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Bard Shirt - White

Bard shirt

Item: 003972



Festoon up in this fiercely frilly version of a men’s dress shirt. Seen on the backs of many a pirate, poet and professional artist throughout the centuries. Very versatile and guaranteed to catch the eye of your Lady Fair.

A three-tiered waterfall of ruffles falls down the front in the style of an oversized jabot. The sleeves puff via several rows of elastic, ending in a 1½” ruffled cuff. The entire shirt fastens up the front via buttons ending in a 2½” tall collar.

Fashioned from 100% rayon. Imported. Hand wash in cold and line dry or dry clean. Available in sizes S/M – 2X.

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Size Chest/Torso
(up to)
Shoulder Width Sleeve Length
(deliberately long)
S/M 40" 20" 37"
L 42" 21" 38"
XL 44" 22" 38"
2X 46" 22" 39"
Chest size is key to fit in these shirts, please consult the chart above to find your size. Note that they are a bit trim through the body, so you may need to go up from your standard size. Also, the sleeves are extremely long, by design.

Mens Sizing Guide

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Pleasingly puffy
Comfortable, easy to move in, and I didn't have any issues with sizing. It does take a bit of work to get the puffs in the sleeves to spread out.
Jun 14, 2022

So Good
Aug 2, 2020
Great Shirt - Runs small!
Love the shirt, hate the sizing! Order at least a size larger!
Nov 21, 2019
Tucson AZ
A vintage piece for a modern touch...
I actually purchased this shirt as a piece for a Prince costume as it very closely resembled the shirt he wore in Purple Rain..... there are some minute differences but it was not originally designed for that purpose so that's ok. Under purple trench coat, it fits the look perfectly! Very happy with it.
Aug 22, 2019
Hector Chavez
Corpus Christi TX
More than just a puffy shirt!
Historical Emporium is our go-to resource whenever we need well made, period appropriate costumes for our local theater company. Unlike most online resources, if I submit a 'special instruction' note upon ordering, someone actually reads it and responds with an answer immediately! They have shipped immediately when the item is in stock, have offered great options when there are challenges but always delivered on whatever solution that is agreed. The product quality is superb - worth the price since they wash, wear and last well. We bought the Bard shirt for our tall, long armed Shakespearean actor (who happens to be my son!) and their sizing and descriptions are actually accurate - this in NOT the case with other suppliers! It came as quickly as I needed it - and as promised and was so fantastic, we actually bought another that likewise arrived quickly enough for use during the show run. Terrific! We are very satisfied customers and recommend them highly.
Aug 18, 2018
Sonoma Shakespeare
Sonoma Ca
Wore for a special retirement, part of which tied into the Seinfeld puffy shirt episode. Was raved over. The size xl sleeves managed to cover my arms, but would have preferred a long or tall xl.
Aug 11, 2017
a wonderful buy
When this shirt arrived the first thing i noticed was how soft the fabric was . Once i wore out to a halloween event and felt how good it was on my body i thought how outstanding it really is i wore it with my velvet collar mourning coat black white spat boots and my nobleman's cane and stood out i can recommend how comfortable this shirt is you must not wear a vest/waist coat with ito though as it will hide the overall beauty and fine craftsmanship/tailoring of the shirt unless you wear a open vest Once more a wonderful item from this company with fast shipping
Nov 24, 2016
Don Jason
I my gosh, material was soft and comfortable, very nice, If I had any decision in manufacturing of shirt The only thing is that you have to keep adjusting The elastic in the arms, cause they keep trying To cut off circulation, not good, but all in all shirt was the bomb. Good day
Jul 21, 2016
Chicago IL
Quality and fit were awesome. Looks great on.
Jul 16, 2016
Antioch Te
so happy i found your site
I'm giving my recent purchase of the Bard Shirt 5 stars. It's the best quality and most authentic version i've seen and have been looking for quite some time. I'm so happy with my purchase and price was more than fair and it was shipped immediately. I will absolutely be referring this site to others as well as will be shopping here again and often. Thank you.
May 18, 2016
Los Angeles
Almost perfect
I was very pleased with the shirt as a whole but the big draw back was the neck was not big enough. On an XL or 2 XLR shirt the neck size should be bigger. I'm going to have to take it to be adjusted by a tailor.
May 5, 2016
Mark Clar
East Stroudsburg PA
brad shirt
I ordered the wrong size send back no problem
Jan 16, 2016

Bard shirt
It is terrific ! My husband cant wait to wear it at a steampunk wedding.
Aug 17, 2013
Three Rivers Ca

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