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Fundamental Work Shirt - White

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Item: 002739



Our white Fundamental Work Shirt is just what the early-bird-gets-the-worm 19th century man would wear for his morning chores; afterward a jacket on top makes respectable outfit for errands in town.

This pull-over style shirt with a mandarin collar features five buttons up the partial front 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 white; pre-washed and dried to keep shape. Machine wash cold and hang dry or professionally dry clean. Imported. Available in menís sizes S - 4X.

Note: button color tone may vary.

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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

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 32 reviews

Great service & great product!
Shirt is wonderful for my needs!
May 31, 2024
Mundelein IL
Really nice shirt!!
Travel to new country.
Feb 9, 2024
Thomas Bewak
Sutton AK
Will be good for the summer, especially
The shirt is nice and roomy and soft, soft enough to wear in the summer. Had to get larger than I would normally wear so I could button the top button, had it tailored, all good........
Dec 16, 2023
Robert Miller
Charlotte NC
Nice period shirt
This shirt is of good quality and just what I wanted for my gambler impression. Together with black suspenders, black arm bands, a string tie, and my black derby fit the holiday family photos.
Jan 7, 2022
Coxsackie Ne
Love this shirt
Great feel. Awesome Fit I ordered 2 more shirts This is my go to Santa shirt
Oct 14, 2021
Santa Uamie
North Pole
You cannot go wrong with this shirt.
I am serious. It feels so good ( wash before wear ) that you just want to wear one every day. They are cool in another way. The stains that accumulate from a few small drops of stout may stick but the effect is an increase in the character or the shirt. I liked the first one so much that I bought two more. In this shirt, you can look diesel as hell or fop about on the town. Add a waistcoat though...for decorum's sake.
Mar 29, 2019
Sean S.
Charleston WV
Great Shirt
I brought the shirt for an event and it needed to dye the shirt yellow, so I dyed the shirt the color I needed. The fabric took well to the dying process and looks and fits fantastic.
Aug 27, 2018
New York Ne
Work shirt
I really like this style, its really comfortable. But be sure to order a size larger than what you normally wear, I wear a size 17 neck and when I received my order and tried it on, it felt a little tight in the chest area, I think it had something to do with the way the shirt is sewn at the bottom of the opening, it kind of bunches up a bit. I sent it back and got a size 18-18.5 and now it fits a lot better.
Feb 17, 2018
Julian No
Absolutely love it!
I have wanted a shirt like this for several years after seeing antique ones in flea markets in France. The shirt is very well made of soft, drapey cotton. Great with leggings! I've gotten many positive comments. Very comfortable.
Jan 18, 2018
Snohomish WA
really nice shirt
I really like the style of this shirt, I ordered a XL but it small too small so I exchanged it for a 2XL and it fits great! I will be buying more of these.
Dec 8, 2017
Julian NC
Fundamental work shirt
Excellent quality. Exactly what I expected. I will order more items from this site for sure
Jul 16, 2017

OK shirt
I liked the Laborers Shirt much better than this one. This was of a thinner material and I liked a collar much better than the mandarin look. Quality seemed ok but again in my opinion not as nice or authentic as the Laborer Shirt. If you like this style of pure white color and a thinner material than you could do worse I'd think. Just ok.
Nov 26, 2016

This shirt is really nice. Good quality material and well made. Well worth the price. Hubby loves it and we will be ordering from you again! Great customer service too!!!
Oct 19, 2016
Kathy B
Montgomery Te
Sub-standard Quality
I had ordered this same item before in 2014 but H.E. has changed suppliers apparently. The original shirts were sturdy and very durable and I still wear them often. The current product quality is lighter weight, doesn't hold its shape, is poorly cut and generally shoddy. I won't be ordering again.
Oct 13, 2016
San Diego CA
Beautiful shirt
I purchased this shirt to have cool protection from the sun. It fit true and is also beautiful. The arms do not get tight in any position. I bought the lightweight all cotton shirt to fit loose, not snug. The front is well made, pleated and buttoned from half way up the chest. It looks like a shirt Charles Ingalls would wear on Little House on the Prarie. Very nice. Would look good in a cowboy shoot.
Jul 28, 2016
Folsom CA

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