humm i like Gildan too for that Box T type shirt. Mrs Miller likes it too. LOLmonkchild said:What's the best quality t-shirts next to American Apparel (which I believe are the top?!). I heard some guy mention something like "Canvas" or something. I had a feel on a Gildan shirt - I find the quality terrible.
There is no universally agreed upon "top" brand t-shirt. Everyone's idea of quality is different.What's the best quality t-shirts next to American Apparel (which I believe are the top?!)
Hi! I am a newbie here. I am looking for a T-shirt with the softness of AA but bigger? AA is a bit too tight for me, but I love their softness. Is there such a alternative brand that is a looser fit and with AA softness?monkchild said:it's the softness and fit - the sleeves arent too big, not too tight, they just fit nicely on ya arm.
Quite a few of us are a fan of Bella (me, Rodney and Nick to name three) and tend to recommend them when people are after women's shirts specifically.Rebelesque said:Don't think I've seen Bella mentioned before.
Everyone's going to have a different opinion, of course. I find Gildan shirts to be just fine; they aren't quite as soft as AA but they don't feel much different to me personally when wearing them.vegbyrd said:i am starting small and so i'm trying to find the best quality shirts at the lowest prices. i need blank tees only. i want to do girly tees, but since i'm starting out small, i have to begin with unisex tees. i thought gildan was good until i read the 1st post.
You usually can, yes. I use S&S Activewear and unisex shirts are usually around that price. I haven't had any problems with the shirts.vegbyrd said:can i trust some of the companies that offer unisex shirts for as low as $1.50 (white tees) like blankshirtstore, shirtwholesalers, etc.? has anyone ordered shirts for this price (approximately)? if so, were they happy?
I think your best course here would be to try a few different brands and see what works best for your quality standards. I'm using Gildan Ultra and like them, and haven't had any customers complain about them. Some feel that a more well-known name like 'Hanes' will help sell their shirts, so they go with that.vegbyrd said:what are the best companies with the best prices? although i prefer 100% cotton, i'm no averse to considering a good quality 50/50 unisex tee. what are the best 100% and 50/50 tees? hanes, hanes beefy, gildan, jerzees, details, etc.?
Many wholesalers do not post their prices publicly; they are only visable to people with accounts (and generally, people with valid sales tax licenses). I believe this is so people like us can show our customers their site if we want - where they can see all the styles/etc. available - without them knowing the price we get things at.vegbyrd said:thanks a lot, twinge & t-bot! i'm looking at some of your suggestions. i also found some others on this site.
- i checked out s&s activewear. i couldn't find the wholesale price list, though.
American Apparel are a controversial company, with good points and bad. You can google if you care to know more.vegbyrd said:i had heard that american apparel was the best; it is great to know that others are comparable and perhaps superior.
There isn't really such a thing as unisex tees. There's clothes cut (and sized) for men, and clothes cut for women. "Unisex" is false marketing.vegbyrd said:i want to do girly tees, but since i'm starting out small, i have to begin with unisex tees.
They are good. They are bad. It really depends on your perspective and market.vegbyrd said:i thought gildan was good until i read the 1st post
Yes.vegbyrd said:can i trust some of the companies that offer unisex shirts for as low as $1.50 (white tees)
It mostly comes down to personal preference. My preference of the cheaper companies is Fruit of the Loom. Hanes and Gildan are also popular choices.vegbyrd said:what are the best companies with the best prices?
Personally I really like FotL's 50/50 Best tee. But if your customers agree with you (i.e. they also prefer 100% cotton) you might as well stick with 100% cotton. It's generally slightly more expensive than 50/50, but we are talking about cents. Those cents add up, but not to that much if it means a superior shirt choice for your demographic.vegbyrd said:although i prefer 100% cotton, i'm no averse to considering a good quality 50/50 unisex tee.