Hawes & Curtis was founded by two accomplished outfitters, Ralph Hawes and George Frederick Curtis, who opened the first store at 24 Piccadilly Arcade in February 1913. From the beginning, the heritage brand has been acclaimed by the aristocracy and Hollywood’s elite. Notable customers have included the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Lord Mountbatten, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire.
Today, Hawes & Curtis is famous for its quintessentially British menswear and womenswear ranges. With over 100 years of heritage, Hawes & Curtis has a distinguished British past and a promising international future. The brand currently has more than 20 stores in the UK and the flagship store remains in the heart of London on Jermyn Street, famous for its resident shirtmakers. It has also launched German, Australian and American websites. Thanks to its rapid international expansion and prominent online presence, Hawes & Curtis is an internationally recognised brand attracting customers from around the world.
Hawes & Curtis got in touch and asked us to feature a couple of their shirts and ties. Of course, we knew all about their amazing brand and jumped at the chance… So keep an eye out for our future posts about their beautifully designed garments. Today features this men’s white poplin formal shirt that designed with single cuffs and a cutaway collar. I’m a huge fan of cutaway collars as they make a thinner and leaner gentleman look wider. This can also be known as the Windsor collar and it was specifically designed by Hawes & Curtis to accommodate the Duke of Windsor’s ties.
This lovely Hawes & Curtis white poplin shirt is made from the finest 2 ply 100s cotton which has been perfected with a unique silk touch finish that makes the shirt easier to iron. I decided to go for the extra slim fit as this really suits my body type and fits like a dream. It is their most contemporary, fitted shirt. It is very closely cut to the body, creating a streamlined silhouette.
I had never experienced any of Hawes & Curtis shirts before but can safely say that I am now converted! The price is unbelievable and the quality is second to none! Stay tuned for our future posts about this great brand, we have a few different type of shirts to feature for you!