Know your shirt
A shirt is never just a shirt. Here is information about the various models and fits, the anatomy of a shirt, as well as advice about how to take care of your shirt.
Our shirt models
Considerations about how a shirt sits best vary from person to person. It is easy to think only about body shape, but in actual fact there is much more. Trends, personal taste and style, age group and situations of use are some factors to remember when considering how you want the perfect shirt to sit.
Model overview: Man
We have listened to our customers’ needs and created two main models that meet the requirements of most bodies and styles.
Regular fit (previously Tailored fit)
A somewhat closer fit that maintains freedom of movement. Intakes at the back make the shirt’s front and waist narrower. Available in sizes 37-46.
Slim fit (previously Extra slim fit)
A very figure-hugging fit with a youthful image. Intakes at the sides, shoulders and sleeves shape the shirt into a tighter model. Available in sizes 36-44.
We also have selected shirts with extra-long sleeves.
Model overview: Woman
As in fashion generally, our women’s collection is more complex and multifaceted than the more traditional men’s collection. There are very many models and fits to choose from. Some are classical and timeless, others trendy and new for the season. There are figure-hugging, tight models but also straighter and more leisurely versions. We always recommend that our
customers try a variety until they find their personal favourite.
Our women’s collection is available in sizes 34-44.
IRONING A SHIRT
If you take proper care of your new favourite shirt, then it can last many years, even if nothing lasts for ever. Read our good advice to extend the lifespan of your shirts. This information covers cotton shirts. Other quality fabrics may require other treatments.
Undo all buttons, empty any pockets and remove the collar bones. Turn the shirt inside out. Read the shirt’s washing instruction label.
It is preferable to let the shirt drip dry, without spin drying. Gently stretch the shirt’s seams and place on a hanger.
1. Place the collar flat. Iron the collar’s underside (the reverse side), from the collar edge to the middle, while also stretching the top seam.
2. Iron the upper side (the face side) in the same way.
3. Iron the shoulder yoke; the inside first and then the outside.
4. Iron the cuffs; the inside first and then the outside.
5. Iron the arms in the same way.
6. Place the shirt flat with the front pieces together. Iron the side seams first, then the front pieces.
7. Turn the shirt inside out and iron the back of the shirt.
Hang or fold the shirt after washing and ironing. It is best to store the shirt on a hanger with the collar button done up. If the shirt is to be stored folded, then do up all the buttons.
The shirt’s care symbols
All our shirts are provided with a label of washing instructions. These are often complemented with written instructions. Always read the label before washing or treating your garment. Here is a guide to help you understand the most usual symbols:
Care instructions for Wash & Wear shirts
Wash & Wear is the name of our iron-free shirts. They are made of 100% cotton that has been chemically treated to maintain a smooth appearance. This makes them incredible easy to manage. The best way to maintain iron-free shirts is to follow the care instructions and avoid spin drying. The washing cycle with gentler spinning is often called ‘iron-free’. Hang the damp shirt directly on a hanger and stretch the seams.
Easy Iron is naturally the name of our easy-to-iron shirts. These too are made of 100% cotton that has been slightly treated to make ironing easier. The same gentle spinning instructions apply, but the shirt requires some ironing to achieve the best result.