I’m curious as well. Before the demise of AA I would have assumed that’s what would be here. I hope there is a possibility of a brand that both suits the picky shirt crowd and offers sizes up to “Omar the Tentmaker”. My newer AA shirts (from Meh) fit me like sausage casings right now, while some older Woot ones are just fine.
I guess I could work on changing the size that I require, as well.
I live in LA, and it’s sad to see what happened to AA. I doubt anyone will rise up in their ashes either. I think Anvil is going to dominate the on-demand printing blanks supply for a long time to come now.
I think @djslack’s right that we would have at least defaulted to AA again had they recovered and become stable in terms of quality control. Perhaps that’s happening under the new Gildan ownership. I’m happy to have things mixed up and new contenders to consider.
We’ll also be seriously considering our own cut/branded tees.
@snapster whatever TeeVillain and TeeTurtle use are great. Except when I bought a green shirt, it was a size smaller. So annoying.
I had that happen with TeeFury once. I bought a yellow shirt in XL, it was more like a medium. I couldn’t even wear it.
In other words… If you sell different colors, please make sure they are all the same exact size.
@snapster I agree with @RiotDemon And that they are always the same size no matter what is printed on them no matter that it is, say, 2 years later. Either that or have a return policy so you can exchange them for a size that fits at YOUR expense since this is a preventable problem.
@beachhead I need to catch up on trends but in the past the thicker material blanks were usually matched up with the old school roomier styling - the Hanes Beefy-T kind of shirts. I think it’s ideal to try to offer a sort of “Beefy T” option if the default shirt is the trendier thin / fashion cut.
@snapster That still holds true; lighter weight blanks tend to be slimmer/longer, heavier weight blanks tend to be wider/shorter.
Granted, the heavier weight is often because the cotton is still chock full of short fibers and impurities, hence why they tend to get about as “soft” as sandpaper. Feel a Gildan “Ultra Cotton” 2000 or a “Heavy Cotton” 5000 … then an AA 2001.
@narfcake@snapster Yeah but Gap used to thicker t-shirts that were soft so that is not an “either or” situation, rather no one is bothering to make the fabric perhaps. And I also think that cheap crap, thin t-shirt material that pills after 1 wash and gets holes after 2 wearings falls under the a 1/2 gallon of ice cream is no longer a half gallon but the price remains the same is what they are doing here with fabric.