This shirt is made from a very long lasting material that just does not wear out. It is my second Eddie Bauer shirt like this, but the first one in the long sleeve version. My shirt has lasted through everything. It has been washed many times over the course of a year, and the colors have barely faded. The fabric dries quickly, flows on your back in a breeze, and only got softer and better with time. Somehow it doesn't hold on to stains so don't be afraid to get dirty in it. Mine has even been worn rough terrain hiking in very hot weather. The shirt also can be thrown on with nice pants and look really classy too. The shirt does it all. I bought this long sleeve version because I liked the other shirt I have so much.