An original 1950s men's collarless shirt made by 'Leslie Brown' in a striking peach colour.
This shirt is typical of those made and worn during the 1940s and 1950s. It is made from a peach coloured cotton and features contrasting white double cuffs. The shirt features a full button front which features a fly front which covers the buttons - a very interesting and rarely seen detail during this period.
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 graphics from the period. The maker's name of 'Leslie Brown' is present as is the address of 15 Burlington Arcade.
The shirt is a medium size which will suit around a 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Inside arm - 25 1/4"
Outside arm - 27 1/2"
Shoulders - 18 3/4"
Length - 34"
Collar - 14 1/2"
It is important to remember that these shirts are cut wide across the chest 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 good condition for its age with some limited signs of wear and use. It displays very well but may have small issues commensurate with age. There is some staining to the cuffs but it may be possible to remove this with careful cleaning.
A very fine quality shirt in a striking colour and with some interesting details for the period.
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