Unisex Shirts… Not Really.

The term Unisex in the garment world means that it will fit most “everyone, male or female. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be flattering. With current trends in fashion, most people are looking for a slim-fitted look. Unisex shirts will be slim and fitted on some, mostly men, but they will not be slim and fitted on women. Let’s face it, men and women are built differently, so doesn’t it make sense that clothing is built differently for men and women? Most people want garments specifically cut for their fit, and most, if not all garment manufacturers know this and make a “Unisex” (or men’s cut) shirt and a Women’s cut shirt.

The 6 most popular Unisex soft style ring spun cotton shirts in the printing world are listed below, along with their women’s equivalent.

American Apparel

American Apparel 2001 – Unisex (Men’s Cut) vs. AA 2102 – Women’s Equivalent

American Apparel 2001
American Apparel 2102

Anvil

Anvil 980 – Unisex or Men’s Cut vs. Anvil 880 (Women’s)

Anvil 980
Anvil 880

Bella/Canvas

Canvas 3001 – Unisex or Men’s Cut

Canvas 3001
Bella 6004

Gildan

Gildan 64000 – Unisex or Men’s Cut vs. Gildan 64000L (Women’s)

Gildan 64000
Gildan 64000L

Next Level

Next Level 3600 – Unisex or Men’s Cut vs. NL 3300L (Women’s)

Next Level 3600
Next Level 3300L

Tultex

Tultex 0202 – Unisex or Men’s Cut vs. Tultex 0213 (Women’s)

Tultex 0202
Tultex 0213

In the current market, especially for up and coming indie brands, people are wanting to appeal to as much of their demographic as possible, so why not print on Men’s and Women’s cut shirts? At Threadbird, this is not a problem. If you are wanting to print a design on both Men’s and Women’s cuts, we will be happy to help you put that together. All you need to do is print at least 12 of each style. Feel free to send us an email at printing@threadbird.com if you have any questions, or if you would like to get an estimate started!

2 Responses to “Unisex Shirts… Not Really.”

  1. Scott Simonsen

    Do you feel this is the same for the hoodies? We have been buying the Canvas 3512 and men and women seem to like them… Is there a more female counterpart, or do you feel the hoodies are genuinely more unisex?

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