This product review is a slight edit from the review that I wrote for the solid olive color version of this shirt that I ordered.
The one important difference that I want to note is that, with this striped shirt, I want to note that the stripe pattern is not printed or dyed onto the shirt, but, instead, the shirt is constructed from strips of solid colored fabric sewn together. I imagine that this is considered a characteristic of very high quality, but I also want to warn that this creates ridges inside the shirt where the stripes meet, which I feel distinctly when I wear the shirt, although I quickly become used to the feeling. I suspect that the feeling would be somewhat lessened if were to wear an undershirt underneath.
I also should add that I think the sizing (at least for my XXL) is slightly large--that is to say that is more honest, perhaps what we had before the flood of inexpensive shirts from Asia over the past twenty years.
The cotton fabric is noticeably thicker and warmer than most other cotton shirts that i have worn. I consider this an advantage. Perhaps this shirt really is made for playing rugby in England. Given that I was order this product for delivery in the United States, the product arrived in a timely manner and in good shape.
The one big negative that I want to make everyone aware of is the fabric care instructions state, among other things, "Do not tumble dry." I actually did machine wash and machine (tumble) dry this shirt once, before I noticed the instructions. I think the light ("egg shell") parts may have gotten a little darker from the dye used for the dark blue, but I'm not sure. I also think the stomach area may have shrunk more than the shoulders, but that's more than likely just me!
I have attached a picture of the fabric care label, but, just in case anyone has any problems viewing the picture, here is my attempt to transcribe the fabric care instruction label (using all capital letters when they were use on the actual label):
(Five logos, including one apparently depicting a container of water with 40 degrees C written inside the water.)
WASH DARK COLOURS SEPARATELY
WASH AND DRY INSIDE OUT
RE-SHAPE WHILE DAMP
DRY OUT OF DIRECT HEAT AND SUNLIGHT
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY
IRON ON REVERSE
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION