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Hey there. This is my first post on the forums. Exciting stuff ;)

I love everything about the American Apparel Tri-Blend Track shirt (Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Track Shirt | Basic T-Shirts | Shop American Apparel). It is my favorite. I found blanks online for around $7-$8/piece which I think is a decent price. On the other hand, the American Apparel Fine Jersey shirt (Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt | Basic T-Shirts | Shop American Apparel) is a couple dollars cheaper which is always good.

Does anybody know if there is a big difference between the two as far as fit, comfort, feel, sizing etc...? Like I said, I love the Tri-Blend but if I can get the Fine Jersey cheaper without sacrificing many of the benefits of the Tri-Blend then I will.

Thanks for any info.

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The 2001 is AA's standard shirt, so you'll be in good company if you end up going with that. It also comes in a lot more colours and some more sizes, which is useful.

Fit should be the same on both. It's going to be a very similar shirt. I haven't worn the tri-blend, but based on my experience with similar fabrics I'd guess it will feel softer than it's counterpart.

I'm sure some people legitimately prefer the tri-blend, but I'm also sure it's fair to say there isn't a "big difference" and you wouldn't be sacrificing "many of the benefits" if you decide to go with the 2001. Plus you pick up the extra colours with the 2001, so that's a benefit to switching, other than cost.

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Late reply to this, but I feel I should clarify.

The fit of the 2001 vs TR401 is different. The TR401 is noticeably more slim fitting.

As far as the fabric goes, the blend is "lighter" at 3.7 ounces vs 2001 at 4.3 ounces.

Also, keep in mind, that the tri-blend contains Rayon, which allows the shirt to drape against the body better, adding an additional form of slimming.

Hope this helps.
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