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Close to perfect, if you're careful with it...
on March 12, 2014
I have purchased a total of 4 of these shirts. The first two (black & white) I bought back in 2009 at the same time. I wore them in heavy rotation because they quickly became some of my most versitile and favorite shirts... until the white one developed a few small holes last year (2013), probably because I use bleach on my whites. The black one is a little lighter/faded than it was when it was newnow days of course, but the favbric/seams/elastic still in perfect condition. I replaced the white one 6-9 months ago. I bought a new black one to replace it a few days ago, just because my original black one is getting harder and harder to find for sale online as of late. In reference to other negative reviews I've read about these, some are very true. You DO have to be extremely careful with them when washing them, that is 100% true. You can't just throw them in the washer then dryer. They'll get ALL jacked up. I wash mine in ice cold water on delicate, and never EVER dry them in a dryer. If you hang them on a drying rack, don't use bleach, and let them air-dry every time you wash them, the'll last a long long time. This isn't a problem for me becuase I don't ever machine-dry any of my shirts of any kind anyways. If you're looking for something rugged that you can just throw in the washer/dryer and not have to worry about it, I'd look into another product for sure. If you're willing to deal with the careful washing/drying process, they're perfect, they go with anything, they're extremely comfortable, are VERY well cut and fitted, and in my personal experience "well made" as far as fabric/stictching. Long story shirt, I highly recommend them... but they're definitely not for everyone.