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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- Excellent Montana Don
Price Value QualityColor, fit and quality as expected (Posted on 2/18/2022)
- Grandfather shirt(S) thekrazykilteddude
Price Value QualityI purchased all 3 colors..white wasn't in stock however these shirts are incredible ..in quality, fit and style! I've already had many comments on the style! I imagine they'll get even better with age due to the linen content! I recommend them to everyone looking for something different (Posted on 2/18/2022)
- So comfortable! Rob I
Value Quality PriceJust received my 5th Grandfather Shirt.
It’s become my fall- winter “go to” shirt.
Great with my kilt or jeans. I like that they are a bit unique. I’ve gotten many positive comments and questions about the shirt and always send them to USAKilts. (Posted on 12/19/2021)
- GREAT shirt, great service! Leo
Price Value QualityThe cotton/linen combination makes this a VERY comfortable shirt. With an accurate fit, and basic good looks it cannot be beat. Note: even with the shipping challenges everyone faces, this shirt, like almost every USA Kilts order, came very quickly, less than a week in this case. (Also, the extra candies are a treat.) (Posted on 12/6/2021)
- Great shirt ScottishBee
Quality Price ValueThis is the second Grandfather shirt I have bought for my husband. Love the fit, fabric, look! (Posted on 11/29/2021)
- Grandfather Shirt..... Jeff
Price Value QualitySuper shirts.... Love them! (Posted on 11/27/2021)
- Looks great, superior quality! David
Price Value QualityThis is a great casual shirt which goes great with my kilts and my everyday wear! (Posted on 11/11/2021)
- Great shirt Bobbo
Price Value QualityAwesome shirt, pricey but good quality. Comfortable and received many compliments (Posted on 6/5/2021)
- Excellent shirt Scooter
Price Value QualityI now have two of these shirts and would love to have a third. It is going to be on my next order for sure. Great looking and excellent quality. I totally recommend purchasing one or more. (Posted on 5/3/2021)
- Runs large Bob
Quality Price ValueAfter viewing other reviews, I ordered up a size, to XL.
I find most shirts size L fit my body, but not my sleeve length, so often buy an XL.
This shirt was very large on me, and the sleeves too long.
The quality of the shirt is great however.
I placed an order for size L in hopes that will be a better fit for me, and I'll gift the other. (Posted on 3/8/2021)
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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
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 grey which tones perfectly with most weathered color palette tartans and pretty much any tartan as grey is a neutral color! Pair this shirt with your favorite kilt, day sporran and flat cap.