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Will it Fit? Custom Ink’s T-shirts Sizing Guide

Posted By Kate Degen

Looking to outfit your group with custom t-shirts, but everyone is different shapes and sizes? Well, that’s no problem because while it may seem daunting to order for a large group, Custom Ink offers tees in a range of sizes. We have sizing guides to help you find the right fit for everyone, and our group order form makes it easy for everyone in your group to order their perfect fit.

On each of our product pages, you can find sizing lineups to see how the size of that item looks on different heights, shapes, and genders. In this t-shirt sizing guide, we’ll take a closer look at some popular products and how they fit all kinds of sizes.

Custom T-shirt Sizes for Adults

Does one size fit all? Not even close! What you need can totally depend on the brand you choose and how their sizing works. No two shirts are exactly identical, but we can help you find the right size. As you can see in the animation above, you can select one of our t-shirts, view the sizing lineup, and see how that particular shirt will fit. Check out some of our most popular t-shirts as well as things to keep in mind when ordering for your group.

Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt Sizes

The Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt has been a classic for years, and rightfully so. It’s a great shirt at a great price and we swear it gets softer the more you wear it. This heavyweight cotton tee comes in tons of colors and is available in sizes from youth XS to 4XL, and it’s available in a women’s complement. This shirt has a generous fit–it doesn’t cling or fit too snug. Look at the height and weight of the models in the photo to determine if the recommended size they’re wearing will be a fit for you or someone in your group. You can even take measurements to see how they compare to those of the models in the sizing guide.

Bella + Canvas Tri-Blend T-shirt Sizes

The Bella + Canvas Tri-Blend T-shirt has snuck up in popularity in recent years thanks to its trendy fit and stylish colors. The fabric is soft and luxurious and comes in sizes from youth small to 4XL, making it great for any group. It also comes in a women’s version if your group is looking for a fitted look. This shirt runs small, so it might be a good idea to size up. You can see how the arms fit a little bit tighter on this style than on the Gildan t-shirt above, and how the shirt hugs the body a little more closely, too. You can also see that this shirt is much longer than the Gildan, so it’s not always about just fit, but the cut of the shirt as well. Don’t forget to compare your measurements and weight to those of the models to see if the size they’re wearing is the right fit!

Hanes Nano-T Sizes

The Hanes Nano-T is always a favorite, especially for groups. It’s won a top spot on our trend lists many times for that reason. It’s a soft, comfortable shirt that’s still durable, and comes in a ton of sizes from youth XS to 4XL and women’s sizes. This is a great example of how sizing varies between brands because the Nano does run small. When a tee runs small, we’ll call attention to it in our sizing lineup so that you’re aware. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to our brands because we want to help you find the right t-shirt for you in the right size, every time.

Next Level Tri‑Blend T‑shirt Sizes

Another fan favorite, the Next Level Tri-Blend T-shirt, is super soft thanks to the tri-blend material, and it’s so on trend. Its curated color lineup is sure to wow your group, with its amazing heathered design and deep hues. It’s available in sizes from adult small to 3XL, and also has a juniors option in case you need shirts for a K12 group. We’d call this tee a Goldilocks fit–not too big, not too small, but just right. You can see how it fits the models without being tight in any areas or having any extra material hanging around. Like the other styles, see how you size up compared to the models and their measurements to find the best for you!

Custom T-shirt Sizes for Kids

When it comes to outfitting the kiddos, we have lots of options, too. A lot of times people associate a youth sized t-shirt as a one size for all scenario, which is just not the case! Below are some of our youth favorites and how they’ll fit your little ones.

Gildan Youth Ultra Cotton T‑shirt Sizes

The youth version of our favorite above, the Gildan Youth Ultra Cotton T-shirt is perfect for groups with youths of all sizes–from school events to sports teams. And with a sizing lineup of youth XS to youth XL, it’s easy to find the right fit for everyone. Compare your kids’ heights and weights to the models in the photo to see if your child’s standard size works for them in this tee. You could also use the garment measurements in the sizing line up and compare how a size of this t-shirt stacks up against a shirt they currently have that fits.

Dyenomite Youth 100% Cotton Tonal Tie‑Dye T‑shirt Sizes

Who doesn’t love a tie-dye tee? We’ll take one in every color, please! The Dyenomite Youth 100% Cotton Tonal Tie-Dye T-shirt is perfect for a youth group that wants to stand out from the crowd. It comes in so many great colors—from gold to lime, and is available in sizes youth S to 3XL. This product runs small, so you can see how it fits a little more snugly on the models than the Gildan. If you’re still questioning how a shirt will fit, compare the garment measurements of the size you’re considering against another style to see how it’ll fit–and to figure out if the width and length are what you’re looking for.

Jerzees Youth 50/50 T‑shirt Sizes

Jerzees is a brand we all know and love, so the Jerzees Youth 50/50 T-shirt is a great option for your kids group. This mid-weight tee comes in a rainbow of colors and is available in sizes youth XS to 4XL. It fits true to size, which we’ve called out on the product page with the sizing information (always check that spot if you’re ever curious if there’s a note on fit). Whenever you see a shirt that says it runs true to size, use that one as a baseline to compare other shirt styles and fits.

Augusta Youth Double Sleeve Stripe Jersey T‑shirt Sizes

Feeling sporty? The Augusta Youth Double Sleeve Stripe Jersey T-shirt is what team dreams are made of! We love the old school athletic inspired look of this tee with its contrast collar and sleeve stripes. And, there’s so many awesome color combinations like royal and gold or coral and white. Any team would stand out on the field in this one. Available in youth S to 3XL, this style runs small, which we’ve noted on the page. But keep in mind when looking at different styles that it’s not just about the size. The arms on this t-shirt are longer than others, so don’t let that fool you that it’s oversized. Be sure to check the model measurements and see what’ll fit your group best.

We hope this guide helped you find your perfect fitting t-shirt! Or if you’re still perusing our huge selection of tees, keep this guide handy to help you pick the right fit. We love seeing t-shirts bring groups together, no matter how big, small, tall, or short! If you’re outfitting your team, check out Custom Ink’s Uniform Guide to take your apparel to the next level. What group are you personalizing t-shirts for? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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