Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Jan. 02, 2021
Jan. 27, 2021
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Central Index Key 0001101396  
Entity Registrant Name DELTA APPAREL, INC  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-02  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jan. 02, 2021  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-15583  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code GA  
Entity Tax Identification Number 58-2508794  
Entity Address, Address Line One 322 South Main Street  
Entity Address, City or Town Greenville  
Entity Address, State or Province SC  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 29601  
City Area Code 864  
Local Phone Number 232-5200  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01  
Trading Symbol DLA  
Security Exchange Name NYSEAMER  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   6,974,660