The thick textured front panel is a strong contrast to the darker and thinner sides, sleeves and back. It's a look that may not appeal to all. However, I've had several compliments on it and I really like the feel of the cotton wool blend. I tend to overheat easily and this keeps me warm but not too warm. I liked it well enough to pay more to buy it in another color. I've worn it on its own and with a shirt underneath so with the quarter zip and the cotton/wool blend it is more versatile than the cotton Henley and has become my favorite piece for cooler weather. The XXL was too tight and the XXXL slightly oversized for me. I have yet to wash it and will amend this review if there is significant shrinkage.