An original piece of sportswear – the button-down shirt!
Today the button-down shirt is mostly used for formal or business occasions. However, that was not its origin. Polo players in England in the late 19th century were the first to use a button-down collar. They fixed the collar, so it wont move while riding and hitting the ball. The first sports wear manufacturer made the button down shirt available to the public and it slowly began to be seen in the streets because fans saw wanted to be in the ivy league.
Especially in the 50s and 60s it started to have a strong impact since it could be well combined with a tie and used for formal occasions.
For our 1957 button-down shirt we have used a classic British fit from the 1950s. In combination with our slighty brushed 100% pure cotton flannel it can be used either for duty or for leisure.
Further fine details are:
- 100% Cotton Flannell, lightly brushed
- Classic 1950s fit
- Chest Pocket
- Button-Down collar
- Made in Portugal