View Full Version : Modern "adventurewear" shirts

04-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Can anyone recommend a good shop or brand of outdoors-y shirt? I need to stock up on some shirts again, and having found that the style of button up long sleeve shirt with double pockets and the other details that an Indy shirt has seems to suit me, Im looking for other variations. I've also done the army surplus thing to death since my uni years so I'm trying to avoid that other old habit. I like the shirts that Jeff Probst wears on Survivor, but he has them custom made. Shame, as his stuff has a lot of cool design details.

So, anyone know anywhere that has anything that fits the bill? They need to have an online shop, too, though. Cheers.

04-07-2012, 09:41 PM
Ok, I found this place, and was pleasantly surprised they're exactly what I had in mind, the cheapest I can find online, and are actually kind of local. http://www.pudu.com.au/explorer-mens-cotton-peached-canvas-shirt.html

04-08-2012, 12:15 AM
Have you thought about giving Magnoli a jingle via email or phone? You mentioned you really liked Jeff Probst's shirts and since you're really close to New Zealand where Magnoli is, perhaps he can do a better deal on a custom shirt for you. Or at least give you a price quote on how much a shirt would be in that style. And since it's not a unique fabric, it might be cheaper than his other shirt offerings.

Otherwise, I'd check out sites such as L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, etc. for such a look. I typed in such search terms as "Jeff Probst shirt" "Jeff Propst Safari shirt", etc and that started a potential lead on things but I wasn't able to come across anything as of yet.

I know - not much of a help and rather a useless post, but if it even helps in the slightest, great! If not, feel free to post this: :lame:

04-08-2012, 04:03 AM
No, no, I appreciate the help and thoughts. Your thinking ran the same way mine did - but Magnoli is overpriced IMO,and the other guys aren't particularly cheap, but not not quite right.

04-08-2012, 04:48 AM
Anyway, I picked up one of the shirts above, and also a pair of cool looking pants.

After I checked out I just noticed these shirts - http://www.pudu.com.au/myanmar-mens-cotton-peached-canvas-shirt.html - flat-out an Indy shirt except for the top part of the front stripy thingy. But in 4 colors and only $45. Awesome. I'll probably get a few once I check out the quality of the first one.

04-09-2012, 09:31 AM

04-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Actually, just checked out the Cabelas site and they've got some great stuff. I'll check them out next time, which will likely be soon as my stuff is all reaching that "worn until falling apart" stage.

06-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Tag Safari was one of the first things that popped into my head. Honestly, about two years ago, I went on a bender where everything I bought was off eBay. To tons of shirts at like, five or ten bucks a pop, and you don't have to feel too bad when you destroy them.

06-28-2012, 10:59 PM
I don't think this one is what you had in mind Gunslinger, but I remember a few years ago they had some pretty cool shirts. anyway, here's one to add to the list as I've seen some rad adventure shirts listed on it before.

Here's a water resistant cotton shirt. Only $300.00 according to gizmodo.

Ahh....more Ventile stuff here. One's a double pocket, stone colored shirt.

Orvis is always a good place to check out. They also have a Ventile shirt.

Bison Bushcraft as some cool shit.

West Winds.

Their ventile safari shirt.

AND OF COURSE, you have to check out Ray Mears Bushcraft.

Bushcraft UK. Ray Mears shirt.

Bushcraft UK Forum.

06-29-2012, 12:23 AM
Actually I need to buy a few more, as I've just been realised I'm not wearing the Pudu one that much because it's my current "special" shirt and I'm trying to "save" it. Kinda stupid. But it's a great shirt. Highly recommended and I will take some pics after Forum D-Day.

Indiana Bugs
06-30-2012, 09:41 PM
I was going to recommend Cabela's safari shirt because I have a few of them and live in them. I think I'll check out the other links posted.

07-01-2012, 02:24 AM
I picked up some Van Heusen Traveler shirts today at the local outlet mall for $25 each. They're a cotton-poly blend in a ripstop pattern with vents on the back behind the sleeves. Here's some lousy cell phone pics-


07-21-2012, 10:04 PM
Exofficio Air strip Lite shirt and a pair of Carhart pants. Grab my Chacos and I'm ready to go. Thats my everyday clothes. If its cold I wear my Frye 8R boots.

Indiana Bugs
07-21-2012, 10:35 PM
I should add that I insist on 100% cotton. My Cabela's Safari shirts are 100% cotton and are all day wearable. Cabela's does make blend shirts. also. I don't have any so I can't comment on them, but their 100% cottons are thick and tough. They have body.

Okay, I'm done kvelling now.

07-22-2012, 02:09 AM
I should add that I insist on 100% cotton. My Cabela's Safari shirts are 100% cotton and are all day wearable. Cabela's does make blend shirts. also. I don't have any so I can't comment on them, but their 100% cottons are thick and tough. They have body.

Okay, I'm done kvelling now.

Unfortunately, Cabelas no longer has the 100% cotton in the regular safari shirts. :( I've been told by a few representatives that they've been discontinued. They still make the blend and when I owned mine, I really didn't care for it as the poly part of it kept heat in and was very hard on the skin. When it comes to Indy shirts - only go cotton if you can (and I guess that goes for ANY shirt really). The Yankees used cotton at one time and look what they created (DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris, etc). I am reminded of the episode of Seinfeld where George gets the Yankess cotton uniforms - turned out great for the Yankees... until they washed them wrong! :D

07-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Try out the Filson shirts.