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!
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- Good! CW
Price Value QualityThis is the second shirt exactly like this that I've purchased from USA Kilts. They are for highland games and scottish festivals. I'm very pleased with the quality. As usual customer service was top notch. (Posted on 5/28/2021)
- Great shirt Jeff
Quality Price ValueLove this shirt. Not only does it look great with my kilt but is really comfortable. You can wear this with just jeans if you want. (Posted on 4/2/2021)
- Perfect fit, feel and color. Scott
Quality Price ValueGoing to order the black and blue one soon. (Posted on 3/30/2021)
- looks great yudachef
Price Value Qualitycan wear the shirt with anything (Posted on 3/1/2021)
- Fantastic Shirt Capt Lou
Price Value QualityI am a rather tall, 3xl gentleman. This shirt is a great fit, wish it was about 2 inches longer. but the quality of the linen in absolutely exceptional. (Posted on 2/26/2021)
- Sizes not accurate to label. red6675
Quality Price ValueThis shirt was not the same cut as the other one of the same style I ordered, which fit fine. It fit more likke an XL instead of the 2XL it was supposed to be. (Posted on 2/7/2021)
- Great shirt Becks
Price Value QualityThis was the first Grandfather shirt I purchased. The price and quality are outstanding. I have purchased a second shirt since this one, and will buy another very soon. I am so glad I found this shop. (Posted on 1/13/2021)
- Excellent! Tom
Value Quality PriceI ordered the Cream Grandfather shirt online and it was delivered the next day - I do live close to the USA Kilts store - tried it on was was very pleased. I liked the shirt so much I immediately ordered two more, one in grey and one in blue.
The shirts look great with jeans and even better when worn with one of my kilts.
Once again Rocky and his staff get a 10 out of 10! (Posted on 10/3/2020)
- Love it! Don
Quality Price ValueJust what I wanted, quickly delivered, high quality! (Posted on 9/1/2020)
- Very comfy Victor
Price Value QualityThis is a very comfortable shirt. Seems to be of good quality. I bought 2 more based on the comfort factor. Definitely order it a size larger than normal (Posted on 8/7/2020)
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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
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 cream, which tones perfectly with most any tartan as cream is a neutral color! Pair this shirt with your favorite kilt, coton hose and flat cap.