Monthly Archive: October 2019

The rich history of the collar shirt

Everyone has at least one collared shirt in their wardrobe. We normally grab our shirts out of the wardrobe for work or for an occasion where we need to dress up, but did you know that your classic collared shirt is actually one of the oldest and most historic garments?

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The Early Collar Shirts

The shirt has been a staple piece of fashion since the Middle Ages. Back then, it was used mainly as underwear or nightwear. These shirts usually didn’t sport a collar but could be tightened around the hem. By the 18th century, the shirt came out with huge and garish collars, often decorated in lace and embroidered patterns. Later, the collar went back to the smaller sizes we’re used to seeing today.

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Well-Tailored Shirts

If you wanted a shirt in these times, you wouldn’t be able to go to your local shop to …