The 19th Century Button Down by Engineered Garments was designed in the spirit of garment conservation and is produced in New York City using painstaking, traditional methods of manufacture. This shirt has all the construction details a discerning shopkeep of years past would require, with a comfortable, tailored fit that is not out of place in a modern context. The vibrant pastel striping warrants attention, and curiosity is rewarded by the Button Down’s imbued craft.
True mother-of-pearl buttons fasten the collar and front, drawing the eye in to the pointed 3/4-length placket and introducing the observer to the single-needle stitching that permeates the Button Down. Single-needle stitching cannot be rushed if precision is to be achieved, and results in clean, sharp lines at the garment’s seams that do not pucker over time. The open chest pocket is further evidence of this careful stitching, and of dutiful alignment in the fabric pattern: the striping is not interrupted. Turn to the back and notice the symmetrical alignment of the split yoke as well.
The 19th Century Button down is sourced and manufactured entirely within a 50-mile radius of New York City, celebrating the age that saw the creation of Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Met, and Museum of Natural History. Exciting times they were — to wear such a fine shirt then or now is a mark of pride. 100% cotton.
Made in the USA.
| || Chest || Waist || Back Length || Sleeve |
| Small ||20"||20"||30"||25"|
| Medium ||21"||21"||32"||25"|
| Large ||22"||22"||32.5"||26.5"|
| XLarge ||24"||24"||33"||27"|
Chest and Waist are measured across the front of the flat garment.
Length is measured from bottom of the collar to waist hem.
Sleeve is measure from shoulder to cuff.
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