An original blue and white striped collarless shirt made in the 1950s.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1950s. It is made from a blue and white striped poplin cotton and features a full button front which were beginning to become popular in this period, replacing the earlier half-placket design worn throughout the first half of the 20th Century. 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 period graphics.
The shirt is a medium size which will suit around a 38" - 40" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 24"
Outside arm - 26"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 34 1/2"
Collar - 15"
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. This shirt also features a french cuff which would usually be worn doubled back and will shorten the sleeve length by roughly 2".
The shirt is in worn condition with various signs of wear and use. There is some light staining and wear to the cuffs as illustrated in picture 6. There is also a mark to the right sleeve and a period repair to the rear which are again illustrated in the pictures. Please take time to study the pictures as this is a vintage, pre-worn shirt so may have other small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original mid-century shirt, typical of those worn in Great Britain during the 1950s and 1960s.
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