This shirt is lovely. I'm not sure of the right term to use, but it has a sligtly "faded" (distressed??) appearance, and this is done purposefully. It gives the shirt a lovely nostalgic air about it. It is very soft. Mr. Bowie's work and appearance as "Ziggy Stardust", "Aladdin Sane" and "Hallowe'en Jack" thrilled me to bits at the time, and they still do today. Dearest to my heart is his work from "Diamond Dogs' and the "David Live" album from the Tower Theater. Favorite songs are "Sweet Thing", "Big Brother" "Moonage Daydream" and the one that can make me cry so many times - "Rock N Roll Suicide". A song of hope and help - but it makes me cry. Best wishes to everyone.