For an act that regularly performs live, t-shirts are a MUST at the merch table.
If you have the time and skill to screen print your own shirts, awesome.
But if you’re like most musicians, you’re probably going to order shirts from a manufacturer. When you do, getting the right balance of sizes in both men’s and women’s t-shirts can be a head-scratcher, and a stressful one at that, since most bands’ budgets are tight.
How many small, medium, large, and XL t-shirts should I order?
The merch manufacturer Dizzyjam has taken some of the mystery out of this process by examining over 15,000 t-shirt orders from around the world, then displaying that data in a series of simple infographics you can see HERE. The short answer to the question above: stock up on mediums and larges.
But for a real detailed breakdown of suggested shirt-size distribution by country, check out the helpful interactive infographics Dizzyjam created below:
How do YOU determine which sizes and styles of t-shirt to order? Does this data match your expectations? Do you have a box full of unsold XXL shirts in your closet? Let us know in the comments below.