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We Tried It: Russell Essential Tee

January 5, 2021

Marianne

Comfort is in, no matter what you’re doing!

That was one of the first lessons we all learned from the pandemic, as we closed the closet door on uncomfortable going-to-the-office/classroom attire and adopted our new athleisure look. We’re sticking with it because we love it. And what do we think of first when we think of comfortable apparel? Tees. 

 

 

 

Augusta's Russell Athletic® line is one of the biggest names in sports apparel, both uniforms and casual wear. It’s iconic, really. Our own Enterprise Brand Advocate Dan Koppen says he remembers the brand from when he was growing up. So he and Tip Fairchild, SquadLocker Sales Director, couldn’t wait to try out the latest Essential Tees.

“They’re coming back,” says Dan, “big time!” But really, Dan, we have to ask: were they every gone?

 

The name says it all: Essential Tee

Russell got it right when they named this tee because essential means:

  • Absolutely necessary
  • Extremely important

 

The Russell Essential Tee truly is a wardrobe essential. Dan and Tip love the fact they can wear these tees in the gym or when they’re going out. But the Russell Essential Tees also make excellent business attire for working in your now-permanent home office. The mostly-cotton blend fabric is nice and soft and has a great, comfortable fit.

And of course there’s plenty of room to custom decorate these tees with your logo. You can brand them on the left chest for a somewhat subtle look, or go full frontal to make a boldly spirit statement. 

 

Why we love the Russell Essential short sleeve tee:

  • Crew neck
  • 60% cotton/40% polyester or Oxford 47% cotton/53% polyester
  • Dri-Power® Moisture Wicking Technology
  • Odor protection
  • Tagless label
  • UPF 30+, provides protection from the sun
  • Set-in sleeves
  • 20 colors
  • 6 sizes (S -- 3XL)

 

Price:

  • $19.95

 

Why we love the Russell Essential long sleeve tee:

  • Crew neck
  • 60% cotton/40% polyester or Oxford 47% cotton & 53% polyester
  • Dri-Power® Moisture Wicking Technology
  • Odor protection
  • Tagless label
  • UPF 30+, provides protection from the sun
  • Set-in sleeves
  • 11 colors
  • 6 sizes (S – 3XL)

 

Price:

  • $22.95

 

Take it from Dan: “If you want to offer your customers the best quality at the best price, this is definitely one of those options. I think you should stamp this thing right away and put it in your stores.”

He’s talking about the Dan and Tip stamp of approval. Big time, says Tip.

 

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