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S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 1 depending on the style. However, typically, the shoulder seams of the shirt should lineup with the wearer's real shoulder line. Fun Fact: "Thanks to the trend of loving styles from the '80s and '90s, drop shoulders are back. If the fit of the body of the shirt is boxy and cropped, and the shoulder of the T just slightly drops off the natural shoulder, this makes it a perfect style for a high waist jean," says Vicki Ostrom, SanMar. Torso: The torso focuses on the cross-shoulder measurement, taken from the neckline to the point where the sleeve meets the body of the garment. The shorter this measurement, the slimmer the T fits. "It will determine the fit of the sleeve and how the gar- ment hugs or drapes on the body," says White. Unisex: A unisex T is suitable for men and women in terms of fit and usually comes in a wide range of sizes to accommodate all bodies. It can run as small as 2XS up to 3X. Consideration: This wide range of sizing appeals to "wholesale customers who want to run one style rather than have to purchase a men's and a woman's style," says Brumer. Some tri-blend Ts incorporate a mix of eco-materials like recycled PET plastic. (Image courtesy Royal Apparel) 9 (Right) The shorter the cross-shoulder measurement is on a T-shirt, the slimmer it fits. (Image courtesy Cotton Heritage)

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