A scarce original 1930s French spearpoint collar shirt in amazing deadstock, unworn condition.
This shirt is typical of those produced in France during the 1930s and 1940s. It is made from a sanforized pre-shrunk cotton in a striking deep French blue colour. It features a half-placket front which is pulled on over the wearer's head. This style was commonplace in the first half of the 20th Century with full button front shirts gaining popularity and replacing these by the 1950s. The shirt has long sleeves which end in a barrel cuff and the collar is attached and features a fantastic spearpoint shape, as was popular during this period.
Inside the neck of the shirt the original label is still present which features typical period graphics. Below this is the size label which reads '39'. There is also an original card label fitted over the collar and a paper label to the front, both of which bear the maker's name of 'EEB'. The paper label also features the Paris address of the company.
This style of shirt is always cut wide in the body to allow it to be taken on and off and this needs to be taken into account when studying the measurements. When laid flat the shirt measures -
Chest - 23 1/2"
Inside arm - 22"
Outside arm - 24"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length at back - 37"
Collar - 15 1/2"
The shirt is in excellent condition with no signs of previous wear and use. There are some light marks from storage but these may come out with washing. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A fantastic original 1940s shirt. Collar attached shirts from this period are hard to find today - Especially in deadstock condition!
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