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A Guide To Styling A T-Shirt

Finding the perfect T-shirt isn’t easy and finding the right one is a constant task for anyone working in the field. There are numerous big brands that can combine with hundreds of designs. Selecting the right fabric is a significant element and I’ve gone over that in depth, but a crucial element is picking the correct fitting. Since not all clothes are created equal.

You’d think that fitting a basic T-shirt is something simple However, there’s a lot that is involved. In this article we’ll go over the various terminologies, the distinction between tubular and side-seamed styles and the distinction between a fashion and a regular fit. We also provide some guidelines for what constitutes the perfect fitting T-shirt and give you some tips.

This article will concentrate on tees for men, often called unisex.

What is the unisex style?

In the world of T-shirts, when you see unisex, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the garment is specially made to be suitable for both males and females. It could also mean that the absence of a women’s (or women’s) model of this clothing is made available.

If it doesn’t state women or men it’s a style that is standalone, or unisex. That is, a male cut which women can wear.

In the past, T-shirts were an item for males. They were first used for underwear and then distributed to people in the US Navy, with other branches of the military following the same pattern. Films of the 1950s favored wearing a T-shirt alone and featured Marlon Brando as well as James Dean personifying this carefree and masculine style. Today T-shirts are available to everyone.

The two main types of T-shirts can be used to fit

If we’re talking about the various fits in the market for blank T-shirts The first thing to remember is the fact that various brands employ different terminology, and they do not always match one another. That’s why we have a full sales team that is dedicated in helping customers figure this mess out each day. In general, we could classify these into two main categories: traditional and fashion.

Traditional fitting (or traditional fit) T-shirts

The standard fit trend gained popularity during the 1980s and 1990s and featured a standard construction which is usually more large and bulky, without the tailoring and tapering that is found in their more fashionable counterparts. Tees with a standard fit are the safest choice when you’re purchasing a large order that must be designed for a wide range of body kinds. This type of style is an easier look for those with a heavier build.

Fashion-fit (or Slim-fit) T-shirts

Also known in the same way as “fitted,” this cut is designed to contour the body more precisely which results in less bagginess and more sculpted lines around the shoulders, arms and the torso. The arms are a more snug fit, while the length of the sleeves is less. We refer to this is referred to as “retail size,” although it can vary between fashion and standard.

What size T-shirt should you choose for?

The first and most crucial step to finding the ideal size is to select the right size. Many men opt for one size larger (or larger) to ensure comfort. When you’re looking the best in a t-shirt it’s more attractive to choose the size that is most comfortable for you.

Here’s a sizing chart that I created using photos of my coworker, James. Take a look at the different sizes and then consider the characteristics you should be looking for to determine the correct size.

Here are the top six features of a good-fitting T-shirt. They are followed by an infographic you could keep for references. It’s easy to believe that this is an opinion that is based on personal preference, but there’s a list of standards to be considered when trying to put on a T-shirt. The source of the criteria is it you are asking? Fashion people! Don’t be afraid to go with the flow.


The seam of the shoulder should align to the end of the bone in the shoulder, when it meets the upper part side of the arm. If it is drooping over the edge, then the shirt is probably too large. If the seam is within the region where the shoulder curve begins it is probably too small.


The hem of the sleeve should sit in the middle of the bicep, and should wrap around the arm, but not flare out over 2 inches. Classic fit or standard fitting t-shirts have larger armholes which flail out. Sleeves that are slightly longer can be a good fit for taller persons.


A T-shirt must cover the waistline , and then fall to the hips around mid-way down. The length may vary by in a few inches depending on the height of a person but it shouldn’t exceed the upper inseam, or appear like a night gown.

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The neckline should be over the collarbone with no sign of being too loose or heavy. Classic-fit t-shirts have wider collars as opposed to fashion/slim fit. A V-neck could be placed at or below the clavicle. Men should steer clear of “deep” V-necks.


The chest is more contoured than the lower portion however there should not be any stretch or bunching beneath the armpits. This is why the tapering design of fashion-fit t-shirts can be very effective in making the body more comfortable.


The torso should be tapered in slightly in order to fit the body, not expanding or straight. Side-seamed shirts offer this fitted style, whereas standard/classic-fit versions are more boxy, with a more pronounced form around the body.

Tubular T-shirts with Side-Seamed

There are two main ways that T-shirts are made that determine the way they will fit. T-shirts were initially constructed using sides seams before the tubular design was invented and became the dominant method thanks to their consistency, efficiency and lower cost of manufacturing. Side seams are now gaining popularity. So which one is better?

A lot of people believe that side-seamed is the best way to go due to its excellent fit, however, some claim that tubular t-shirts are perfect. Both kinds of construction are available in a wide variety. Let’s take a overview of the differences between the two.
Is there a tube-like T-shirt?

The tubular tees they make are constructed from the fabric tube that is transformed into the torso part of the shirt, and the arms and neck sewn into. It’s cheaper than side-seamed, as there is less sewing involved and it’s also easier to make. It’s a general smaller, less comfortable fit – since the human body isn’t designed to look as tubes. In my experience, I’ve never met anyone who’s shaped as tubes.

Another issue that is a lot more serious than the fit can be “torquing,” where the fabric begins to twist, especially after drying and washing. Because it doesn’t have side seams that help support the structure of the garment this can cause any print design that’s custom-designed look unbalanced and leave you with a dissymmetrical look. This doesn’t happen all the time however in the event that it occurs, it’s definitely not the most appealing look.

The benefit of having no seams (other other than the cost) is the possibility to make use of the side for printing area because there isn’t any seam. Side seams render side prints impossible due to the ink deposits that occur along the seam. Not a nice appearance. If you’re trying to find an unusual print area on the front of your t-shirt There’s only one route to go: completely tubular.