Red cotton check gingham shirt, in imperfect vintage cloth
Mans shirt in vintage dark red/cream check cotton gingham – much heavier weight than a modern gingham. This is a narrow, vintage fabric less than a metre in wide, woven sometime between 1930 and 1970. From the mid-18th century gingham like this was produced in the mills of Manchester, and cheaply available for working people to wear.
We love this cloth but there are a few issues with cloth flaws and with variations in the dye. And it is a heavy cotton – too heavy for the 18th century shirts. We made a small batch of “sale” shirts from the imperfect cloth, and now we are making up the last roll of this cloth into these collared shirts.
The shirt has a soft collar and cuffs, it opens all the way to the hem, and fastens with small wooden buttons at collar, front and on cuffs.
The gingham is nice to wear, robust and washes well.
The garment comes in the following sizes, all generously proportioned:
|For chest size||40″||43”||46”||49”|