Does Gildan Run Small? Review of the Gildan G800
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Does Gildan Run Small? Review of the Gildan G800

We reviewed the Gildan G800 t-shirt for its versatility, comfort, and fit.

Since we like to think we know a thing or two about t-shirts, we thought we’d offer our opinion on the Gildan G800—whether you asked for it or not. 

If you’re on the lookout for a high-quality work shirt that won’t get you an eyebrow raise from the boss when they see the price, the Gildan G800 is a fantastic option. We hope our review below can help you decide if this garment is the right choice for you and your custom shirt-buying needs.

Is the Gildan G800 True-To-Size?

You more than likely came across this article because you’re curious about how these shirts fit, which is one of the most important details to take note of before deciding what kind of shirts you want to move forward with on your customization journey.

The Gildan G800 is an Adult 5.5oz DryBlend 50/50 tee. This means that the shirts are made with 50% pre-shrunk cotton and 50% polyester. Pre-shrunk cotton + polyester = virtually no shrinkage. So these shirts are typically true-to-size, no matter how many times you wash them.

Our Honest Review 

The G800 is a good option for bulk orders at a lower price point. We’ll even go as far as to say that this garment is a perfect work shirt. *chef’s kiss* The Gildan G800 has a classic fit  (which is boxier than a fashion fit) and it comes in 40+ colors, so it’s easy to incorporate your branding with custom screen printed or embroidered shirts. offered in sizes from S-5XL. As earlier mentioned, they fit perfectly on a wide range of body types, offered in sizes from S-5XL. Plus, they’re unisex and have no side seams. What we’re trying to say is: This is a comfortable, affordable, and practical option for your ENTIRE crew!

With a seamless collar, double-needle stitching throughout, a tear-away label, and DryBlend fabric that wicks moisture, this garment is ace for those of you who prefer heavier shirts but want to stay dry in the heat.

Custom Screen Printing on the Gildan G800

Screen printers can use water-based, discharge, or plastisol inks on the Gildan G800–no problem. We personally use water-based inks here at Real Thread, because of their smaller environmental impact and longevity.  Our SuperSoft ink literally soaks into the fabric instead of sitting on top of it. For a bold look, we use high-opacity water-based Bold ink. It’s heavier, more durable, and sits on top of the shirt for exceptional vibrancy –but still doesn’t crack or fade!

Embroidering on the Gildan G800

Since this is a heavy-weight shirt, embroidery is another great way to customize your threads–quite literally. Our team offers standard, metallic, and puff embroidery services. Want more details on styles, pricing, and all that jazz? Our experts have got this stuff down to a science.

To Sum Things Up… Should you order the Gildan G800?

These are a good option if you’re on the market for a large number of heavy-weight, durable, moisture-wicking t-shirts at an affordable price point. If you don’t have your heart set on the Gildan G800, we offer a wide variety of apparel to choose from. And if you find ordering t-shirts a little daunting (we know it can be a lot sometimes!), we want to take a moment to shamelessly plug our T-Shirt Buyer's Guide, which is a great resource for you to learn everything you'll ever need to know about ordering custom apparel. 

Ready to order your custom Gildan G800 tees? Our team is here to help—and yes, they’re real people you can talk to.

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