An original 1940s poplin cotton collarless shirt in a blue poplin which was made by 'Dermo'.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1930s and 1940s. It is made from a lightweight poplin cotton which features a striped pattern of blues and 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 shirt features a barrel cuff and a bib front which is an interesting shape being very wide with a shallow curve.
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 andbears the maker's name of 'Dermo Regd' in typical period graphics.
The shirt will suit around a 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 22"
Inside arm - 19 3/4"
Outside arm - 22 1/2"
Shoulders - 16 3/4"
Collar - 14 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 worn condition with a replaced tail made from mismatched material, a hole to the left elbow, a rip and repair to the back of the right sleeve, a rip to the front tail and wear around the shoulders. These flaws have been illustrated in the pictures and reflected in the price. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage shirt which has small issues commensurate with age.
An original WW2 period shirt which would make a good addition to any wardrobe or collection. It would suit a variety of wartime uniforms including LDV, Home Guard and many more.
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