An original 1930s cotton collarless shirt by 'Cockspur' and in good condition.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1930s and 1940s. It is made from a white cotton which has a blue pinstripe running through it. It is of half placket design which is pulled on over the head.This design was prevalent from the Victorian period through to the 1950s when full button front shirts started to gain popularity. The top section of the shirt features a double layer of fabric designed to keep the wearer warm.
The collar is neckband style made from the same material as the body of the shirt. It is designed to be worn with a detachable collar but can also be worn without one. Below this the original label is still present to the interior and features typical 1930s graphics. The brand name 'Cockspur' is surmounted by a yellow bird.
The shirt is a smaller size and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 22"
Inside arm - 19 1/2"
Outside arm - 21 3/4"
Shoulders - 17 1/4"
Length - 30"
It is important to remember that these shirts are cut very wide across the chest to allow them to be pulled on over the head so the true fit will be much smaller than the measurement provided.
The shirt is in excellent condition for its age and displays well. There are some signs of wear and use and a mark to the left hand sleeve and another to front. Adjacent to this is a small hole as detailed in the pictures. Aside from that it presents very well.
A nice original pre-war period shirt which would make a great addition to any wardrobe or collection. It would suit a vareity of wartime uniforms including LDV, Home Guard and many more.
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