An original 1930s or 1940s British made cotton collarless shirt in white with blue stripes.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1930s and 1940s. It is made from a heavy tight weave cotton which features an electric blue coloured pinstripe pattern. 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 collar is a 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.
The shirt will fit up to a 40" chest and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 23 3/4"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 21"
Shoulders - 18 1/4"
Length at back - 34"
Collar - 13 1/2"
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 sound condition structurally but has some staining and signs of wear and use. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a pre-owned vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
An original period shirt with all the classic traits found on British made shirts from this era.
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