Original 1950s British Army Officer's Poplin Cotton Shirt

Original 1950s British Army Officer's Poplin Cotton Shirt

Code: 53863


An original British Army Officers tan coloured poplin cotton shirt made by 'Bernard Weatherill Ltd' during the 1950s. 

This shirt is typical of those made in the 1940s and 1950s for officers in the British Army. It is made from a light khaki tan coloured poplin cotton and features a neckband collar which would be worn with a matching detachable collar. A plain barrel cuff which fastens with a single button finishes the sleeve and the shirt features a full button front. This style started to gain popularity during the Second World War, eventually replacing the earlier half fronted shirts in the post-war period. 

The original label is still present inside the shirt and is bright and legible. It bears the maker's name of 'Bernard Weatherill Ltd' along with the address of 55 Conduit Street, W.1'. 

The shirt is a medium size which will suit around a 38" chest, depending on desired fit. It is important to remember that they are designed to be worn loose across the chest so as to allow movement etc. When laid flat it measures -

Chest - 22 1/4"
Inside arm - 21 1/2"
Outside arm - 23 3/4"
Shoulders - 17 1/4"
Neck - 15"

The shirt is in good condition with limited signs of wear and use. It has been startched giving it a slightly stiff feel and there are two small slits to the neckband which must have been added by the original owner as he did it to a second shirt. Overall it displays well and appears to be very wearable but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age. 

A nice original mid century shirt made from a lovely poplin cotton!