It is time for a warm shirt, and the new Viyella cotton and merino wool shirts have just arrived in their fresh autumn-winter colours. These shirts are part of British history. What turned out to be the perfect winter shirt-weave of 80% cotton and 20% merino wool was invented and trademarked by Viyella in 1894, the year London’s Tower Bridge opened to traffic. It is still produced because it remains simply the finest winter shirt. As soon as you wear it you become warm and comfortable, and this remarkable fabric just gets better with age.
Viyella was the first shirtmaker to blend fabrics—any fabrics—hence the trademark. For these ‘warm handle’ shirts they continue to use long staple cotton, blended with the best merino wool. It gives a soft fabric finish, high durability and of course warmth. Whatever the details, the Viyella shirt is made to last, and whether we are talking about yesterday, today or tomorrow, it matters. It is a shirt that says ‘British’ all the way through, and Members buy it at a special Club rate.
The shirt is made in collar sizes 15-18in (including half sizes). Choose from this season’s colours: plain red or plain dark navy.
RRP £52 plus delivery. CCUK £39. Free UK mainland delivery.