This natural colored lightweight linen-cotton blend shirt is perfect for any 18th century man as linen would have been the most common fabric. The neck features a small bone button for the closure. There are triangle gussets under the arms, indicative of the 18th century, and shoulder reinforcements to make the shirt more durable. The sleeves are held closed with small bone buttons at the cuff.
80% Linen / 20% Cotton
|Size †||Neck||Sleeve (Max Length) *||Wrist ☨|
|Small||15.5" - 16"|
|Medium||16.5" - 17"|
|Large||17.5" - 18"|
|X Large||18.5" - 19"|
|XX Large||19.5" - 20"|
|XXX Large||20.5" - 21"|
† We highly recommend selecting your t shirt size. This chart is used for reference of specific sizes for specific needs.
* The sleeve length is supposed to be longer than the actual arm length.
☨ The wrist button can be moved approximately 1/2" if need be by the purchaser. The measurement show is the current max circumference.
The shirt is good quality. The fabric is a bit rough out of the box so definitely wash before wearing. This is a great option for living historians on a budget or those just starting out with reenacting. We purchased several for our “loaner” locker for people new to our regiment who haven’t had the opportunity to build their kit yet.
I bought a large shirt based on chest measurement. It was fine except the neck is a little tight. In these shirts, the next size would be too big.
Second shirt I've purchased again excellent. I would think about using slight thinner buttons.