This review is of one of my all time favorite shirts. I got it in 1989 at a goodwill shop for $0.25, because it was still in the box it was dropped off in. I’ve worn it so much that the labels have worn away, and I’ve had to stitch it back together several times.
Goodwill – Bright Yellow Flowers – Priceless (on sale for $0.25)
This shirt is clearly from the 1970’s. Not only is the bright yellow flowers straight from the 70’s, but it originally had very large collars. It is made from polyester and doesn’t breath very well. But that same polyester is one of the reasons that it has kept it’s crazy brightness and still looks so well.
Authentic: 4 Flowers – It clearly honors the tropical theme. The buttons are also very unique. The buttons are made to look like brass with some tribal markings on them. The only thing not authentic is the pocket.
Fabric: 2 Flowers – The fabric is 100% polyester. It doesn’t breath and is quite lite and flimsy. Because it is so flimsy it’s been fairly hard to make it keep it’s shape over the years. But, that also means that it is able to keep it’s bright pattern. I’m being kind and giving it 2 stars.
Style: 5 Flowers – Definitely 5 flowers. This is the shirt I judge all other shirts by, at least for style.
Final Score: 11 Flowers – They don’t make shirts like this anymore. On the one hand, thank goodness they don’t, because the polyester doesn’t breath well, it doesn’t keep it’s shape, and once a thread gets broken for whatever reason, the whole stitched area falls apart. But on the other hand, I wish they would, because the pattern and brightness are something I really miss.