Van Heusen's Tapered Short Sleeve Men's Pilot Shirt is the perfect apparel item for slender aviation professionals. Fabricated from a 65% polyester/35% cotton blend that's also wrinkle free, this tapered garment is specially cut to fit like a glove on svelte pilots. Besides its custom cut, this high-quality garment features a sharp-looking spread collar, button-down epaulets, and a pair of mitred bellows pockets. The area above the left pocket sports eyelets for your company wings pin, while the left pocket itself has a dedicated pen/pencil slot. The stylish solution for slim pro pilots.
I like the fit better than the regular style but I don't like that these Van Heusen shirts are thin and somewhat sheer. You can see the outline of an undershirt underneath. I'm going to try buying a shirt from A Cut Above instead.
This shirt works well for me, it is thin fabric so it stays cool down here in the Florida summers on the boat. It does have a good amount of lose threads but not that big of a deal. It is a much better fit than the regular cut shirts that could fit three of me. I only wish they made a tapered fit in a tall size as this shirt will not stay tucked in.
acceptable quality for the price
it's an acceptable shirt for a low price. not a muscle shirt, but better than the typical tent. fabric's a little thin but who doesn't wear a t-shirt? not good enough for an executive, but good enough for the cockpit. Did I mention it's cheap?
Van Heusen Tappered
I give the shirt 5 stars on the fit. Most pilot shirts fit terribly and look like you’re wearing a white pillowcase. This is my first Van Heusen and I went for the tappered and was pleasantly surprised it fit so well. I’m a skinny guy. I give the shirt 4 stars overall because the pockets are very noticeably uneven. The shirt material is thin and you can see where the sleeves of my undershirt end but I’m willing to put up with that because the fit so is good. I haven’t gotten any use out of the shirt yet so I can’t speak on that.
I received the shirts in good conditions and the delivery was in short time