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A true Hollywood creation, this authentic spearpoint collared shirt grew to be
extremely popular worldwide from 1928 to 1933. It is said that the long-pointed,
3.5" shirt collar was designed and popularized by the legendary screen actor, John
Barrymore. To outdo Mr. Barrymore, some rakish Hollywood heartthrobs
,such as George Raft, wore collars up to 4.5" long!
Made of 100% cotton, our classic Duke shirt has a 3.5" long, curved, topstitched collar;
a left breast pocket; and French cuffs (or "double cuffs", as they were known back in the
day). The shirt's sleeves have plackets with gauntlet buttons and, like its collar, are
topstitched at one-quarter inch. The collar itself comes equipped with removable stays
for a more formal, starched look. Take them out, and the newly softened collar can be
worn open or with your favorite collar bar.
With this shirt we introduce six new fabric choices, giving you a total of 15 options to
accommodate all of your wardrobe needs. See "Duke Shirt Color Compendium" to select
your choice of fabric.
The Duke is an elegant specimen of mid-1930s vest. Stitched in a charcoal grey wool flannel, the Duke vest has four pockets; two single welts at the top and two with pocket flaps. It features notched lapels and 7 vintage black buttons. The inside of the vest and back are stitch in black rayon satin. The vest can be cinched with a buckle at the back waist. What makes this vest so unique is its "bespoke" double reverse darts at each side.
Duke trousers feature a reverse box pleat, framed by small tucks directed toward the box pleat. Modeled from a similar pair found in a 1935 Sears catalog, these navy blue, wool, chalk stripe trousers have a double buckle closure on the right side. The cleverly engineered tabs thread through the buckles and double back upon themselves to button, creating a unique closure method. These trousers also feature a 3" waistband containing a watch fob pocket and 22-inch width at the cuff.