Product DescriptionOur Irish-made Grandfather shirt (aka Grandad Shirt, Graddad shirt, Irish Laborer Shirt, Banded collar shirt, Stand Up Collar Shirt, etc.) is inspired by the shirts of Irish working men of the 19th and early 20th century. However it is cut a little nicer and has cooler buttons than the old gents would have worn. Nevertheless, this is a cotton-linen shirt that can take abuse and still look dashing. Pairs perfectly with a kilt when you want something nicer than a t-shirt, but not as dressy as a dress shirt. Looks great with jeans too! Our design features the classic look of the upper placket with 10 buttons and the left chest pocket. Made from an easy care blend of 10% linen / 90% cotton.
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- nice shirt Howard
Price Value QualityIt is a nice shirt. A little more than I would pay for a shirt normally, but that's ok. Had to get it in black, because the sales person said that blue wasn't in stock (Posted on 12/15/2022)
- Grandfather shirt funkdaddy3.0
Value Quality PriceAfter a close inspection, I found no flaws in the material, no loose threads, and all buttons are securely fastened. I will buy again. (Posted on 10/25/2022)
- Great shirt Bill M
Quality Price ValueThis is a really great shirt with the right look and feel for a casual outfit. I would advise the buyer to buy a size down, though, as the shirt is very "roomy." (Posted on 7/20/2022)
- Birthday gift Danke
Quality Price ValueNice quality love the color (Posted on 7/20/2022)
- Runs at least 1 size small Shutterbug
Quality Price ValueThe construction and quality seemed good. However I ordered a 3X and 3X fits me with a lot of room. This fit like a tight 2X. So at least 1 size smaller than traditional US sizing. Sadly had to return. (Posted on 7/17/2022)
- Excellent John
Quality Price ValueI have not worn the shirt as the weather is still hot, but I did try it on and was very delighted with the fit. I am glad l ordered a size one step larger than what l normally wear. The shirt will dress up my kilts and provide a great masculine appearance (Posted on 7/16/2022)
- This is the third one I purchased Sjc
Quality Price ValueThis is the third one I purchased.. absolutely outstanding company to deal with. Top quality products I’m very happy with everything I’ve purchased in the past.thanks (Posted on 7/2/2022)
- Great, well made shirt Darin
Quality Price ValueWent to a highland games in blistering heat and was very surprised at how well it breathed. Cloth feels very well made. (Posted on 6/22/2022)
- Excellent product, excellent service Ol Doc
Price Value QualityI started with one shirt, and now have all four colors. These are about the most comfortable shirts I have. They go well with any kilt for casual wear, even with a vest. (Posted on 12/20/2021)
- Awesome Shirt Jason
Value Quality PriceThis shirt is fantastic. Feels great and looks great. A little smaller than expected though. (Posted on 11/24/2021)
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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.