The shirt is made from good quality cotton (soft to the touch), and care has been taken with pattern matching. I'm 5ft 11 with a 42 inch chest and the XL shirt is a good fit on my torso. However the arms are ridiculously long and easily cover the ends of my fingers when my arms are outstretched (My arm span is 181cm). So I will only be wearing the shirt as in the photograph - with the sleeves rolled up. The colour of the shirt is red (in the photo it looks more like a brown).