T-Shirts

Overview T-Shirts unisex and mens t-shirts

On this site, we compiled a quick choice of T-shirts, that are part of the most requested products. For more choices, please check our catalogue. How the T-shirt evolves, what specifies its quality, and what are the different shapes available. We try to give an answer to these questions here:

The T-shirts history

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The T-shirt gets its name from its T shape, made by the arms and trunk. At first, T-shirts were worn as underwear. They became popular after World War 2, thanks to movie stars like Marlon Brando or James Dean. Their first hours of glory came with the possibility to print them as we wish, with text or design.

T-shirts: quality and material

The best way to decide if a T-shirt is the one you are looking for, is to get a sample from us. It will cost you between 2€ and 5€. But then, this T-shirt is yours. You can check if its color or shape suit you, you can wear it, wash it, and test it on an every day situation.
Most of the time, the weight of the fabric, given in gramms per square meters (g/m²), is the way to identify the T-shirts'quality. Which means that the heavier it is, the thicker the t-shirt will be. Most of them have between 150g/m² and 190g/m². The most important factor to the product's quality are the quality and the cotton's finish. There are more and more manufacturers proposing very light fabrics (from 80g/m² to 140g/m²), but of very high quality.

Materials:
Most of the T-shirts are made of 100% cotton. These fabrics are known to be very soft for the skin, with very low level of allergical reactions, don't itch, and have a good absorbing capacity. But, once they are wet, they dry very slow. Other fabric choices are the 100% polyester (mainly for sport activities, thanks to their fast drying capacity), cotton/polyester mixed, bamboo viscose, triblend (cotton, polyester and viscose mixed), lyocell (or Tencell), hemp.

T-shirts' cuts, size, labels

Regarding the cut, the classical unisex (straight cut, short sleeves, round neck) is most commonly found on the market. But recently the cut choices got wider. We actually have more than 100 different cut styles in our catalogue.
Here are a few examples (non-exhaustive list):

  • Ringer shirt (neck and wrists have a different color from the T-shirt's color)
  • Body-fit or Body-slim (the cut fit the body's curves)
  • V-neck,
  • Scoop-neck,
  • Long sleeves,
  • Layered T-shirts (using multiple garments that are worn on top of each other)
  • the T-shirts without sleeves,
  • Henley shirts (with buttonhole),
  • Vintage T-shirts
  • and different women styles (see female shirts)

Nowadays, most of the T-shirts are made from fabric tubes (for the trunk), which means they have no sewing on the sides.

For T-shirts, the size references are mainly the American ones (from the smallest to the biggest : XS = extra small, S = small, M = medium, L = large, XL = extra large, XXL, XXXL...and so on). As these sizes are not regulated by any standards, they change from one manufacturer to the other (and even from 2 different products of the same label!). We recommend you to try them before making your choice.
For kids, there are 3 possibilities for sizes. The first gives the size of the child. For a 152, the kid should not be taller than 152 cm. The second one gives the age of the kid: 12/14, for children between 12 and 14 years old. And then, some manufacturers use the S,M,L,XL sizes.
The labeling laws hold that on every T-shirt should be a label that says what the fabric is made of. Most of the time, it comes with the washing instructions and the brand name, sewn on the neck, and/or inside the shirt (like for Continental Clothing and Stanley and Stella). Others will print directly on the inside of the neck (Hanes Tagless), or will use a Tear-away Label (that you can tear off without damaging the shirt).