Not As Expected
I was excited to receive the shirt but upon opening the package it was immediately evident that this isn't as shown in the catalog or on-line. First, the colors were about half as bright as shown. Second, the shirt I received was poorly made such that the pattern was shifted and the buttons were not down the middle of the blue ""strip"" as shown but rather to the edge. The result was a lack of symmetry which just looked bad. I have several shirts from TA and have never returned anything but this one just didn't meet the quality I've come to expect. I never took it out of the bag so can't comment on fit but color and construction not to my satisfaction.
Cool comfortable shirt
I was pleased to receive my shirt and find that it matched the advertised pics exactly. This shirt has a nice slim profile through the mid section and adequate waist length, does not do that annoying ""puff-out"" around the abdomen. Material has a really tight thread count and feels cool and smooth on the skin. I received compliments on the shirt the very first day I wore it around town. One of my favorite shirts in my lineup right now. I would definitely buy more of this style were it offered in other color combinations in the future.
St Augustine, FL
Another Great Shirt!
I received this shirt today, and after reading tokyotom's review beforehand, I was a bit apprehensive about what to expect. I canâ€™t speak to what he received, but mine is exactly as pictured - pattern wise (other than the photo is a reverse image). And yes, the broad blue band down the front center at the button overlap is slightly off by about an eighth of an inch. But it is as shown. It is centered down the back. The color is more subdued, and thatâ€™s fine with me. I tend to not put too much stock in internet/catalog photos. The pattern is rather complex, and the additional smaller blue band to the left (in the photo) ads some ""weight"" to that side as you can clearly see. But I think you need to look at the entire shirt to see that it balances out. If you like the photo, youâ€™ll like the shirt.
Celebrating summer with TA
This shirt is another chill offering from the folks at Territory Ahead. It exemplifies what TA does best: Offer relaxed clothes in styles that accompany your mood. All set by the truly fantastic catalog marketing. This particular Batik features nice muted hues reminding of a soft late afternoon by the Pacific. Sipping fine California chardonnay or tasty Patron. A good woman not far away. You get the idea.
Disappointed with the end product
In my experience thus far, having the actual shirt match its on-line picture has been so hit or miss, but this shirt's colors and pattern do match. That being said, I agree with another customer who also rated this shirt a 1-star because: (1) the symmetry of the dark blue patterned panel at the shirt's placket was severely off, (2) a button fell off while trying the shirt on, and (3) the dark blue panels show random spots where the 100% cotton fabric looks ""rubbed"" or worn (this may be inherent in the overall weave of the fabric, but it is more noticeable on the dark blue panels). Because of these problems with the end product, I will be returning the shirt to TA.
South of the Mason-Dixon Line
Great Shirt at a Reasonable Price.
I'm 6'5"" and have been looking for casual shirts that fit and have style. I found them! At first, I thought this shirt would be a littel wild. I found it to be unique! People seem to like it. These shirts are high-quality. I have been wearing them to work, to dinner, and to the beach! I plan on purchasing several more.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Good quality; the fit runs large so go conservative when deciding what size.