Re-enactment linen shirt, in 18th century style


Similar style to our Napoleonic mans shirt but in a heavier more robust Irish ‘re-enactment’.linen in a natural white shade and 2″ longer than our other 18th century shirts.

Modern lighter weight linens have a softened finish, are easier to work with and to iron but active re-enactors often want a slightly thicker old-fashioned cloth.  The finish is labelled as “PFD” – prepared for dye, so you can dye it yourself.  This cloth does soften with repeated washing.

This linen shirt is cut to an 18th century pattern with front and back cut as a single piece.  It features neck and underarm gores, shoulder binders and gathering at the wrists and sleeve head.

The shirt pulls on over the head and fastens with wooden (coconut) buttons at collar, front and on cuffs.

(Please note that XXL is made to order only, and is considerably bigger than XL).

The garment comes in the following sizes, all generously proportioned: these are voluminous shirts so don’t buy up a size

Collar size15”16”17”18”20”
Shirt measures cross front21.5”27.5”27.5”30”35”
Back length28.5”31.5”32.5”34”36”
Front length26.5”29”31”32”34.5”

Please use the contact button if you wish to discuss what size might suit you.  We do make to fit, but we like customers to try a standard size as a starting point.

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