Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 40 reviews
37 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good quality -
By: ClothesDude1 from San Antonio, Texas
The shirt is attractive. Good soft material. I wear a large. This shirt was a little tight at the shoulders and the shirt tail was longer than I expected. I look forward to wearing it this summer in the Texas heat.
Dad loves the shirts -
By: bco2003 from Texas
One of my dad's favorite shirts. This is his 3rd one over the years.
I LOVE This Shirt! -
By: Tigerblossom from Chicago, IL
Ok, I'm embarrassed to say I ordered the wrong shirt the first time. I had purchased my husband the long sleeved version of the World's Coolest® Patch Shirt many years ago and he wore it so much I felt it needed replacing. I had no idea Orvis has a short sleeved version and I wasn't paying attention. Not only was Customer Service very helpful, Orvis allowed the return with no problem. I bought the correct, long sleeved version of the World's Coolest® Patch Shirt and my husband and I are thrilled!
cricket oh cricket. -
By: hedley from perth australia
saw the shirt and was transported back to the early 70's in england(albeit with penny collar).this will be my dedicated cricket viewing shirt as i swelter in west australian heat.
Does the XL come with tent poles? -
By: specious from London, England
I'm a 42" chest, so I ordered the large as per the website measuring guide; but when it arrived, it was huge - the chest was 48" according to my tape measure. Note to self: when Orvis say 'generously cut', they really mean it... Had to send it back, which was a shame because it is a really nice shirt!
Patch Work -
By: Hurstachelli from On the Lakein South Carolina
Exactly like the picture. The shirt is light and comfortable. Don't buy if don't like people telling you how nice this shirt looks.
Outstanding shirt -
By: Janx from Canada
Several compliments from total strangers the first time I wore it. Both my wife and my sister (in Portugal) bought the ladies jacket (no longer available) and are constantly asked where they purchased it.
Unusual Patch Shirt -
Great looking shirt that looks good with jeans or khaki slacks and very good with shorts. Very soft and feels cool to the body in hot weather. Washed it and short time in dryer then hanged damp to dry. Type of shirt that looks good slightly wrinkled. Many were asking where I got the shirt and commented how nice it looked. GO FOR IT!
Favorite Shirt -
By: MonsMeg from Cape Cod
I bought the precursor to this patchwork shirt on sale at an Orvis outlet two years ago, and it quickly became my go-to shirt for the summer. And the next summer. It was comfortable, light, obviously well-made, and colorful in a discreet way. I wore it out. This year I replaced it with the new model, which is slightly brighter in color. I happily paid full price for it and will no doubt buy another one in two years.
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."