Original 1940s Men's Sports Shirt by 'Fletcher & Cartwrights'

Original 1940s Men's Sports Shirt by 'Fletcher & Cartwrights'

Code: 55434

£295.00 Approx $367.37, €343.42
 

A stunning original men's sports shirt which was made in Cape Town during the 1940s by 'Fletcher & Cartwrights'.

This shirt is typical of sports shirts from the 1940s and would have been worn by a member of a football or rugby team more than likely. It is made from cotton and features white and blue panels as well as a barrel cuff with one being white and the other being blue. The shirt is of half-placket design which was prevalent in the first half of the 20th Century before full button shirts began to gain popularity in the 1940s. It features a spearpoint collar shape which is typical of shirts made during this period. 

Inside the shirt the original label is still present and bears classic period graphics in black against a white field. The maker's name is present as is the place name of Cape Town. 

The shirt is a smaller size which will suit a 38" chest depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures -

Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 16 3/4"
Length at rear - 30"

The shirt is in well worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. There is staining as well as heavy wear around the collar and some fraying along the bottom edge. It displays well but is well worn so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item which has some flaws commensurate with age. 

A fantastic piece of vintage sportswear with some great details.