I can see shantung being a distraction. I own 4 myself and there are moments I look down and think, damn is that a kitchen rag? I jest a little. They are sluuuuuuuuuby and that is an extreme for some. I rather like them but it requires a certain fit and awareness of the season (though I will wear them into early fall). Still four is enough. I'd now prefer slightly less slubby say in a drakes tussah or in a linen, or some mix. You still get the more casual vibe.