if i have my personal druthers, i will always pick an american apparel crew for my own personal wear. sadly my customers do not share my opinion as they still have bad associations with the brand due to its now former owner. also the women's line apparently made a lot of haters because they used to be poorly made, or so my customers tell me. (can't speak for them now as i have not gotten any samples of womens, but this mens/unisex t seems to be well made.) i got this sample to see how they were doing post acquisition by gildan and i think they are doing great!