Which Threadless Mens Shirt Is Best For You?

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Which Threadless Mens Shirt Is Best For You?
Do you want the cheapest shirt? The softest? The most eco-friendly? In this blog post I'll break down all the features of each Threadless tee.

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When it comes to variety of shirts on Threadless, you are spoiled for choice. In the short sleeve Mens t-shirt section alone, there are 10 varieties of shirts, in dozens of different colours. It can easily get overwhelming to decide which type of shirt is best for you. So I’ve complied all the info you need to make an informed decision. Below you’ll see a photo of each t-shirt and all it’s pertinent information, as well as swatches for all the shirt colours currently available.

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Regular

Classic unisex fit
Extra-comfortable feel
Combed & ring-spun cotton
Mid-weight fabric
Solids: 100% cotton
Heathers: cotton & 10-65% poly
Shoulder taping
Double-needle hems
Tubular body
$22.95   26 colours   S – 3XL

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Classic

Unisex relaxed, boxy fit
100% preshrunk jersey knit
Mid-heavyweight fabric 5.3 oz/yd²
Sustainably grown & ethically harvested
US Gildan cotton
Heathers: cotton & 10-65% poly
7/8″ rib collar
Shoulder taping
Double-needle hems
Tubular body
$22.95   9 colours   S – 5XL

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Extra Soft

Bella+Canvas 3001
Relaxed retail fit
Super soft material
Lightweight jersey material
No sweatshops, eco friendly
Airlume combed & ring-spun cotton
Solids: 100% cotton, 32 single 4.2 oz
Heathers: cotton & 1-48% poly
Shoulder taping
Tubular body
$24.95   23 colours   S – 3XL

threadless mens extra soft tshirt swatches
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Premium

AS Colour 5001 Staple Tee
Unisex structured fit
Strong, smooth, soft frabric
Heavy combed cotton 5.3 oz/yd²
28-singles, mid-weight fabric
Ethically sourced material & manufacture
Solids: 100% cotton
Heathers: 85% cotton, 15% poly*¹
Neck ribbing, shoulder tape
Double needle hems, side seamed, preshrunk
$35.95   20 colours   S – 3XL

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BLANK TEES

The blank t-shirts featured in this article are not offered by Threadless by default… so I made them for you! Whether you want high quality blank shirts for your own printing, want to test the shirt quality before ordering your art, or just like a good old minimalist fashion statement… You can get them from JessicaAmber, in two versions:

Buy Version 1

Best for light fabrics

Buy Version 2

Best for dark fabrics

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Triblend

Next Level 6010
Classic fitted unisex fit
Super soft, drapey, stretchy jersey
Combed & ring-spun cotton 32-single, 4.3 oz
50% poly, 25% cotton, 25% Triblend rayon
Set-in 1×1 baby rib collar
Side seamed
$33.95   8 colours   S – 2XL

threadless mens triblend tshirt swatches
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Ringer
Classic unisex fit
Soft feel
Jersey-knit blend
 Solids: 100% cotton
Heathers: 50% cotton 50% polyester
3/4″ contrasting neck & sleeve bands
Tubular body
$27.95   3 colours   S – 2XL
threadless mens ringer tshirt swatches
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Performance

Relaxed fit
Lightweight and smooth
100% microfiber performance polyester
Side seamed
Moisture wicking
Anti-microbial finish
50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor
$38.95   7 colours   S – 2XL

threadless mens performance tshirt swatches
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Vintage Wash

Hanes
Unisex structured fit
5.5oz mid-weight material
100% ring-spun cotton from USA farms
Ribbed set-in collar
Shoulder taping
Single-needle hems
Vintage-washed, garment-dyed
Tubular body
$37.95   10 colours   S – 3XL

threadless mens vintage wash tshirt swatches

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Champion©

Bella+Canvas 3001
Relaxed retail fit
Super soft material
Lightweight jersey material
No sweatshops, eco friendly
Airlume combed & ring-spun cotton
Solids: 100% cotton, 32 single 4.2 oz
Heathers: cotton & 1-48% poly
Shoulder taping
Tubular body
$24.95   23 colours   S – 3XL

threadless mens champion tshirt swatches
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Cut & Sew

AS Colour 5001 Staple Tee
Unisex structured fit
Strong, smooth, soft frabric
Heavy combed cotton 5.3 oz/yd²
28-singles, mid-weight fabric
Ethically sourced material & manufacture
Solids: 100% cotton
Heathers: 85% cotton, 15% poly*¹
Neck ribbing, shoulder tape
Double needle hems, side seamed, preshrunk
$35.95   20 colours   S – 3XL

And The Award
Goes To...

If you want the biggest variety of sizes, go for the Classic t-shirt, which ranges from Small to 5XL.

If you want to save money, the Regular and Classic shirts are the cheapest.

If you want to splurge on the most expensive t-shirt, go for the Champion.

For doing your bit to help the environment, the Premium and Extra Soft shirts are the most eco-friendly.

If you are really picky about the colour of your shirt, Regular shirts have the most colour options. Or you could get a Cut & Sew that’s in the exact shade you want.

(I have a collection of solid color products – including cut & sews – in my Threadless Artist Shop. Feel free to request a specific color!)

Want a really lightweight shirt? Best picks are Extra Soft and Performance.

Or if you want a heavyweight, sturdy shirt, you’d want to choose a Premium tee.

Notes

TERMS

There was a lot of technical jargon in that shirt information, which I had to research to understand. Here is a small glossary of those terms for your understanding.

Cotton
Ring spun: Smoother and longer yarn than open-ended
Combed: Impurities are removed, improves softness
More singles: The yarn has been twisted more to make it thinner, resulting in a tighter weave and a softer fabric

Double-needle hems: More stretchy
Garment dyed: Dyeing is done after garment is sewn together. Darker in crevices, paler on exposed edges.
Jersey: A fabric that is knitted rather than woven. Stretchy.
Retail fit: Softer shirt, more fitted
Set-in collar: Collar that lays flat
Shoulder taping: Shoulder seams covered with fabric. More durability
Side seamed: Will not twist, more fitted
Sublimation: Image is dyed directly into the garment
Tubular body: Shirt can twist, and will not be shaped to body

CONFLICTING INFORMATION

Some of the information I gathered contradicted other information. I have noted those points here, as indicated above with asterixed numbers.

*¹ (1) says polyester, (2) says viscose
*² (2) says 6oz, (3) says 5.5oz
*³ (3)says 95% polyester, (4) says 100%

threadless mens extra soft tshirt swatches

SOURCES

(1) (Artist Shop) https://jessicaamber.threadless.com/designs/nothing/masculine-1/t-shirt/regular
(2) (Threadless Marketplace) https://www.threadless.com/shop/@jessicaAmber/design/nothing
(3) (Support) https://support.threadless.com/article/877-what-tee-styles-do-you-offer
(4) (Creative Resources) https://creativeresources.threadless.com/what-are-the-differences-between-t-shirt-styles/

The information in this blog post is accurate as at 2023-05-20

Conclusion

I hope this article has been helpful in informing you about the t-shirt styles available on Threadless, and helps you pick the one that suits you best.

If you have any questions, leave a comment below!

Peace, love & sunshine,

Jessica

   Amber

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