Revival Replica Vintage Shirts With Detachable Collars

Shirts With Detachable Collars

Revival Replica Shirts With Detachable Collars

Over the years we have accumulated a few of the original stiffened collars from the 1930s and 1940s. I think it was always in the back of our minds that we would do something with them one day. With a decent choice of vintage-inspired fixed collar shirts including our spearpoint collar range, club collars and more recently our Beaumont collar shirts, we thought the timing was right to develop a new range of vintage look men's shirts with separate detachable shirt collars, just like the originals.

Shirt Collars

Share Our Journey From Sketchbook To Hanger

Adopt The Collar Drop The Name

We selected two of the original starched collars that we already owned to work with, a penny round shape we call our Club collar plus a pointed blunt one with the unfortunate name of the Corona collar. For obvious reasons we chose to copy the shape but not the name, we simply call ours the Bankers collar. As a matter of fact, the process of design to finished article takes about as long as it does to develop a new vaccine.

Bankers Collar
Banker & Club Collars

The Basic Revival Collarless Shirt

We decided to keep the basic collarless shirt simple in design to set off the detachable collars. They needed to be the main attraction! Thankfully past experience in design & pattern cutting helps me communicate with the factory technicians and sample machinists. With a design settled on, the next step is to select fabrics. You would think this would be an enjoyable stage of the process, however, from the batch of swatches we are provided with, the ones we choose are invariably no longer available. Frustrating as it is, we have come to learn we always need at least two sets of preferences in reserve. Fabric manufacturing companies have a fast turnover and rarely repeat the same designs. We also select a couple of superior deluxe grade fabrics to include in our premium quality Socialite range.

Shirt Collar Design Sketch

The Working Sample

Our first sample is usually completed two to three months later.  Although we look forward to this stage, we also have trepidation that our design on paper might not work in reality. In the case of this new collection of collarless shirts with separate collars we felt the stud notch at the back was a little too exaggerated on our sample so we reduced it slightly.

Shirt Collar With Studs

Once the sample amendments are fed back, and the finished design signed off, it really is a time for even more patience. Factories are not sitting around, machines idle, waiting for us: we have to be slotted into their schedule. We are a small business, of course, and our orders are relatively small, so we are not going to take precedence over mass production runs.

White Detachable Collar Shirt

The Big Reveal

Once the delivery of the bulk order arrives it's then a race to get the shirts onto the website and stock system, and more importantly let everyone know about them! We do this predominantly through our newsletter and our social media platforms such as the Revival Vintage Facebook page, and our Instagram.

Blue Detachable Collar Shirt

 

Red Detachable Collar Shirt

Our aim is always to bring vintage lovers garments that are authentic, good quality and affordable.  We hope you enjoyed sharing our latest journey with that mission in mind once more.  We hope you agree we have succeeded with this new range of thirties, forties style formal shirts to enhance your retro wardrobe.

We are selling the collarless shirts and two collar styles separately plus combination pairs. All of which come with the studs you need to secure them in place. However, you can of course interchange them with your own.

The other thing to note, guys, is that if you get lipstick on your collar, you don't have to throw away your entire shirt!

Brown Detachable Collar Shirt

3 comments

Don’t tease. Are these shirts available?

Kirsty and Ki May 18, 2022

Vintage shirts: For period authenticity double cuffs and the ability to wear with cuff links would be prefereable.

Alistir

Alistir Wood Tait April 04, 2022

I’m interested in purchasing some shirts

Joseph joyner March 29, 2022

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