An original early 1950s poplin cotton men's collarless shirt in new unworn condition.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1950s. It is made from a poplin cotton 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 bold striped pattern of gold and blue on a white field. It has a neckband collar to which a detachable collar can be fitted and a double cuff which is intended to be worn with cuff links. A matching new old stock collar is included with the shirt. The neckband is marked with the size of 16 as well as the words 'Stud hole'
The shirt is a medium size which will fit a 38" well. When laid flat measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 23 1/2"
Outside arm - 26"
Shoulders - 18"
Length at rear - 37 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 sleeve will also be turned back if worn with cuff links which will take 2" off the stated measurement.
The shirt is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures and is still very wearable. It has clearly never been worn and has no serious flaws or damage. Please take time to study the pictures as this is a vintage item.
All in all a nice mid century shirt with a striking colourway and in fantastic condition.
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