Casual But Stylish
For a start, this shirt's actual color is not as bright as it appears online. The catalog representation is much more accurate. The fabric is lightweight but appears to be durable. The detailed yellow contrast stitching is elaborate & well sewn. The checkered pattern & the unusual buttons make for a great casual look. I would hesitate to iron it, so if you are concerned about a ""wrinkled"" look, this shirt probably isn't for you. I received two compliments & inquiries just wearing it to a dental appointment! It's a little pricey, but you're paying for a unique piece of clothing. I take a small, and the fit was right on. It's a ""Keeper"".
Preparing to return
Button fell off sleeve second wearing. I am preparing to return the item. Sorry.
I agree with the other review that the shirt looks brighter in the online catalogue than it actually is. Nonetheless, it is a good looking shirt, and very comfortable! I like the yellow stitching detail. It wrinkles! I mean really wrinkles. Probably will send it to my drycleaner, as I don't wnat to deal with ironing it.
Just get it!
No question that this is going to be one of my favorite shirts. I wore it in Italy and received a lot of complements. And we all know the Italians know clothes! I will order another soon and guys if your thinking about this shirt just order it you will not be sorry. Chow !
One of a Kind
Yes, it is not as bright as the picture but to me that is a plus; it has more of a faded denim look. It is a great casual shirt for after hours and weekends. Will wear well in the spring and summer when temps warm up. Hold it up to the light and you can see through it. It will be great to wear after the beach with the sleeves rolled up and the breeze blowing through to cool me down. I don't see it as the type of shirt to iron or bring to the cleaners. It looks great wrinkled, to me it add panache.
South Coast Massachusetts
Love the shirt
Great looking shirt - very comfortable - I like everything about it - not sure about ironing - since I have my shirts laundered - but sure do like it!
Checkmate Indigo Shirt
The shirt arrived today and I was in dismay when I saw it up close. What the picture doesn't display is this horrible YELLOW (otherwise called Saffron) stitching down the front of the shirt and around the collar. It absoultely kills the look of this otherwise very nice shirt. I was very disappointed in this; I didn't even try it on, I put it back in the bag and will be sending it back tomorrow. If you don't mind bright yellow stitching down the front of this shirt then you will be pleased to wear it out.
Like so many other TA products, I am disappointed by the color of the actual product vrs. the photography. This problem is not so evident with other companies. The ""blue"" of this shirt is almost dove grey. The buttons were chipped. You will need a drying rack to dry it. And I do sometimes like the rumpled look of a shirt, but this one it rumpled city! Like another reviewer, I think the yellow stitching is tacky.
real style, not just casual
Wearing this shirt shows real attention to style and will get noticed compared to the guy wearing a button-down without details pretending to be casual. The gold thread top stitching matches the grosgrain ribbon trim on the cuffs and collar and is a plus to the look. I think slightly rumpled will complement this shirt.