The Ultimate Gildan T-Shirt Style Guide

Gildan is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of premium blank sportswear such as T-shirts, poloshirts , sweatshirts , hoodies and outerwear . Available in 46 different colors and 30 styles, Gildan Asia offers the largest color palette in the industry and more opportunities to express yourself in color and style. They also offer unisex, female, teen, and toddler sizes for the whole family.

Looking for the best shirt for screen printing or embroidery? Or looking for an affordable blank tee? Gildan definitely has one for you. Gildan is one of the standard brands for wholesale t-shirts because they are cost effective without sacrificing quality and comfort. We have collected 6 different Gildan shirt styles: Premium Cotton, Hammer, Softstyle, Ultra Cotton, Performance and Heavy Blend. Let us help you find the Gildan tee style that best suits your needs!

Gildan Premium Cotton

Gildan Premium Cotton is a 5.3 oz (ounce) ring spun cotton of the right weight and thickness in a more modern style. The Gildan Premium Cotton T-shirt is one of Gildan’s most popular t-shirt styles – because it’s made from 100% ring-spun cotton, it’s the most comfortable. What is ring spun cotton, you ask? Well, ring spun cotton is smoother and longer than Open-End. In addition, ring yarn goes through a spinning process that softens and straightens each fiber. Ring-spun cotton T-shirts are smoother and stronger than regular cotton, but they are also more expensive.

The Gildan Premium Cotton collection comes in a variety of sizes for families: men, women, teens, toddlers, and babies. Style-wise, Gildan Premium Cotton is available in short sleeves, pockets, long sleeves, three quarter sleeves, tank tops and polo shirts for both men and women. Gildan Premium Cotton T-shirts are available in over 36 colors. Here is the Gildan Premium Cotton size chart . Prices range from RM25 to RM18 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces).

Popular styles of Gildan Premium Cotton T-shirts:

Gildan Hammer

Part of the Fashion Collection – Gildan Hammer tee styles feature a classic, comfortable fit and a premium 6.1 oz. Combed ring-spun cotton. The new Gildan Hammer collection is a modern take on a classic. That’s a pretty big 6 oz. Combed ring cotton fabric feels super soft and smooth. Available in more than 16 striking colors to make you look as good as you feel.

Gildan’s Hammer Tee has a higher stitch density, which makes the shirt look longer and provides the ultimate surface for any printing technique!

Gildan Hammer T-shirts are a great choice for those looking to start their own brand. High-density stitching makes it a great canvas for screen-printed designs. Plus, Gildan Hammer shirts come with tear-off labels – making it easier to add your own logo to the tee and call it your own!

Gildan Hammer T-shirts are available in short sleeve, long sleeve, and pocket tees. Prices range from RM22 to RM30 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces). Here is the Gildan Hammer size chart .

Popular styles of Gildan Hammer T-shirts:


Gildan SoftStyle

Gildan SoftStyle is a lighter weight 4.5 oz (ounce) ring spun cotton in a stylish style. The Gildan Softstyle T-shirt is one of Gildan’s most popular t-shirt styles – the most comfortable because it’s made from 100% ring-spun cotton.

The Gildan Softstyle collection is available in various sizes: men’s, women’s. Style-wise, Gildan Softstyle is available in short sleeves, V-necks for both men and women. Gildan Softstyle shirts are available in more than 10 colors. Here is the Gildan Softstyle size chart. Prices range from RM13 to RM19 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces).

Popular styles for Gildan Softstyle T-shirts:



Gildan Ultra Cotton

The Gildan Ultra Cotton T-Shirt is a heavyweight 100% cotton pre-shrunk tee that weighs 6.0 oz. Known as the must-have tee, Gildan’s Ultra Cotton Tee is a US sizing in a classic barrel tee fit for everyday wear. Open-End means the shirt retains its softness and sizing after washing, which also maintains its integrity.

Gildan Ultra Cotton T-Shirts are the best jersey shirts for screen printing and embroidery applications. Whether printing for your brand or embroidering for your business, Ultra Cotton’s heavyweights are heavyweight champions.

Gildan Ultra Cotton is available in two styles, a short sleeve and pocket tee. Available in over 22 colors. Here is the Gildan Ultra Cotton size chart . Prices range from RM19 to RM28 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces).

Popular styles for Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirts:



Gildan Performance

Gildan Performance is a smooth, athletic fit tee with moisture-wicking technology to get the most out of your workout. Made from 100% polyester knitted fabric, the Gildan Performance tee features antimicrobial properties and a heat transfer label, making it the ideal tee for hardworking, dedicated or gym-ready. Gildan’s performance t-shirts have two simple goals – to make it easier for everyday athletes to get the most out of their workouts and look good. This is the core element for optimal performance for your body!

Polyester has been printed and embroidered since its invention. The Gildan performance tee is the perfect shirt to add your team logo or your own design.

Gildan Performance T-Shirts are available in Short Sleeves, Polo and Sizes for Men, Women and Youth. Available in over 20 colors. Here is the Gildan Performance size chart . Prices range from RM10 to RM14 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces).

Popular styles of Gildan Performance T-shirts:



Gildan Heavy Blend

Gildan Heavy Blend is a collection of sweatshirts made from polyester and cotton blends. The blended fabric is made from air-jet yarn, which makes the hoodie feel softer to the touch. It also reduces pilling, those little balls you find after washing most cotton shirts. At 8.0 oz, it’s a bit heavier than other Gildan garments, but also warmer. This makes it perfect for a cold morning workout.

The 88500/88600 has a double-lined hood with a matching drawstring for added warmth, and a pouch to keep your hands warm and take whatever you need with you. All stitching is doubled to make the hoodie even more durable.

The Gildan Heavy Blend Sweatshirt includes a crew neck , hooded and zippered style and is sized for men, women and youth. Available in more than 9 colors. Here is the Gildan Heavy Blend size chart . Prices range from RM68 to RM94 (tiered pricing from 1-50 pieces).

Popular styles of Gildan Heavy Blend:



T-Shirt Style Guide Printing Method Suggestions:

Silkscreen printing

Our silkscreen printing services are perfect for creating custom t-shirts, tote bags, and more. 

DTG printing

Our DTG printing services allow you to print hi-quality designs on many differnt garments. 

Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer printing works great for small orders and when overall cost is an issue.

DTF printing

DTF (direct-to-film) printing is a type of digital printing that uses a computer-controlled laser. 

Embriodery Services

We  are passionate about creating beautiful, custom-made embroidery.

Looking for a custom T-shirt solution?


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