Gildan Men's G2000 Ultra Cotton Adult T-Shirt, 2-Pack

Gildan Men's G2000 Ultra Cotton Adult T-Shirt, 2-Pack

Posted by belasarbanna | Published 2 months ago

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Purchased At: $12.99

I recommend these T-shirts. I am 5'8" and 140", I do not like tight T-shirts so I bought a large. I am happy with it, although I am sure that a medium would have worked as well.

I will compare the Gilden T-shirt with the Fruit of the Loom Platinum that you will see at Wal-Mart.

Pro - The Gilden appears to be better built and the sizing was consistent on the two T-shirts that came in the package. The neck was smaller, without being tight. I am guessing that fabric around the neck will not wrinkle up, unlike many Fruit of the Looms. There were no loose threads, unlike many Fruit of the Loom. Gilden has heavier fabric, which is better most of the year where I live (east Tennessee). I do not want a see-through T-shirt. Also, no one who sees me would want me wearing a see-through T-shirt.

Con - The Fruit of the Loom is much softer. Also, I think that the Gilden shrank significantly in the first wash. The shrinkage seemed to be in t in the shoulders and in the length. I would say that the T-shirt went from a large to a medium. It still fits but I had wanted a large T-shirt, not a medium. I washed the T-shirt in warm water with two minutes in the dryer on Energy-Saving. Gilden has a tag which is not as good as Fruit of the Loom (no tag). I cut the tag out without any problem and now the Gilden is fine. Gilden is slightly more expensive but both brands are inexpensive.

Neutral - Neither brand bleeds color. I have only washed the Gilden one time so I do not know whether it will fade. My Fruit of the Loom T-shirts fade but it takes many washes for that to occur.

I hope that this review is helpful to you.

Update - June 2, 2020. The Gildan T-shirts that I bought previously held up reasonably well for the money. They did not shrink after the initial shrinkage. They did not fade. However, they did not get softer. Also, my guess about the necks was wrong. The necks on several of the T-shirts got wrinkly and did not lay flat. Washing was on warm and drying was three minutes on energy saver. I recognize that I have owned the T-shirts for awhile and they have gotten some use.

I purchased some more Gildans to replace the ones that wore out. The new Gildans are much more like the Fruit of the Loom Platinums. I have not washed them yet. I bought Galapagos Blue and Orange in Large size. Both are 100% cotton. The new T-shirts are much softer and much thinner fabric than the prior Guildans. The necks seem smaller than the Fruit of the Loom Platinums that I own. I like that because I have a small head so I don't need a big neck. I am still 5'8" and 140 pounds and the Large is comfortable for me. A medium would fit me better; however, I am expecting shrinkage and I like a loose-fit T-shirt.

I will let you know how well the new Gildans do after washing in warm water and drying for three minutes on energy saving heat.

Notably, I have some old Fruit of the Loom T-shirts (like ten years or more) which are reasonably thick, reasonably soft, and still going strong after all this time. I wish that I had bought more of them.

June 10, 2020 - After one wash in warm water and three minutes in the dryer, the new Gildans did not shrink or fade. Also, the necks did not stretch. However, the T-shirts did not become softer. Therefore, three out of the four results were good and one result was neutral.

September 20, 2020 - After multiple washings in warm water and three minutes in the dryer on "energy Saving", the verdict is the same. Good - the T-shirts did not shrink or fade and the necks did not stretch. Bad - The T-shirts did not get any softer. One other note, the tags on the T-shirts would be very annoying to wear so cut the tags out.

- khalil_lee

My husband actually has T-shirts older than our college-age grandson. Some looked as if he was present and against the wall at the Valentine's Day Massacre. I've slowly been trashing them as he brings them to be laundered and I was looking to replace some of his around-the house T-shirts. He likes them reasonably soft and medium weight. I sent off for a set of two of these and he really likes them. He wore them one right after the other, and the second they had went thru wash and dry cycle, he put them on again. Which made it appear that he'd been wearing the same shirt (after second wash) for six days. So, I sent off for 4 more in different colors and he actually scooped up the package and thanked me for getting them for him. He has never thanked me for buying him clothes! Do soak them in the sink in cold water to make sure the dye is not going to run first. So far shrinkage was minimum, but I am glad that I purchased on size up. This isn't dress wear, but these T-shirts are really nice and he wears them almost everywhere he goes. The colors are great and they look pretty darn good.

- martin_watson

I have purchased and worn Gildan cotton tee shirts for many years, decades really. These are disappointing. For specificity, I note these particular shirts were manufactured in Nicaragua, unlike Gildan shirts that I am happy with that were made in other countries.

I won't make the mistake of buying Gildan shirts anymore unless I can inspect the garments in person first.

I purchased shirts in 3 different colors through two separate orders. I have the same reaction to all shirts in all colors.

FABRIC IS A BIT STIFF (award 4 stars): First the good things: Fabric quality is pretty good, though a bit stiffer-feeling than other Gildan tees I currently own. Take off 1 star for stiffness.

GOOD STITCHING (award 5 stars): All the sewing and stitching seem to be well executed.

VIBRANT COLOR( award 5 stars): The color is vibrant and seems durable after several washings already.

UNCOMFORTABLE TAGS IN BACK OF NECK (award 2 stars): The fabric tags at the back of the neck are irritating. I removed them from every shirt. Plus, they are long skinny tags sewn in along one short side, so they always stick up out the back of the neck if not removed.

SLEEVE AND WAIST HEMS ROLL UP (award 1 star): The hems on the sleeves and the waist roll up and stay up. They are hard to roll down. The more the shirts are laundered, the worse the rolling and staying rolled becomes. This makes the shirts a real chore to tuck in and unkempt looking at the sleeves when wearing.

- isabella_brown

Used to be, ages ago before online shopping, that the big brands (Hanes, Fruit of the Loom) always made reliable t-shirts. Lately, not so much the case, and it seems to be more difficult to just find a comfortable, quality t-shirt that isn't overpriced. I rely on these for sleeping, along with a comfy pair of shorts, but my aged t-shirts, from Champion, are wearing out, and I can't find those anymore.

So, looking at t-shirts I've liked, that I've bought at sporting events or motorsports events, I noticed a lot of them were Gildan shirts, and all of them were comfortable and durable and fit well. That's what led me to a search for that brand, and I found these.

Ordered them up, and, for an affordable price, they are terrific, and just like the ones for which I pay twenty five bucks or more, when buying emblazoned with a logo or whatever at an event kiosk, so, yup, the same outstanding shirts, just far less pricey. Now that I've tried these, I'm going to order up some more, and finally retire my old worn out t-shirts that have served me so well all these years.

A great find!

- elisabeth_howard

These are my husband's favorite shirts, they are thick and durable. We will be buying more.

- noor_morgan

As expected this shirt is heavy %100 cotton. It is what I was hoping for. I usually wear a LG to XL (I have broad shoulders and am carrying extra weight around the middle and chest). After reading other reviews I decided to buy 3packs of 2XL hoping they would shrink to my size. I added some pictures to show the side to side shrinkage (about an inch after 1 wash in warm water and heavy dryer setting. I was sick of getting that thin material in all the t-shirts from the big W and other stores. They are still a bit big but I know that after a couple more washes they will fit better. I wanted a heavier material for work and also to hide a bit of gut until I lose the weight. Because these are %100 cotton after time I'm guessing they might need folding or ironing (I only hang my t's and they didn't need after 1 wash). They have double stitching and a good quality neck...no stretching so far. The colour in 2 of the pics looks grayish but all six shirts were black (it was just the flash).

- myles_lopez

I won't buy these again. I don't know if all Gildan t-shirts are like this, but the fabric is rough and hasn't softened in several washes. The fit, in this order and in another with long-sleeved shirts, is erratic. Half of the shirts fit and half were too small. I had to stretch the neck in most of them, even if the body fit. The length was good, though, which is important, but when half the order is unwearable, length doesn't bring much satisfaction. The order arrived on time and appropriately packaged.

- miracle_peterson

Yo la usé para un vestido oversized
Quedo muy bien
La calidad es excelente, muy bien el color y material!

- marilyn_ramirez

These were as expected, fit well, didn’t shrink much when washed, are a nice colour and feel like decent heavy material.
The only problem is I’ve been having many seams come undone, mostly the bottom hem is unraveling on both shirts, after not many uses.
I got them as wok shirts, so it doesn’t matter a lot, but not a great sign of longevity.

- lisa_wood

I bought these to replace shirts I've been wearing for nearly a decade that have stretched beyond recognition and were covered in holes. I enjoy wearing loose t-shirts while lounging indoors, and finding shirts that "fit" can be difficult for me as I'm very wide. Usually when I get a shirt that fits well on my shoulders, it's like a tarp everywhere else.

These were a pleasant surprise. They fit alright on my shoulders and the length goes down to the edge of my stomach. They could stand to be an inch or two longer, but it's nice to wear a shirt that doesn't make me feel like I'm recreating a camping experience.

- annabel_james

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