Gildan 5000 Size Chart
Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton Shirts are the standard Classic Fit T shirt.
We chose Gildan 5000 as our standard after testing other brands and fits. Heavy Cotton is the most durable and Classic Fit is the most comfortable.
They're 100% cotton, preshrunk jersey knit, quarter-turned, with a seamless collar, taped neck and shoulders, tear-away label, and double-needle stitching.
- 100% Cotton
- 5.3 Oz per Square Yard
- Crew Neck
- Classic Fit
- Preshrunk Jersey knit
- Seamless collar
- Taped neck and shoulders
- Tear-away label
- Double-needle stitching
Size Chart Legend
Glossary of terms
Classic fit: The body of a Classic fit t shirt is a one piece fabric tube that provides a comfortable fit The body of a fitted t shirt is two pieces of fabric sown together to create a tapered look and a tighter fit.
Crew Neck: A Crew Neck is a round, close-fitting neckline. This is the most common type of neckline used in t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Double-Needle Stitching: Double-Needle Stitching means two rows of stitching instead of one. This adds durability to the seams and gives a more polished look.
Jersey Knit: A Jersey Knit is a single knit fabric that’s elastic and drapes well. It's typically made of 100% cotton, or a poly cotton blend. Jersey knit fabric is soft and flexible and is the best choice for comfortable clothes.
Pre-shrunk: Pre-shrunk means the fabric is washed and dried prior to being cut. This minimizes fabric shrinkage after it's cut and sewn.
Quarter-turned: The body of a Classic fit t shirt is a fabric tube. Quarter-turned means the tube is turned one-quarter before it's cut to cancel out the natural fabric twist. This prevents a Classic fit t shirt from hanging funny.
Seamless collar: A Seamless collar is knit as one piece and doesn't have a joining seam.
Taped neck and shoulders: Taped neck and shoulders means a thin fabric is sewn over the neck and shoulder seams. This covers the seams like tape to provide a soft feel and a clean look.