A comfortable sweatshirt is a must for layering throughout the year. But especially for crewneck , it can be difficult to spot the key differences between styles.

To highlight some of the subtle yet important differences, we've put together this guide to our top picks for custom sweatshirts. We'll compare our Basic Crewneck versus our Premium Crewneck to help you decide which is best for you.


The first thing to consider when comparing these styles is, of course, price. The Basic Crewneck is definitely going to be the cheaper of the two options while the Premium Crewneck is going to be a step up in terms of price. However, the cost of your order is ultimately determined by some other factors as well — like the number of print locations, print colors, that sort of thing — so, check out the quote calculator on our website to get specific price for your order.

Flat top down view of the Basic Crewneck and the Premium Crewneck


Possibly the thing you care about the most in a sweatshirt is how comfortable it is, and actually both of these styles are made of similar materials. They're constructed out of a cotton-polyester fleece material that is super soft on the inside.

They're also both a mid-weight thickness making them perfect for layering year-round.

Detail of the Basic Crewneck's collar and tag to show material

However, I notice that the premium crewneck is a slightly tighter woven material, and while this is a really subtle difference, it gives it a slightly more premium feel that will actually make the prints on them slightly smoother as well.

Detail of the Premium Crewneck's collar and tag to show material


As far as the fit of these two, the Basic Crewneck is going to be a bit more of a generous fit. It has a tubular construction that just makes it a bit more oversized. If you want to layer it more or you're looking for that fit, then the Basic Crewneck may be the one to go with.

A male model wearing the Basic Crewneck to show fit

The Premium Crewneck is actually made to be a bit more fitted. While I would still say it's true-to-size, if you want a more oversized fit or are in-between sizes, maybe go up one size. This is because it's made with a side-seam construction that generally gives it a more flattering silhouette and is a bit more retail-quality-looking.

A male model wearing the Premium Crewneck to show fit

Color options

While the available color options for these styles are roughly the same, the Premium Crewneck actually has a few more colors, particularly for screen printing.

A screenshot which shows all the color options available for the Basic Crewneck and the Premium Crewneck.

Pros and cons

Basic Crewneck


  • Budget-friendly
  • Oversized fit


  • Generic construction
  • Fewer colors

Premium Crewneck


  • Retail-quality construction
  • Slightly fitted
  • More color options


  • Slightly higher price

Making your pick

Really, the Basic Crewneck is going to be best when you're looking for the most value for your money. These are definitely going to be soft, fleece, crewneck sweatshirts, that come at a very budget-friendly price. So if you're looking to get the most out of your order, that's probably the option for you.

The Premium Crewneck, on the other hand, is great if you're looking for a retail-quality-looking sweatshirt. The side-seam construction as well as just higher quality feeling materials just make enough of a difference and I think give it an overall higher quality look.

Other styles to consider

If neither of these seem quite like the what you're looking for, you can check out the rest of our catalog where we literally have hundreds of other stylers, everything from hoodies, polos, and a lot more. I hope this guide has been helpful, if you ever need anything, don't hesitate to reach out to us.