I have worn Carhartt blue chambray shirts for years and loved them, size large long. I needed some new ones and so I checked several stores selling Carhartt shirts and none had them in stock. I ordered 3 from the Carhartt web site. The shirts are entirely changed. They are less thick, appearing to have less cotton and more polyester. The sleeves are not quite as long and the fit is trimmer. They simply are not the shirts they used to be. They look nice, but lack the old quality.
The S108 was a great work shirt. This one is cheaply made with inferior material. If you are working in tough environments it doesn't hold up like the 108. The s202 is not up to Carhartt standards in my opinion.
Ever had a sunburn? Imagine having sun poisoning... the long sleeve Chambray shirts I purchased are worn every day out in the sun. Still comfortable and imagine a day oon top of a building roof during May and June? These shirts are comfortable, protect my arms and can be pressed quickly or worn right out of the dryer.
I've bought 3 or 4 Carhartt chambray shirts in the past. It’s been a while since I bought my last one because they lasted so well. They were great, solid work shirts and I couldn’t find any other company that made as good a chambray work shirt. I don't know when Carhartt changed the style but this Carhartt chambray shirt isn't the one I bought in the past. Now it's a much thinner cheaper material. Good for a hard day in the cubicle maybe. I can buy a shirt like this anywhere and for a lot less. A real disappointment. I wish they would bring back the quality chambray they make in the past.
My husband has worn this shirt for years. Not the same cotton!!! Now is slick feeling. Go back to the old cotton. We would buy several a year. Before they changed the cotton would have given 5 stars. The fit and appearance are still good.
At last I have found a new collection of Indian cotton crafted into a traditional Chambray in the old style. This shirt conforms to the fit after a while and gets better with wear. This sizing is typical for this kind of shirt; from regular fit I went up one size and then long for an exact fit. This is the perfect shirt for ac casual eve at home. It is not intended to be the tough denim work shirt; I enjow them as well, although they are not generally considered a true chambray. These wonderfully crafted shirts have become increasingly difficull to find and I am happy to have ine!
I've been buying Carhart shirts for over 20 years for my husband who is a lineman. We have always been happy with the quailty of the materical and workmanship. We were so disppointed to find that the quality of the cotton is not what it used to be. The shirts are lightweight and don't offer has much protection . Carhart shirts used to be durable and able to take a beating...not these shirts with their inferior cotton they are about as durable as a dress shirt. Carhart please reconsider using a heavier weight cotton.
I prefer long-sleeved shirts, even in hot weather. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Long sleeves block the sun. Too many shirts, though, have uncomfortable stiching that feels like barbed wire. These are comfortable- even in the first wearing.
If it's got to be an import, a shirt made in India is made well. I have the light blue one, about to order another. The button thread doesn't unravel. Strong shirt but light weight without feeling flimsy. It's cotton so pull it out of the dryer while it's damp and hang it up and you won't have to iron it. If you want a shirt that makes some bold statement about how manly or intellectual or cultured or whatever you are - this is not your shirt. It's just a shirt, a good one.