A simple wearable shirt.
The deep wide collar edged with tightly gathered frill, the front similar concealing small buttons and buttonholes, ties to the neck finished with a bobbin lace, T shaped with dropped shoulder seams with tightly gathered sleeves, deep cuffs with frills, cotton, shoulder to hem 26 in;66 cm. arm span 6 ft;1.83 m; underarm 60 in;1.5 m
The History of Underclothes Dr C Willett & Phillis Cunnington, p 126 he talks about George IV's hirt dated 1827 at York Castle Museum " has three small pearl buttons, the ealiest example we know of the use of mother-of-pearl buttons on underclothing".
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