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In Detail: The Oliver Brown Tattersall Shirt
28 Feb 2016
With their traditional and recognisable check pattern, tattersall shirts are country gents' style essentials. They're shirts with a history, too; they're inspired by the checked blankets worn by the thoroughbred horses at Richard Tattersall's Suffolk horse market in the 18th-Century (hence the name!). The distinctive style caught on and the classic check shirt was born. Here at Oliver Brown, our tattersall shirts are fully handmade in England from two-fold pure cotton giving the shirts a smooth, silky feel. Like all our shirts, we've chosen a classic Jermyn Street cut that gives a comfortable fit that's generous across the shoulders. We pay attention to the details - you'll find two-button cuffs, a classic collar with internal, removable collar bones and white mother of pearl buttons. Side gussets and slightly longer tails allow for the shirts to be tucked in comfortably. And because variety is the spice of life, our tattersall shirts are available in a choice of colours and check patterns. So how do you wear a tattersall shirt? As they're a staple item of country clothing, we recommend wearing them with tweed tailoring. They look great layered under cashmere knits with dark indigo denim for casual weekend ensembles too - just avoid wearing them to formal events. Take a look at our tattersall shirt online, or browse our full shirts collection for more inspiration.