Band Neck Dress Shirt With Ribbed Pique Front - Diplomat by Pelaco - 1930s - Neck 40.5 cm
1930s band neck dress shirt has a ribbed look pique front with cotton canvas backing. Very long tails and shaped front, side seam gussets. The plain cuffs are regular buttoning style. Two pleats in the back. All cotton. Brand is Diplomat by Pelaco, the classic Australian shirt company. The owner's name, J. Todd, and laundry marks, are printed on the inside of the neck - 1930s, possibly older.
You will need your own shirt studs (3), cuff links and collar.
Neck 40.5 cm (16")
Chest measures 107 cm (42") to fit 101 cm (40")
Shoulders 44.5 cm (17.5")
Sleeve 62 cm (24.5")
Length from the top of the band at the back 94 cm (37"). Length is 5 cm (2") shorter at the front.
Good. There is some slight yellowing on the shoulders, a couple of rust marks on the inside of the collar band, an old patch on one sleeve, a tiny hole near one cuff, a small mark near the other cuff and a couple of small rust spots on the back.