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The 10 Best Vintage Shirts

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of vintage shirts, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked vintage shirts in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific vintage shirts have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Vintage Shirt
Victorian Mens Dress Shirt - High Stand Collar - White

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Regency Mens Shirts White Cotton Solid Dress Tuxedo |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens Holmes and Watson Jack the Ripper Lawman Phantom Christine

ITEM 002402

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Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 115 reviews

Snazzy shirt
I bought one waistcoat on here I didn't realize needed a high stand collar shirt. With the customer service help, I was offered a variety of shirts and now I look as dazzling as ever.
May 30, 2019
Bart
Winter Haven FL
US
Victorian Men Dress Shirt
Absolutely perfect !!! Thank you !!!
Apr 25, 2019
Wellan
Montreal Qu
CA
Ran big
Great quality cotton shirt pullover with buttons half way down chest and gathered back. Putting it on transforms you into an old time shopkeeper or gambler. The XL was very roomy. I usually wear a 34 sleeve and 17 neck. Neck was comfortable but I probably could have gone with a large. Was long too so plenty to tuck in. Well worth the cost for its authentic build. With the unique collar, a regular dress shirt cannot compare.
Dec 7, 2018
Dentalboy
Fort Collins CO
US
Victorian Menís Dress Shirt
Very nice, good quality.
Dec 5, 2018
ViciousVic
Apple Valley CA
US
Excellent
The shirt was a little blousey, but thatís how they were back then.
Nov 19, 2018
Jerry Taylor
Young Harris GA
US
Victorian Mens Dress Shirt
Outstanding detail!
Oct 9, 2018
Anonymous

More good stuff from Historical Emporium
Like everything I have gotten from Historical Emporium, this is a great addition to my Victorian wardrobe. It is comfortable and has the 'look' I was after.
May 23, 2018
Lawrence
Tucker GA
US
Fits like a Shirt.
I have big shoulders, and big chest and long big arms. This definitely is one of the best shirts I now own. I will wear the heck out of it. :)
May 23, 2018
irk
San Leandro CA
US
Gorgeous shirt
I bought this shirt for my wedding to go with the River Vest. I bought an XL and it was way too big. The style of the shirt gives lots of pleating at the back for a billowy appeal. Very sharp. So, I reordered another shirt in a Medium and it fits perfectly. Wow what a great shirt. The style is wonderful, the quality is very good, and the material is a nice cotton. The shirt has sleeves that are a bit loose (on purpose) and it is a very attractive Victorian look. I will wear this to my wedding with the vest. Can't wait.
Apr 19, 2018
JDarling
Waterloo ON
CA
Great Shirt and it Fits!
I looked far and wide for a shirt like this - a good one and one that actually fit me! I found it here and I love it! Great service, great price ... I'm sure I'll be back!
Dec 27, 2017
Jed
Dallas Te
US
Great Shirt
Just what I needed for the Dicken's Faire! Thanks!
Dec 13, 2017
Anonymous

well-made, but fabric somewhat thin
Sleeves were too long for me, will have to get them shortened.
Dec 10, 2017
Tom
Mountain View Ca
US
Love it!
Very comfortable and stylish!
Dec 8, 2017
Chuck
Franklin Va
US
Great dress shirt
Comfortable and well made shirt! It looked great and felt good, and the size was just as it was stated in the fitting guide. Well worth the money, it's now in my costume arsenal.
Oct 30, 2017
Dave
New York Ne
US
Great shirt, great fit
I was concerned with the size of shirt so I called to see about ordering a tall size. After talking to the customer rep, I ordered the shirt size he suggested with not having to order a tall. I was sceptical but upon receiving the shirt, it fit perfectly. I am 6'4. Delivery was fast. It only took 3 days with regular shipping selected.
Sep 8, 2017
Namecid
Huntington In
US

 

#2 Rated Vintage Shirt
Bellamy Shirt - White

 Victorian Steampunk Regency Mens Shirts White Synthetic Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Pirate

ITEM 004813

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Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

sizing
This blouse runs extremely big. I had previously ordered a bella blouse in large. It fit a little too snugly so I ordered the bellamy blouse in extra large. It was way too big, I looked like I was wearing a parachute. It is currently at my local seamstress's to see if she can figure out how to make it fit me.
Feb 8, 2019
Connie...
Crookston MN
US
Great. Victorian shirt
Perfect Comfortable The 2x size is just right for me Thank you
Sep 26, 2018
James Bailey
Franklinton LA
US
Very comfortable with frills
Shirt arrived well made, well fit, and looking nice. Not too many loops and buttons to get it on and the fit is exactly what I wanted.
Jul 27, 2018
MichaelF
Wellesley MA
US
Outstanding Quality
This shirt was worth the price, it was fantastic when used and really felt authentic while used all day for a Renaissance Faire. The shirt was very easy to move in and fit perfectly in accordance to the sizing guide provided.
May 2, 2018
Jonathan

US
perfect for what I needed.
as above.
Apr 25, 2018
Anonymous

Bellamy Shirt White
I perform in a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. I am the drummer, so i am portraying Mic Fleetwood. He wears pirate shirts, so i ordered this one. It will work well, along with my black vest..... Now, if I could only grow about eight inches taller!!! The shirt is nice, seems like better quality than my old one. Washing it twice to try to get the unusual smell out of it
Feb 22, 2018
Rumours STL Drummer
St Louis Mo
US
Awesome
Beautiful shirt. Sewn well. Great lace. Fits well. Too long,I wish I could tuck it in my pants. Long like a nightshirt but certainly not one. Looks great w a captains coat,and your black gloves. Wore a top hat w it.
May 21, 2017
Clokspiral
Kent Oh
US
Good
Love this shirt. Fits perfectly and is very handsome. The lace is wonderful.sleves the right length. Looks great paired with a black jacket. Those cuffs are great.
Apr 23, 2017
Jane CRAKER
Kent Oh
US
Bellamy Shirt
I brought the shirt for my spouse, we have been looking for this item for years and was happy to find it. The shirt size was spot on. The delivery was fast.
Feb 2, 2017
Shugluv
Kissimmee FL
US
AWESOME PURCHASE
This Gorgeous Rayon shirt took dye beautifully. and the Jabot on this one allow for a more comfortable Neckline.
Jan 4, 2017
Marcus
Aurora co
US
Awesome!
Everything it looks to be. Would be nice though, if a stronger material could be added to reinforce the collar and help it hold its shape better.
Aug 22, 2016
Mark Zetterberg
Auburn WA
US
Fantastic
I have enjoyed all the products I've received - shipping is fast, fits and materials are fantastic!!!!
Aug 17, 2016
Anonymous

Bellamy shirt
I'm a 180 pound, tall woman who bought this shirt in a large to wear with my jacket and Victorian skirt. I could have done better with a medium. The sleeves are very long. I love the quality and the shirt looks perfect underneath my jacket.
Nov 25, 2015
P. BURDINE
Buda Te
US
Perfect match.
I ordered this shirt in combination with other items for a party costume. I ordered a 2x even though I am a 1x. This was a good decision as the shirt fit perfectly. The scent out of the bag as unique but not unpleasant. After washing and ironing the shirt looked better than before. This shirt can be used for anything from baroque to pirate! Thank you for a great product.
Nov 6, 2015
Jeff S.
Simi Valley Ca
US
Fantastic!
Beyond what I was hoping for. Great quality and jaw dropping beautiful. People go crazy over this shirt when I wear it.
Oct 26, 2015
Brian Petraska
Oakland Ca
US

 

#3 Rated Vintage Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Natural

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Ivory Cotton Solid Work Pioneer |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002738

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 40 reviews

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
RickyB
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
Shirts
Shirts are top quality. Thank you very much.
Jan 25, 2018
calhon
Willows Ca
US
Work shirt
Would have liked in a forest green , but was told it did not come in that size. I love the natural, fits my Scottish costume very well,
Oct 19, 2017
Robert K Wilkinson
Independence MO
US
Cowboy Work Shirt
Made in Peru with fantastic workmanship. Even sticking & semetrical fitting. Very happy with quality!
Oct 1, 2017
Okie Steve
Canyon Country Ca
Good Fit
Finely crafted and fits as expected
Jun 20, 2017
John B

US
Five Stars
Excellent quality
Jun 20, 2017
Timothy J

US
Great look
The fabric in this shirt is soft and feels good when wearing it. Sizing is good and the shirt is very well made. The sleeves billow nicely to give that historical look.
Jun 15, 2017
Brad Patterson
Brisbane Qu
AU
must have MORE!
Trust me, One of these shirts isn't enough. they are on my list to order more!
Jan 26, 2017
Andrew
Palm Springs CA
US
Nice Shirt
The color and sizing were spot-on! The only "tweaks" I would suggest is a tad heavier material and just a tad less fullness in the billowing sleeves. The shirt looks fantastic with the canvas vest/pant combination I ordered before. Just the fisrt of many purchases to come!!
Jan 21, 2017
Bruce W Sims
Lindenhurst Il
US
Great
Great job will buy again
Sep 23, 2016
Mike savage
Sidney Me
US
Fundamental work shirt
Excellent quality. Outstanding workmanship. Pricing extremely fair. This is the shirt I've been looking for for years. I've worn it repeatedly, not at ren faires or other venues of that type, but to work, church, and dinner with my wife. I highly recommend this shirt to anyone looking to be original and well dressed.
Aug 25, 2016
Robert
Jacksonville Fl
US

 

#4 Rated Vintage Shirt
Sinclair Edwardian Club Collar Shirt - Natural

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Shirts Ivory Cotton Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Golf Motorist

ITEM 002997

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Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 26 reviews

Mike
Great shirt perfect fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Mike
Wichita KS
US
Fit great and feels quality
It fit me great. I have a pretty thick neck (17.5" ish) and found no discomfort.
Oct 25, 2018
Anonymous

Shirt
Excellent style for the era but quality of fabric is thin and could of been better. Happy with it otherwise
Mar 29, 2018
Steve

AU
Sinclair Edwardian Shirt
The shirt was as described. It was of much higher quality than I expected. There is so much fraud on the Internet. This was a great find.
Oct 26, 2017
farfield
Oxnard CA
US
Edwardian shirt
like very much this shirt very pleasant to wear and the collarpositionable alternately in the victorian or edwardian style suits me very well.
Jan 16, 2017
Scheinhardt Philippe
Savigny Sur Orge
FR
Sinclair Edwardian shirt
The Sinclair Edwardian shirt is perfect! Beautifully made and very comfortable and fits.
Sep 29, 2016
Richard
Los Gatos Ca
US
Comfy shirt
I wanted to get a comfy yet slightly stylish shirt for a Steampunk convention and this one is perfect. I live in a hot climate and tend to get overheated easily. This shirt did a good job of keeping me comfortable. It's loose but not so billowy that it looks like a pirate shirt. The collar is just right for a casual look or a slightly dressier look when paired with a vest and tie - which is what I wanted. It's held-up really well in the washing machine. No loss of shape. Great shirt!
Jun 13, 2016
Dario
Morgan Hill Ca
US
Best shirt worn
This shirt makes me look more like a Victorian gentleman, especially when I have the collar stand up. Its a good addition to my wardrobe and I always feel like a Victorian gentleman when I put it on.
Apr 1, 2016
David
San Diego CA
great shirt
Nice sturdy shirt, that is comfortable to wear. Size does run big but I do like my shirts to be roomy.
Dec 17, 2015
Jacob
Virginia Beach Vi
US
Nice Shirt
Pros- Well made garment. Made from quality fabric. Fast Delivery Cons- Wish it came in a TALL. The Natural color is yellow not ivory or off white. Hope you can add the shirt in an ivory or off white color.
May 7, 2015
GAGal
Atlanta Ge
US
Well made sturdy fabric
The shirt fit well and it's made of very strong sturdy material
Apr 3, 2015
Nick

Best shirt I've ever worn
I love this shirt. The material and cut make it good for dressy occasions, but it isn't overly formal and great for everyday wear, especially with a four-in-hand or bow tie. Like many of your products, it's a staple of my daily wardrobe. Now my eye is on either the white or blue one for summer.
Feb 17, 2015
Lincoln W.
Bellingham WA
US
Ron
The shirt was high quality, sized correctly and beautifully finished. Overall, I was very pleased with the item!
Jan 9, 2015
Ron
Rockville Centre NY
US
Perfect
Mar 21, 2014
Anonymous

NO
perfect shirt
This shirt is great. The pleated panel dresses it up but it has such a comfortable fit and feel, I can see using it for everyday wear.
Mar 7, 2014
david
Santa Margarita Ca
US

 

#5 Rated Vintage Shirt
Coulter Shirt - Tan Stripe

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Brown Ivory Tan Cotton Stripe Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002578

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Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

shirt
great shirt
May 29, 2019
Anonymous

Coulter Shirt
I love my Coulter Shirt. Its authentic looks and confort are a smashing addition to my old west cowboy git up. I look like I stepped out from 1880!
Mar 30, 2019
Anonymous
Tombstone AZ
Shirt
Authentic looking period shirt!!
Jan 30, 2016
Steve
Brunswick Oh
US
Not for Me
I bought this shirt in natural and tan stripe, and the look of both is superb. I actually preferred this striped one in appearance. However, the fabric was different from the natural. I found it too course, as i have sensitive skin. So, I sent in back, no big deal. But I think a washing and a wearer who prefers a tougher fabric will love this. The natural, on the other hand... that was a keeper.
May 8, 2014
Mike G
Pe
US
Not permanent press
I really like the shirt. My only complaint is that it is not permanent press. It is otherwise very attractive and well made.
Dec 26, 2013
Hotrocks
Milford CT
coulter shirt
trés belle chemise qui correspond parfaitement à la description. trés agréable à porter dans un esprit old west. taille grand. prendre plutôt une taille en dessous. je recommande +++ ce site. trés professionnel. envoie rapide. malheureusement taxe ++ à la douane.
Sep 8, 2013
wild bill
cavaillon
FR
Shirt without limits!
I bought this intending to use it as part of my intrepid explorer steampunk costume, but it's so comfortable and such a great fit I've worn it to work several times. Moral: don't limit your thinking. I suspect many Emporium products can be worn on 'non-costume' occasions.
Jul 12, 2013
Colonel Hawthorne

NZ
coulter shirt
excellent quality and perfect fit
Apr 30, 2013
Anonymous

Please read!!!
Ordered this shirt. Wore it to a function with a vest and bow tie. I seriously can't see why I would ever wear another shirt. It is comfortable, stylish, and of a quality I seriously never expected. After I wore it I actually sat down and inspected it.....every stich, button and seam. I just couldn't believe I finally found THE shirt, but alas, it was true. I found it. FANTASTIC quality. I will be ordering many more and donating most of what I own (shirtwise). If you are even THINKING of ordering, trust me...just do it. You will thank me later. As for Bowties, the "kicked back" collar melds with them perfectly. Thank you so much for my shirt. Please think about doing an Olive stripe....(favorite color). Kevin
Jan 30, 2013
Kevin Gierat
Orland Park Il
US
Sir striped shirt
Great shirt. Comfortable, well made, very nice shirt.
Oct 18, 2012
Mike Tocalino
San Jose CA
US
A comfortable and good-looking shirt
I bought this shirt to wear on casual-Fridays at the office, not just to wear as part of a costume. I've wore it last Friday with the brown four-pocket canvas vest and a pair of dark-loden chinos and got lots of compliments. Its comfortable and appears well-made. It responded well to ironing and some light spray-starch with not a single puckered seams to be found. A great shirt!
Dec 5, 2011
John-1911
Houston TX
WOW! ! ! !
When I opened the package, I could not believe how great this shirt looked. The picture does NOT do it justice at all. It is just gorgeous. It can be dressed up with his brown cords and vest (also bought here) or just looks great as casual with the canvas. Very good quality, perfect fit. My husband has to have 35/36 inch sleeves and we have never bought a shirt that did not fit great in the sleeve length! Love love love my Western Emporium!
Dec 17, 2010
JoEllen
Oklahoma

 

#6 Rated Vintage Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Red

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Red Cotton Solid Work Pioneer |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004356

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Great Shirt!
I was impressed by the quality of material and workmanship as soon as I opened the package, and it fit great, too. Get compliments every time I wear it to work, or even just around town. Plan to purchase several more in different colors.
Jan 31, 2019
Delvan
Vancouver WA
US
EXCELLENT
Recieved my order quickly and in fine shape. I wore it first to a "workin' folk" dinner. The shirt looked dashing. Then used it on the shooting range (Cowboy Action Shooting) and it functioned even better than it looked. Plenty of arm room and flexibility. Material is nice, not flimsy, the color is fast after washing, the fit is nice and the size to fit relationship is accurate. A excellent workin' mans shirt. I have a second in maroon. I might yet get another.
Aug 27, 2018
Heavy Bear...
Rochester Ne
US
Work Shirt
Quality, durability, responsiveness as always EXCELLENT. Many more orders to follow.
Nov 4, 2014
Jimmy Dale
Salem AR
US
Good Shirts!
The Fundamental Work Shirt is a good fit. I'm 220 pounds, 5'9" tall, and the 2X fits well, except the sleeves are a little long, but not so long I need to send them back. The Essential Work Shirt Seems slightly fuller, and the fabric seems somewhat heavier, but the overall fit is close. Both types are relatively easy to get on and off, and seem nicely made. The shirts have a definite "night shirt" look to them, but they are comfortable and roomy. I tried them on with bluejeans, and khakis, and they look good--a combination modern/retro look. I expect some looks and comments when I go out in the world wearing these shirts. I fully expect to have to answer the question, "Where did you buy that shirt?" I will wear them alone or with my Woolrich wool vests, which looks great. If you want some casual shirts that are different, and will set you apart from the rest of the herd, give these shirts a try. You'll be the only cat in town with genuine manly puffy sleeves. If you can pull that off, you'll be a man, my son. (Sorry, couldn't help it. A little fun with Rudyard Kipling's poem, "If--.")
Aug 30, 2013
David
Rockville Ma
US

 

#7 Rated Vintage Shirt
Fairchild Shirt

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Shirts White Cotton Solid Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002007

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

How grandpa got dressed
This is my second shirt from Historical Emporium, but my first collarless. With it I bought three different collars (in the same size) and some collar studs. Quality-wise the shirt is well made and perfectly satisfactory. Ordering the right size without an actual fitting can be hit or miss, but the shirt fitted very well using the Emporium's guides to measure up. I didn't need the collar studs. The shirt has a button at back of the collar and comes with a stud at the front. Collar studs aren't visible under neck-wear, either; still, it's nice to have a set to my own taste and small items get lost, so spares are good. Wearing it - now there's a small learning curve! I hadn't had a detachable-collared shirt since the air force cadets (way back in the '60s) issued us lads mismatched WW2 uniform equipment, and mine never fitted! This shirt and the collar did, both me and each other. But how did grandpa get dressed without the help of a gentleman's gentleman? I found, after fruitless contortions, the easy way is to attach the collar by the back button, and one end of the collar to the collar stud, but leave the other end free. Pull the shirt on (it only unbuttons part way!) then do up the shirt and attached collar. Then add your period neck-wear. And a vest/waistcoat. A gentleman never wore his shirt fully exposed. Finally, wear it in public. Be ready for conversations. Possibly, ask Historical Emporium for a supply of their cards to hand out.
May 30, 2018
John
Adelaide So
AU
fantastic dress shirt-
Much admired, with collar off the open neck suits cravat, collar on for more formal with four in hand or pufftie. Will be buying more
Mar 15, 2018
tom

AU
Love this shirt!
This shirt is the ONLY one (thus far) which possesses a Breast pocket! A feature many men require. Fits well and like the other shirts, the sleeves are just a little too long. I would Easily recommend this product to anyone!
Sep 7, 2017
Alan Sider
Dawson City Yu
CA
Wonderful Dress Shirt
This is a wonderful dress shirt. The size runs very true and it is beautifully made. I purchased the wing-tipped collar to go with the shirt and it looks fantastic. I wear this shirt as part of my regular rotation of shirts I wear to work. I'm planning to purchase a variety of collars, so it will be like getting multiple shirts for the price of one. I love it!
Aug 30, 2017
David Roberts
High Point NC
US
Fairchild Shirt
This is a very well made, comfortable shirt. Looks good on, fits as was told. This was a very good buy. I would recommend it highly to anyone looking for this type of shirt.
Mar 6, 2017
Steve
Buzzards Bay Ma
US
Very nice
Well made, quality shirt
Feb 9, 2017
Enahoc
Boston MA
US
Best ever
I have some other shirts from Emporium, but this is my favorite, Iu just love it, and the opertunity to change the collar ;-) I can use it all the time
Oct 21, 2016
Nickholas Maclergan
Stavanger
NO
works for me
I love this shirt use it for western dress and victorian, even wear it now and then for daily dress . using the collars just makes it that much more in when dressing up for victorian or western period .
Dec 31, 2015
Hank
Houston Te
US
Well crafted, great period cut
This resembles a good 19th century shirt that I use for daywear as well as formal evening attire. Had some sizing issues at the start, but Historical Emporium sent me a replacement and this time they fit better, just had my tailor have a slight hand over the collar. Since it was my first order I wasn't so familiar with the sizing table, but for my future orders I am now perfectly prepared. Will order from Historical Emporium again!
May 7, 2015
Fabian
Luebeck
DE
Fairchild Shirt Suggestion
The Fairchild shirt is a very fine product; however, although I take a large shirt in the chest and arm length area, my neck is not a large. I had to take the shirt to a tailor who sewed another button hole into the collar about a half inch in from the original. I would recommend that the manufacturer do the same, thus giving the customer the option of insuring a perfect fit. Since I ordered a large stand up collar for the shirt, the tailor did the same to the collar. All in all, everything worked out fine and it goes great with my swallow tail coat, vest and homburg. My lady friend and I should make a dashing couple at the San Diego Gas Lamp Gathering this September.
Mar 26, 2015
Tonopah Jim
Las Vegas NV
US
Great Choice!
Much to my surprise, I've come to the conclusion that if you only have one shirt in your Victorian kit, this is definitely the one to choose. With the detachable collars it's like having 4 shirts at bargan basement prices. The quality is definitely there, but it is the versatility that makes it stand out. A good example of this is when I indulge another Victorian fashion, a love of all things Scottish, and it's time to attend a "Burns Knicht," it fits right in with a bit of lace pined to the cuffs, and a jabard pined at the throat. Then with a change of hat, collar, tie and coat, it works for the piano recital of 1860's American music, held in a historic house of the era. I really recommend this shirt!
Dec 21, 2014
Jon Dom
Lexington
US
fairchild
would have preferred a full-button front to placket and an ordinary pocket, not "western" type also had to change all buttons as needed plain white ones
Jun 3, 2014
mtb
Little Falls NE
US
Amazing
This is the one shirt I thought would be the most versatile. The Fairchild looks nice and fits well. If the emporium offered shirts like the Fairchild in a variety of colors (like light blue, peach, striped etc.) combined with their attachable collars, this would be the best shirt ever. Right now it's only the best shirt.
Feb 10, 2014
Jonathan
Mi
US
Very stylish
A great value and the fit is perfect.
Oct 25, 2013
Nelson
Toronto On
CA
Nice shirt
Arrived promptly in the UK, unfortunately, it didn't fit, but that's down to me not checking the sizes properly. No reflection on the service.
Oct 14, 2013
Geoff
Winscombe So
UK

 

#8 Rated Vintage Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - White

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts White Cotton Solid Work Pioneer |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002739

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

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
US
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
Joe
New York Ne
US
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
katanatac
Julian No
US
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
Stephanie
Snohomish WA
US
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
jdrake1337
Julian NC
US
Fundamental work shirt
Excellent quality. Exactly what I expected. I will order more items from this site for sure
Jul 16, 2017
Kellyk

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
Christoff

Shirt
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
US
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
VMBInExile
San Diego CA
US
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
Straightshooter
Folsom CA
US
workshirt
Has more detail, with numerous pleats on each side of the buttons in front, than shows in picture. Light weight fabric, which is good, since this is worn in summer with a vest. Size is accurate, with good length for tucking in, and long torso men.
May 11, 2016
costumemaker
Pella IA
US
work shirt
nice shirt- needs to be washed and starched a bit pricey but the quality is good
Mar 30, 2016
Rex
tucson Az
US
A sharp looking comfortable shirt
Shirt looks good and wears well.
Dec 2, 2015
Bill
Woodstock Ga
US
Nice shirt
I bought two items, a blouse and shirt. One fit, one did not. Fitting mail order items is always a little harder, especially when the items are not of a common design. I was somewhat surprised by the type of fabric the shirts were made from. It was more a of a fine muslin than a broad cloth. A better description of the weave, thread, weight, and behavior of the cloth would have been helpful. The look and quality of the items is great!
Aug 12, 2015
Prairie Dude
MN
US
James
Mar 20, 2015
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Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

work shirt
Shirt originally ordered was large. Too big. Returned and reordered medium in green. perfect fit and color.
Sep 23, 2019
tom Balducci
The Villages Fl
US
great fit
very comfortable to wear and fit is as they say it is! fallow their sizing chart and the fit is bang on
Apr 13, 2018
Kevin
Mundare Al
CA
A work shirt that works
I ordered two of these shirts to supplement my work wardrobe and I couldn't be more pleased. Very attractive shirts, very comfortable, worn with or without a vest. Heads up though, wash separately several times.
Dec 29, 2017
Mr. Barnes
Lakeland Fl
US
we are part of history
This shirt is amazing. Lots of attention to details. Color is beautiful. This is going with black pants. Be ready to take them up as the length is long so that it can fit more sizes. I am going to tack them up on the inside. Very pleased with the quality and fit.
Jul 20, 2017
oldfarmgirl
St Johnsville NE
US
Good
High priced but good clothing.
Jun 20, 2017
Tracy

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Work shirt
Perfect and well made. Great for Santa's workshop look.
Aug 18, 2016
Don
Concord CA
US
Dependable
A good, dependable work shirt. No real collar to speak of, if you're planning on neckwear. I have two now.
Jul 28, 2016
Wolfgang
Bethlehem Pe
US
Work Shirt
Comfortable fit, excellent quality.
Apr 23, 2015
Reginald Hafner
Colorado Springs Co
US
Excellent quality
Great shirt, very well made. However it wouldn't work with my puff tie so beware the collar will be for no tie.
Jul 9, 2014
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Huntington Beach ca
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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

New Favorite
The fit and feel of this shirt combined with the compliments I have received whilst wearing it have elevated this shirt to Favorite status. I feel as if I've discovered a wonderful hidden gem from Grandma's attic. My compliments to your nimble thimbled team. Regards.
Mar 14, 2019
badeye_brian
EL CERRITO CA
US
Very pleased!
This was a Christmas gift for my husband, so he just opened it yesterday--been wearing it ever since. He LOVES it! Perfect weight fabric, & seems VERY well constructed. Sizing is perfect for him too! He's already decided that he wants to take a look at your other "no collar" shirts, which are increasingly tough to find at affordable prices.
Dec 26, 2018
Val
Williamsburg NM
US
Excellent
Took a while to receive the shirt, but well-worth the wait. Great shirt, very comfortable, and goes well with all my vests and scarfs. Very happy! Wanted to purchase the black felt Gus crown hat also, but were out of stock and could not pre-order - disappointed, but will live! Thanks for your great clothes and services. Editor's note: The Gus hat has been discontinued by the vendor so we are unable to purchase more. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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