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Hi-lo Corduroy Shirt

Item 144137

Hi-Lo Courduroy Shirt: How many ways are there to say soft? This pinwale cord knows them all. Alternating hi-lo wales create subtle striping - it's light bouncing from varying depths. And pigment dyes steep the fabric in rich, true color. The shirt is very light-wearing with clean styling: French front placket; single-needle stitching with jeans-style amber thread; corozo-style buttons; two-position cuffs; and easy fit. 100% cotton. Machine washable. Imported.

Men's Sizing

Chest 34-
Neck 14-
Sleeves 33-
Waist 28-

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" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length).
Note: Men's Tall sizes are generally made to fit guys over 6' tall.

Men's Shirt Fits

Classic Fit: Easy and comfortable on most men. A traditional American cut.
Relaxed Fit: Generous and roomy. Ideal for layering.
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: 1-800-882-4323

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 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 that 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 Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

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, 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.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 28 reviews)

September 21, 2017
"This is the best shirt TA has ever made. Why are you discontinuing it???"
By Steve
Bozeman, MT
September 21, 2016
"Got myself another Territory Ahead winner; great fit, comfortable, soft feel and color that snaps."
August 17, 2016
"Good fit in medium-tall on a 6'5" 190# man. Seems well made. Fairly lightweight fabric. "
By Nabil bajjaly
Jamesville , NY
June 29, 2016
"I have 4 of these shirts the oldest being about 5 years old and just starting to show signs of were. I am about to order another. Extremely soft and comfy,very stylish ,quality buttons, great fit ,and softens with age.. One of my favorite shirts. They look great untucked or worn with a vest. I have over 100 shirts in my closet I where these more than any other .Best shirt for the money anywhere ,not to mention I always get complements on them. I think I'll order 2. "
April 16, 2016
"At 6'5" I often find even "tall" sizing to be lacking. Not with this shirt! (I'm 215 lbs and ordered a LT). Nice soft finish and lovely blue color. Very distinctive. Only worn twice so can't speak to durability as yet."
April 01, 2016
" i like the color. the shirt is not quite the quality i've expected from T.A."
February 02, 2016
"As noted in other reviews, I would not consider this a real corduroy shirt. It is a very, very, fine wale. It looks more like a striped shirt. The blue was true to color. The size was right. A fairly light weight shirt."
By Nebraska Mike
Lincoln Ne
August 18, 2015
"I purchased both the Raven and Pom. The shirts are great, I love the contrast stitching and the feel of the material. Only one problem. They are a full size to big. I ordered both in XL, the size all my other shirts are. I had to re order in large which was more than big enough. Please let others know they should order a size smaller."
By gift giver
October 18, 2013
"Received the Raven color in MT and was disappointed to find that the stitching is brown thread, which I find unattractive with the Black color shirt. I ordered these same shirts as a gift a few years ago and don't believe they had the contrast stitching on them at the time. Also, zooming in on the photo with the Raven color selected does not show the brown stitching or I probably would not have even ordered. Now I am paying to return this shirt, unfortunately."
Miami Florida
February 16, 2013
"This is a great shirt but not what I call corduroy. It is much lighter but the frabric has a great feel. The off color stiching and the shirts color contrasts are an eye catcher. Wore the pomegranate on valentines day and got many favorable remarks about the feel, texture and color of the shirt. A good hug goes a long way. Liked it so much I also got the steel. The price was right too. The ladies gave both colors the thumbs up but liked the pomegranate more."
By RegularGuy
November 08, 2012
"Granted it's not a bad shirt, but the "steel" color is not close to what's shown online. It's charcoal gray with bright orange stitching and buttons. It's also pretty hard to tell it's corduroy - very light weight."
By mpendragon
November 07, 2012
"I would call this more of a corduroy pattern than corduroy. It's a thin shirt with slightly raised stripes. I bought two shirts from TA a couple years ago that looked just like this in the photo. I thought I was ordering same with this. But the previous ones were thick, more like what I think of as corduroy. I was disappointed with this version."
By fazalkmd
Carpentersville, IL.
November 04, 2012
"Stylish, untucked, different, smooth. I would buy a second color. Have pomegranate, going to buy raven. Have had problems with other shirts (too large, too thick, etc...), but this one is perfect. Kudos."
By szak528
October 06, 2012
"I bought mine in the steel-color about 2 years ago and it's a nice corduroy fabric but, not your usual corduroy--due to the wider, vertical lines. So unique, so unusual and I like it very much. It is a thinner fabric yes, but not at all too thin and not cold with it on. As being corduroy, it does retain warmth but not like a thicker cord. I still wear a long-sleeve underneath all shirts anyway. It has great style, looks great, feels fine and supple!"
By CAguy
April 10, 2012
"I was looking for a corduroy shirt and stumbled onto this style (and company) during my search--which is very unique. It's not your standard heavy cord material. It's light and stylish. The shirt is more of a light winter / summer shirt because of the light-weight material . It's casual and perfect with jeans. I love the green color and just ordered one in black. I can't speak to the quality (as one reviewer commented on) because I have not worn it enough. I probably will not wash it myself but will dry clean as I do with all my shirts. Not a big deal but the "user experience" when it arrived is underwheming. The $70+ shirt came in a padded envelope folded in a cheap plastic/cellophane bag. I am mentioning this because at the same time I received an online order from Tommy Bahama (about the same price point) and the packaking was completely opposite. The TB was almost like a gift package--it was very cool."
By Justice
March 20, 2012
"I originally saw this shirt in person while visiting T/A SB. I bought the purple and chili which have been my go to shirt when I'm not sure what to wear. I'm 6ft, 195 lbs and the large fits great. This is the type of shirt that doesn't need ironing, its a great travel shirt that after letting hang most of the wrinkles come out. The shirt is meant to be worn untucked and causal. I care for these shirts by washing gentle and hang or tumble dry. Both shirts after a year just starting to look a little faded. I'm back for the raven and tobacco colors."
By reviewer5425
Baltimore, MD
March 04, 2012
"I bought two of these shirts 18 months ago, and I wear them constantly. After very regular wear and washing (gentle cycle and delicate tumble dry, but STILL), they are just now starting to look a bit worn. I bought a new one recently, and I'm just as happy with the product. These shirts are soft, with a lovely drape. The texture lends added interest to the shirt, and they look nice enough to wear regularly to the office. A great buy."
By Bartman
Buffalo NY
February 08, 2012
"I purchased one and then two more. The fabric is a bit on the lighter side for "corduroy". I layer up for warmth and the shirts looks great!"
By engrdad
Birmingham, MI
February 03, 2012
"I bought one of these shirts and love the fit and feel so much that I purchased two more. However, after about 6 months, they are starting to fall apart, literally. Holes are appearing in the shirts, especially around the pocket corners."
By Godfather
SF, Ca
January 27, 2012
"Saw this item in the catalog. I'm typically not interested in "tone-on-tone" shirts. However, the colors caught my eye and I had to see this shirt up close. So, I visited a store in my locale. I'm 5'10" 195lbs (fireman's build) and I was pleased with the "true Large" fit of this shirt. I was afraid that these would sell out -----> as most good items will. So, I bought 4 of them. These are great looking shirts with blue jeans or shorts. I bought the Raven/Steel/dark Forrest/Purple colors and I'm very satisfied with my puchase."
By NJdevil
New Jersey
January 27, 2012
"I originally purchased the XLT but returned it for the XL. It was way too long, and I'm 6'3". The XL fits great, and the weight and feel are very nice. It reflects the light off the ribbing to give it a nice finished upscale look, so I can wear it everywhere. My new favorite TA shirt, out of my collection of 10 in total."
By CasualandComfy
New York
January 26, 2012
"I got this shirt in Tobacco and it looks, feels, and fits fantastically. If you want a good shirt like most of the offerings at Territory Ahead then this should be in your closet. My only caution is that I don't consider this to be a corduroy shirt. When I think of corduroy, I think of heavier, bulkier fabric designed to keep you warm and cozy. This shirt is not that. I would probably classify it as a "Springtime" corduroy because it's light and you don't even realize it's corduroy until you get close enough to see the actual ribs in the cloth. I know I said caution, but that doesn't take away from what this really is - a good looking, good feeling shirt that you can wear out or in, in all seasons. Absolutely worth it."
By Rocket
St. Lous
January 26, 2012
"I really like the fit and look of this shirt. Collar turns up a little too much on the corner tab but still like it."
By Clipper8
Lorain, OH
January 26, 2012
"Nothing I do not like about this shirt. Especially like the longer cut in the arms fits and looks great"
By CantGrowUp
Scottsdale, AZ
January 26, 2012
"Extremely comfortable material - even though it looks like corduroy, it is much softer and thinner. Good 3-season type shirt!"
January 26, 2012
"I bought several of these shirts in different colors. They fit well and look dressy for being a corduroy shirt. They are a little lighter weight than I would have preferred, but I knew that from other reviews when I placed the order. They will be good spring and fall shirts when the weather is warmer. Not a cold weather shirt. Overall I am very happy with the shirts."
By blueslover
January 14, 2012
"This is a great, versatile shirt. I expected something much heavier, but was plesaed to try on a very light weight cord shirt. Vibrant colors and a clean look make this great for the office."
By JohnR25
January 05, 2012
"I ordered this in Large-Tall, my normal size, and it's way short in the sleeves! Not a little bit, but a good 2-3 inches! Maybe wherever they make this shirt, that passes for "tall." Not here! I checked the label -- it says L-T. Sorry, if you're a tall guy, don't go for this shirt."