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Fundamental Work Shirt - Natural


Item: 002738



From sun up to sun down, our natural Fundamental Work Shirt keeps a man comfortable and cool whatever the task at hand. Designed in a 19th century style, youíll forge an impression of ruggedness and reliability.

This pull-over style shirt with a mandarin collar features five buttons up the tone-on-tone embroidered placket. With a decidedly vintage flavor and utilitarian function, the amply-sized gathered sleeves, pleating and pin-tucking at the chest provides a full range of motion for all those manly chores. Available in several colors.

Made from 100% pima cotton in a natural color; pre-washed and dried to keep shape. Machine wash cold and hang dry or professionally dry clean. Imported. Available in menís sizes S - 4X.

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Sizing Chart
Per the style of the Victorian Era these dress shirts are very full in the body.
Please order according to your neck and sleeve size.
Size Collar
(up to)
S 14-14.5" 32-33"
M 15-15.5" 33-34"
L 16-16.5" 35-36"
XL 17-17.5" 35-36"
2X 18-19.5" 36-37"
If available
3X 19-20" 36-37"
4X 20-21" 38-39"
Collar size is key for shirt fit
To measure your collar: Place the measuring tape around the fullest part of your neck and keep the tape snug but not tight. For a comfortable fit, place 2 fingers between the tape and your neck.
Note: not all shirts are offered in every size. Please see the drop-down list for available sizes in this style.

Mens Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Nice look
The shirt looks exactly like the photo. Nice fabric. I like the puffy sleeves. I have not washed it yet. I hope it does not shrink.
Oct 27, 2023
Mark Wasser
Sacramento CA
Nice shirt
Plastic buttons are out of true period, but works.
Oct 9, 2023
Steve Schwaderer
well made shirt
We purchased this shirt and two others for a pioneer re-enactment. Very well made shirt.
Mar 2, 2023
Houston Te
Great quality
Dec 8, 2022
Norwich On
Great quality & recommended
I bought both Trapper and Fundamental Work Shirts and my review/opinion for both is the same. Well made shirt. I expect it will last a very long time. Relatively thick cotton material, but comfortable and cool, not hot. I bought size Xlarge and it fit better after washing. Minor shrinking after washing but it now fits perfectly. The shirt is meant to be puffy and large, and I am very glad I bought it. Only complaint is the Trapper shirt collar is always wrinkled so I keep it unbuttoned which makes it look better and not obviously wrinkled. I could iron the collar but I am too lazy to do that. Oh and shipping was very fast. I think I got the shirts in 2-3 days.
Nov 25, 2022
San Francisco
Great quality shirt! But sizing a bit off. I got size M based on my neck circumference and my regular shirt sizes and it came soooo large. My two size bigger husband fit in it:) So, it is his now. Fabric and workmanship are exceptional though.
Dec 15, 2021
Great shirt
Perfect for my costume. Looks great and I could not find it anywhere else. Washed well. Fits as described. I'm very happy with everything I have purchased at Historical Emporium.
May 21, 2021
Artful Dodger
McVeytown Pe
Fantastic shirt!
Very comfortable shirt and it looks great! Will definitely buy from the Emporium again!
Jul 30, 2020
Farmville Vi
Wonderful shirt
Great craftsmanship, nice thick cotton, beautiful shirt. Fit as labeled. Will definitely order from this company again.
Feb 6, 2020

The Reactions of Strangers
I bought this primarily to wear in a photoshoot in which I wanted a certain and distinctive look. When I took the shirt out of the packing, my first impression was good : it looked true to the pictures, and felt well-constructed and durable. In short, well worth the purchase price. I tried it on (the sizing seemed good), then checked it in a full-length mirror. And I liked it, but wasn't sure if it looked as distinctive as I'd hoped. Then I wore it in public, and that experiment put any concerns to rest. Half a dozen different strangers stopped me to tell me how cool it looked, or to ask where I bought it. And that's always the giveaway: the reactions of strangers. Not only am I confident it'll be great in the photoshoot, I'll probably be getting a couple more just to wear as cooler-than-usual (and comfortable) casual shirts.
Oct 5, 2019
New Orleans
It's A Dandy!
This shirt feels good, looks good and gets a lot of compliments~!
Sep 19, 2019
Dr David L Clifton
Edgewater Co
Great shirt
Everything was outstanding except--the top cloth knot button would not go into the cloth loop. Had to have the loop extended about 1/4" for it to fit.
Aug 6, 2019
Papa Doyle
Mt. Juliet Te
Everything I could ask for!
I'm 300 pounds. I play Santa, as well as a History Tour Guide in New Mexico. I ordered a 4x. Usually, I wear 3x, but at $70 for this shirt, I knew I could tailor it down. When it came, I put it on. It fit perfectly. No tailoring. So either I got bigger or this shirt - made in Peru - sizes a little on the smaller side. So for you big guys, order a size larger. The materials and stitching are excellent. 100% cotton muslin, it's of a material I didn't expect. Nice, strong shirt. I can wear it as a Santa Workshop shirt with suspenders, or wear it with my leather vest for a really great historical look. I couldn't be happier.
Jul 25, 2019
Charlie F
Albuquerque Ne
sleeve length
I ordered an ex-large, could have worn a large but noticed the sleeve length is the same so I just kept the original order. The sleeve length is too long but since I wear it in my studio to paint in I just roll up the sleeves. This is a wonderful shirt, well made, good quality and I will buy more.
Feb 15, 2019
Jerry Mauldin
Biloxi MS
Shirts are top quality. Thank you very much.
Jan 25, 2018
Willows Ca

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