Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 4 reviews
4 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great shirts -
By: dochoss from Columbia, MD
Excellant workmanship, contemporary style but basicly British which I love. People still ask where did you get that shirt? I have been an Orvis customer for years, just look in my closet.
shirt with pattern -
I love this shirt especially it's various unusual patterns, it's colour and material. Unfortunately, I found it's over the price. Otherwise, this shirt is very comfortable.
Don't Miss This One! -
By: Qualityguy1 from Naperville, Il
This Luxury Cotton & Merino Shirt not only looks good, its good looks are one of a kind. You will enjoy its soft feel and all the "where did you get that shirt" comments.
another superb shirt -
By: limerick from Redmond,WA
This is a gorgeous color combination and plaid style shirt. It arrived in less than a week after placing the order. My wife and I have been dedicated Orvis cusfomers for several years.
|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.