The Velvet Shirt
16 April 1399.
According to his will, King Richard II wanted to be buried in velvet.
After you’ve acquainted yourself with this shirt, any reservations you have will also be put to rest. This 100% cotton velvet makes for the perfect shirt weight, substantial but not stiff or heavy, and supple with the right amount of sheen. The opposite of gaudy. Sophisticated. Equally smashing by itself or under a jacket.
Conventionally, we always put velvet in the jacket or suit category. But if you’re flipping the script this successfully, they’ll wonder what other great ideas you’ve been keeping close to the vest.
The Velvet Shirt (No. 5480). Distinctive and luxurious. 100% cotton velvet. Point collar with removable stays. Self-dyed corozo buttons. Made in Portugal.