Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs
This edition of Core Worlds Couture focuses on the Star Wars Chewbacca Floral Button-Down Camp Shirt from Kohl’s.
This shirt is marketed as a men’s wear item, but I purchased it for myself, and decided to do a bit of a style challenge with it, and found it to be a very versatile shirt, indeed!
Product specs and Details:
This fun shirt features a Hawaiian-inspired print showcasing our favorite furry friend, Chewbacca, holding his famed bowcaster. Chewie is playfully placed among hibiscus and ferns, and the background colors are a blend of light denim blue, aqua, and green. There is also a bit of outlining in white and black in some areas, helping the design to pop a bit more.
The shirt is a 55%/45% cotton/poly blend, and machine washable in cold water. The care tag suggests a low temp tumble dry, but I would definitely suggest washing on cold, and hang to dry, so you can preserve the size, shape, and colorfastness of the shirt. The construction looks to be a very small basket weave, which is pretty typical for this style of shirt, but it might even be a shadow weave. Hard to tell for sure, and the description does not specify.
The shirt is crisp, but not stiff. It has a soft feel and is flexible while wearing. The material is nicely breathable, so it doesn’t feel too bulky while wearing in the hot sunshine.
It has a button-down front, and smaller buttons on the collar as well. All of the buttons are of a four-hole application (more sturdy than two-hole), and the button placket down the front features a double topstitch detail. The side seam construction features a flat-felled seam, (which has more overall integrity and wear life than a simple seam or serged-edge construction), with topstitching on the serged-edge arm seam, giving it a bit more strength with arm motion. The single-layer patch pocket is applied with a double topstitch as well, and is found on the left breast of the shirt.
Listed at $36.99 on the Kohl’s website, but I picked it up for much less, thanks to a sale they were having in-store, and some Kohl’s Cash I had in my wallet!
I am wearing a men’s small, which fits up to a size 36 waist. The actual shirt measures 21” from armpit-to-armpit, and 28 ½” center back (from bottom of collar to bottom hem).
Overall Reaction and Rating:
This really is a fun shirt to wear. The design is a great way to showcase your fandom in a whimsical, summertime feel sort of way, while looking fashionable at the same time! I’ve worn this shirt out to eat a casual dinner with friends, and even while car shopping for my 16 year-old son, in 90-degree heat at an outside dealership! I also plan to wear it to teach at school, especially while the weather is still in summer mode (nope, no AC at the high school where I teach)!
This shirt gets a 5/5 Galactic Credits rating, because of the attention to construction detail, application methods and overall great, versatile ability of wear options. Get creative! Enjoy my little fashion show below…
I hope you have enjoyed this review and Style Challenge! Do you own this shirt? Have you tried out any looks you would like to share? I would love to see your ideas – Tweet them to me @JoyceKrebs!
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