BEAUTIFUL and intricate
This shirt really caught my attention online, but it is so much nicer in real life. The black shirt has a subtle textured background, and then the fish are slightly raised above that with some nice color variation. The overall effect is not too busy but beautifully intricate. The fabric is a nice weight and feels nice to the touch. I bought it for my boyfriend for a major birthday. He says the fit is very good. He hasnâ€™t washed it yet. If there are problems, Iâ€™ll add to the review. I hesitated to purchase it at full price because this was way beyond my comfort level but did so for it to arrive for the birthday. After seeing the quality of the shirt, I have no regrets. This is by far the nicest menâ€™s shirt I have bought at TA, and Iâ€™ve been very happy with the others. By the way, in some pictures, the shirt looks like a faded black or charcoal gray. This is not the case. The background is definitely black and the fish detail is in cream and a slightly darker tan.
Elegant yet casual
This was my first purchase and I love this shirt! It looks great on my husband and I lookforward to buying him many more items :)
Lacking attention to detail.
I would normally only spend this much money on an awesome shirt. This shirt had that potential. Pattern, color, and fit were all good. However, when I buttoned the shirt, it was apparent that NO thought had gone into matching or aligning the two sides of the shirt. There was an extremely abrupt, obvious, and visually distracting mis-alignment of the pattern. If you look carefully in the picture, it was obviously carefully chosen; while the sides don't align, it is still pleasing to the eye. Billed as a high-quality shirt, I would disagree due to the lack of attention to detail.
Not up to standard
After many purchases of men's shirts for gifts, this one is being returned. The fabric and fit are OK, but the Koi fish pattern is not matched in the front. Other shirts are matched, even those in the $50 range. For $98, plus an extremely long wait for for a back order, it finally arrived at the end of summer, and it looks rather tacky.
Nothing Fishy About This Shirt
A beautiful garment, comfortable in the Texas heat. Typical TA unique design.
Special favorite shirt
The cotton/silk fabric is incredibly cool and comfortable, and the cut and drape of this shirt could not be more perfect. This is one of my very favorite shirts; I've had the black for a couple of years now and am ordering the red.
Needs A Change
This shirt needs a square bottom with side slits not a shirt tail. It is a tropical type shirt and should in, my opinion, be worn outside the trousers rather than tucked in (very geeky) or worn with the tails flapping the wind.
The pattern is grossly mismatched on the front creating a very unpleasing look. It would be much more practical if the bottom were square cut with side vents so it could be worn outside of pants. I agree totally with the two other reviews on these points. A shirt in this price range deserves better design and attention to details. As a result I returned my shirt
San Francisco, CA