Heavy-Duty Work T-Shirts for Summer Construction Workers

Construction is a tough job, ranking fourth on Statista’s list of most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Working construction can be especially difficult during summers when temperatures become unbearably warm. Keep your construction team safe and comfortable at work sites by giving them customized heavy-duty work t-shirts.

What to Look for in a Heavy-Duty Work T-Shirt

Heavy-duty work t-shirts are tops made from a thick and highly durable fabric that offer more protection than regular shirts. Several brands offer such shirts, and quality can vary between brands and products. Find the best heavy-duty shirts for your team by looking out for these features:

  • Material Quality and Durability: Select t-shirts made with resilient fabrics that can stretch to ensure unrestricted movements, such as cotton/polyester fabric blends.
  • Comfort and Fit: Besides being durable, the fabric should be comfortable. For instance, shirts made fully or partially from cotton are breathable and soft. The breathability keeps the wearer cool by facilitating airflow beneath the shirt.
  • Ease of Care and Maintenance: Work shirts getting dirty is unavoidable. However, you can make your crew’s life easier by providing crew members with stain and odor-resistant shirts that are easy to clean.

Benefits of Custom Embroidery on Work T-Shirts

Besides keeping your team comfortable while they work, work t-shirts should also unite your crew and set them apart from other crews. You can accomplish this by giving your team shirts personalized with your brand name or logo. Custom embroidery is the best way to personalize shirts because the customization looks better and lasts longer.

Other benefits of dressing your crew in custom embroidered work t-shirts are:

  • Branding and Professional Appearance: Dressing your crew in matching work apparel makes your team look more professional. It also does wonders for your brand, making you look like a reputable and reliable outfit.
  • Enhanced Employee Identification: Prospective and existing customers should be able to identify your crew at a glance. The best way to do this is to dress your team in matching work apparel customized with your brand name.
  • Improved Team Unity and Morale: A united team with high morale will be more productive. Your crew members will feel like part of a team and more welcomed when wearing the same branded work shirts as their colleagues.

Our Favorite Heavy-Duty Work Shirts

To simplify your search for the best tees for your construction crew, we’ve compiled our favorite heavy-duty work t-shirts that you can custom embroider. Here are the shirts that made our list.

Gildan DryBlend 50/50 Pocket T-Shirt

The Gildan DryBlend 50/50 Pocket T-Shirt is a construction worker's best friend. The shirt’s 50/50 cotton/polyester fabric is breathable and soft to keep you cool and prevent chafing. It’s also moisture-wicking to prevent discomfort from sweating while on the job.

Since the Gildan DryBlend is affordable, you can get as many as you need for your team. The many available color options also simplify finding a shirt color that represents your brand. Another reason to love this heavy-duty t-shirt is the functional breast pocket, which crew members can use for small items.

Carhartt Rugged Professional Series Short-Sleeve Shirt

Besides t-shirts, you can dress your construction team in a short-sleeve button-down shirt. Such a shirt can make your team look more distinguished and professional, especially if you embroider your brand name on the chest. If you want a shirt that fits this description, you cannot go wrong with the Carhartt Rugged Professional Series Short-Sleeve Shirt.

The shirt is durable and highly functional because of its technical cotton/poly/spandex fabric blend. The fabric features Stain Breaker technology that keeps the shirt easy to clean and resistant to color loss. The material is also stretchy to ensure unrestricted movement while your crew works. Lastly, the shirt has two spacious buttoned breast pockets that will serve your workers well.

Carhartt Rugged Professional Series Long-Sleeve Shirt

The Carhartt Rugged Professional Series Long-Sleeve Shirt offers the same features and benefits as the short-sleeve counterpart we just mentioned. Your construction team can wear this long-sleeve shirt for maximum sun protection while working outside.

Alternatively, reserve this shirt for the administrative members of your team to boost your brand image. You can get the shirt in dark khaki, black, or navy blue and have your brand logo stitched into the breast pocket or shoulder.

Gildan Performance T-Shirt

Construction work is sweaty work, and staying sweaty leads to odors. The Gildan Performance T-Shirt fixes this problem by being moisture-wicking and odor-resistant. The shirt absorbs sweat and dries quickly to prevent dankness and has anti-odor properties that kill the bacteria that cause odors.

More reasons to love this shirt are its true-to-size design, soft polyester jersey knit fabric, and color options. You can get the shirt in sizes ranging from small to 2XL to give every member of your crew a perfect-fitting shirt.

Gildan Cotton Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

If you prefer the look of long-sleeve tees, dress your construction crew in the Gildan Cotton Long-Sleeve T-Shirt. Your team can wear this shirt on and off work sites to stay comfortable and promote your brand. The 100% cotton fabric is soft and breathable to prevent chafing and excessive heat while working on hot summer days.

Depending on your preference, you can have your brand name or logo embroidered on the shirt’s chest or shoulder. The thick cotton fabric can take the most complicated embroidery stitching without losing shape or tearing.

How many custom embroidered heavy-duty work t-shirts do you need?

Regardless of the number, Thread Logic has you covered. You can order one shirt or hundreds and get discounts when your order exceeds $1,000. We deliver to customers all over the U.S. and do not charge extra for custom embroidery. Since we have work shirts for different budgets and business needs, you will have no problem finding the perfect one for you and your team in our catalog.

Learn more about our custom embroidery process or contact us today to discuss your heavy-duty work shirt needs.

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.