Hand-Printed Kalamkari Shirt

This men's summer shirt is hand printed with all-natural dyes.


A cool, comfortable shirt hand printed in India. Constructed of 4-oz. pure cotton fabric nearly as lightweight as our Marquesas™ cotton for breathable, hot-weather comfort. The traditional hand-printed pattern—kalam being Hindi for “pen,” kari meaning “art”—features distinctive vine motifs, the earthy colours derived from fruits, herbs, and leaves. Spread collar, short sleeves for casual style and comfort. Brown features two-pocket styling. Men's summer shirt in brown. 100% cotton. Washable.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 49 reviews

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47 of 49 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    New shirt - 4/8/2014

    I recently purchased the kalamkari shirt. I looked like what was displayed in the catalog and fit well but for the price seemed to be a little underwhelming. By the time you pay shipping and taxes it gets a little expensive. The best thing about is no one else here has one.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best Birthday Gift!! - 4/1/2014

    This shirt was true to size, as well as colors and pattern! I knew the second I saw it that it was perfect for my brother-in-law! It was exactly as represented! My sister said that he loved it so much that he would have slept in it had she not insisted he take it off!!! Perfect!

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  • 4/5 stars 4/5


    I love these Kalamkari shirts. The centuries old history and uniqueness of the print and fabric design make. these shirts very attractive.The quality of the fabric and the crafted sewing defines this garment. Both are perfect. This shirt is extremely comfortable to wear. The fit around the neck and the rise of the collar are perfectly paired. The cotton fabric just makes them so easy and comfy to wear. The shoulders and the sleeve openings are sized correctly. These shirts are soft to wear and attractive by design. This Kalamkari shirt maintains its good looks and shape. Really, just a fun shirt to own and wear.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    tropical comfort - 2/6/2014

    Bought this in the tent sale at a ridiculous price. Just wore it on a trip to West Africa - perfect soft comfortable cool shirt.

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Fabulously generous - 2/3/2014
    By: from Westerham

    What a wonderful shirt! One of the most generous fits I've ever known. Even to the point that I've shrunk to a mere XL!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    great looking shirt - 7/24/2013
    By: from N W Arkansas

    very neat-looking shirt with many colors. makes a very distinctive casual look.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great colors, nuisance neck brand tag - 7/24/2013
    By: from West Des Moines, Iowa

    This is yet one more in a series of shirts that I have purchased from Orvis with great satisfaction. Super fits, distinctive colors, many are wrinkle free. My only complaint about the entire line is the common problem of shirtmakers of putting their tags in the neck area of shirts rather than printing their brand which does not itch. So, I end up cutting them all out, thus defeating the purpose of a fine company...their branding is eliminated with the removal of the tag. The recommendation is to go to permanent printing that is comfortable and embedded in the material rather than tags that I simply remove (tragically).

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Gorgeous Shirt - 7/22/2013
    By: from Holland, MI

    Love the look and fit of this shirt. The colors and print of the fabric are very unique. The shirt looks great on my husband.

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