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! Made from an easy care blend of 10% linen / 90% cotton
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- Grandfather shirts Tom
Quality Price ValueVery nice and soft, my wife likes the look! I bought the cream and black (Posted on 9/9/2023)
- Love this shirt! Matt C
Value Quality PriceI ordered this hoping to find a shirt that would be good both as a casual as well as a dress-type shirt. I got just what I was after. Even outside in the heat and humidity of the southern US, this shirt kept me comfortable. Enjoyed it so much, I ordered another in the blue. I will definitely be purchasing more later. I ordered a XXL, and it fits slightly smaller than a t-shirt in that size, but not enough to feel like it was too small. (Posted on 8/28/2023)
- Grandfather shirt Jon
Price Value QualityGreat look....Great fit! (Posted on 8/24/2023)
- Great Shirt Montana Don
Price Value QualityFit is perfect. Quality is superb. Color goes with any kilt (or jeans). (Posted on 8/24/2023)
- Great shirt Jimijames
Price Value QualityFirst time I wore it was at an Irish Festival. Lots of positive comments. Very comfortable, looks great. (Posted on 8/21/2023)
- ? the kilted butler
Value Quality PriceGents, these shirts are of exceptional quality and style..not to forget a great value....I'm getting many compliments on the look" every time I wear any of the 4 colors..Fit,Form, and Function...it's all there. There's nothing "grandfather-ish" about them..I highly recommend you get one 0R all 4 ! (Posted on 5/12/2023)
- Great shirt Coondog
Value Quality PriceThe grandfather shirt is very comfortable and looks great. I will need to get another one in a different color. (Posted on 4/4/2023)
- He LOVES it! DiMax
Price Value QualityI bought this for my Darling Husband to give it to him for an anniversary gift in June this year; it was so lovely, I couldn’t wait! He loved it so much, we immediately ordered another one in blue! The fabric quality is yummy, it is beautifully made, and the style is really sharp! (Posted on 3/1/2023)
- He’s thrilled!! DiMax
Price Value Quality‘Bought this for my husband and he LOVES IT! The fabric is yummy and the quality from the stitching to the buttons, is excellent! I may have to get this in other colors!! (Posted on 2/19/2023)
- Great item to have for special occasions! Skip
Price Value QualityI wore it on Super Bowl for our golf scramble. Don't see many kilt's in farm country! It was a great experience everyone loved it especially the ladies! (Posted on 2/16/2023)
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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.