Band Neck Collarless Dress Shirt, Dinner Shirt - by Welch Margetson - 1930s
This vintage dinner shirt has a band neck with holes for attaching your separate stiff collar with collar buttons. It has a cotton pique dickey front. There are no buttons, you will need to use shirt studs as well as cufflinks. It has a long tail. The back is pleated into the yoke at the centre to add fullness and has a tie loop. Pure cotton. Brand is Welch Margetson - 1930s or early 1940s.
Size - Small
Neck 37 cm (14.5") - It seems to have been cut to fit a larger neck, measurements include the enlargement.
Chest measured straight across flat at the underarm is 52 cm (20.5")
Shoulders 42 cm (16.5")
Sleeve 61 cm (24")
Length from the top of the collar at the back is 91 cm (36")
Good condition except that the neck band has been cut in two places to make it measure a little larger. You won't see this after attaching the collar. There is also a hole in the outer layer of the neck band and a small faint spot on one cuff. The owner's name, R.J.McMillan is written on the inside neck, as well as the laundry tags.