You’re ready to update your staff uniforms. With a staggering number of shirt styles and brands to choose from, where do you start?
Begin With the End in Mind.
- Who will be wearing your shirts?
- What physical demands will the shirts have to stand up to?
- Where and how often will the shirts be worn?
Shirts worn day in and day out by your hardworking staff will need to be more durable, comfortable, and functional than logo’d t-shirts cannoned out to random fans at a basketball game. Start by choosing the right fabric for the job.
Buying the right shirts for the job is an investment, not an expense.
Savvy Shirt Buyers Know
Fabric. Before. Style. or. Brand.
Cotton t-shirts are a wardrobe staple. Dress them up. Dress them down. The more they’re worn, the better this breathable, comfortable fabric feels.
100% Basic Cotton T-shirt
This workhorse of the t-shirt industry is your baseline t-shirt.
It’s unisex, loose-fitting, unstructured cut makes it a great option when you need to buy a slew of shirts to fit a wide range of shapes and sizes.
The economical price tag makes it a home run for fundraisers, events, staff uniforms, conferences, and the like.
And it will bear your message with pride.
Ringspun cotton has all the benefits of basic cotton, but its softer, refined feel provides a good quality, fashionable option for your message delivery system.
They move with you. They wick sweat away from your body, so your skin stays dry.
Their lightweight, comfortable feel, makes polyester an excellent choice for high-intensity physical activities.
Performance Tees. Durable, long-lasting. Stands up to laundry duress.
Athletic garb. Ideal shirting people on the move.
50/50 Blend (Cotton/Polyester)
If ease of care, durability, and vibrant colors, are high on your priority list we offer the 50/50 cotton/polyester blend for your consideration.
These two fibers bring their best qualities to the partnership. These shirts won’t blink in a hot dryer. They hold their shape and size; the colors stay vibrant. And thanks to the cotton these shirts breathe.
Sturdy. Breathable. Color-fast. These shirts are meant to be worn vigourously. Think uniforms that can keep pace with your staff.
Triblend – (Ringspun cotton/Polyester/Rayon)
Trendy and Athletic.
When you want to add a fashion flair of silky softness and flowing drape to the statement you’re putting on display, you’ll want to look at the style selections offered in Triblend fabric.
Looking for a great athletic shirt that releases body heat and wicks away sweat? Triblend shirts are the game-changer.
Triblend shirts are very lightweight; they wick sweat, they release body heat.
While their feel and fit are outstanding, the combination of three very different fibers can cause reduced durability. For this reason, triblends should be gently laundered to extend the life of the fiber.
Wrapping It Up
If you’re a visionary, who recognizes that artfully messaged shirts are a valuable component of a sound marketing strategy – buy shirts that people will be proud to wear and then let the shirts do their job!
If you’d like to see and touch the different fabrics and brands available, please come see us. We’re always happy to put our samples in your hands, answer your questions, and guide you in your decision.
We’re T-shirt Express Ohio, a hot little screen printing shop in Mt Vernon, Ohio.
We shirt people every day. And we’re really good at it.