Rated 5 out of 5
┬áby AnnVeal Workhorse shirt
This is the first button down collared shirt I have bought in 10 years, and I love it. It has a nice soft faded look/feel, and fits TTS (got my usual S). It looks comfy but not sloppy. The sleeves DO feel a bit snug when rolled up, and for me the sleeve button was located well above my elbow (see photo), unlike on the model. I plan to wear it under sweaters, tucked into skirts, with colored jeans, you name it!
October 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby atrackbrown If Busty, Size Up
I definitely should've gotten a medium, though I never need a medium in anything ever.
The material is a nice, soft, movable fabric, not at all stiff or hard. The silhouette is very nice, eschewing the boxiness of many button-downs. The problem, though, lies in the bust measurement. Any woman over a B-cup knows the deal--fits everywhere but the bust. Sometimes you can throw a a safety pin in the mix to band-aid the problem, but in this case I definitely recommend going a size up.
Unfortunately, I was much too excited and wore mine already. This means I'll be investing in a minimizer and hoping for the best.
(For reference I wear a 32DDD and usually take a S or XS in tops.)
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby VanessaGF I am totally digging these tencel chambrays!
I also have the dark washed button down chambray, also by Cloth and Stone. These are amazing. I love the tencel material. It drapes so nicely, and is super soft. I have put both of mine in the washer, and they are fine. They come out a bit stiff and crispy, but I put them in the dryer for a few minutes to fluff them up, then line dry. Once they are completely dry, they go back to being super soft.
I usually take XSM to SM in Anthro, and with button downs, I usually take SM to avoid the dreaded gaping buttons at the bust. I went with the SM and I am glad I did. The fabric doesn't really provide stretch. I am about 5'6, 125 lbs, B cup for reference. So I guess for me, I would say this fits true to size.
I didn't give 5 stars on the quality, because like my other Cloth and Stone shirt, the stitching along the button holes is unravelling.
I got the Blue/Green colour, and it is not too bright and flashy, and still has the washed out vintage look of the lighter version. The stitching is a turquoise colour for this shirt, FYI.
January 15, 2013