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Microfiber Banded-Collar V-Neck Shirt

Item 620650

Microfiber Banded-Collar V-Neck Shirt: Made from supersoft, easy-care polyester, it also boasts a UPF50+ rating (the highest sun protection you can get). It has button cuffs and roll-tab sleeves, a banded collar with a flattering V-neck, side vents for ease of movement and a length that works with leggings.
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Polyester
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
October 12, 2016
"Love the fabric but sleeves are short - I wish that this shirt was offered in tall sizes. The small fits well except for the short sleeves, however I really like to wear this as a shirt-jacket with the sleeves rolled up. The navy has dark buttons and looks terrific. The fabric is terrific, grea- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
SF Bay Area
September 20, 2016
"Not what I was looking for - This shirt runs large. I got a small and it's quite loose, and the shoulders are too big (I'm 5'4"). Also, I was expecting the microfiber fabric to be soft and silky. Instead it gives me the shivers when I touch it. I'm returning the shirt and would not rI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Kansas City
July 17, 2016
"Disappointed - The banded collar tunic in tile blue is pretty and well-made. I especially appreciate the collar style and neckline. However, the fabric is coarse and the length is too long, even for a tunic, for my 5'4" height.. Might work as beach cover-up but not why- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 13, 2016
"disappointed - The fabric is shiny, the cut not right for my body (5'5, 140 lb), all in all not what I expected, so will return.I would not recommend this product."
By jkirwen
Washington State
July 13, 2016
"Nice shirt - This shirt fits well, especially in the sleeves. The color is great as is the style. However, after washing per instructions, the shirt needs a lot of ironing. The creases remain in the shirt and are difficult to get out. This is too bad as I was going to- I recommend this product."
By sheri924
June 30, 2016
"Big and Boxy - This shirt was a beautiful color but is very large and boxy. I exchanged the MP for the SP which was much better but there s still no shape to it if that's what you're looking for. Also, as other reviewers have noted, the crease marks seem to be deeply em- I recommend this product."
By margoteddy
Washington State
June 26, 2016
"great new shirt! - I first bought this in white, which I almost never do; I often feel like marshmallow. But I loved it, and subsequently bought two more in bright colors. This design is somewhat more flattering than the classic big shirt, which I've depended on (in many co- I recommend this product."
By betsyb2002
Birmingham, Al
June 23, 2016
"LOVE THIS SHIRT!!! - I was a bit skeptical that this style would be a disappointment but, wow, was I wrong!!! Really love it and you can dress it up easily or just wear with jeans and lit still looks great!!! And I got it on sale which is the icing on the cake. Definitely rec- I recommend this product."
By edwardrock
April 21, 2016
"Would buy again - It is a very comfortable shirt. Beautiful color. Would recommend it to friends and family.- I recommend this product."
By Pdemars921
Suburb of Detroit, Mi
February 02, 2016
"Nice, but..... - The color, fabric, and style of this shirt are all wonderful. The overall fit is too boxy and too long for me (and I am 5'6").I sadly returned it today.I would not recommend this product."
By Twhurlburt
December 04, 2015
"Looks like a tent - I wouldn't recommend that anyone buy this top unless they are built like a pear. It is tight on top, but still tent-like on the bottom after one washing. There is no hiding the bad fit. I couldn't tuck it in because there is too much material, and it is tI would not recommend this product."
By Jutleymail
Jackson, TN
October 23, 2015
"Reservations - Gorgeous colors! Purchased in Tile Blue and Wine, and both shirts are lovely. The fit is true and they travel well. BUT, despite several washings and gentle ironing (to avoid melting the polyester), the shipping folds are still visible. Wrinkle resistant- I recommend this product."
By manya
September 03, 2015
"Another TravelSmith Favorite - When I opened the package, just the feel of this shirt made me believe it's going to be another TravelSmith favorite. It fits beautifully and adds a fresh, bright flare to my humble wardrobe. It will be especially perfect during the holidays.- I recommend this product."
By genie
Bend, Oregon
August 27, 2015
"Great style & fabric; exchanged for buttons & fit - The fabric is soft and drapes well and the style will be good alone or over a tee. I exchanged for a larger size and the wine color to get a roomier fit and darker buttons. To me, the white buttons on all the other colors give it a summer look.- I recommend this product."
By cararns
August 09, 2015
"Designed for a tall person - I'm 5'3" at 120 pounds, and this shirt fit me like a tent Also, the fabric is quite heavy. Wanted to like it, but have to return this item.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 27, 2015
"Teal tunic - good utility! - I chose the teal color - really flattering for me as a brunette. The fabric seemed a little stiff at first, but softened up after the first wash. Doesn't wrinkle in my suitcase and did not require ironing. It is looser than I expected - not form fitting -- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 24, 2015
"Great travel shirt - We worked very hard on finding a microfiber that would be superior to our current fabric. The new fabric is so soft, drapes beautifully and comes out of the drawer ready for wearing. This new style is great-wear it open with a layer tank or just on it's o- I recommend this product."
By jstout
San Francisco, CA
July 22, 2015
"a feel good microfiber - I haven't really tried our micro fiber tops before as I'm more of a natural fiber person but I was given the opportunity to try the banded-collar v-neck shirt and was pleasantly surprised. The fabric is soft and drapes well. The fit is true to TS sizing p- I recommend this product."