A PROPER SHIRT IS IN THE DETAILS
A Charles Tyrwhitt shirt is made up of 63 pieces. The greatest care and attention go into every single one, from the fine cotton fibres to the strong stitching of the buttons. Look closely, however, and you’ll see the details that elevate some of those pieces to a certain special status. These are the pieces that make a shirt a proper shirt.
SPLIT BACK YOKE
All Tyrwhitt shirts have what is called a split back yoke: the top part of the back is made of two pieces, sewn together on the diagonal. Note the handsome seam down its middle. It gives the wearer easier movement in his shirt, thanks to how the fabric stretches. And look how elegantly the patterns match up.
TWIN NEEDLE STITCHED SIDE SEAM
See the parallel lines of stitching that run down your shirt’s side seam. This is called twin needle stitching, and it’s there to give it extra strength. You can tug your shirt on, twist and move around in it, and send it for rounds in the washing machine for years – and thanks to the extra attention where it matters, it’s still stitched together as firmly as the day it was sewn.
COMPLIMENTARY BRASS COLLAR STAYS
No one wants a curly collar. To keep yours perfectly straight, all Tyrwhitt formal shirts come with collar stiffeners, courtesy of the house. The engraved brass adds just that little extra sophistication; a classic Jermyn Street touch.