10 things to remember while picking T-shirts

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10 things to remember while picking T-shirts

July 13, 2021

In the world of apparel, T-shirts have a separate fanbase. Its graph of evolution in the clothing industry has only seen the elevation. Wide choices of customization make it a popular choice and all the age groups, all the size, and all the gender can have plenty of T-shirts in their wardrobes. Maybe their popularity makes them now a new tool of advertisement. They are now a huge part of merch.

In this article, we will talk about how to pick perfect T-shirts. If you are indecisive and have a hard time picking clothes for yourself, this post could be a step-by-step guide for you.

  1. Fabric Type Matters

Fabric choice for Tshirts

Choosing a T-shirt based on the fabric and fiber content is the most important factor to consider when purchasing one.

T-shirt fabric made of a mix of cotton and polyester fibers is easier to care for and more durable than cotton t-shirts. The t-shirt fabric is the softest and most pleasant to wear, thanks to a rayon-polyester-cotton combination.

If comfort is essential to you, the fabric your t-shirt is made of will determine it – and this will be determined by where you spend your time while wearing the t-shirt.

The right fabric according to the weather

In hot regions, 100% cotton fabric is a must-have fabric configuration for a T-shirt. If you’re going to be in an air-conditioned environment, it doesn’t matter if your t-shirt includes Polyester or other synthetic fibers mixed in with the cotton fibers, even if you live in a tropical region. Synthetic fibers may even appeal to you because of the extra benefits they give, like colorfastness, less shrinking after washing, stability, wrinkle resistance, and ease of care.

Synthetic Vs Polyester

T-shirt fabrics are typically 100 percent cotton or a blend of cotton and synthetic fibers, or 100 percent polyester or a mix of synthetic fiber, cotton, and rayon; jersey material is used for thinner, less expensive t-shirts, while sweatshirt jersey is used for thicker, more expensive t-shirts; interlock fabric is used for more drapey, more expensive t-shirts; cotton spandex is also used for stretchy t-shirts.

T-shirts made of 100 percent polyester fabric may not be very pleasant to wear daily, but they are ideal for sports since they are lightweight, flexible (perhaps with lycra), and drain perspiration away from the body to the surface, where it evaporates. Cotton, on the other hand, does not do this. Cotton absorbs sweat yet retains moisture for a longer period. T-shirts made of polyester dry rapidly. And you don’t want anything to do with that moist feeling on your body as you’re sweating.

Opacity of fabrics

The next thing you ought to care about the fabric material of the t-shirt is opacity. Do you want your shirt to be transparent? There are transparency ratings to fabrics. While choosing one, you should consider the transparency level of the cloth.

  1. Printed Patterns and Designs

The graphics on the t-shirt might occasionally exert influence over the fabric type or any other consideration. All other factors might dim and fade away if you are smitten by the designs on the t-shirts. There is always our favorite one because of the artwork, clever statements, quotations, and other things on the fronts of the t-shirts.

Some of our Hindu, Buddhist and Nepali designs printed tees are our best selling and we can tell you, If you see it, if you like it, you get it!

Find your favorite design here!

  1. Occasion

At home, on weekends, at the ballgame, and with the kids, this is what you wear. You probably wear a T-shirt more than any other piece of apparel in your life. You might think you can wear one anywhere, anytime but T-shirts too find their occasions.

The reason for wearing a certain t-shirt – albeit the occasion is a factor you shouldn’t miss to consider. T-shirts aren’t often worn on formal occasions. The sort of event matters more than where you wear one.

 

  1. Price

Everyone knows you ought to buy what you can afford. But again, sometimes a $50 T-shirt can be worth it.

It’s easy to make a T-shirt, as you can see. This is why they can be mass-produced for $5. Your T-shirt will fit better and last longer if the seams and hems are improved. We could debate taped seams and single needle vs. triple-needle sewing, but let’s be honest. Price is frequently used as a proxy for building quality.

Seams that lie flat and move smoothly come from a company that focuses on high-quality essentials.

Find some of our T-shirts for less than $20 here and we promise your quality is worth the price.

  1. Size and Fit

The only thing that helps you “look good” in a simple T-shirt is fit. And, yes, people with decent height and toned bodies have an advantage.

However, anybody can get in shape. Simply be honest with yourself about your requirements. The sleeves come first. These should terminate in the middle of the biceps. They’re overly lengthy if they’re longer than the thickest portion of the muscle. They should also softly embrace your arm, so wear something appropriate.

If you’re petite, go for a shirt with a fitted body to avoid being swallowed. Give yourself additional room if you’re not thin.

Some people value size and fit more than others. If you fall into the latter category, simply choose one that is the same size as the one you wear all year.

You may also go to the store and try them out one by one. However, when shopping online, this becomes an issue. The size will differ depending on the brand. The best thing to do is measure your shoulder width and chest size using a measuring tape, then double-check the measurement chart provided by each manufacturer.

Also, because cotton shrinks, a t-shirt with more cotton strands will require a larger size to accommodate for future shrinkage.

Measure around the largest portion of the chest under armpits while measuring the chest.

Unisex T-shirts are increasingly becoming popular because of their size uniformity.

  1. Cuts and style

T-shirts with crew necks and short sleeves are the most popular. But the story doesn’t end there. There are many various sorts of t-shirts and many different ways to wear them, including layering many t-shirts one over the other, depending on the current trend and personal fashion sense.

V neck Vs Crew Neck

People have strong feelings on whether they should wear a V-neck or a crew neck. However, your body is once again your guidance.

A crew neck will make your frame appear more square, therefore it’s a perfect choice if you have a slim physique. You also don’t want a V-neck to extend your already long neck if you’re tall and willowy. A V-neck, on the other hand, is less boxy. It also makes your neck appear longer. If you’re on the stockier side, this is a wonderful method to add interest and break up your frame.

Just make sure the V isn’t too deep. The V’s point should be lower than the dip in your collarbone, but higher than an imagined line joining the tops of your armpits.

  1. Fabric quality (color fading, stretching, prints,  etc)

When you wash a new t-shirt, it begins to get loose and shorter. This is typically due to a flaw in the knit fabric structure, as the already overstretched fibers return to their un-stretched state when cleaned, making the garment shorter and wider.

Another issue is overstretching in certain locations such as the neckline, armscye, and so forth. A stay tape across the neckline of high-quality t-shirts will prevent overstretching.

You also don’t want color-fading T-shirts. You may bring home a purple one and after one wash what you get is lilac.

  1. Choice of color

You will sometimes find yourself in a dilemma when you have to choose the color of your t-shirt. Sometimes you might have the right size but not the color of your choice for the same design. There are times when buying online, the t-shirt of the color you bought may not be exactly as it seemed online when you get it delivered. Such considerations for the color of your T-shirts will have to be made.

  1. Sewing framework

As mentioned earlier under the Price, the sewing of the T-shirt makes it susceptible to either extra or low cost.

This is a very important criterion – because an incorrectly designed T-shirt can distort your form – your body will hang in the wrong way. The neckband should not be twisted, but smooth. In the case of an uncomfortable t-shirt, the sleeve hems and body hem are twisted.

If the seams and the jacks are corrected, your T-shirt will fit better and last longer. Taped seams and one needle versus three-needle stitching should be considered.

The flat and smoothly moving seams originate from a firm that specializes in high-quality products.

  1. Maintenance and care of T-shirts

It is conceivable that the cloth may rip, fall away and even shrink if certain materials are not taken care of properly. Often, colors are run on other clothing in the washing machine without adequate care labeling, or some of the materials should not be put into standard washing machines; instead, they should be cleaned with dry weather by professionals.

The printing needs genuine attention which may cost you the most valuable commodity ever – time – is another bad aspect in the upkeep of your t-shirts. They should be cleaned by hand to avoid fading color and ironed from the back, in particular on vinyl prints. This is shown on the care label.

Hence, before you head down to make the purchase take a moment to look at the care label.

Are you ready? If so, purchase it.

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