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Viyella Shirts, Perfect for Fall! M, L, XL. Vintage and Recent--with fabric that's no longer made!

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  1. tweedydon

    tweedydon Call Me a Cab

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    VIYELLA SHIRTS!

    Vintage and recent!

    Viyella (a blend of wool and cotton) is one of THE classic Ivy fabrics for Fall and Winter, having long been popular with the Ivy Leaguers' British cousins.

    I've written a short history of Viyella for WaterhollowTweed, that appears here: https://www.waterhollowtweed.com/single-post/2018/08/19/Viyella-Fabric--A-Brief-History

    And now I have several lovely Viyella shirts to pass along--in both the old-school blend of 55/45 wool/cotton that is no longer available, and the newer 80/20 blend.

    1) Vintage Viyella shirt from Trimingham's of Bermuda.

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    Size Large.
    Chest: 23 2/4
    Sleeve: 34 1/4.

    Viyella fabric woven in Scotland.

    This is made from the old-school blend of 55/45 wool/cotton--the blend that made Viyella so well-loved and that is, alas, no longer made. And this shirt was sold by Trimingham's of Bermuda--a much-loved Ivy store that is now long gone. Since the fabric of this shirt is no longer made and the retailer has long closed, this is a very rare opportunity to secure a lovely Trad item!

    This shirt is in excellent condition. Asking just $29, OR OFFER, shipped in the USA.

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    2) Vintage Viyella shirt.

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    Size: Large.
    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 34

    Fabric woven in Scotland; shirt made in Ireland.

    Likely dating from the 1960s or early 1970s, this carries the Royal Warrant indicating that the company that made the fabric--William Hollins & Co. of Derby, England, the developers of Viyella in 1893--was chartered to made this fabric for the Queen.

    Made by Leine Eireann Teo of Dublin, Ireland this has the tiniest start of a fray on the collar, as shown--but this currently blends into the pattern! It is thus in Very Good condition, and so is just $25 shipped in the USA.

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    3) BEAUTIFUL recent Viyella shirt.

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    Size: M
    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 33 1/2

    in the current blend of 80/20 cotton/wool, this is a lovely red and green tartan shirt that was Made in Canada. Excellent condition. Asking just $25, or offer, shipped in the USA.

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    4) LOVELY Viyella shirt in bracken and chestnut check.

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    5) ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Viyella shirt.

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    Size: L
    Chest: 25 1/4
    Sleeve: 36

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Cut from the current Viyella blend of 80/20 cotton/wool, this shirt is truly beautiful--a wonderful subdued tartan of slate-blue, muted moss green, and berry red. Beautiful and versatile! Made in the USA, and in excellent condition. Asking just $27, shipped in the USA.

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