An original blue end on end cotton collarless shirt made by 'Ophir' in the 1950s.
This pattern of shirt was worn by officers in the RAF as well as by the police. End on end cotton shirts were used by both throughout the Second World War with this example being a later, 1950s version with a full buttoning front. It features a neckband collar to which a detachable collar can be fitted. The chest features patch pockets and loops are fitted to each shoulder to which epaulettes can be fitted. The cuff is barrel style and fastens with a single button.
Inside the neck of the shirt the original label is still present and bears the maker's name 'Ophir' against typical period graphics. The date is marked directly to the neckband which appears to read 1957. The number 7 is stamped to the neckband which denotes the size.
The shirt is a larger size which will fit up to a 44" chest well. When laid flat the shirt measures -
Chest - 25 1/2"
Inside arm - 22 1/4"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 19 1/4"
Length - 39"
Collar - 16 1/2"
The shirt is in new old stock, unworn condition. It is in excellent condition with no previous signs of wear or use. Please study the pictures before purchasing as this is a vintage item.
A nice original 1950s shirt in excellent unissued condition.
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