All our shirts are replicas of original garments with the fabric and detailing as accurate as modern manufacturing methods permit. Our earliest shirts begin around C16th and the standard square cut shape did not alter until around 1800. This cut enabled the most economic use of valuable fabric.

By the early C19th shirts began to be more closely fitted and gradually the modern shape evolved.

We are now working towards having all our C20th fabrics specially woven for us using original garments for reference. This means we will have a library of fabrics which will be permanently available.

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  1. Grey Schoolboy Shirt (SH261)

    Grey Schoolboy Shirt (SH261)

    £40.00
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    These grey cotton school shirts are designed to be used in mid C20th productions where poly cotton simply will not do. Very simple, straightforward little shirts but impossible to buy any more so we had these specially made. They are made in a flecked brushed cotton exactly lik...

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  2. Deep Blue. Small on 38" chest model

    Sh2501 Contemporary collarless or collar attached shirts

    Regular Price: £49.50

    Special Price £25.00

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    In response to complaints about how difficult it is to buy straightforward linen shirts without logos, we have produced these very simple high quality pure linen shirts. The white shirts are available either in collarless or with a classic turndown collar. This is a very fine It...

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  3. Heavy Weight Children Jumper (SH2521)

    Heavy Weight Children Jumper (SH2521)

    £25.00
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    These very sweet heavy weight child size jumpers by Saint James come in two sizes, 4 years and 6 years. ...

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  4. Heavyweight Saint James Striped French Breton T shirts (SH252)

    Heavyweight Saint James Striped French Breton T shirts (SH252)

    £42.00
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    These traditional stripe T Shirts are made by the French company Saint James. They are 100% cotton and this is the heavy weight version. Measurements: Back length 26", sleeve 32". Chest sizes: Ex Small 32", Small 34", Medium 38" , Large 42", X la...

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  5. Lightweight Saint James Striped French Breton T shirts (SH253)

    Lightweight Saint James Striped French Breton T shirts (SH253)

    £35.00
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    Made by the same genuine French company Saint James, these T shirts are made in a lighter weight cotton so ideal for wearing under jackets. Measurements: Back length 26", sleeve 32". Chest sizes: Ex Small 32", Small 34", Medium 38" , Large 42",...

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  6. Wing collar

    Van Heusen Evening Shirts (SH2331)

    Regular Price: £35.00

    Special Price £30.00

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    Van Heusen are well know for their high quality evening shirts and these are now reduced so particularly good value. The front panel is formed of soft pleats and fastened with black studs which are included. Double (or French) cuffs 100% pure cotton Sadly these shirts are n...

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  7. Soft Marcella Front Evening Shirt (SH237)

    Soft Marcella Front Evening Shirt (SH237)

    £50.00
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    Marcella front evening shirts always look smart but these are not starched so easier to wear for less formal occasions. These shirts come in two collar shapes, wing and classic turndown. The cuffs are double (french) and close with cuff links which are not provided. Dress stud...

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  8. Pleated Front Evening Shirt. Wing or Turndown Collar(SH254)

    Pleated Front Evening Shirt. Wing or Turndown Collar(SH254)

    £45.00
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    These shirts are very useful where a separate collar is not practical. They come with a choice of wing or classic turndown collar They are beautifully made in soft cotton with a finely pleated front panel. Double cuffs complete with elastic knot cuff links. Supplied complet...

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  9. Marcella evening waistcoat  SH232

    Marcella evening waistcoat SH232

    £60.00
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    Standard waistcoat fronts worn for white tie occasions. There is no back to these waistcoats, the fronts are held in place by adjustable elastic straps at the back. The fronts are fastened with 3 working buttons which are supplied, spare buttons are available separately. Meas...

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  10. Marcella front wing collar evening shirt (SH231)

    Marcella front wing collar evening shirt (SH231)

    £65.00
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    These shirts are exactly the same as our neckband shirts but have a semi-stiff plain wing collar attached. They are fully machine washable and are designed to close with 3 dress studs. Single cuffs with buttonholes for cuff links. Curved shirt tails. These are a traditiona...

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  11. Marcella front collarless evening shirt (SH230)

    Marcella front collarless evening shirt (SH230)

    £65.00
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    These shirts have a textured pique front and were worn from 1920 at less formal evening events with starched wing collar and black tie. There is a tie loop to prevent the bow tie riding up. Designed to close with 3 dress studs. Single cuffs with buttonholes for cuff links. C...

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  12. Starched Front Evening Shirts (SH229)

    Starched Front Evening Shirts (SH229)

    £84.00
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    Know as boiled front shirts, these have the traditional starched bib front and cuffs. They were worn on all formal evening occasions by late Victorians and Edwardians with starched wing collar and white tie. The tradition continues today at very formal events such as white ti...

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  13. Wing Collar Attached Washable Stiff Fronted Shirt (SH2292)

    Wing Collar Attached Washable Stiff Fronted Shirt (SH2292)

    £90.00
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    This is a variation on our standard neckband Edwardian washable boiled front dress shirt (SH2291). They are fully machine washable, the bibs are double fused so come up perfectly stiff after washing with no need for the traditional starching process. We have now introduced them...

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  14. Washable Stiff fronted Dress Shirt (SH2291)

    Washable Stiff fronted Dress Shirt (SH2291)

    £79.50
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    Recognising how difficult it is to have Edwardian boiled front dress shirts properly starched we have now developed a machine washable version. These have proved very popular with our overseas customers as well as with touring wardrobe departments. The bib front is entirely co...

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  15. 1950's Button through Farmer's shirt (SH216)

    1950's Button through Farmer's shirt (SH216)

    £36.00
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    These "Gladiator" brand shirts are the same as the ones featured above but are fully button through. They are in a similar soft brushed cotton check in two colours. Single cuffs. Breast pocket. Measurements: Finished length from collar to hem: 35.5". Sleeve l...

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  16. Brown Check

    Special Offer Work Shirts (SH2162)

    Regular Price: £35.00

    Special Price £15.00

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    We are pleased to be able to offer an selection of work shirts at a reduced price. They are fully button through and available in a range of colours and sizes from large upwards. Useful for mid C20th productions with outsize cast members. Single cuffs. Breast pocket. Pol...

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  17. White Linen/Cotton Herringbone Shirt . Classic Collar or Collarless.(SH2211)

    White Linen/Cotton Herringbone Shirt . Classic Collar or Collarless.(SH2211)

    £42.00
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    We are very pleased to have made another variation on the very popular half placket shirt. This time we have used a relaxed linen/cotton fabric which is woven with a textured herringbone pattern. When washed it becomes delightfully soft and floppy. Now available in both collarl...

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  18. Narrow Ticking Stripe Shirt (SH2122). With Collar or Collarless

    Narrow Ticking Stripe Shirt (SH2122). With Collar or Collarless

    £39.95
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    These workmens shirts are made up in the authentic half placket style using this pure cotton with a very subtle ticking stripe. The fabric background is ivory and the stripe a very dark brown. Available both with collar attached and collarless. Collarless shirts have buttonho...

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  19. Linen/Cotton Stripe Grandad Work Shirt. With collar or collarless(SH2210)

    Linen/Cotton Stripe Grandad Work Shirt. With collar or collarless(SH2210)

    £42.00
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    For years we've only ever had the grandad shirts made up in stripe brushed cotton which is great but a bit limited. For even more years we've been searching for another cloth and have finally come up with this wonderful linen/cotton mix. The linen content means that they look ...

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  20. Grandad collarless shirt (SH220)

    Grandad collarless shirt (SH220)

    £39.95
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    The standard working man's collarless union shirt in heavy weight cotton flannelette stripe. It is possible to wear these shirts with our detachable collars as they have the requisite 3 buttonholes. They are not as accurate a fit as our more formal shirts but the neckbands take...

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  21. Grandad shirt with collar (SH222)

    Grandad shirt with collar (SH222)

    £39.95
    + VAT
    This is a version of the traditional union shirt with an attached collar. The fabric does shrink but the shirts they have been cut extra long to allow for this. Single cuffs. Curved shirt tails Measurements: Finished length from collar to hem: 36". Sleeve length 36...

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  22. Child's Shirt (SH262)

    Child's Shirt (SH262)

    £38.00
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    These shirts are ideal for late C19th to early C20th children of all classes. Broken down they are perfect for "Oliver!" style street urchins and kept slightly cleaner they work for Just William types. They are all made in pure cotton and come in a variations of collar...

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  23. Replica Fabric Collarless Grandad Shirts (SH220L)

    Replica Fabric Collarless Grandad Shirts (SH220L)

    £39.95
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    These standard working man's collarless union shirt are now available in a new heavyweight cotton flannelette stripe. The fabric is has been re-woven for us from early C20th original samples. Some of these fabric are also available by the metre. It is possible to wear these s...

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  24. Replica Fabric Collar Attached Grandad (SH222L)

    Replica Fabric Collar Attached Grandad (SH222L)

    £39.95
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    These are standard work shirts with collar attached. Made to authentic patterns they do not button right through but are a half placket which means they pull on over the head. They are made in a new heavy weight cotton flannelette stripe which has been re-woven from original e...

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  25. Grey Marl Stripe Grandad Shirt. Collarless or Collar Attached (SH2123)

    Grey Marl Stripe Grandad Shirt. Collarless or Collar Attached (SH2123)

    £39.95
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    This grey marl fabric has been rewoven from an old piece of cloth and is lightly brushed stripe on the outside. It makes a perfect early C20th working man's shirt. These are standard work shirts with either collar attached or collarless. The collarless version can be worn with...

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  26. Classic turndown collar

    Cream/Blue Textured Stripe Grandad Shirt. Collar Attached or Collarless (SH2124)

    £39.95
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    We think this is our most convincingly genuine replica of a union shirt date. The fabric was rewoven from a very old scrap of cloth and is brushed stripe on the outside. These are standard work shirts with either collar attached or collarless.The collarless version can be worn w...

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  27. Old School Cricket Shirt (SH211)

    Old School Cricket Shirt (SH211)

    £39.95
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    These are simple placket front shirts in soft lightweight cotton drill. Perfect for any early C20th casual outfit and particularly good for summer sporting occasions. Made to authentic patterns they do not button right through but are a half placket which means they pull on ov...

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  28. Duck Egg Blue Workman's Shirt (SH2101)

    Duck Egg Blue Workman's Shirt (SH2101)

    £39.95
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    We are a bit timid about the use of colour in our clothes as the past tends to be associated with sepia tinted photographs. However, we have finally taken the courageous step of producing our very popular french blue workman's shirts in duck egg blue; a shade even the most cons...

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  29. Khaki

    Khaki Military Spearpoint collar attached shirts (SH193)

    £68.50
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    Made to the same standard as our very popular coloured spearpoint collared shirts, these cotton khaki ones are specially made for military re-enactment. Measurements: 15"-17.5". . ...

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  30. French Workman's shirt (SH210)

    French Workman's shirt (SH210)

    £39.95
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    These are simple placket front shirts in hard wearing but soft cotton drill. The perfect shirt for gardening, sailing, drinking or just being French in. They are garment washed for a slightly aged look. Single cuffs. Breast pocket. Approximate Sleeve length on Large 3...

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  31. American 1920's Spearpoint collar attached shirts (SH192)

    American 1920's Spearpoint collar attached shirts (SH192)

    £68.00
    + VAT
    These shirts have collars which are longer than the equivalent English spearpoint shirts of the early C20th and have a firmer interfacing. This is a more exaggerated collar measuring 3.75" or 9.5cm at the front point. We are discontinuing this style so do not have all size...

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  32. Herringbone Spearpoint Collar Shirts (SH190H)

    Herringbone Spearpoint Collar Shirts (SH190H)

    £68.50
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    These shirts are exactly the same as our other collar attached spearpoint shirts but are made up in a textured herringbone weave. This makes them less formal than our other poplin spearpoints. Available in both single and double cuffs. 100% pure cotton Two colourways, grey ...

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  33. Plain Coloured Spearpoint Collar Shirt. Early C20th. (SH190Plain)

    Plain Coloured Spearpoint Collar Shirt. Early C20th. (SH190Plain)

    £68.50
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    These shirts are perfect replicas of early C20th formal shirts. We now have a range of plain colourways other than just white. (Striped shirts are under SH190 or SH190R) The collar shape is absolutely typical of the period and the collars themselves are made up with a delibera...

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  34. Replica Striped Fabric Spearpoint Collar Shirt. Permanent Stock (SH190R)

    Replica Striped Fabric Spearpoint Collar Shirt. Permanent Stock (SH190R)

    £68.50
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    These shirts are perfect replicas of early C20th formal shirts. All fabrics in this section have been rewoven for us from original garments. This means that stocks of these colourways permanently available. We can provide swatch cards on request and some of these fabric are al...

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  35. Spearpoint Collar Shirt (SH190) Discontinued Colourways

    Spearpoint Collar Shirt (SH190) Discontinued Colourways

    Regular Price: £68.95

    Special Price £64.00

    + VAT
    These shirts are perfect replicas of early C20th formal shirts. All fabrics in this section are now discontinued and are only available in limited sizes so when not available under the drop down will not be repeated. They are all new and perfect but the packaging may have beco...

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  36. Airforce Blue

    Plain Coloured Neckband Tunic Shirt with Separate Collar (SH185P)

    £62.00
    + VAT
    These neckband shirts come with one separate collar in the same fabric but can also be worn with any of our separate collars. They are 100% pure cotton and are single cuff. Sizes from 14 1/2" - 20" available. Standard sleeve length 35" from centre back to cuff...

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  37. Blue White stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1851)

    Blue White stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1851)

    Regular Price: £64.00

    Special Price £58.00

    + VAT
    These are a few old stock tunic shirts which we are selling at a reduced price to clear. They are not seconds but in perfect condition. Limited sizes only available. Single cuff and one separate collar per shirt....

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  38. Blue/Grey stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1852)

    Blue/Grey stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1852)

    Regular Price: £64.00

    Special Price £58.00

    + VAT
    These are a few old stock tunic shirts which we are selling at a reduced price to clear. They are not seconds but in perfect condition. Limited sizes only available. Single cuff and one separate collar per shirt....

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  39. Dark Brown/White stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1853)

    Dark Brown/White stripe neckband shirt (discontinued SH1853)

    Regular Price: £64.00

    Special Price £58.00

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    These are a few old stock tunic shirts which we are selling at a reduced price to clear. They are not seconds but in perfect condition. Limited sizes only available. Single cuff and one separate collar per shirt....

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  40. Grey & White Replica Fabric Neckband Shirt with Separate Collar (SH185D)

    Grey & White Replica Fabric Neckband Shirt with Separate Collar (SH185D)

    Regular Price: £64.00

    Special Price £58.00

    + VAT
    These are a few old stock tunic shirts which we are selling at a reduced price to clear. They are not seconds but in perfect condition. Limited sizes only available. Single cuff and one separate collar per shirt. ...

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  41. Replica Striped Fabric Neckband Tunic Shirt with Separate Collar (SH185)

    Replica Striped Fabric Neckband Tunic Shirt with Separate Collar (SH185)

    £64.00
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    These neckband shirts come with one separate collar in the same fabric but can also be worn with any of our separate collars. They are 100% pure cotton and are single cuff. Colourways 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 71, 72, 73, 74,75 and 99 have been made in replica fabric which is re-wove...

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  42. SH200  Collarless White Poplin Tunic Shirt

    SH200 Collarless White Poplin Tunic Shirt

    £36.00
    + VAT
    Collarless or neckband tunic shirts form the basis of mens formal day wear from the late C19th to mid C20th. This is the ideal shirt for wearing with any of our stiff collars as the neckband is made deliberately narrow so does not protrude. The very good quality 100% cotton...

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  43. Plain Bib Front Cotton Jericho Shirt (SH163)

    Plain Bib Front Cotton Jericho Shirt (SH163)

    £80.00
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    These collar attached bib front shirts are made up in a cotton cambric which is a soft matt cotton with no easy care properties. Useful for mid to late C20th. Sizes 15 1/2" -18 1/2" Sleeve length 36" Back length 35" Bib length 12 1/2" Single Cuff....

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  44. Cotton Herringbone Bib Front Shirt (SH160T)

    Cotton Herringbone Bib Front Shirt (SH160T)

    £69.50
    + VAT
    These shirts are the same cut as our plain cotton bib front shirts (SH160) but we've had them made up in a coloured cotton herringbone which makes them perfect for military use. The bib or laid on front shirt was a very traditional style worn from late C19th to early C20th Thes...

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  45. C19th bib front shirt (SH160)

    C19th bib front shirt (SH160)

    £69.50
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    The plain front of this shirt reflects the growing austerity in men's clothing. After much experimentation we have found a cotton cambric which replicates the crisp cotton used in C19th. It is a humble cloth and the odd flaws adds to the very authentic look. These shirts we...

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  46. Lark Rise Shirt (SH1502)

    Lark Rise Shirt (SH1502)

    £75.00
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    These are the perfect shirts for any working man or agricultural labourer between the late C19th and early C20th. They are not as formal as the neckband shirts with starched collars as they have attached soft turndown collars. The can be worn with a tie or neckerchief. The fro...

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  47. Mid Victorian Shirt (SH150)

    Mid Victorian Shirt (SH150)

    £75.00
    + VAT
    1840 marked the transition towards the fully shaped shirt which we know today. The front or bib of this shirt is pleated in much the same way as earlier shirts but the square under-arm gussets finally gave way to the set in shoulder we know today. These shirts are made up in a...

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  48. Linen pleated front early Victorian shirt (SH140)

    Linen pleated front early Victorian shirt (SH140)

    £78.00
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    By 1820 the basic square cut of C18th was still used but began to evolve towards a more tailored front using pleats to control the fullness on the bib. The collar remained very high. Measurements: finished back length 37". Front collar depth 4". Sleeve length 36"...

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  49. Square cut cotton lawn Regency shirt (SH130)

    Square cut cotton lawn Regency shirt (SH130)

    £52.00
    + VAT
    Moving into the C19th, the body of these shirts remained the same as the square cut pattern used for the earlier shirts but the collar became deeper and developed points which were intended to be seen above the high cravat. For matching cravats see Collars & Ties. These...

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  50. C18th Floral Waistcoat T-Shirt (WC220TS)

    C18th Floral Waistcoat T-Shirt (WC220TS)

    £21.95
    + VAT
    If you've ever hankered over one of our amazing replica C18th embroidered waistcoats but felt unable to justify the price then this is the one for you. We've used the same artwork as the WC220 which is taken directly an original waistcoat housed in The Worthing Costume Collection...

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  51. Coloured Linen C18th Shirts (SH120C)

    Coloured Linen C18th Shirts (SH120C)

    £65.00
    + VAT
    We have had some of our very popular standard C18th shirts made up in subtle period colours. This makes them ideal for rougher characters as they do not need to be dyed. This shirt uses the standard C18th square gusset pattern and is made from a very fine linen which softens...

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  52. Ivory Front

    Boy's C18th linen shirt SH1203

    £52.00
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    These boys' shirts are made up in white linen and are ideal for C18th urchins. They are made exactly as they would have been at the time when children's clothes were mainly just scaled down versions of adults. We also have a few coloured versions, please contact us for details...

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  53. Broken Down C18th Linen Shirt (SH120B)

    Broken Down C18th Linen Shirt (SH120B)

    £68.00
    + VAT
    These are our standard linen shirts which have been dyed and lightly distressed. The result is low life shirts which can go straight on stage with no need for further treatment. Top stitch threads have taken the dye well as have the covered buttons. Sizes are the same as our s...

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  54. Napoleonic Shirt (SH120N)

    Napoleonic Shirt (SH120N)

    £65.00
    + VAT
    These linen shirts are made to the same body pattern as our standard C18th SH120 but have a much higher shaped collar. This fashionable shape was much favoured by romantic types at the beginning of C19th. The pattern is taken directly from an original pattern and can turn down ...

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  55. Square Cut Ivory Linen C18th Period Shirt (SH120)

    Square Cut Ivory Linen C18th Period Shirt (SH120)

    £60.00
    + VAT
    This shirt uses the standard C18th square gusset pattern and is made from a very fine linen which softens wonderfully when washed. These are voluminous garments cut in the same way as the originals of the period. Perfect for C18th costume, not ideal for those familiar only with C...

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  56. Square cut frilled cotton lawn period shirt SH110

    Square cut frilled cotton lawn period shirt SH110

    £60.00
    + VAT
    Shirts of this period were cut entirely from rectangles with no shaping but used square gussets and gathering to give the ease. The collar varied very little throughout the century so this shirt can be used for all productions from 1700-1820. Frilled cuffs. For matching crava...

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  57. Frilled C16th Shirt (SH121F)

    Frilled C16th Shirt (SH121F)

    £72.00
    + VAT
    This shirt is very similar to the Elizabethan blackwork shirt but is plain with a frill. Ruffs evolved from frills or pleats on the neckbands of shirts which is why this shirt is ideal for C16th productions when full ruffs are not appropriate. Sizes: Neck Sizes: Small 15&qu...

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  58. Pleated frill C16th Shirt (SH121P)

    Pleated frill C16th Shirt (SH121P)

    £80.00
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    This shirt is very similar to the Elizabethan blackwork shirt but the neckband is plain and has a pleated frill. Ruffs evolved from frills or pleats on the neckbands of shirts which is why this shirt is ideal for C16th productions when full ruffs are not appropriate. The Large...

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  59. Elizabethan Blackwork Shirt (SH121B)

    Elizabethan Blackwork Shirt (SH121B)

    £105.00
    + VAT
    Shirts with embroidered blackwork were very popular in C16th especially among the nobility. We have recreated this look with a specially printed band taken directly from an original design of the period. The print is on both collar and cuffs. The shirts themselves are fine lin...

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  60. C16th Linen Shirt (SH101)

    C16th Linen Shirt (SH101)

    £68.00
    + VAT
    Shirts from C16th to mid C19th changed very little in basic shape. They were all cut from rectangles with square gussets forming the shape around underarm and neck. This shirt with it's wider sleeves and narrow cuffs could also be used for C17th productions. These fine ivory l...

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