Lace-Up Shirt, Men’s
Old West shirt, lace up front with flare collar. Solid black or natural, lace front, pullover, long sleeve
This is the real thing. The lace is unfinished leather. The body is cut wide and full. Sleeves are a generous length. Just like a quality homemade shirt from the 1800s.
Western lace up front long-sleeved shirt with flare collar, single-button sleeves, solid color. Cool, medium weight 100% cotton with long tails to stay securely tucked. Available in seven sizes (sm to XXXX) and two colors (black and natural) for immediate shipment.
Colors: Black, Natural (tan)
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large, XXXX-Large
Fabric: 100% cotton
These rugged shirts typify the daily wear of a respectable 1840s – 1920s western homeowner, merchant, farmer, schoolboy, cowboy, or ranch hand. The flare collar lays low and loose around the neck for comfort and can be pulled up to protect against wind, sun, and dust. Lace up front is typical of homemade shirts of the period. The solid colors emulate the economical fabrics used by citizens of modest income. The 100% cotton weave is cool and comfortable.
Flare collars (spread collars) are considered by many to be the most comfortable and practical for men’s casual shirts. They lay flat against the shoulders, allowing air circulation around the neck, keeping the wearer cool under the sun. The collar can also be worn raised to protect against the elements. In a pinch, the collar can even accommodate a tie. Western string ties with amulet slide closure are the most common accompaniment for this type collar.
Lace up front shirt closures were common, especially for homemade shirts. Hand stitching buttonholes is time consuming and exacting work. In the old west, pioneer farming and ranching families had to make buttons, usually of bone. A simple lace up opening allowed the shirt to be pulled easily over the head and was much faster and easier to stitch.