Jefferson Work Shirt

Jefferson Work Shirt

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The prevailing shirt style of Jefferson's time was full-cut, with a banded collar and dropped shoulder, allowing great freedom of movement for all the physical activities that filled a day. (It's also quite comfortable for well-earned relaxation.) Trimmed with wooden buttons, this one is similar to an original in Monticello's collection. Unbleached cotton muslin. Machine wash. Made in the U.S.A. of imported fabric. Please specify men's sizes M, L or XL when ordering.

Thomas Jefferson’s Shirt

This garment is representative of a type of work shirt common during the 18th century. Cut from a full width of fabric in a series of rectangles and squares to avoid waste, these shirts fit loosely, without any tapering in the body, and were long and full. A band or soft collar buttoned at the neck and the shirt opened in a deep slit down the front.

Plantation owners like Thomas Jefferson usually wore shirts of fine white linen, while people with fewer means wore shirts of unbleached muslin or coarser linen. A good pictorial reference on clothing of this period is Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg by Linda Baumgarten.

This 18th century work shirt is recreated in 100% preshrunk cotton fabric with dropped shoulder seams and hardwood buttons.

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