Turnbull & Asser evening shirt collection
If this years Oscars were anything to go by, vintage style dress shirts will be big this season. With that in mind, Turnbull & Asser have delved into their comprehensive archives for inspiration with the launch of the new limited edition Evening Shirt collection comprising of seven contemporary dress shirts, based on classic styles.
Looking back to rakish days gone by, the Evening Shirts collection has taken the best in silhouette, fabric and detailing to create a set of uniquely impressive shirts, in an elegant tailored fit. The result is pretty stunning - the focus is on superb craftsmanship and attention to deal with each piece individual, yet bearing all of the traditional hallmarks of the dress shirt.
The bib-front silhouette comes in a black watch tartan made from soft brushed cotton, with brushed charcoal cotton insert, as well as a baby blue Sea Island Quality Cotton. The traditional white dress shirt, made in Turnbull’s exclusive herringbone cloth, is reinvented with an exaggerated long point collar with lightweight collar lining – a subtle nod to the Seventies and an elegant pairing with a black bow tie.
A monochrome striped grandad collar shirt stands out as one of the bolder pieces in the collection, whilst a seemingly understated navy shirt is made from a fine 100% silk cloth. The final shirt in the collection is one dedicated to the gentleman socialite – a luxurious cream silk shirt with a ruffle front. It is the one piece that has “the rakish gent at Christmas” written all over it.
A limited number of shirts will be available in each style, making each shirt a collector’s item. Individually hand-made in Turnbull & Asser’s own Gloucester shirt factory by skilled craftspeople, the intricacy and detail of the shirt styles—which are typically only available in bespoke—make them delicate works of art.
From £215 and available at Turnbull & Asser.