Originally Posted by LA Guy
I love western style shirts, both vintage and designer remakes, both of which fit much better than, say, Lucky Brand ones. My favorite shirt is actually a "western inspired" Brown Prada stretch poplin number, with the cruved chest pockets, and 3 button cuffs. I really like the Cotton Poly shirts from the 60's and seventies, which are comfortable, look good, and can be exceedingly durable. And I've always had a thing for pearl snaps.
I think that western and military inspired styles, will never be completely *out*. The popularity might wax and wane, but they will always be staples.
I guess that's it for SF. Anyway, I know exactly what you are talking about with that Prada shirt. I had the same thing in a forest green. I really liked the design too, but the polyester aspect made me sweat like a farm animal. therefore i don't recommend anything that isn't 100% cotton. as for western shirts that I own, and recommend:
raw Lee repro from aeroleather is amazing
gucci tailored has great buttons that don't snag on my facial hair
built by wendy wrangler repro is well designed and light-weight
newish Levi denim is a great standard, albeit boxy fit
45rpm distressed denim western is great, but expensive
japanese wrangler western from aeroleather are wonderful, but size up
rag and bone short sleeve western is a great find, more conservative
rogan's earlier (made in the usa) westerns are cool, avoid anything new