Saint Laurent made black and white chic. Hedi Slimane continued this by wearing little else. Everyone wants a Prada spread collar shirt but even the cotton versions are out of reach for most. Our black silk camp collar shirt is more affordable - without sacrificing any of the Italian quality and craftsmanship. Wear it during the day with belted trousers, wear it out at night with tailored jeans and stacked boots, or wear it to bed as a Pyjama Shirt for the luxury you truly deserve.
Model wears size Medium. He is 6 ft.1,186 pounds (185 cms, 68 kilos).
SHOULDER WIDTH (CM)
BACK LENGTH FROM COLLAR (CM)
Note, these are the measurements of the garment taken lying flat.
SHAPE + DETAILING
This item is cut slightly oversized, we recommend taking your usual size to achieve the intended look.
This shirt is finished with french seams.
HOW IT WAS MADE
Our black 100% Silk Poplin comes from Como, Italy. Woven on old, narrow, looms, the fabric rolls are only 85 cms wide - and of the highest quality as a result. The producer has a tradition of silk manufacture that dates back 100 years, and the company is fully SERI certified.
The buttons are, of course, mother of pearl - specifically Australian Nacre.
Each shirt has been individually cut, pieced and finished at our small production unit in Puglia, Italy. It costs more, it uses more fabric, but we think it’s worth it.
Is silk cruel and environmentally harmful?
Silk is one of the oldest fabrics known to man, remnants have been found in China that date to the neolithic period - 8,500 years ago. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Higg Index contention that silk is not sustainable, is unsubstantiated and seems highly unlikely. As for the animal cruelty proclaimed by ASOS and PeTA: All crop production kills caterpillars and silk does no more harm to caterpillars than the production of any other crop. Plenty more on this in our blog - but if you're feeling: TL;DR. no worries; you're good. Wear silk.
COMPOSITION + CARE
Dry Clean Only.
Fabric source - Italy
Button source - Australia
Manufactured - Italy
*Please remember, each shirt was cut and sewn individually, so minor variations might occur.
All our photographs are shot in natural light, no pinning, no flash, no crafty illumination. Nobody lives in a photographic studio; how the clothes look in the pictures is how they are going to look on you. But as the light changes, colours appear to change slightly too.