The 1913 collection was designed to commemorate Hawes & Curtis' 1 year anniversary as a universally respected maker of men's shirts. In 1913 Hawes & Curtis was established by Ralph Hawes & Freddie Curtis with the intention of creating high quality exclusive clothing for gentlemen. From our infancy we have been acclaimed by royalty and aristocracy alike; most famously the duke of Windsor and the Earl of Mountbatten. The 1913 collection of shirts for men comprises of exquisitely tailored formal shirts which are designed to be worn to the workplace with or without a tie. These formal shirts have been beautifully crafted from premium 2 ply 14's cotton. This means that two single threads have been twisted together to make a folded yarn creating a studier garment and giving it a superior more luxurious feel. 14's refers to the yarn length. Longer yarn creates a finer silkier and more expensive fabric. There are two fits available in this premium range. The classic fit shirt provides the most generous cut and is suited to men who prefer a looser feel or men with larger builds whereas the slim fit gently tapers at the waist creating a relaxed contemporary silhouette. These formal shirts have traditional double cuffs creating a more refined look which can be personalised with a pair of men's cufflinks silk knots or silk barrels. They are also designed with a stylish full cutaway collar which has been specifically designed by Hawes & Curtis to complement the Windsor knot. The 1913 men's shirt collection offers a selection of traditional weave and pattern options including herringbone checks and stripes. These formal shirts are available in a variety of classic colours which are appropriate for the office. The high end collection has been finished with luxury mother of pearl buttons and custom made collar stiffeners. Each shirt includes a complementary pair of white cufflinks. The 1913 shirts would make a stunning gift for him or a wonderfully indulgent treat for you.