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Island Referee Batik Stripe Poplin Shirt

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Island Referee Batik Stripe Poplin Shirt: Take time out to relax in our coolest batik shirt yet. Lightweight cotton poplin breathes easy with wide watercolor stripes in earthtones. Due to the unique batik process, no two shirts are exactly alike. Styled with a point collar, single chest pocket and carved pinwheel buttons. Territory Ahead logo at the back neck. Square hem. Side vents. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Classic Fit. 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 33 reviews)

By ma hai
wurtsboro, NY
August 21, 2019
"love, colors, style and fit i usually wear a size regular large but you were no longing carrying this size so i ordered the medium tall. I prefer the fit of the medium tall to regular large. The length of the medium tall is more slimming."
August 21, 2019
"I was shocked and tremendously disappointed to discover this shirt's actual color palette is only dull, muddy shades of brown and ochre. The lovely contrasting blue and orange stripes shown in the catalog picture were nowhere to be seen. My husband and I both agreed there was minimal resemblance to that photo."
July 06, 2019
"Nice material, fits great. Just what I had hoped for."
By Barry
Muskogee, OK
July 05, 2019
"Pictured shirt has a “rainbow” quality to the coloration. The shirt I received was very GOLD in total appearance. Would not have purchased it if the “true” coloration was depicted in the photo. "
June 12, 2019
"Excellent shirt,great colors,fabric .Very happy ( husband is too!)"
By Jeff Sturges
Sierra Vista, AZ
May 29, 2019
"This is indeed a beautiful shirt. However, on about the the fifth washing, two buttons broke into several pieces in the washing machine--on the gentle cycle. They didn't just come loose but actually broke into pieces. Because this occurred after the 90-day limit on free returns, Territory Ahead told me that I would have to pay for shipping the shirt back to the company for replacement. Beware of the lack of button quality when considering this purchase. "
May 11, 2019
"Think the colors may be more subdued on the actual shirt than the on line advertisement. But still a nice shirt and really like the material. Still cold in Montana, so haven’t had the opportunity to ware or wash."
May 09, 2019
"Colors nothing like photo. Bland"
October 29, 2018
"Shirt looks great, but 2 buttons popped off when I tried to button it up. And I wasn't pulling hard at all. Quality control on this particular shirt not up to usual Territory Ahead standards. "
By Christine Stoker
Arbor Vitae, WI
October 25, 2018
"My husband has wanted this shirt for so long, so I bought it for him. The picture does not do it justice. This shirt is gorgeous. It looks great on him and the colors work well with hid wardrobe. Another great hit, TA!"
October 15, 2018
"another great Territory Ahead shirt. fits perfect, great colors"
By Fredreka Lucero
Albuquerque, NM
September 09, 2018
"A winner. Looks great and my husband says the fabric is so comfortable."
September 09, 2018
"Nice! The colors are not overwhelmingly bright."
August 04, 2018
"Great shirt. "
By Kathryn Kelly
Las Vegas, NV
August 04, 2018
"I waited but it was worth it !"
By Karen
August 04, 2018
"I think this shirt is even nicer in person. My husband loved it. It is well made and can go with so many different colors of shorts/pants."
By Mark Moctezuma
May 24, 2018
"I enjoy the compliments I get for this and all my Territory Ahead shirts! Too bad I can't post a photo!"
May 03, 2018
"I search the world over for quality, vertical striped shirts. This was a direct hit! Great colors, fit, delivery."
By Todd Stuewer
Dimondale, MI
April 23, 2018
"Terrific shirt, great colors, great style, beautifully made. I will be purchasing addition clothing from Territory Ahead based on this shirt."
By Philip Eastman
April 18, 2018
"I was very happy with my purchase but for what I paid for this expensive shirt I expected priority mail delivery. It took 10 days to be delivered by FedEx Smartpost."
By Mary Ashley Dean
March 28, 2018
"My husband loves this shirt! It looks great with so many colors, he's really happy with it."
March 24, 2018
"A great shirt! Fits according to size, sleeves are just the right length. Beautiful colors, goes with anything!"
March 23, 2018
"Pretty shirt but the colors as displayed did not match what was received, which included more yellow tones. Returned this shirt because of that. If you like yellows, then you might like it. I don't and didn't."
February 27, 2018
"Both my husband and I absolutely LOVE this shirt! It looks great with jeans... khakis... about any color pants or shorts you might have! Can pair it with a tee underneath or let it stand on its own! The Batik fabric is superb! PLEASE make more shirts with BATIK! It's BEAUTIFUL! "
By David
Ivins, UT
February 16, 2018
"A beautiful shirt. As others has said it looks better in real then in the pictures. We have long warm summers here and I am looking forward to wearing the shirt more often. For those buying this shirt it is a little larger then most Large Size shirts I purchase. "
July 25, 2017
""Brown" doesn't do it justice!!! Fabulous shirt that will go well with many colors of pants--black, cactus, brown, khaki, etc. Please carry this shirt again in the future. I think I was fortunate to get the last M for my husband."
July 14, 2017
"My husband loved this shirt. It fit perfectly and looks great on him. I had reviews that the colors were more muted than expected. I believe the shirt we received looked just like the picture. No complaints here!"
By Ellen
Sacramento, CA
July 07, 2017
"Love this shirt! "
By Steve
March 21, 2017
"The colors are somewhat more muted than what they appear in the online/catalog pictures."
December 19, 2016
"Great shirt, would purchase others in different colors if offered. "
August 16, 2016
"Colors in ad much brighter, actual shirt very muted, drab."
By William Davis
San Antonio, TX
May 05, 2016
"Outstanding. Cool, pure comfort."
April 14, 2016
"This just may become my new favorite shirt! Love the warm colors, and the usual great T/A finishing details! I have been a T/A customer for around 15 years, and this is one more piece that will be treasured with all the rest."