Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 285 reviews
255 of 285 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great shirt -
By: DeDe500 from Newport Beach, CA
Love my shirt.i have five all in different colors a I wear a different one to my office each work day. I receive many complements on how professional they look !
Lovely garment -
By: zoesmom722 from Columbus, Ohio, area
This silk blouse has a luxurious feel next to the skin. The fabric is of good quality. The color (I selected black) is very intense. It is beautifully tailored (seams straight, buttonholes well-made, etc.). This is a blouse that could be worn with a suit for dress or with jeans for casual occasions. A multi-purpose garment!
My mother loves these blouses - she washes them in washing machine on delicate cycle
Not Orvis's Best -
By: Notre from Chicago Area
We are not pleased with the quality of the silk nor the style This is a first, as many years of ordering we have always been pleased
Great black shirt -
By: Lookedawhile from Tx
Fit is accurate and it feels like a dream. It is heavy enough so there is no show through.
neck too big -
Really liked this shirt but neck just too big. Had to go back.
Good purchase -
By: nana1997 from Valparaiso, IN
This is my 2nd silk shirt purchase and they are a staple of my wardrobe. The shirt runs large. I usually wear a 10-12 and purchased a small at the advice of the sales lady. The fit is perfect and the body is long enough to be left out, but not too long when tucked in. The cuffs and collar are well tailored. The shirt does need pressing. Yes, I would recommend this product.
Lovely Dress Shirt -
By: jcofqb from Edmonton AC
A great weight of silk, well tailored. It feels delightful on my skin and the collar goes well with a suit yet takes a sweater well, too. I am very pleased with this product.
Great silk shirt -
By: susiebe from Cheltenham
These silk shirts are the best value anywhere, they are very well made, and wash like a dream, go well with almost everything. I intend to eventually have it in every colour!
I was disappointed that this dark blue expensive blouse had white buttons.
|Silk: an ancient fabric, luxurious and versatile|
The legendary origins of silk
Silk is one of the oldest textiles known to man, but the methods of silk production remained a mystery in the West for centuries. Legend has it that a Chinese empress discovered silk in the 27th century BC while bathing; a cocoon dropped into her steaming bath water and unraveled. The empress had her handmaidens weave the strands together, and so the first silk thread was made.
A Fabric Worth It's Weight in Gold
Whatever the truth to that story, silk was solely a Chinese product and the silk workers kept the harvesting process a well-guarded secret for almost 3,000 years. In Roman times silk was a valuable commodity, literally worth its weight in gold. The ever-increasing demand for the lustrous material led to the creation of the Silk Road, a trade route that connected Asia with Europe, around 200 BC.
Silk fiber comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and it is extremely versatile. It’s comfortable to wear year-round, as it is naturally breathable and absorbs moisture. Silk takes dye very well, resulting in rich depth of color; it is lustrous, reflecting light for that telltale sheen. Surprisingly, silk batting, commonly used as an insulation layer in coats, provides 20% more warmth than goose down.
Strongest Natural Fiber on Earth?
Silk’s biggest secret, perhaps, might be its strength. Pressure tests have been done proving that a steel filament of the same diameter as a silk one will break before the silk does. Silk’s inherent elasticity insures that it can stretch up to 20% without damage. Silk, it turns out, may be the strongest natural fiber in the world.
Indulge Yourself with Silk: A Practical Luxury
Its strength, comfort and beauty make silk a practical luxury that's always a fabulous clothing value. Indulge yourself with something in silk today from Orvis!