1910s John Wanamaker Silk Front-Plait Dress Shirt
Wanamaker's Grand Depot opened in Philadelphia in 1876, making it one of America's first department stores. By the early 1900s, the company had opened a second location in New York City. This shirt is one of the company's earlier creations available at Mr. Wanamaker's NYC location.
Fashioned in a luxuriously soft striped ivory silk, it's easy to see why Wanamaker's proudly touted its high quality. This shirt has a pleated front-plait closing, which was popular during the time. It is collarless, has French cuffs and is stamped "WSA R8623F" at the bottom front.
Shirt is in spectacular shape given its age and the fact that it's silk.
Length: 30.5" (front); 34.5" (back)
Sleeve Length: 27.5"
Label: John Wanamaker, New York
Condition: Very Good
There 2 professionally done repairs near the collar on the back. They are done so well, you do not notice them and they will be covered with a detachable collar. There are a few stains on the front and on the shirttails and some slight discoloration on the cuffs.
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