Men’s Ring-Spun Spec Sheets

Men’s Ring-Spun Spec Sheets

Many people wonder what the difference is between regular and ring-spun cotton. In a nutshell, ring-spun cotton is nicer and feels softer. But why is that?

The processes for creating regular cotton and ring-spun cotton are totally different. Regular cotton is made from soft vegetable fibers that are twisted together to make yarn, which is then woven to make material. Most of the industry standard t-shirts, such as Gildan, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, and other major mills, provide regular cotton t-shirts. Regular cotton is less expensive to make, which means it’s a big seller.

Ring-spun cotton, on the other hand, is completely different. Ring-spun yarn is made by twisting and thinning the cotton strands to make a very fine, strong, soft rope of cotton fibers. Ring-spun cotton t-shirts are more durable and last longer than their regular counterparts, but will also be more expensive, too.

Mostly, whether your t-shirt is regular or ring-spun won’t make too much of a difference. If you’re curious, though, you can probably tell the difference between the two by picking them up. Ring spun cotton feels heavier to the touch than regular cotton, even though it isn’t.

Gildan Softstyle® V-Neck T-Shirt. 64V00

Gildan Softstyle® V-Neck T-Shirt. 64V00

District Made® Mens Perfect Tri® 3/4-Sleeve Raglan. DM136

District Made® Mens Perfect Tri® 3/4-Sleeve Raglan. DM136

Sport-Tek® Short Sleeve Colorblock Raglan Jersey. T201

Sport-Tek® Short Sleeve Colorblock Raglan Jersey. T201

Sport-Tek® Colorblock Raglan Jersey. T200

Sport-Tek® Colorblock Raglan Jersey. T200

Port & Company® Long Sleeve Fan Favorite Tee. PC450LS

Port & Company® Long Sleeve Fan Favorite Tee. PC450LS

Port & Company® Fan Favorite Tee. PC450

Port & Company® Fan Favorite Tee. PC450

Port & Company® Ring Spun Cotton Tee. PC150

Port & Company® Ring Spun Cotton Tee. PC150

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Tank Top. PC099TT

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Tank Top. PC099TT

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Pocket Tee. PC099P

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Pocket Tee. PC099P

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Long Sleeve Pocket Tee. PC099LSP

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Long Sleeve Pocket Tee. PC099LSP

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Tee. PC099

Port & Company® Pigment-Dyed Tee. PC099

District® Young Mens Bouncer Tee. DT7000

District® Young Mens Bouncer Tee. DT7000

Young Mens Very Important Tee® V-Neck. DT6500

Young Mens Very Important Tee® V-Neck. DT6500

District® Young Mens Very Important Tee® 3/4-Sleeve Raglan. DT6210

District® Young Mens Very Important Tee® 3/4-Sleeve Raglan. DT6210

District® Young Mens Very Important Tee® with Pocket. DT6000P

District® Young Mens Very Important Tee® with Pocket. DT6000P

Young Mens Very Important Tee®. DT6000

Young Mens Very Important Tee®. DT6000

Young Mens The Concert Tee® Long Sleeve. DT5200

Young Mens The Concert Tee® Long Sleeve. DT5200

District® Young Mens Vintage Wash Crew Tee. DT4000

District® Young Mens Vintage Wash Crew Tee. DT4000

Young Mens Cotton Ringer Tank DT1500

Young Mens Cotton Ringer Tank DT1500

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® V-Neck Tee. DT1170

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® V-Neck Tee. DT1170

Young Mens Long Sleeve Thermal. DT118

Young Mens Long Sleeve Thermal. DT118

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® Long Sleeve Tee. DT105

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® Long Sleeve Tee. DT105

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® Crew Tee. DT104

District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® Crew Tee. DT104

District Made® Mens Perfect Tri® Crew Tee. DM130

District Made® Mens Perfect Tri® Crew Tee. DM130

Alternative Heirloom Crew T-Shirt. AA9070

Alternative Heirloom Crew T-Shirt. AA9070

Gildan Softstyle® Long Sleeve T-Shirt. 64400

Gildan Softstyle® Long Sleeve T-Shirt. 64400

Gildan Softstyle® T-Shirt. 64000

Gildan Softstyle® T-Shirt. 64000

Hanes 100% Cotton T-Shirt with Pocket. 5190

Hanes 100% Cotton T-Shirt with Pocket. 5190

Hanes 100% Cotton Long Sleeve T-Shirt. 5186

Hanes 100% Cotton Long Sleeve T-Shirt. 5186

Hanes 100% Cotton T-Shirt. 5180

Hanes 100% Cotton T-Shirt. 5180

Hanes® X-Temp® T-Shirt. 4200

Hanes® X-Temp® T-Shirt. 4200

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton Tank Top. 986

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton Tank Top. 986

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt. 982

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt. 982

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton T-Shirt. 980

Anvil® 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton T-Shirt. 980