During the Victorian era a shirt was considered little more than an undergarment and a true gentleman would not be seen out of doors without a proper vest to cover his shirt. Over the centuries, the dress shirt has become a sophisticated staple in the gentleman's wardrobe. A gentleman would have a shirt for every type of occasion.
Going to a party? A proper dress shirt is in order. Perhaps the event is more formal and requiring a tuxedo shirt instead. A gentleman would also own several work shirts for times at home, and at least one nightshirt to sleep in.
Shirts were tailored of natural textiles such as cotton, linen and silk. While solid white was a signature color for Victorian and Edwardian shirts, many a dandy fellow could be seen sporting stripes, plaids or paisleys. This was most common in work shirts, which could be made of a durable cotton fabrics.
We are delighted to offer this broad selection of period-appropriate Victorian and Edwardian men's shirts. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.