Chest: measures 44” flat, to fit loosely on approx. size 38 to 40” chest
Sleeve length: 33” (23.5” from shoulder seam to cuff)
Length: 26” from back of neck to hem
Shoulder to shoulder: 17” from seam to seam across back
Neck: approximately 16-16.5” laced closed as shown—a bit smaller (15”-15.5”) if laced to the top
Label: Styled by Delmonico, Made in California, Featuring Rod Cameron
This stylish, bright yellow rayon gabardine, 1940s gaucho western shirt with lace-up neckline and topstitched, spearpoint collar is a great example of vintage casual menswear! The pullover shirt has a V-neckline, laced closed with contrasting navy blue, to match the navy topstitching and the navy blue buttons that fasten the flap patch pockets. The sleeve cuffs also fasten with contrasting blue buttons. The shirt has a gathered back yoke. The hem is relatively short by modern standards, approximately waist-length. The banded hem/waist may have had functional elastic at one time; if you prefer a fitted waist style, its new owner could easily replace the elastic. This unique 1940s shirt is in very good condition, with these small flaws: some wear to the edge of one pocket flap, two small holes on the outside of the left sleeve, one small hole on the underside of the right sleeve, and one tiny spot on the right sleeve. None of these minor issues should be particularly noticeable when this fab 1940s vintage sport shirt is worn.
Fun label fact: the second shirt label states “featuring Rod Cameron”. Cameron was an actor known for his roles in 1940s westerns and Republic Pictures serials, as well as 1950s television detective/crime shows. During his stint as a famous film cowboy, it must have been an effective marketing ploy to license his name for western-style apparel, like this shirt.