Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 42 reviews
40 of 42 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: petesshirt from springfield, VA
delivery was said to be delayed on this item until after the new year....but surprisingly it came a week before Christmas, so was a nice surprise gift. great colors. go with anything. but will have to iron hard on this every time since it is little squares of fabric. but HE wanted it, so he'll be the one ironing it. Merry Christmas to him!!
A shirt I really wanted -
By: BigBronco from Bloomington, IN
Usually, I like short sleeve shirts best. However, this patchwork shirt is very nice and if I wear it in warm weather, I can roll up the sleeves. It is colorful and in winter, it reminds me of summer!
A Great Shirt -
By: Mamma from Baltimore, MD
I purchased this shirt for my husband and we love it. It is true to size, washes well and looks good by itself or with sweaters. I bought the same shirt for Christmas for my son in law. I hope he loves it too.
Many compliments -
By: cdnrunner4ever from Halifax, NS, Canada
This shirts is the coolest in both keeping you cool in hot climes but also drawing much attention and compliments about how " cool" the shirt is. It is a winner for sure. Always asked " where did you get that shirt?", especially from the ladies!!
coolest of colours -
By: Fairy from Lincolnshire, UK
My husband has this shirt 6 years after his first purchase of the same. It has lasted him all this time being worn on a regular basis. He also had the long sleeve one. They keep their colour and I think they are very nice and unusual shirts. He loves them!
Flat out just nice. -
By: Coldhammer from pittsburgh pa
The shirt is well made and very nice .Id buy another
A great summer shirt -
By: TheGallopingMajor from Somerset UK
This is a great shirt, very casual and comfortable. It is exactly as described in the Orvis blurb. A good buy.
Perfect Shirt -
By: bnphotog from Madison, Wisconsin
Great colors, great fit, quality construction. Can't ask for more than that.
Second one -
My husband liked this shirt so much and received so many compliments that he ordered a second one.
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."