It feels like customers ask us on a daily basis which shirts we prefer, and it’s a tough question with so many styles out there. I think that some people emphasize the design too dramatically and then cheap out when it comes to the shirt, which seems like a waste to us. I am personally more of a fan of going with a nicer shirt, or something a little different, and keeping the design simple. But when it comes down to it, the best type of shirt to get really depends on what the shirt will be used for.
Gyms and fitness types like to go with blends like the Next Level Triblend or Next Level CVC. Blends are also very popular with the younger generation since they can print more “vintage” looking designs, but we tend to use the Bella+ Canvas Triblend more for those. If it’s a 100% cotton shirt you’re looking for, you can’t beat Canvas 3001, which is incredibly soft and cut pretty well. But if you’re looking to save a little money, use the Anvil 980, which makes a really great “fashion fit”. And last, if you want a 100% cotton shirt that is more affordable and has a ton of color options, you can’t turn down the Gildan 5000.
But that was just the shirt options for men! Ladies shirts are a whole other breed. Bella + Canvas has tons of really cool styles, as does Alternative Apparel and Next Level. Each one carries the ever so trendy burnout, but also don’t be afraid to try out some of the cool tunic styles or any of the other more interesting cuts out there. Those always sell better than your standard boring shirt.
But if you’re still undecided, you are more than welcome to contact us in regards to any ideas you might have, or if you want some assistance picking out the best shirt for your needs.