This is an authentic vintage garment, designed to be worn with a detachable collar and studs.
Made in the UK, probably in the 1950s.
Waffle textured front panels.
Double cuffs (waffle textured) for cufflinks.
Stud holes at the front for shirt studs or detachable buttons.
Specialist cleaning recommended.
Size (not marked in shirt, taken from garment measurements):
Collar size: 16".
Chest measurement (maximum) 46".
Shoulder to shoulder 17".
Length, neck to hem at the back: 36".
Length of sleeve, shoulder to end of cuff: 26".
Length of sleeve, armpit to cuff: 23".
Note: this shirt needs a separate collar, shirt studs, and collar studs.
Good quality vintage shirt, over half a century old, and definitely showing its age.
It has clearly been worn a lot, and the label is very badly faded.
I can just make out the Cecil Gee name with a very strong light, but I cannot read the rest of the label at all.
There is extensive damage, especially to the left sleeve, which has been repaired but not at all neatly.
The shirt is heavily worn, and a square has been taken from the tail, presumably to help patch the repairs.
There are some small rips, where the yoke joins the back of the shirt, and on the sleeves by the cuffs.
There are storage marks on the back of the shirt, probably from where it has been stored against cardboard.
Previous owners' laundry marks sewn into the shirt.
The shirt has just been laundered, but not starched.
Most of the marks and damage would in fact be covered up by your jacket, trousers and waistcoat, but the shirt is definitely no longer smart!
Note: this shirt needs a separate stiff collar, shirt studs or detachable buttons, and a pair of collar studs to attach the collar to the neckband of the shirt.
I have plenty of collars and studs available on my other eBay listings.
Good quality vintage shirt, the best part of a century old, but still in good condition.
It has been laundered and starched since it was last worn, but that was several decades ago, and the starch has yellowed over time.
There are some storage marks on the bottom 4 inches above the hem - these should wash out or fade when the shirt is next laundered and starched - but this cannot be guaranteed.
This shirt is in good condition, and would be perfectly fit to wear, despite being about a century old.
If you need it for a formal function, you would probably need to have it laundered and re-starched first.
But it is clean and presentable enough to be used as it is for most theatrical or re-enactment purposes.
Previous owner's laundry marks on inside of neckband.