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Crisscross Cord Shirt

Was: $69.50
Now: $29.00


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Rating: 4.66 out of 59 votes cast
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Item #: 143004

Crisscross Cord Shirt: If you're shy, this isn't the shirt for you. The fabric - a richly colored, crosshatched cotton corduroy - is so soft and textured, it has a tendency to attract attention. Details: spread collar; button-through patch pockets; wood-style buttons; and a box pleat in back. Machine washable. Imported.

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Rating: 4.66 out of 59 votes cast

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Lovely Shirt

I bought a couple of these shirts. I really like them. They are warm and very comfortable. They hang well and feel like they will last a long time. I hope there will be a new range of colors next season so I can supplement my wardrobe with more of these shirts!

4/18/2014

Andrew

Sydney NSW

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Color Deceiving

Love the shirt but I ordered him "wrought-iron" which appears in picture to be a sort of charcoal grey. In reality it is several shades darker. It's BLACK.

12/30/2013

Diana

Chula Vista, CA

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Too Short

Bought a tall, while the shirt length is fine the sleeves were too short...very sad because the shirt is beautiful.

12/23/2013

Louisiana

Washington

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These shirts are some of my husband's favorites

These corduroy shirts are some of my husband's favorites, and he looks GREAT in them. The ones I have ordered for him have lasted wash after wash; I was surprised by one reviewer's comments about not being well made. I would recommend getting them, and they look really great on men who have broad shoulders like my husband does.

12/10/2013

Pammy57

Guntersville, AL

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wow...

Next to a couple old wool shirts that finally wore out at the elbows, the three Crisscross Cord shirts are my wardrobe favorites. Soft, warm, and they fit as well as they did the day I bought them - no shrinkage what-so-ever! Love them.

5/21/2013

Forest

Louisville CO

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Definitely Unique: and Handsome

As other reviewers have noted, definitely a unique shirt: never before seen fabric quite like it. I got the blue-grey chambray, very nice. Shirt is heavy, almost a shirt-jac. Cozy and comfy.

2/28/2013

Little Bill

Provo, UT

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My Favorite TA Shirt

I own three of these shirts. Need I say more?

2/9/2013

Scott

Oakland, CA

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Great Texture, Rich Color, BUT . . .

The Crisscross Cord and I really get along, with two notable exceptions: 1) it's a bit heavier-weigh than I expected; I find it bulky and cumbersome to tuck inside pants and 2) I find the tail and too long and balloon-ish to wear outside. By the way, this is one enduring issues I have with TA: so many of your shirts that I think would look good worn untucked are designed with tails that, in my opinion, don't look especially complimentary when worn untucked. Otherwise this shirt is a welcome addition to the Fall/Winter wardrobe.

11/3/2012

Dash

Atlanta

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Buttons fall off.

I have worn this shirt 8-10 times and now the buttons are hanging off. Poor quality of stitching!

10/31/2012

Ricku

NorCal

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Disappointed

Ordered 2 of these and hardly ever wear them. The corduroy is very thick. The collar doesn't set well-- it tends to curl up. Can't recommend it. I should have returned them, but have washed them a few times.

8/13/2012

Eastcoaster

McLean, VA

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I finally came around

After seeing this shirt numerous times while surfing The Territory Ahead website and re-reading the reviews I decided to get two of the shirts the Blue Gray and Barn Red. I was pleasantly surprised I really like these shirts! Sad thing is I bought them as the weather here in the Reno area was getting warmer they are better suited for fall or early spring. Can't wait to wear them then!

6/8/2012

NVTALL77

Sparks, NV

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not a tall

Very disappointing because the shirt was really nice, but the sleeves were definitely not a tall, they were very short. Otherwise really nice shirt- but I returned it.

4/18/2012

JMKMusic

Vermont

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He likes it!

My guy is VERY picky when it comes to shirts. He's long and tall, and the XXL Tall fits him beautifully. I love the color, fabric and texture of this shirt. He's worn it a lot already - it's a hit!

3/30/2012

Neilsgirl

Idyllwild, CA

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comfortable rugged shirt

My 24 year old son loves this shirt. It's comfortable, washes well, and is unique. He now has several TTA shirts and says he always gets compliments when he wears them.

3/27/2012

Cicy

Wisconsin

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Love these shirts

I was so pleased with these shirts I bought 4. They wear well, perfect weight for fall and winter days.

3/12/2012

Chase

Seattle WA.

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Really Great Shirt!!

This is a really great shirt!! The colors are true to the advertised color; the texture is soft, but sturdy; the fit is true. Both my husband and I are really happy with the purchase. He te4lls me that it is really comfortable. I got two colors, and may go back for more. I have gotten shirts for him from several of the higher-end catalogs in the past, but this is my best buy yet! Oh yes, they wash great!

3/12/2012

Lover

North Carolina

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A Favorite.

This shirt is incredible! I got it for my husband in every color and it's his favorite shirt as well. It has that comfy, worn outdoorsy look to it...it just looks so soft that you want to reach out and touch it. I highly recommend this shirt! Also, the colors are great and it's a quality, great fitting shirt. Thumbs up!

3/5/2012

Stormyjean

Houston

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Scored Points With This One

He'd thought he had enough shirts, until I gave him this for Valentine's. ""Comfortable and comforting,"" says he. ""Rich-looking and appealing to touch,"" say I. ""When they ask you where it came from, say Territory Ahead."" ""All right,"" says he, ""but they can't have THIS one!""

2/22/2012

inabedofroses

North Coast of California

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Great, comfortable shirt

I always wait until I've worn and washed an item a couple times before I'm ready to pass judgment on it. I've done that with this shirt, and it passed with flying (but not fading) colors; now I have three of them in different colors. They wash up well, hold their color and don't shrink; they also don't wrinkle if you follow the washing instructions and get them out of the dryer right away. The fabric is a good weight, so I can wear it as an overshirt with a tee or with another layer or tuck it in when I don't want to be quite as casual. Overall, a good shirt, especially at the sale prices.

2/14/2012

ezwriter49

Minnesota

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Great Purchase

My husband loves this shirt. This is his second one. The fabric is lush and substantial, drapes beautifully and continues to look good after repeated laundering.

2/10/2012

JeanMarie

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Substantial and Unique

More and more I look for clothing that is simple, yet not seen on every guy around town. This shirt is unique, thick and very high quality. I'm comfortable paying a little more for any garment with those characteristics.

2/7/2012

Silver996c

San Francisco, CA

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Love These Shirts!!

I have two of these and they are the best shirts ever!! They hold up to washing and are soooo comfortable! I want to get one in red too.

2/7/2012

UkeGrrl

Pittsburgh, PA

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Great look & feel

Nice fabric and workmanship make for a great look and a long lasting shirt. My only complaint is the sleeves are not long enough even on the tall sizes. I think customers would be more tolerant of sleeves that are too long rather too short so why not make them longer?

2/7/2012

southwestfan

Atlanta

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Now THIS is a Great Shirt!

Great fit, very comfortable middle-weight, good quality, bought the grey/blue which is really a deep blue and then liked it so much got the barn red, which is really more a rich deep red. When I wear these people keep coming up and touching the shirt thinking it is velvet or some rich fabric!

2/7/2012

nycbubba

NM

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Wonderful as usual.

I love to give my husband shirts from Territory Ahead for Christmas, Birthday, and any other good reason I can think of. The quality is alway superior. The shirts retain their look years later. This one is especially warm and soft. He likes to wear it over a t-shirt almost like a light jacket. I love the feel of it.

2/5/2012

buffy

Georgia

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A quality shirt for New England weather

This is my second Crisscross and it didn't disappoint. The weight is perfect in that it is warm without the bulk of many cord shirts. Quality construction and materials as expected from TTA and the color choices are great.

1/31/2012

DonL

Harvard, MA

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Great Shirt

I bought this shirt for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. It is a very well made, high quality shirt with style. Great for layering and winter wear.

1/28/2012

Shar

Ann Arbor, MI

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Great Shirt.

A Christmas gift for my husband, looks good on him

1/27/2012

1activenan

Bryson City, NC

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Beautiful Texture

I bought 2 different colors of this shirt for my husband. The plum is elegant! The texture created by the cross-cut cord is interesting and gives a different look (shades and shadows change with movement). The tall size is perfect for a 6'3"" build - arms are long enough! TA is a favorite at our house.

1/27/2012

Designer

Tucson, AZ

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The perfect blue jean topper

I loved this shirt-jac the minute I opened the shipping box from Territory Ahead. The colors were amazing and vibrant yet subtle and sophisticated. The feel and fit of this item will make it something that I will want to wear for years to come.

1/27/2012

Burt

Kansas City, MO

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I'm Not Shy

You do not have to be an extrovert to wear this shirt! While it is a unique take on corduroy, it is not over-the-top. The shirt is a bit on the heavy-weight side for my location (North Florida), but on those few days when it does get cold here this shirt is a nice option for casual wear. I have two of them in different colors. The colors stay true after washing. I wash on gentle cycle and hang-dry mine. In my experience, TTA shirts usually have long(er) sleeves. The sleeves on the regular Crisscross seem to be a bit shorter and more narrow than usual. It may annoy you if you have long or thick arms.

1/27/2012

tallyman

Tallahassee, FL

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Nice soft shirt

Bought 3 for my husband and he likes the softness and says they are very comfortable. The colors are bright but not too bold.

1/27/2012

virginian

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Can't go wrong for the $$

Purchased these as Christmas gifts for all of the ""boys"" in my family. From 18 to 90 years old, this was the perfect gift! All of the men loved the fit, colors, & quality of material. Purchased small to XL & all were true to size.

1/27/2012

jobobswife

Central Texas

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Crisscross cords keep you warm

Love these cords. Have two of them and they keep me warm on these cold winter days. Soft and easy to take care of. Buttons should be sown on better though.

1/26/2012

davidP

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Great shirt-Get the set

I first bought this shirt several years ago. It quickly became my fav winter shirt. It's very comfortable and wears well. Might be the colors or maybe the cut of the material but you need to get used to people wanting to touch it. No problem- as long as they ask permisssion first. I ended up buying one of each color. GREAT shift

1/26/2012

Tman

Oregon

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Distinctively different

I don't often buy from Territory Ahead because the prices are a bit high for me. But every once in a while, I find something that will be a centerpiece for my wardrobe. The Crisscross Cord shirt is not just a cord shirt but so much more distinctive. It's definitely worth the extra bucks. I am completely satisfied and pleased.

1/26/2012

Schnabbs

Seattle, WA

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Very nice shirt

I got this for my husband for Christmas. It is a very soft shirt, and he likes it a lot. I think that the color, a golden color, is beautiful.

1/26/2012

ScottsWife

Georgia

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Don't miss out on this one!

The most incredible feel to a long sleeved shirt that I have ever felt!

1/26/2012

Budman

Lees Summit Mo.

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Unique fabric

Purchased 2 of these on sale for my husband who is thin but has very long arms. He has worn flannel shirts in winter for decades, I've been trying to transition him to corduroy and chamois which look more professional for work. The fit is good, not too baggy. The unique fabric is soft. The blue-gray color is more of a deep ocean. The ivy (which is not available as I write this) is very dark - from afar it looks almost black or deep brown, depending on the light. Even with all the good points, regular price for this shirt is a bit high for a shirt to wear for work. I know that on his own, my husband would never have paid even the sale price. I'm willing to pay a bit more for better style.

1/26/2012

SLWL

northern Nevada

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Crisscross Cord Shirt - Tall

What an awesome shirt! I needed a nice shirt for our 2011 Christmas Party, and this shirt was definitely a winner. My wife and our friends really liked my shirt. The shirt is comfortable and you can just wash and wear it with no wrinkles. I highly recommend this shirt to anyone whose looking for a good looking quality shirt! Sincerely: Dan Minot ND

1/26/2012

gonfishin55

ND

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Perfect Winter Shirt

Good looking, well-made in quality fabric, cozy, and a great fit.

1/26/2012

1GEM

CA

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Bet ya can't buy just one!

I bought myself one in Gray Chambray for Christ Mass and I knew it'd be my favorite shirt for quite some time. To make sure; I ordered a second for when this one is shreaded. It's actually a beautiful Montana Sky Blue, perfect in every way. A gal came in my Saloon and comented on it's awesomeness saying, my girl friend must love me. Ha It was just me.

1/26/2012

Shocktop

Goldendale

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Superb Quality

I bought this shirt for my husband for Christmas this year. It arrived quickly and is even better than I expected. The workmanship is excellent as this shirt is very well made. I love the thick material and how it feels and it looks so good on him. This is the second purchase I have made and I know i'll be making more. I'm thoroughly satisfied with the quality of both items.

1/26/2012

ChrisinPa

Northeast Pennsylvania

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The most wonderful shirt for my wonderful husband!

I bought this shirt in 8 different colors for my husband. I never get tired of seeing him in this beautiful shirt because it looks totally different on him in every different color. It pops in and out of the washing machine and dryer and straight onto a hanger and back into his clothing closet. No ironing - it looks perfect. He has many other shirts but he never bothers to reach for them when he can have this Crisscross Corduroy Shirt. You will not be disappointed! I wasn't. Hope they never discontinue this shirt because it is top notch and a sure winner!

1/26/2012

Grannny

Dix Hills, New York

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Warm and Substantial

Unique shirt that is a perfect fit and very comfy. A thick shirt with a nice nap, it makes a great winter shirt. You're able to wear this one right from the dryer.

1/26/2012

oofo81

South Coast Massachusetts

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cord men's shirt

this shirt runs VERY large. Ordered an XXLT which is the normal size for my husband and it was HUGE. The shirt is beautiful - too bad they ran out of smaller sizes - i can see why they did

1/26/2012

Coco

Denver, CO

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Work and Plan favorite

This shirt is way comfortable. Have worn it treking in the Mazatzals and Superstitions in AZ. Great for casual wear too. The only cord shirt that I consistently receive compliments on. Thanks TA!

1/26/2012

Ptolemy

Chicago & Arizona

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Fit for a retiree

This is the first corduroy shirt I have bought in years. The previous ones were rough and stiff, but not the crisscross cord. Being retired I favor the casual look. This is a great shirt to wear untucked over a tee or a mock turtle. I'm 6 ft. 190 lbs and the lg tall size fits my longer arms perfectly. I crave the cord !

1/26/2012

xavier19

Annville, PA

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Bought the Barn Red

Very well made and I'm sure will last a long time. Runs slightly larger than the Hi-Lo Corduroy Shirt.

1/26/2012

Clipper8

Lorain, OH

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Terrific shirt

Got this one during the latest TA sale and it is a winner. The first time I wore it I received three compliments - two of the three people actually had to touch it. This shirt goes with both khakis and jeans and looks terrific.

1/26/2012

PaulInGeorgia

Atlanta, GA

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great shirt

I bought this shirt as a gift for my brother in law who is very tall. It fits him perfect, the color, plum, is really nice and most importantly he loves is. Great value when on sale.

1/26/2012

Mushroom

NY

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I love this shirt!

I bought 8 of these shirts in two seperate orders in 8 different colors. XL tall fits perfectly. Nice, heavy shirt with a long tail. Very distinctive look and I receive compliments every time I wear one. Will probably order duplicates in case these ever wear out!!

1/26/2012

KS

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Best Purchase Ever

I bought this shirt a second time for my husband. The first one is olive and he absolutely loves it. The second one I bought for him this past Christmas was Barn Red. He said it was his favorite gift!!!!! They are beautiful shirts, wear well, fit perfect and look gorgeous!

1/26/2012

squarestar

Grand Rapids, Mi.

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A new favorite!

This is my husband's new favorite shirt for cooler weather. I got him one in October for his birthday and he immediately started wearing it so I got him another one in a different color for Christmas. He loves the soft feel of the corduroy and the easy fit. They wash and dry beautifully, too.

1/26/2012

GoneToTheDogs

northern CA

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Poor craftsmanship, shoddy quality

The shirt fits, and colors are great. The quality is poor. Every button is falling off, one came off on the second day. For such boutiquey pricing and image, the workmanship should be better. And priniting a disclaimer that I have the opportunity to waste my time to mail it back is an insult, but an acknowledgement that accept the status quo.

1/26/2012

Allen

Houston, Texas

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Great Shirt

I have to say, this is certainly one of the nicest shirts I've ever purchased: Comfortable, sturdy, good looking...I'm very happy with this shirt!

1/26/2012

rudsbuds

Sonoma County

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Detail and style

This is a great winter shirt...cozy with elegant styling. Fits perfect and everyone asks me where I got it. Wearing it right now....very comfortable.

1/26/2012

ASQ1

Santa Fe, NM

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Crisscross Great

Bought this shirt for my son-in-law for Christmas. He loves the fit of the shirt and feel of the material. I like the design in the fabric which I think adds a certain richness to the shirt.

1/26/2012

Sandcrab

New Jersey

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Compliments every time I wear it

I love this shirt. Very comfortable and great looking. It's unique and that's why I love The Territory Ahead clothes. Great with a pair of jeans on a cool day or night out.

1/22/2012

Robear

Philadelphia

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Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 800-882-4324


  • ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.
  • ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.
  • ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.
  • BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.
  • BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce is at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).
  • BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.
  • BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.
  • BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.
  • BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.
  • BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.
  • BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.
  • BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.
  • CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.
  • CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.
  • CASHMERE - The fleece comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).
  • CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.
  • COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.
  • CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.
  • COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.
  • CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.
  • DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.
  • DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."
  • DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.
  • FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.
  • FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.
  • GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.
  • GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.
  • GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.
  • GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.
  • GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.
  • GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.
  • GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).
  • HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.
  • HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.
  • JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).
  • JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).
  • KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.
  • LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.
  • MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.
  • NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.
  • OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.
  • PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from The Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing.
  • PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.
  • PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.
  • POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.
  • PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.
  • RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.
  • RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.
  • REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.
  • RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.
  • RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")
  • SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.
  • SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.
  • SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).
  • SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.
  • SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.
  • SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.
  • STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.
  • TENCEL? - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength, and easy care.
  • VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.
  • WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.
  • WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.
  • WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.
  • WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.
  • WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.
  • YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.
  • YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.
MEN’S SIZING

Our men’s clothes, except pants – and unless otherwise indicated – are slightly oversized for an easy fit.

Small

Medium

Large

X-Large

XX-Large

Chest

34 - 36

38 - 40

42 - 44

46 - 48

50 - 52

Neck

14 - 15

15 - 16

16 - 17

17 - 18

18 - 19

Sleeves

33 - 34

34 - 35

35 - 36

36 - 37

37 - 38

Waist

28 - 30

32 - 34

36 - 38

40 - 42

44 - 46

Men’s Tall Sizes – Select shirt and outerwear styles are available in Tall sizes (woven items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length; knit items : 1 1/2" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length).

Note: Men's Tall sizes are generally made to fit guys over 6' tall.

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