World's Coolest® Long-sleeved Patch Shirt

A men's patch shirt designed for warm weather.


The word patch, short for the Telug pach'chadamu, meaning “thin pieces of cloth at Madras,” has been in use for more than 300 years to describe the lightweight patch madras used in one of the world's hottest climates. Our famous World's Coolest® Men's Patch Shirt is made of squares of pure 3.5-oz. cotton Indian madras that are stitched into a muted multipatch design. The cloth features an open weave to allow plenty of ventilation. From the cloth to the cut, designed for warm-weather wear. Button-through chest pocket. 100% cotton. Washable.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: 4.7/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 52 reviews

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50 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Can't do without this shirt - 4/16/2014
    By: from West Sussex UK

    It's just the 'bees knees'. Everyone likes it and I feel great wearing it.

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    Yesterday Perfect - 4/7/2014

    My wife thought I'd lost my mind when I bought this... until she saw me wearing it. Yesss!

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    Great shirt - 3/31/2014
    By: from Edmond, Ok

    I wore this shirt to a 40 year pledge class reunion. Everyone wanted to know where I got it. The TRUE madris patch work was a hit. It is an unusual yet comfortable shirt. Glad I wore it. I think it will look great on the golf course too. Thanks.

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    Just Right!! - 3/25/2014
    By: from Winchester, VA

    I had previously purchased this shirt in an XL Tall and it was always too long in the sleeves and the tail (not to mention big in the body). So this time I bought the XL and it is just right. I am 6'3' and 200 lbs. with 35 in. sleeve length. This shirt fits me to a "T". I plan to wear it unstarched - just washed/natural as Madras should be.

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    Quality Item - 3/15/2014
    By: from Olympic Peninsula, WA

    Great shirt...very well made. Plan to enjoy.......

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    Great looking shirt! - 3/12/2014
    By: from Memphis, TN

    I love this patchwork shirt! When my husband and I were flipping through the Orvis catalog we both loved this shirt. I made a deal with him that I'd go buy it, if we could share it! So we now have an awesome looking shirt that we can both wear! Cool, comfy, and casual, yet could be dressed up for a guy with slacks and deck shoes! Or I can wear it with a pair of white shorts! So preppy!

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    Best purchase ever. - 3/12/2014
    By: from Hickory, N. C.

    Quality and Aristocracy in looks champion your products.

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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."

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