When it comes to t-shirts, everyone chooses for different reasons. Cost, Brand, Style, and Material are all variables that need to be considered when selecting t-shirts for your next order.
Cost - What is the purpose of your t-shirt order? Are they for promotional marketing giveaways? Company Uniforms? School Identity? Events? Clothing Line?
Promotional giveaways probably want to go with the least expensive option, which are Basic Tees, while a clothing line would lean towards the higher end fashion tees.
Brands for Basic Tees would be Port & Co., Gildan, Hanes, and Fruit of the Loom.
Fashion brands would be Bella/Canvas, Next Level, American Apparel, and Alternative. The difference between the Basic and Fashion would be style, materials, weight of the shirt, colors. color patterns, and comfort.
Comfort is a very important factor. Being comfortable in something that I'm wearing all day long is important to me, so taking that into consideration when choosing is also key.
Overall, I believe choosing a t-shirt isn't as easy as it seems. Purchasing based on price and online photos can lead to being unhappy with your purchase. Visit your nearest Print'em All today, or contact your local sales rep and have him/her bring out samples. Better to see and touch before buying right?
I hope this helps when trying to decide how to choose the "right" t-shirts for your next order.