Why buy a Panama Surf t-shirt?

We live in an information overload age. Shopping malls are over saturated with different brands that sell similar surf tees from classic surf t shirts to more modern ones. You also have millions of options available online. So, how do you know the difference between one product and another?

When buying a quality t-shirt there are several things that you should look for:

  1. Quality build
  2. Feel
  3. Fit
  4. Washability
  5. Graphic/design on your shirt

1.QUALITY BUILD. At Panama Surf we only use the best materials. We offer two different styles. One is our 100% cotton graphic tees and the other is our tri-blend t-shirt. We will give you more of the technical aspects of this when we get to "2. Feel". Our shirts will not loose their threads nor will they start coming apart after regular wear and tear. Our shirts have a high rib collar (fancy words for the neck area). After several washes, the collar will not widen and get out of shape.

Panama Surf rib collar high quality t-shirts  

The body of our t-shirts is done in two parts (side seams). This will give the tee shirt great form time after time. In the surf apparel industry you will find some brands using what is called a tubular t-shirt. This style is an actual tube that gets added the collar and sleeves. This style does not have a side seam. After much use and several washes, you will see the t-shirt loosing its form.

Side Seams create the tailored structure a tee needs to fit correctly. This is what we use in our shirts.


2.FEEL. Our graphic tees are fabric laundered to provide a superior soft touch feel to them. They are manufactured with a ring spun cotton. The yarn is smoother and longer. The process used in "ring spun" is used to soften and straighten each fiber.The term “ring spun” means that the yarn goes through an innovative spinning process that’s designed to thoroughly soften and straighten each fiber. Combed and ring-spun cotton, the kind that we use, means that cotton fibers are spun then combed through to remove impurities. Less impurities on a tee means that you end up with a smoother surface to print our designs on. 


  • Fabric laundered, 4.3 oz., 100% combed ringspun cotton, 32 singles
  • Heather Grey is 90/10 cotton/polyester
  • Set-in 1x1 baby rib collar

Finished Measurements 

Body Length 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Body Length Tolerance 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Body Width 17 1/2 19 20 1/2 22 24 26 28 30
Body Width Tolerance 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2


 3.FIT. Our tees have a super soft feel. They are more of an athletic cut meaning that they are form fitting. However, if you would like a looser fit, just order a size bigger. Look at the chart to see the size measurements.

4.WASHABILITY. Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Non-chlorine bleach, when needed. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron decorations/customization. You will be very happy to see how great our shirts look wash after wash.

5.GRAPHIC DESIGN. We created our new logo to look sharp and clean. Our designs come from the inspiration of very talented designers from around the world. We are constantly adding new designs to our line. We would like to get your feedback on what kind of designs you would like to see in our online shop.

Ok, that is a wrap. I hope that now you understand a little bit of why you should buy from us. We are sure that you are going to enjoy our line!

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