An original British Army Officers green poplin shirt dating from 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 green poplin cotton and features a neckband collar which can be worn with a matching detachable collar. It has a plain barrel cuff which fastens with a single button and 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 but has been washed out making the details hard to read. It is the style of label used on military issue shirts and the size of 5 can be seen as well as the collar size of 16".
The shirt is a larger size but it is important to remember that they are designed to be worn reasonably loose so as to allow movement etc. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 25 1/2"
Inside arm - 21 1/2"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 20 1/4"
Length at back - 36"
Collar - 16"
The shirt is in very good condition and does not appear to have seen much wear. It displays very well but does have some very light staining. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
The shirt comes complete with a matching 'Van Huesen' branded collar which is a size 16 and in good condition.
A nice original mid century shirt made from a lovely poplin cotton!