I don’t do a lot of product reviews, but when given an opportunity to try out a shirt that buttons up using magnets instead of traditional fasteners, I wanted to give it a try, principally because it just sounded cool. Also, later in life, my dad started suffering from neuropathy and would get frustrated when using regular buttons. He always worked through, although sometimes on bad days he needed Mom’s help, but, since he always prided himself on being independent, I could feel his frustration. I wanted to check it out and see if it would have been a good alternative for him.
Now, Dad would never have tolerated elderly clothing, or clothes that could have made him looked disabled in any way, and when I first saw the MagnaReady dress shirt, I know he would have approved. The magnets are sewn into the pleats of the shirt and hidden behind regular looking buttons.
The fasteners feel secure, the shirt washes up nicely and, even after being stuffed into a backpack for a few days, it comes out looking better than many of my regular shirts. There is nothing about the appearance garment that makes it look like anything other than a high quality, conventional shirt. Nothing about the shirt says, adaptive clothing or senior clothing.” In fact, it is so nicely styled that I wear mine as part of my usual wardrobe and no one notices. Well, no one notices until I show it off a little bit by ripping my shirt open.
Even with these unique features, the MagnaReady shirts are priced in line with normal, high quality, dress shirts. I haven’t worn my MagnaReady through airport security yet, but after I do, I will let you know how it goes. I look forward to doing a demonstration for the screener! If you know anyone this could benefit, or if you are just looking for some nice looking shirts, check these out.
DIsclosure: MagnaReady did give me a free shirt, but the opinions are mine.