An original British Army Officer's Shirt dating from the 1940s which was made by 'Army and Navy Stores'.
This shirt is made from a green coloured brushed cotton which was a popular choice for British officers during the 1930s and 1940s. The shirt is typical of those worn in the first half of the 20th Century in the UK having a half-placket front which was common until full button front shirts gained popularity in the 1950s. The shirt was originally made with just a neckband collar to be worn with detachable collars.
Inside the shirt the original label is still present and bears the maker's name along with a second label which may pertain to size.
The shirt is a medium size which will suit someone of around a 38" - 40" chest, depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 23 1/2"
Inside arm - 21"
Outside arm - 23 1/4"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
Length at back - 39"
Collar - 14"
The shirt is in very good condition with signs of wear and use. Overall it displays very well and looks to still be very wearable. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item.
All in all a nice original early British Army officers wool cotton shirt in good condition.
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