Rated 5 out of 5┬áby eagle017 I like it
I normally don't do buttondowns. But I tried this on because I've seem similar versions of it in the past and I tend to like this designer. This one fit spot on. The fabric is relaxed; not the normal "stiffness" that an Oxford shirt has. It's also long & lean which is perfect for me because I have a long torso. I love the little tie around the waist (it can be tied in front or in back for a more casual look) and I especially love the black across the top of the shoulders & across the shoulder blades. I think it makes the shirt look so smart. The gray down the front is nice too. Adds some personality with the chicness of the black. Overall, I love it. It fits well and is well made. Can't wait to wear it with my colorful linen pants and/or jeans & heels.
February 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5┬áby cityslicker Suggest you try it on first
I spotted this buttondown in the store and tried it on right away. Love the styling, which would be equally at home in the workplace or on a Saturday afternoon. The white fabric feels somewhat silky - it's not a crisp white cotton. It is also somewhat sheer.
Unfortunately, I felt that the top fit tightly on the shoulders and upper arms. I tried on a 6, 8 and 10 (I usually wear a 4 or 6 in this type of shirt) and while the width around the chest and stomach grew wider, the hips and shoulders remained narrow and tight. Because of how thin the fabric is, I felt like it would tear if I moved the wrong way (vs cotton that might have a little give.)
Overall, a beautiful concept but somehow it doesn't come off in construction/quality. Suggest you try it on in the store before buying and size up if you have an athletic build, broad shoulders, etc.
February 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby Shazia Great if you don't sweat
Saw this online and decided I had to have it. Luckily found it in the store. The size 2 fit well (115, 34D, 5'4").
However, I will be returning this gorgeous shirt.
1) the shirt is a little sheer. Even on the model you can tell, so you'd have to wear a nude bra or something underneath. But that's not the main reason why I'm returning it.
2) I sweat a lot. With the fabric being polyester, I know there will be pit stains, unfortunately. Not worth it to me.
February 26, 2013