In 1913, the T-shirt as we know it first appeared as standard-issued gear within the U.S. Navy. Since then the t-shirt has become a staple in the America wardrobe. A recent study revealed that nearly 9 out of 10 people have at least one t-shirt that they refuse to “pitch” due to sentimental attachment. Generally, these shirts are commemorating a major event. Are you one of the nine?
When people think about the basic t-shirt, most people do not understand what the options are available beyond the crew-neck shirt. Of course, the most recognizable difference is collar type: crew-neck, v-neck, scoop-neck, ect. However, there are other things to consider such as, does the shirt have side seams? What is the composition of the fabric; cotton, polyester, rayon? How do these variables effect the life of the shirt? The most recent trend among t-shirt manufacturers is going beyond the “unisex” tee. Finally, they are providing a woman’s variation on the men shirt. There is little that supersedes the t-shirt for longevity on promotion dollars. People are more likely to keep and wear a t-shirt than any other type of promotional product.
When considering your next event, let us sit down with you and discuss the option available for your event t-shirts and what the best fit is for all involved.