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The Softest of The Soft

by Amanda Vida

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Softest of the soft

When you think of the word “soft,” what comes to mind? Freshly dried towels, a fluffy puppy, extra-quilted toilet paper. Did you answer t-shirt? Well if you didn’t, I can give you a few reasons to add this category to your list: The American Apparel Tri-Blend T, the Anvil Sustainable T, and the now discontinued Canvas Distressed Vintage T.

We decided to see which of these soft t-shirts Inkers thought was the softest of these three. And we even made it fair & square by covering up labels to avoid any brand bias.

The results were overwhelming! A whopping 93 people voted for the Canvas Distressed Vintage T (which is sadly now discontinued) Behind that was the American Apparel Tri-Blend T with 19 votes, and the Anvil Sustainable T came in third with 5 votes. But regardless of the point spread, everyone agreed that you can’t go wrong with any of these Ts when it comes to softness. In fact, I will leave you with some real comments from Inkers – I think they sum it up best:

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The Canvas Distressed Vintage T “makes me wanna snuggle” and “is like buttah!”
The Canvas Distressed Vintage T “is very soft but I love The AA Tri-Blend T”
“…the material of the Anvil Sustainable T feels more comforting like a blanket.”
“I want all of them :)”

*Update (12/15/2012): We will be launching a new survey in the coming months so we can find a new winner now that the Canvas Distressed T is no longer available.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob Algeo August 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I recently bought some 2x real soft crew neck Kirkland T-shirts at Costco for about $12. I absolutely loved them but Costco was sold of 2X. They are 100% cotton and are the softest I have ever owned. There is a big difference in softness over Hanes or Jockey. Do you know who makes them or where I can find them. The Costco t-shirts don’t have pockets which I would like.

Adam Levine August 22, 2013 at 10:11 am


Thanks for commenting!

Oddly enough, demand was very low for it. But we have another “What’s the Softest” survey planned in September so we’ll be sure to update the post with some new soft styles.

Cristina August 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I’m confused. If the Canvas Distressed Vintage T did the best, why is it discontinued?

Adam Levine November 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi James,

Thank you for visiting CustomInk! I’d recommend contacting one of our t-shirt ambassadors, who can recommend some styles for you. Their email address is and typically respond pretty quickly. Or you can call our sales/service line at 800-293-4232. Thanks so much, we look forward to hearing from you!

james douglas November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

I’m looking for very THIN lightweight t-shirts, preferably 100% cotton. Low price (!?) is also important. Design and color not important. But they must be THIN. Do you have any suggestions?

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