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35 people found this helpful
on March 7, 2014
This review is for Van Heusen Poplin Fitted Long Sleeves shirt with 15.5" neck and 34-35" sleeves. This size has 18" shoulder width and 37" waist size.
First and foremost in buying clothes is the fit/cutting. Overall fit is good. The neck and sleeve sizes are as expected. I'm 5'9", 175 lbs. My chest is 42" and this shirt fits very well. It might be too tight if I have a slightly thicker chest. Arms should have enough room for up to 16-17" arm.
Mind you this is a "Fitted" shirt, so the shape is slimmer in the mid section and larger in chest. I never bought any Fitted shirt before, so it was a gamble. I was glad it turned out to be a good bet.
Secondly is the material. The fabric is decent and feels a bit rough to the skin. It doesn't have that expensive look but good enough for going to work. The wrinkle-free fabric is mixed of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. I've worn it for the whole day and it didn't get wrinkled easily.
It comes with a "Oeko-Tex" tag that says tested for and free of harmful chemicals.
The workmanship is mediocre and lack of accuracy in the details. I bought 2 colors of the same shirt and one of them feels tighter than the other. The position of the buttons are not exactly on the same spot, especially on the cuffs.
Summary: I like it and bought 3 more. Would be better if it comes with removable collar stays/inserts and more color options.