Monday, 9 February 2015

Shirts & Men's Haberdashery

Today I just received a new book in the mail by the name of Shirts & Men's Haberdashery 1840s to 1920s by R.L. Shep & Gail Cariou. This book has a wealth of information on historical mens shirts and lots of great illustrations, patterns and old advertisements. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this book.

Below are some photos of the book.


Shirts & Men's Haberdashery 1840s to 1920s


How to take shirt measurements. 

Collar and tie advertisement. 1891

Shirt advertisement. 1890


Deveres 1859 shirt pattern.

Norfolk shirt pattern. 1870

Shirt pattern advertisement. 1871

A few different illustrations of collars and cuffs, and how to cut them. 1899




1 comment:

  1. How exciting - I'm curious if the various styles of cuffs and collars was up to the patrons preference - or were there social norms that indicated a status based on these differences?

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