Reviewed by STP Fan from Pocono Mts, PA on Thursday, April 2, 2015
Bought two of these based on excellent quality of other Kenneth Gordon shirts purchased from STP. These striped ones are OK, and I decided to keep them. But they are not the same as the other KG dress shirts. Fit is consistent with the others. And I like that larger neck sizes are offered, without the shirt fitting like a tent. But these striped shirts have a couple issues: (1) fabric needs to be ironed, and irons OK, but not that easily; and tends to hold any serious wrinkles; (2) collar fabric is quite stiff on the outside of the collar (not the inside against the neck, and not that used in the body and arms, which are fine); (3) keepers are a very flimsy clear plastic. None of these are recommendation killers. But, as stated, these are not as good as the other ones I got from STP, from the same maker, for an ever lower price.
Reviewed by Trad from NC from North Carolina on Friday, September 13, 2013
100% cotton but a low thread count and unadvertised wrinkle-resistant treatment give this shirt a coarse hand. STP uses the word "crisp" for obvious positive connotations, but this fabric is a disappointment. I even checked the label because I was certain the shirt was a 60/40 polyester cotton blend.
The construction is okay but probably only 18-20 stitches to an inch; so the shirt will not drape naturally when worn but probably will hold its shape better when laundered. Part of the trade-off with "easy-care" options. The fit is generous but the shoulder pleats are not deep enough to do much more than billow as soon as you put on the garment. If you have broad shoulders, sit bent over a desk all day or tend to move around a lot; you probably will appreciate some added sleeve length to offset the cuff riding up your arm when the limited give of the shoulder pleats is exhausted and expansion has to come from elsewhere. The spread collar is a wide spread and will require a thick tie knot to fill the space. This is not a spread collar you will want to wear open collared. Final verdict: I might wear this when I'm traveling before eventually giving it to Goodwill.