30 different shades to choose from.

 

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Anvil 6750

  • Starts at $5.71

  • 4.7 oz

  • Tearaway label

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit

 

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Threadfast Apparel 102A

  • Starts at $6.47

  • 4.1 oz

  • Tearaway label

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit

 

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Bella+Canvas 3413C

  • Starts at $6.75

  • 3.4 oz

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit

  • ShirtSpace team favorite!

 

Next Level 6010

  • Starts at $6.74

  • 4.3 oz

  • Side seam construction

  • Retail, fashion-fit



 

  

  

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