Viyella® Tartan Shirt

These Viyella tartan shirts offer the ultimate in transitional-weather comfort.


These tartan shirts offer legendary warmth, comfort, and handsome looks—Viyella's® signature blend of 80% long-staple cotton and 20% fine, soft merino wool has been the distinctive choice for generations. These classic patterns are a perfect complement to your favorite holiday sweater. Adjustable cuff. Single chest pocket. Cotton/wool. Washable. Imported.
Sizes: XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: 4.9/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 20 reviews

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19 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Awesome shirt! - 4/16/2012
    By: from Fond du Lac WI

    The pattern on this perfectly matches the Buchanan plaid from my kilt. I love how the shirts are cut true to size from Orvis giving me plenty of room.

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    outstanding quality shirts - 3/6/2012

    I know own several viyella shirts and they are the most comfortable shirts I own; the more I wear them the softer and more comfortable they become.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Are my arms shrinking? - 3/6/2012
    By: from Nova Scotia

    In several cases in recent years I have found that some large shirts seem to have excessively long sleeves. This Vyella Large shirt is a serious case in point. The sleeves hang to my knuckles so I will need to have them shortened by about 2". Other than that I am delighted

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    well made - 3/3/2012
    By: from ontario

    viyela shirts are usually british sizes but these from orvis seem to be a little bigger.large is good size . i hope they make sleeves35,they seem to be 34.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Tartan lover - 1/20/2012
    Top 500 Contributor

    I finally went for a viyella tartan. No regrets. Comfortable and sturdy fabric with vivid tartan colors... mine is Buchanan tartan. I am very satisfied with the quality, fit, and look.

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    Very nice - 1/18/2012
    By: from Port Townsend, wa

    Love the feel of this shirt in our chilly NW winter. Has a substantial flannel like feel to it while being stylish enough to wear out to dinner. Love the generous cut which gives me plenty of room in the shoulders and sleeve length. Have ordered a couple more.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Elegant Shirt - 1/2/2012
    By: from Pleasantville, NY

    This is an elegant shirt suitable for wear at dressed up casual events. The fabric is soft and the pattern is carefully matched .

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    BEST SHIRT EVER - 12/27/2011
    By: from LA, CA

    My husband went bananas when he saw this gift. LOVED THE PLAID--LOVES CLASSIC. And perfect fit.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5


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Luxury Cotton & Merino

Brisbane Moss mill circa 1912.In the late eighteenth Century at the dawn of the industrial revolution, the English developed a method of spinning wool and cotton in almost identical quantities. William Hollins and Company, a spinner and knitter in Nottinghamshire, England, developed the original fabric that was used for decades in sportswear, military uniforms, and outerwear.

The genius of his method was that the yarns were indigenously spun combining the warmth of very soft lambswool and long-staple cotton (from far-flung corners of the trade routes of the English Empire), to engineer a very light fabric of exceptional warmth and durability. The chief characteristic of wool is the individual fiber’s ability to trap body warmth and wick moisture; while the chief characteristic of cotton is its smooth and absorbent nature. The expert blending and spinning of the right percentages of these unrelated fibers became a miracle of the age.

Weaving room circa 1890.A more commonly acceptable blend of 81% cotton and 19% lambswool, which was woven as a twill and brushed into a flannel, was produced from the beginning for workwear and more rugged intensive activities. This traditional blend is today the basis of our exclusive Luxury Cotton & Merino fabric.

We found that the longer fibers of today’s merino sheepswool spin tighter and more completely with our long-staple cotton than the older lambswool  (little lambswool fibers, although soft, are very short ). This tightness of yarn establishes the durability while holding the vivid dyes in these yarn-dyed patterns, which have been carefully selected and executed from our textile pattern library.

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