I bought this for my 14-year-old son, who is ready for more than kiddie t-shirts in his wardrobe. The fabric is similar to other Bernie Dexter cottons: crisp and wonderful like cotton sheets used to be. The pattern and fabric are perfect for a hot climate. He loves this shirt and now I've spoiled him forever, LOL! He'll insist upon fine menswear (good thing I bought him three other sale shirts as well).