The wholesale shirt business in Manila has come a long way. From ordering shirts from garments in supplying the fabric to them or to buying in department stores. It used to be difficult and the market was scattered.
The Shirt & Uniform Outlet was created to serve this wholesale market. Building a store brand takes time and creating a steady supply of shirt inventory takes even longer especially when you are dealing with tens and thousands of shirts. It is prudent then for last minute orders and for future ones as well to stick with Shirt and Uniform carried brands: Whistler, Southport, Flipper, Komftex, Softex, and Derbycock. Each of these brand tend to be jack of all trades, offering shirts and polos in different colors. We have dealt with these brands for years and they have not let us down.
Other brands worth mentioning are Kentucky, Lifeline, and Yalex. In terms of the closest competition we consider Yalex to be on par with us.
A lot of companies have discovered Binondo (Chinatown) as a place to buy cheap affordable t-shirts. This is a correct assumption. There are stores here where you can canvas and compare prices on different brands. Pricing points these days can range from 50 to 100 pesos this is a round neck tee. For polos expect to be shelling out around 80 to 200 pesos. Most of these stores deal on a cash upfront basis. The worst time to shop is around September to December. Be sure to avoid this rush by ordering sometime around in July or August. That way you get the benefit of lower prices and smaller crowds.
We here at the Shirt & Uniform outlet have a branch right at the start of Juna Luna street in this said area. We also have other locations one in Quezon City and another in Ortigas. They maintain the same price as our other branches. We try to be as convenience as possible to our customers by having more branches.
One question that is frequently asked is whether these type of shirts will last in terms of washing and in color. In recent times we have been able to match or even exceed in some cases the durability of a regular retail shirt. You may not get the same softness but you will definitely be able to wear the shirt for years to come.
There are also new brands coming into the market mainly from China and from your local companies. In these instances we welcome the competition but we also want to caution customers. You may have cheaper options but be sure to check if the sizes are consistent and whether they have sufficient quantity in stock. Some new entrants promise availability but then the next day completely renege on their statement. Others use thinner fabric and poor yarn content.
The wholesale tshirt market will continue to evolve with more choices and more options for the customer.We at the Shirt & Uniform Outlet will adapt and serve our best clients interests.
The Shirt & Uniform Outlet Staff