If you are wondering whether or not this shirt is for you, let me decide that. It is not too thick, fits well (no shoulder bunching), goes with anything. Can be worn nicely or casually. The material may not be as soft as you were expecting, but that doesn't mean it is uncomfortable. I got the red and blue and it is a very summer color, but I wear it all the time.
It's a really good product for what you pay for. It's a very light and comfortable shirt. However, it got wet as I was walking around campus, and it didn't dry out too quickly. That's probably because it is made of cotton. Overall, a really good shirt.
I got the short sleeve and long sleeve of the Fezzman shirt as the style and fabric was great in previous Patagonia shirts. The long sleeve version is nice in many ways and the cut was true to size for the Large. But the Short sleeve version was just too snug around the armpits. The chest and arms were ok, but I dont know why the armpits were cut up a bit higher than usual. Im very broad chested and 6ft1in 195lbs, but with the Large on this S/S version, I would consider going for the XL, but last year's XL was way too boxy for me. Dissappointed as having a stylish S/S and L/S Fezzman would have been sweet.
"Better than your typical Button-Up Shirt"
I can't quite pinpoint what makes this shirt so much better than the typical button-up shirt...but it is. I don't know if it is the great fit (I'm 6'2, 210 lbs) and the large fits great. Maybe it is the colors of the shirts, which seem to jump out at you, appearing very crisp compared to other shirts. It might be that the shirt is made of organic cotton and feels very comfortable against your skin. Whatever it is, this is not your typical shirt, and will look great on you.
"Good looking, performing fabrics, new designs every year . . . what's not to like ?"
Another great shirt from Patagonia. Slightly less amazing than the Puckerware version but this is the sort of competition where being .01 seconds behind in a 2-hour event is . . . completely meaningless. Well ahead of the rest of the pack.Not cheap, but still very good value.
Seriously Patagonia, what are you thinking? I read your sizing descriptions and ordered a large, as you said large fits a 42-44 chest (I'm 42) and a 34 waist (I'm 32, but close enough, right?) Wrong. Cut starts wide and goes completely straight down the sides, meaning I could easily fit another half of me in here and still have breathing room. Aren't Patagonia's customers at least a little athletic? If you are, this shirt will look like you stole it out of daddy's closet. If you are truly a 44" chest and insanely muscular/blocky, it might work.
I'm 5'6" and have trouble finding shirts that fit. Most are either too long or too wide (non-athletic fit). Patagonia t-shirts fit great in the chest but are long enough to look like a dress. Not this shirt. Why these shirts are cut about 4 or 5 inches shorter than the t-shirts is beyond me but I'm glad Patagonia realized that there is a contingent of climbers under 6' tall who would consider buying their cloths. Fits great, looks great... and it was on sale.