This is a good quality white formal shirt, made between the First and Second World Wars.
This is a collarless "grandad" tunic shirt for formal wear.
It would have been worn with a separate starched collar.
The collar would have been held in place with a pair of collar studs.
Plain front panels for starching.
Single plain cuffs for cufflinks.
Stud holes at the front for shirt studs or old-fashioned detachable shirt buttons.
This is an old-fashioned "slipover" shirt - it doesn't unbutton all the way down, you have to take it on and off over your head.
The material is not marked, but appears to be cotton with linen facings.
Specialist cleaning and starching are recommended.
Size (from garment measurements)
Collar size: 15 inches approx (not marked in shirt)
Chest measurement (maximum): 46 inches
Shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches
Length, neck to hem at the back: 37 inches
Length of sleeve, shoulder to end of cuff: 24.5 inches
Length of sleeve, armpit to cuff: 23 inches
The sleeves have been made with "growing room", so they can be let out if necessary.
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.
Good quality vintage shirt from the first half of the 20th century.
There are some tiny marks, mainly around the shoulders and sleeves, as shown.
These look like rust marks caused by the shirt being stored in its pins.
The shirt has just been laundered, to freshen it up.
It has not been starched, but the front panels and cuffs are still a little stiff from previous starchings.
This shirt is in surprisingly good condition, and is perfectly fit to wear, despite being about a century old.
If you need it for a formal function, you would need to have it re-starched first.
Previous owners' laundry marks on inside of neckband.