In case you are curious about the etymology of the Origin shirt, the name hails from the logo on the back of the garment. It was our first company logo and boy were we proud of it. It was used from 1988-1993, then decommissioned and replaced with the now-familiar Excel oval with lightning bolt.
The shirt is produced by American Apparel in a fitted pattern. The construction is 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon and 50% Poly. This is the best combo for fitted, long wearing T's. In contrast, when you use straight-up cotton, you are limited in what you can produce for an end product. For example, with the material blend in this shirt, it can be pre-stretched with added elastic and fine-combed for a smooth-to-the-touch product. Proper fit can be achieved with contours to your body and a small amount of elastane woven into the fabric. This material blend and process is more expensive than a straight cotton shirt, but it will last longer, fit better and be far more comfortable. Available in grey and in several sizes in which to choose.