Reviewed by Bjornsson from Texas on Saturday, November 17, 2012
This shirt is made of a lovely corduroy in a wale that is fine enough to not draw too much attention, while being wide enough to still be noticed. The color palette is perfect; I got an orange for myself and a burgundy for my father, and they both look fantastic. The paisley lining in the collar and sleeves is a nice touch as well.
The only negative point is that, although the shirts body, collar, and shoulders are all well within the range of what one would call a medium size, the sleeves' cut is a little bizarre. First, the sleeves are quite long compared to other shirts. This may not be an issue for men of average height (I am 5'6") but it should be noted nonetheless. The second is that the button placement in the sleeves is badly proportioned; the space between the cuff and the forearm buttons seems to be too large, causing the fabric to bunch up along the vents and leave large openings. This may be mitigated by using the larger of the two cuff settings, but the third issue is that the sleeves are also quite wide, and most men will not need this larger cuff opening.
I may take the shirt to a tailor at some point in the future to deal with the sleeves, which is a shame, because otherwise this shirt is perfect. The color is great, the body's cut is good, and the fabric is soft and thick without being at all suffocating. Overall, a great addition to a fall wardrobe.