We’re sure you’ve spent the last few months working tirelessly with your artists and designers to create the perfect tee for your customers. And now that you’re ready to place your first tee order with BELLA+CANVAS, you probably have a few questions regarding sizing. Lucky for you, we’re experts in that field, and we’re here to help! Read on for advice on how to choose the right t-shirt size for your order.

Choosing the Right T-Shirt Size for Your Order

When it comes to men’s t-shirt size and women’s t-shirts size, there’s no magic answer or equation. It is typically recommended to order with a 1-2 2-1 ratio and if you have no idea where to start, this is not a bad formula to follow. Why? Many customers will be totally fine with going up a size in a tee because they figure it’ll shrink a bit. With that said, weighing towards the middle is common sense, but it doesn’t always work perfectly.

The solution? Knowing your customer! Knowing your customer base will ensure you get your tee shirt order right. After several runs and releases of different lines for your business, you will be able to see a pattern of the sizes that are selling out.

If this is your first release, follow the tips below to get it right on your first shot:

Get In Line with Your Customer

Who is your customer and what demographic do they fit into? If you’re buying tees for a cheerleading squad or yoga studio, opt for tees on the smaller side. We totally agree that stereotyping isn’t always the best way to go, but making smart assumptions is key when you’re trying to meet your customer’s needs.

Know Your Tee

Order a sample of the tee you’re looking to order, look at the product specs, and talk to your customer service rep about the fit and feel of the garment. If you’re ordering women’s tees, understand that not all styles will fit the same. BELLA+CANVAS’ slim-fit tees are made to fit small, and our relaxed fit collection is a little on the oversized side. With that said, be sure to select a fit that is in line with who your customer is and what your customer wants. Make sure to take advantage of our sample program so you can get 50% off up to seven samples each calendar year.

Here’s the bottom line: knowing your target market to the best of your ability will keep your pocket and your customers happy. Of course there’s no perfect formula to ordering sizes, so instead, try your best to put yourself in the shoes of your customer. And if all else fails, resort to the 1-2 2-1 method we mentioned earlier!

Find all the information you need (and tees we know you’ll love!) at BELLA+CANVAS today!