I have never paid this much for a shirt before, but I have never owned a more beautiful shirt before either. The colors and texture are terrific, in fact I was afraid they might suffer in laundering and I decided on dry cleaning for now. Although the fit (medium) may benefit from a bit of shrinking, but small might have been too tight.
Los Angeles, CA
Not quite like the picture
My shirt doesn't have so much an overall blue hue as a muted yellow/gold/burgundy hue. It's actually much less blue that I expected from the catalog and website. I'm 6' 200 lbs, 44/44L blazer. My shirts are L or XL depending on the shirt. After washing the L fits well and has a slight tailored silhouette rather than block-y. It has a soft hand and a noticeable texture. The sleeves are proportional (rather than too long as TA shirts often have). I have about 20 TA shirts and this compares well in quality and appearance.
a nice shirt but runs small & shrinks in the dryer--order a size up
Nothing like the picture
I really wanted to like this shirt but it is nothing short of ugly. The picture shows light orange stripes which add a little pop. My shirt has no orange at all. There's a brown stripe instead. The rest of the colors are so muted that from just a few feet away it's hard to discern any color save the maroon. Even the blue stripe is dull and washed out. No way I received the same shirt that's pictured. What a shame because I really like the style, weave and texture. Back it goes.
Silver spring, md
Comfortable, Colors Off
I'm sitting here comparing my shirt to the image on the laptop screen & thinking there is no way they are the same garment. Or the web site photo was shot through a color filter. The Terracotta/gold vertical stripe that caught my eye is a muted olive on mine. The vertical blue stripe that is a close match to the tee shirt is so muted its hard to tell its a blue.The overall impression is that my fabric went through an olive brown wash as the last production activity so that all the colors in the garment came out "subtle".The stripes do not 'pop' like the screen image does. The quality is excellent, the fabric comfortable. I will keep it but do wish it matched the web site image as that was what I was after.It would have been a 5 star if the colors were correct. CGS
I really like the muted colors and great texture of this shirt. However, be careful, it shrinks quite a bit in the laundry and despite my careful washing the small is now too small for me. I'm debating whether to order a medium and then wash and dry it on hot to dial in my size.
Lovely Shirt: NOT as pictured though!
As other reviewers have noted, truly a lovely and unique shirt... but as a couple have also pointed out, QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE IN THE PICTURE! The one you will get is much more muted and 'understated' than the one pictured online, colors not nearly so bright; so much so that it truly does, as one reviewer noted, look like a different shirt! However: I also liked it enough to go ahead and keep it. So yes: well worth buying, very attractive, very elegant.... but not a lot like what the picture shows. TA: you guys have GREAT products! PLEASE do a better job of showing them!
Nice shirt, but color is not as shown.
So, this is a really nice shirt, but the color of the one I received is not like the one shown. My shirt is dark olive, burgundy and navy blue, which is nowhere near the colors shown in the photo. It is so different that when I opened it I thought that they had sent the wrong shirt. The patterns are the same however and I like it, so I will keep it. Just beware that what you get may not look like the shirt in the photo, which really seems like a rather huge oversight on the part of TA.
My son likes it!
I purchased this for my 29 year old son who lives in Texas. He likes the shirt and sent me a text picture today of him wearing it. It looks very nice on him and goes well with his style...intellectual PhD musician student who likes quality and comfort. I ordered him 3 shirts from TA and he likes them all! The shirt is slightly more muted thatn the online picture but still looks beautiful.
Not like the photo
As usual for Territory Ahead, the fabric and workmanship is outstanding. But the colors are NOTHING like the catalog photo, They are extremely muted and muddy. Returned this shirt; wish they made the one shown in the photo!
Colors not like picture
Colors way more muted than image. No gold/amber at all. Just gray and brown. Does not look like picture at all. Shirt tail hem a lot deeper too. Will have to return.
You should probably get it.
If you're thinking, ""Wow, that looks pretty cool. Neat colors... maybe I should get it..."" You should. Try zooming in on the fabric if you haven't already. Check out that crazy pattern. It's great-- something like an ancient temple wall or an illuminated text. Something you don't see very often. And take in all the different colors that make up the overall earthy palette. One small caveat I can give is that the colors look brighter and more saturated in the photo than they will be in real life. At least with my version of the shirt, it's notably darker and more subdued. Not that I'm complaining; I feel like that makes the intricacies and colors even richer and patterns more entrancing in their subtlety.
Totally gorgeous shirt!
This is a totally gorgeous shirt! A real winner... an instant favorite... My husband thanks you...
NYC & Ulster County, NY
Best Shirt Ever
I have never seen a shirt this cool in my 45 years. Great color with an interesting texture. Thanks TA for making mens clothing interesting. I get so many compliments when wearing this shirt.
Love this long sleeve
Beautiful shirt. It's hard to believe but the muted colors of this shirt are very striking. The fabric is light weight and soft to the touch. It can be ready to wear from the dryer or looks even sharper with a touch up from the iron. Nice drape, holds it's shape well. Never fail to get a compliment while wearing this shirt.
Top Shelf Shirt!
A real favorite of mine. The texture and colors really fit my wardrobe and tastes extremely well. Jazz concert or club, dinner and drinks, business casual meeting- this shirt fits any role with style and class.
Baltimore, MD USA
I'm very wary of colorful patterns because I'm not a flashy guy, but I do like to wear unique clothing. I don't wear a tie so I tend to express myself with the shirts I wear. This particular pattern is subtle enough to not make me feel cartoony and elegant enough to make me feel well-dressed, and the texture feels nice.
This shirt is comfortably relaxing.I use it as a shirt or jacket. The woven fabric is unusual.
TA quality on a decline
The fabric, fit, style are spectacular. The quality of workmanship is terrible. After one wash, every buttonhole is unravelling. I had to take a scissor and trim loose threads from most of them, as well as other areas around the shirt. I have also had to do this with other shirts from TA. I don't ever have to trim and repair shirts that are store bought, and they cost a lot less. I think this is the new standard from Territory ahead. My advice to future customers--don't think the high price means quality, it just means high price. A fancy shirt that is not well made, is a shirt that is falling apart.
THIS SHIRT IS OF HIGH QUALITY. COMPLIMENTS ALL NIGHT THE FIRST TIME I WORE IT.DONT BE AFRAID OF THE COLORS, THEY BLEND WELL . FIT WAS TRUE TO SIZE. TEH PRICE SEEMED HIGH WHEN I PAID FOR IT, BUT AFTER WEARING AND HEARING THE COMPLIMENTS, I WOULD HAVE PAID MORE. A MUST HAVE!!
Best Purchase Ever!!!
Love this shirt! I bought it for my soon-to-be grandson by marriage and he will also love it! This shirt won't be found anywhere but TA.The different weaves are beautiful and amazing in one garment. From a distance away it's a striking shirt, but up close the coloration is a surprise as well as the weaves and texture. The shirt looks rumpled in the picture but not the shirt itself. It is lightweight and should wash well--perhaps with no pressing. I absolutely love this shirt and you would too.
Not Just for Men
I love the textiles in Territory Ahead menswear, and have bought a couple of men's items for myself. I alter shirts to fit - often removing the collar and leaving a band, nipping the waist, re-setting the sleeves, and shortening. I enjoy these shirts a lot - wish you would use men's fabrics in womenswear and save me some labor.
quality with a color pallette holding distinction
i have purchased your shirts for ten years or more.and the fit is always as expected with colors,cloth and design not normally found in my local mens department. I can expect people i do not know to compliment me on the garments, weaves and colors.
Perfect for Spring
Size & fabric are great, will make a perfect Spring & Summer shirt.
Looks exactly like picture
The shirt comes out of the dryer looking exactly like the picture - like it needs ironing. It is also a little ""scratchy"" feeling.