There's a lot that differentiates a great t-shirt vs. the ones that end up crowding your drawers. When looking for the perfect shirts for our designs, I was looking for a few key things:
- It had to be soft and comfy-- enough that'd I'd reach for it for a long flight.
- It had to wash and dry properly, no weird sideways shrinkage (e.g.: when the side seams get distorted after one wash).
- It had to have a good weight without being bulky and lastly,
- It had to have a good fit, not shlubby or boxy.
Which is why I landed with this one here. From fit to finish, it hit all the boxes. Read on to learn more and to geek out on t-shirt construction. :) If you have feedback, don't hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading!
Our shirts are made using combed and ring-spun cotton, meaning the cotton fibers are spun then combed through to remove impurities while ensuring it stays soft to the touch. Fewer impurities means a smoother, softer shirt.
Shirts are made using side seams! YAY! This creates the tailored structure a tee needs to fit correctly and prevents that weird sideways shrinkage you might find on other shirts.
"Single" is a term that refers to the diameter of the yarn, determined by the number of times you twist the fiber. The higher the single, the finer the yarn and the softer resulting garment. One way to think of it is like you do sheets—a higher thread count means softer the sheets! Most shirts are made from 18 or 20 singles. All of our tees are 30 singles or higher. Yay :)