Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 17 reviews
16 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: lacrosse24 from Medina, WA
Nice blend of wool and cotton. Well constructed. Sized well too.
great shirt -
By: Cubs from San Jose, CA
I just received this shirt in the mail and it looks great. I recommend it nice coloration uses blues and yellow threading to make green which I think turned out well.
Excellent Cold Weather Shirt -
By: viniig from Scranton, PA
If you are looking for a shirt that will give you the same warmth as flannel but nice enough to wear with sport coat and dress pants this is your shirt. Now have four of these shirts. Can't have enough of these in the Northeast.
By: SEC45 from TX
Top 500 Contributor
Wearing it NOW! Excellent quality workmanship. Fit and looks.
Best Quality -
By: Fashionbug from Montclair, New Jersey
I have ordered from over a dozen catalogues, and Orvis' quality CONSISTENTLY is the BEST I have found. This shirt I recently purchased is only one example of the nearly 2 dozen articles I have purchased from ORVIS. The quality of their merchandise is superior to ANY of the other companies I have purchased from, and as a result will ONLY buy from ORVIS.
By: attybeck from Woodburn, OR
The shirt is very nice quality. My only disappointment was that what looked like white in the plaid was really an off white so the shirt was not as "bright" as it appeared in the picture when selected.
Super Gift!! -
By: Joey2 from Middleton, WI
My wife says I'm too fussy so she makes me pick out my own gifts. I like it that way because i get just what i want! This shirt is cut so it fits right. It looks great on me. This shirt should also get softer and softer as I wear it and wash it. Shirts like this just get better as you wear them.
|Luxury Cotton & Merino|
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.
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.