Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 66 reviews
64 of 66 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The Patch Shirt - Pt. II -
By: Morobi from San Diego, CA
This shirt was magical when it started. Each stitch masterfully sewn, making it a slightly heavier shirt - perfect for not-quite-warm and not-quite-cold weather. Initially, this shirt had much smaller sewn squares. I've had one of the older shirts many years, and cannot remember having worn it where I didn't get a compliment ... and I'm talking honestly hundreds of times. You have to remember, it is a signature shirt that you have to love in order to have the courage to wear it. The smaller pattern squares are/was much more defined than the current model. I ordered one of the new ones tonight since my old shirt is starting to go after visiting everywhere I've gone throughout the world over the last 15 years (had to even pay a seamstress to replace two squares on the shirt so I could keep wearing it. Hopefully the newer model I just ordered has the same high standards of style and comfort. Order the long sleeve version, and have it laundered with medium starch. Hope the new one's as great as my old one!
Like it ! -
By: Bassman1960 from West Chester , PA
Great shirt ! Just as advertised ! Shipping was outrageous ! Need to change that .
Great short -
Love the shirt. Great quality and style. Fits well and is great in a casual fun setting. My son keeps trying to borrow it. As always, Orvis doesn't disappoint.
Love it, but -
This is my happy shirt. It would be a five except I had to resew one of the front buttons as soon as it came out of the packing. Soft, feels good.
Fun Shirt -
By: Janthonygroup from Boston, MA
Great quality and colors....this shirt is great with jeans .....or....dress it up .... wearing with kakis & a sport jacket!!!!!
worlds coolest patch shirt -
By: wingo from florida
my husband has had an illness and needs to ware long sleved shirts. this is the softiest , beautiful colored shirt that he has.i love to see him in it, and very happy we have it. thank you very much
Great Shirt -
By: DubnBev from Conroe, Texas
Great Fit and "Very" different that other casual shirts.
My husband's favorite shirt -
By: Tagsmom from Tx
Husband 6 ft, 235 lbs. Ordered xlarge, was slightly tight across shoulders. Exchanged for 2x, which is slightly roomy. No matter, he loves it. Washed on cold, line dried. Requires pressing to look sharp. It's his favorite shirt.
Easter Shirt -
By: Harv75 from Bedford MA
Our whole family wears this shirt on Easter, and we walk about the house saying "nice shirt" to one-another as we hunt for eggs.
A summer classic, 5,000 years in the making
Madras is made exclusively for Orvis in one of the world’s hottest climates. Pure cotton madras cloth comes from India, where cotton has been hand-woven into fabric for more than 5,000 years. India’s long tradition of textile production lends a distinctive air of craftsmanship to our men's and women’s patch madras clothing. This lightweight fabric is ideal for summer—it breathes so well because it is woven in a 60/40 thread count, keeping the fabric light yet strong.
India manufactures about 6 billion yards of fabric every year, more than half of which is woven by hand. Textiles are a major factor of the nation’s economy—thanks to the climate, which is ideal for growing cotton, and the skill of millions of native craftspeople. Traditional madras, named for the city where it was originally made, is a fine cotton fabric, yarn-dyed with vegetable dye in solid colors or plaid and striped patterns. These organic dyes ran or ‘bled’ every time the madras was washed, developing a telltale blurred effect over time.
Today, most madras is still made in southeast India, but it is dyed with stable chemical dyes to prevent this loss of color. Our madras clothing is made of end-to-end madras. This pastel-hued fabric is woven by alternating dyed and white yarns in the warp and weft, resulting in a subtle depth of color. The bolts of end-to-end madras are then cut into squares and sewn back together to make another single piece of fabric, a process perfected in India. Even our word patch comes from India-it's an abbreviation of the Telug word pach'chadamu, meaning "two pieces of cotton cloth joined together." By the late 1700s, patch was commonly in use in English, defined as "thin pieces of cloth at Madras."