|Men’s Bespoke Shirt|
Whilst modern men’s bespoke shirts, and indeed all modern attire, are very different to garments from the past, the shirt is one of the oldest types of clothing.
A shirt-like garment was discovered in an Egyptian tomb. Made from linen, this is the world’s oldest and best-preserved type of garment, believed to be from around the year 3000B.C.
Originally, shirts in Great Britain did not have cuffs or collars, but instead had a hem that could be adjusted and buttoned up. They were only worn by men. They did not have a front opening, similar to the t-shirts of today. Early shirts were worn as nightwear or underwear. Shirts evolved, and by the 18th century they were worn as outerwear items. They were often adorned with large elaborately decorated collars, which were used as status symbols and fashion statements. Over the years, the collar shrunk to its present day more practical size.