Wednesday, 13 June 2007

SotD: Wednesday 13th June

Today's shirt is plain white, made from two-fold 140s Italian Sea Island quality cotton, with real Mother-of-pearl buttons. It's got the by-now-standard square double cuff, and its fully fitted with an honest-to-goodness formal placket. Oh yes.

This is a shirt of contrasts. It's the most expensive shirt we've seen so far in Review-Gi-Oh, and the fabric is the reason for that - it's just so darned lovely. Actually, it's not darned at all, is it? I should have written "damned" there. Anyhoo, it's a very luxurious cotton, almost silky to the touch, and feels lovely to wear (and feel, if there are any ladies out there who disbelieve me, and want to find out for themselves!).

It's also the plainest shirt we've seen so far - simple plain white, with no other check, stripe, pattern or ornamentation. Despite that, and the slightly large fit - a feature of some of my older shirts - it's a fine article.

Vital statistics:

Price: 5/5
Colour: 1/5
Fabric: 5/5
Fit: 3/5
Total: 14/20

Special features: Mother of pearl buttons, formal placket, side gussets, removable collar stiffeners. Is there nothing this shirt can't do?!

Review-Gi-Oh! summary:
For: This shirt is just lovely to wear. I love the fit and feel.
Against: Nothing really, slightly large on the body. It's a keeper!

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