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Over the centuries, the dress shirt has become a sophisticated staple in the gentleman’s wardrobe. During the Victorian era, a shirt was considered little more than an undergarment, and a true gentleman would not be seen out of doors without a proper vest to cover his shirt. Over time the long, loose and billowy tunic were nipped, tucked and altered into the dapper, slimly tailored Edwardian shirts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Predictably, an old-fashioned shirt was tailored of natural textiles such as cotton, linen, and silk. While solid white was a signature color for Victorian and Edwardian shirts, many a dandy fellow could be seen sporting stripes, plaids or paisleys.
The dress shirt of the 19th century was also marked by a number of design styles and collars that convey a specific degree of formality. The most formal dress shirts were cut and finished in a number of ways including with a pleated front, pleated bib, or plain front. The neckline featured either fold-down wingtip styling, a stiff high stand collar, or the rounded banker collar.
This period-appropriate white men's shirt, with classic fold-down collar, works well with many of our 19th Century costumes and clothing outfits
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Self: 65/35% Polyester/Cotton Blend
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may vary & may not match exactly.