Selecting the proper T-shirt can be difficult, and for those in the industry, discovering the perfect T-shirt is a never-ending quest. There are hundreds of styles available from dozens of big brands. A huge part of it is picking the proper fabric, which has gone over in detail, but another big aspect is selecting the right fit. Because not every fit is the same.
What about the women's styles' fit?
Unlike men's and unisex tees, which only come in a few distinct fits,
t-shirts come in a wide range of styles, with new ones being released every year.
T-shirt fit is divided into two groups.
The foremost thing to realize about dissimilar fits in the blank T-shirt market is that dissimilar brands use different words, and they don't always match up with each other. However, they can be split into two categories: traditional and fashionable.
T-shirts with a standard fit (or classic fit):
In the 1980s and 1990s, standard fit became popular, with a generic structure that is more boxlike and wider, without the tailoring and narrowing of its fashion fit counterparts. If one is buying a large quantity of tees that need to accommodate a variety of body shapes, standard fit tees are the safer option. For folks with a larger frame, this style may be more forgiving.
T-shirts with a fashion fit (or slim fit):
This cut, often known as "fitted," is designed to suit the body more intently, with smaller bagginess and more firm-fitting lines across the shoulders, chest and arms. The arms are more snugly fitted, and the sleeve length is shorter.
T-shirts with tubular sleeves vs. T-shirts with side seams
T-shirts are made in two different methods, each of which affects the way they fit. T-shirts used to be made with side seams before the tubular technique arrived and swept the market with its efficiency, and cheaper manufacturing costs. Side seams are recovering now. So, which is the best option?
Tubular tees are constructed from a tube of cloth that serves as the shirt's torso, with the scruff and shoulder sewed in. Because there is less stitching and it is easier to create, this style is usually less expensive than side-seamed. As the human body is not structured like a tube, the trade-off is a general, worse fit.
Side-seamed tees are completely what they sound like: they have seams running down the bottom of the sleeves and along the shirt's chest. Because they take longer to make than tubular shirts, they are significantly more expensive. Until the invention of tubular fabric, the majority of T-shirts were made this manner.
The fit is better tubular and enables for a "fashion fit," which is curve tailoring that better hug the body. Side seams also help printers since they may utilize them as guides for lining up tees on a palette, resulting in more constant print positions over the duration of a run. So, it's a win-win situation. So many victories.