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Excellent shirt, though fit may vary
on September 12, 2013
Whenever I read reviews for Carhartt clothing, there's sure to be quite a few discussing how they don't fit right. Many complain that the clothing is at least a size or two too big. I won't argue that the clothes may not have fit people the way they like, but the problem isn't that Carhartt has their measurements off-- it's just they don't exactly cater to slender men, and their clothes isn't fitted. Naturally, if you are slender and/or tend to purchase/prefer fitted clothing, this clothing isn't going to fit the way you want. If you fall into this category, you may want to go down a size or look somewhere else.
The shirt I received was also a bit big, but again, it isn't the manufacturer's fault. I have rather broad shoulders and a wide chest with a somewhat slim waist, so I purchased a large, and while the shirt fits well around my arms, shoulders and chest, I have quite a bit of room around the belly. This makes it difficult for me to find clothing that fits well without being excessively tight. This problem tends to be compounded by the fact that I work out, so I need to buy larger sizes to be able to actually fit into the clothes without having my circulation cut off. That being said, if you like clothes that has a relaxed fit, you should be okay.
Now let's get into aesthetics and construction. The shirt looks great, and the construction is great. The material itself feels durable, but is soft enough so that it isn't abrasive and feels pleasant against the skin. It also appears to breathe well as the cotton isn't excessively thick. The stitching is also superb. All along the midaxis the shirt is double stitched. On areas of stress like the shoulders and shoulder joints there's extra material and stitching. It's built to be worn and last. Kinda like your favorite pair of old worn in 501's. I think bearing construction and style in mind, this is a shirt you can wear almost anywhere, any time of year.
Again, this shirt is beautifully crafted and feels every bit as good as it looks (not to mention the price is right!). If you can, find a retailer that carries Carhartt so you can try it on ahead of time and avoid the woe of having such a nice bit of clothing without being able to wear it. I'd like to remind you once again that if you are slender or like fitted clothing to perhaps order a size smaller than you usually do. Otherwise, you should be fine. All things considered, I'd highly recommend this article of clothing.