Just curious.................?
  • Brock May

    I use it now whenever I print personal stuff, they improved a lot. The only thing I dont like still is those sleeves.
  • Bravo Charlie

    i highly dislike soft style after a previous print a bit ago
  • FilthyCandy

    I do, they are soft to feel but shall be moving to AA in the summer
  • GALLERIA-T

    What are your likes and dislikes? I use American Apparel, but I'm considering these as to be honest I'm not that blown away with the AAs.
  • Bravo Charlie

    big shrinkage, espically in the length,
    as a tall person i hate it
  • augie

    Bravo Charlie said:


    as a super tall person i hate it

  • GALLERIA-T

    I have a few softstyles and haven't noticed any problems with the length. The AAs can quite often be a little long.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    Bravo Charlie said:

    big shrinkage, espically in the length,

    as a tall person i hate it


    YEP!

    I print on AA for 8BZ but have printed with Soft Styles a lot for other things. My main gripe with them is the size inconsistency. I don't know if it's the cut or if they use different fabric from time to time but I have a few of them that I just can't wear after washing/drying. I'm not into belly shirts, sorry Gildan.

    Some of the soft styles I have are alright length-wise. Still a tiny bit short for my taste but still wearable. They are alright shirts. They fabric is nice, not too thick, not too thin and pretty soft. But I wouldn't print on them for 8BZ due to the crazy shrinkage/size inconsistency.
  • Bravo Charlie

    @ augie: cheers for the correction :P at 195cm (76.77inches) i guess i could come under that

    @ galleria-t: i prefer the tees with a lil more length, i hope to see this when i print on American Apparel in the coming weeks.

    @ 8-bit: yeah the inconsistency just makes it un-worthy of a product.
  • GALLERIA-T

    Thanks 8BZ

    Great to hear this advice from an established Brand.

    Any other reputable brands use them?
  • augie

    I meant that Im super tall.77ish inches.
  • connor

    I used them for my first couple releases and they got me by, I'd say they're great for a brand finding it's feet, but when the budget is available, there are much better quality shirts available and I feel 'reputable' brands should definitely be aiming higher than Gildan Blanks. AA just seems to be the most all-round superior shirt available, the next thing on from that is cut and sew which I imagine, when you get it right, is a dream.

    In my personal opinion, I think making the transition from AA to Gildan Softstyle would be a step down, but that's just my 2 cents.
  • bmoore

    connor said:

    I used them for my first couple releases and they got me by, I'd say they're great for a brand finding it's feet, but when the budget is available, there are much better quality shirts available and I feel 'reputable' brands should definitely be aiming higher than Gildan Blanks. AA just seems to be the most all-round superior shirt available, the next thing on from that is cut and sew which I imagine, when you get it right, is a dream.



    In my personal opinion, I think making the transition from AA to Gildan Softstyle would be a step down, but that's just my 2 cents.


    Connor, do you have sales coming up soon? There is a shirt I want but with shipping to the US it was going to run a bit too much
  • connor

    bmoore said:

    connor said:

    I used them for my first couple releases and they got me by, I'd say they're great for a brand finding it's feet, but when the budget is available, there are much better quality shirts available and I feel 'reputable' brands should definitely be aiming higher than Gildan Blanks. AA just seems to be the most all-round superior shirt available, the next thing on from that is cut and sew which I imagine, when you get it right, is a dream.





    In my personal opinion, I think making the transition from AA to Gildan Softstyle would be a step down, but that's just my 2 cents.





    Connor, do you have sales coming up soon? There is a shirt I want but with shipping to the US it was going to run a bit too much


    Funny of you to ask, for today (March 1st) only i'm offering 30% off with the discount code 'EMPTEES'
    It's technically March 2nd here in the UK but I figured i'd keep it running a little longer for the folk across the pond.
    Thanks a lot for the interest buddy, hope this helps cut out some of the shipping costs!
  • Brock May

    I'll say it again, the best blanks you can get are those bay island sportswear unisex tees. Pretty much perfection, and cheap.
  • getclassy

    Have you thought of using the Anvil Ringspun I think its style number is 980. They seem really nice to me.
  • bmoore

    connor said:

    bmoore said:

    connor said:

    I used them for my first couple releases and they got me by, I'd say they're great for a brand finding it's feet, but when the budget is available, there are much better quality shirts available and I feel 'reputable' brands should definitely be aiming higher than Gildan Blanks. AA just seems to be the most all-round superior shirt available, the next thing on from that is cut and sew which I imagine, when you get it right, is a dream.







    In my personal opinion, I think making the transition from AA to Gildan Softstyle would be a step down, but that's just my 2 cents.







    Connor, do you have sales coming up soon? There is a shirt I want but with shipping to the US it was going to run a bit too much





    Funny of you to ask, for today (March 1st) only i'm offering 30% off with the discount code 'EMPTEES'

    It's technically March 2nd here in the UK but I figured i'd keep it running a little longer for the folk across the pond.

    Thanks a lot for the interest buddy, hope this helps cut out some of the shipping costs!

    awesome, just picked up a shirt. thanks!
  • Obscure

    I use softstyle as i don't see the soending so much cash on AA for a blank standard tee that in my experience loses shape a lot too. Also i am a large but in AA i can never tell.... large are too big medium are too small. i think i need a medium and a half.
  • Trust No One Clothing

    Bravo Charlie said:

    big shrinkage, espically in the length,

    as a tall person i hate it


    I feel your pain brother, I'm 6'8" myself.

    We're thinking about making the switch to Gildan Heavy in the Summer. They aren't as soft but they withstand shrinkage a hell of a lot better than the softstyle. No one likes a crop-top... unless you can rock a mullet.
  • Obscure

    errr i really wouldn't change to gildan heavy for summer. No one wants to wear a heavy shirt in summer... just saying.
  • Trust No One Clothing

    Obscure said:

    errr i really wouldn't change to gildan heavy for summer. No one wants to wear a heavy shirt in summer... just saying.


    true, but no one will want to wear a bad fitting top at all, regardless of the weather. haha! Weve got vests planned as well, so it's all gravy. cheers though.
  • Obscure

    i wouldn't say gildan soft are a bad fitting tee at all. It also varies in colours of tees....and the only colour that is a bit iffy sometimes (although i have never had any complaints) is the black tee.

    Wearing a heather grey one as we speak and it is a good fit also Gildan Soft are introducing Dark Heather tees to their colour range on the 6th of March.
  • Chris Austin

    gildan are something i think bands should stay to, because you're buying it because of the band not necessarily the tshirt. if you're using it for your brand then i'd stay with AA, gildan shrink quite a lot and go a shit shape. i think AA triblend or 50/50 are the nicest, they're soft and quite thin in my experience and keep their shape.
  • brett_district

    I printed 7 or 8 jobs on them and have found the shrinkage in length to be a big problem. I tried really hard to ignore it, but they kind of suck. I have received a higher than usual number of complaints/returns too.
  • Spill Your Gutts

    For me Gildan Soft Styles are a horrible fit, for them to be just about long enough I have to wear Larges but then they are far to big width wise. I don't rate them :\
  • Elliothread

    I found that I got quite a few with defects as well, which is worrying as I had to spend twice as long as I would have checking out each shirt really carefully.
  • GALLERIA-T

    The Gildans are out, now looking at Alternative Apparel.

    From one extreme to the other.

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