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I'm been comparing Gildan to other brands I'm interested in(Saad,proclub), is it a good quality shirt. I've been looking at the 6.1 oz shirts, does anyone know if they are thick?
How are their collars, are they nice and tight through all sizes?, and are they durable? Is the length simliar to Saad and Proclub? I don't want shirts with dead collars after a few wears......

Any help appreicated...
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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They're cut like a "regular" shirt, rather than with extra length, etc. so they may or may not be suitable for your purposes. You can compare a size chart to see if they have the length you require.

As for the quality... some people regard them as a "cheap" brand. They are often criticised for having oversized arms. That said... the quality is good if you're talking things like colourfastness, stitching, etc. They're not a thin, crappy shirt that will disintegrate after a few washes. I wouldn't say their durability is better or worse than any other similar major brand (i.e. Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, etc.).

Really the best thing to do is buy a sample or ten and try them for yourself. They're not expensive, and they are reasonable - so if you're interested you might as well check them to see if they meet your needs or not. If you're in the hip-hop market though (which it sounds like you are), I haven't really heard of them being used to get that oversized effect.
 

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I like them. I found the 6.1 oz to be somewhat hot to wear (Southern Californai) but otherwise they are a good shirt.
 

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They are a quality shirt at the cheaper end of the market. I like the body cut a lot....the flared arms are pretty stupid, though.
 

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They hold up good. I skateboard and i havent ripped one yet. The necks def keep their shape. Overall good deal for the price. And yes, the flared arms are pretty rediculous.
 

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Jerzees run small as Lou said so an xl Gilden is fairly large. Like Solmu said, it isnt an urban cut or fashion cut with extra length or fitted sleeves. I personally dont care if the sleeves flair here in Texas...its friggin hot!!!!
 

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I would use gildan, but the ones Alpha always sends me are made in Honduras. I need nafta baby.
Not sure about Honduras' Child labour laws either.
Try to keep it ethical as much as I can.
 

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Gildan for me too, 6.1 oz, ultra cotton, like most people said, they tend to run a little big because they do not shrink much at all, they are pre-shrunk.
 

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MotoskinGraphix said:
Jerzees run small as Lou said so an xl Gilden is fairly large. Like Solmu said, it isnt an urban cut or fashion cut with extra length or fitted sleeves. I personally dont care if the sleeves flair here in Texas...its friggin hot!!!!
Wow, the Jerzees run small!?? I have some Jerzees here and the first thing I thought is WOW they are really big. I'm used to either wearing a medium - large but the Jerzees medium look like Large or xl to me.

Probably because they aren't washed yet and also I'm a smaller guy - 5'6" 130lbs.
 

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Probably because they aren't washed yet and also I'm a smaller guy - 5'6" 130lbs.
yeah, shrinkage can be a problem with some brands. Do a wash test.

50/50 has less shrinkage then 100% Cotton too.
 

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I tried SAAD and washed them once and they shrank 5 inches. I put them in a hot dryer on purpose. they need to pass that test. I then tried City Lab. washed them and they shrunk 1/2 inch. Far superior in every way. Quality is 2 times that of SAAD.
 

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5.4 is going to be a thinner material than the 6.1 is. I wear the 6.1 in the cooler months and the 5.4 in the summer.
 

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yeah, shrinkage can be a problem with some brands. Do a wash test.

50/50 has less shrinkage then 100% Cotton too.
I almost always use blends when I can because they won't fade as easily as 100% cotton. Now with the price of cotton, it adds another bonus to my reasons! I sell black more than anything.
 

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Worst tee shirt to use. If I use them because they are cheap then I often have unhappy customers, and have lost customers because of the quality. The cut is terrible, especially the sleeves. They wash even worse and look like a sack of spuds after a few washes, the neck line does not retain shape, they twist, the cover seaming in the bottom seam which is a locking stitch comes undone and runs back unravelling the hem, and they are full of needle holes. They are grainy too print on and the print quality from the base up is not as good as finer gauges knitted with combed cotton. The size gradings are way off. The smalls are way too small and the largest sizes are way too big as the grading of pattern is too big between sizes. The colour range is the only reason we use them.
 
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