Product DescriptionOur Irish-made Grandfather shirt (aka Grandad Shirt, Graddad shirt, Irish Laborer Shirt, Banded collar shirt, Stand Up Collar Shirt, etc.) is a rich Cotton / Linen blend ideal for summer heat. Pairs perfectly with a kilt when you want something nicer than a t-shirt, but not as dressy as a dress shirt.
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- So good I bought a second one... Will
Price Value QualityI purchased a black shirt about a month ago. The quality and look is so good, I decided to buy a second one in blue. I did go down one size (from large to medium)...but I have that challenge with all shirts...both look incredible. Always high quality and great service from USA Kilts. (Posted on 6/27/2020)
- NICE! Kilted Surfer
Quality Price ValueGot the Black one a couple of months ago and decided to go for Blue! Good fit & looks nice, but had to go up a size from normal. Otherwise, good to go! (Posted on 6/5/2020)
- Nice design good look and material Norm T
Price Value QualityShrunk a bit more than expected on the first wash..Should have gone up in size .. (Posted on 2/12/2020)
- Great all around Rob
Price Value QualityBeautiful shirt and comfortable. Perfect fit. Quick shipping and service. Looking forward to purchasing another one info different color. (Posted on 1/27/2020)
- Comfortable and stylist in one shirt. RichJ
Value Quality PriceMy twin brother and I became Grandfathers this year and treated ourselves to a great shirt. It fits great and looks great. (Posted on 1/2/2020)
- Very Nice! William
Value Quality PriceExcellent in every way
Wonderful blue color
Very easy to wear and versatile (Posted on 11/19/2019)
- I wish I could wear it everyday! Buzz
Price Value QualityI have this shirt in 3 colors and wear them with jeans for going out at night or with the kilt for a less-than-formal function. They are bada** and, most importantly, my wife thinks they're hot. (Posted on 10/28/2019)
- worth it William
Price Value QualityA wee high price but rich color and feel
I LOVE it! Great service!
I would order a size larger ! (Posted on 10/23/2019)
- Love these shirts. Joe T
Price Value QualityGreat color, solid fit, great service. You can't go wrong. (Posted on 8/19/2019)
- Great Quality Material Rick
Price Value QualityLoved this shirt, great feel and quality. Ordered a 3x and noticed it was a little snug across the chest. I would advise to order a size larger than normally worn. (Posted on 8/13/2019)
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A Brief History of the Grandfather Shirt
The banded collar shirt first appeared in the Victorian age with the invention of detachable collars. It was practical and saved on washing. Naturally, many men simply left off the collar if they didn't need it. And this was especially true of working men such as the Highland ghillie or the Irish navvy. It was comfortable for long days in the fields or on the docks.
Though they were standard work-a-day shirts for many classes in many different countries, it was in Ireland that these shirts became a form of traditional dress, like the aran sweater (the “jumper”) or the flat cap. It was in Ireland that the name “Grandfather’s shirt” was coined and quickly shortened to granddad shirt or graddad shirt.
Our Grandad Shirt is Timeless Fashion
Traditional Irish grandfather shirts were, and still remain, practical yet sleek and dignified menswear. You can find old photos of everyone from Welsh coal miners to American cowboys wearing them (not to mention the occasional businessman relaxing after hours). And yet nothing about the Grandfather shirt feels out of place in the 21st century.
Irish Shirt Quality Granddad Would Approve of
A true Granddad shirt will be made of cotton or linen, or a blend of the two. Ours is made in Ireland of rich cotton with just a touch of linen. There’s just enough linen to add durability and that wonderful nubby texture, but not so much that the shirt will require ironing. It’s just about perfect and will only become more and more comfortable over the years. The front features the traditional placket with a dozen small decorative buttons. On the back you’ll find a reinforced yoke and gusset for ease of movement.
The Perfect Traditional Work Shirt for Your Kilt OR Jeans!
Cut long and roomy, this authentic Irish graddad shirt will easily fit in your kilt or even jeans without pulling out. We offer a variety of colors including a light blue which tones perfectly with most ancient color palette tartans! Pair this shirt with your favorite kilt, brown leathers and flat cap.