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Union Officer's Dress Shirts

American Civil War, U.S.


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Pleated Front
Collared Dress Shirts
Pleated Front
Collar-Less Dress Shirt
Collar-Less
Dress Shirt
Linen or Cotton
Detachable Collars
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Civil War Pleated Front Collared Dress Shirt

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Civilain Pleated Front Dress Shirt (Collar Up) in White, 19th Century (1800s) Men's Clothing
Civilain Pleated Front Dress Shirt (Collar Up) in White, 19th Century (1800s) Men's Clothing
    This is an 1860's period, drop shoulder dress shirt (shown) with gathered sleeves and cuffs. There are three (3) Mother of Pearl buttons on the front with one on each cuff. The collar is a stand and fall pattern (as shown) and is permanently attached to the shirt, though other period collar styles are available on special order. It is available in WHITE ONLY. This is a good for both Military Officer and Upscale Civilian images.

    This REPRODUCTION item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    White ONLY. We normally stock this shirt in all standard sizes.


1850-1870 Pleated Front Dress Shirt (QM-1710)

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Item: Shirt size chart Small
14-1/2x32
Medium
15-1/2x33
Large
16-1/2x34
XL
17-1/2x35
2XL
18-1/2x35
3XL
19-1/2x35
Civilain Pleated Front Dress Shirt (Collar Up) in White, 19th Century (1800s) Men's ClothingWhite Pleated Front
Dress Shirt
w/Stand & Fall Collar

@ $89.00

@ $89.00

@ $95.00

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@ $105.00
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Men's Pleated Front Collarless / Detachable Collar Dress Shirt

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Men's Collarless Shirt, Style A - Drop Shoulder
Civil War - Style A
Drop Shoulders
Front
Men's Collarless Shirt, Style A - Drop Shoulder
Civil War - Style A
Drop Shoulders
Back
Men's Collarless Shirt, Style B - On Shoulder
Victorian - Style B
On Shoulders
    The pre 1860's-1890's collarless (neck band)/ dress shirt (shown) was used with military clothing or for civilian use. It has a narrow white collar (banded collar) and cuffs and plackets. Buttons on cuffs and one button at the center of the back neck for the linen collar. Buttonholes at collar for collar stud. This shirt is made from a pattern off an original shirt. Theses were private purchase for the military.

    Drop Shoulder Version (Style A) - is pre Civil War up into 1870's. The drop or off shoulders design. Gussets under the arm pits, the one that most Civil War re-enactors relate to. The drawings show pretty much what they look. Slits on sides and is great besides the military for those civilian that want a dress shirt.

    On Shoulder Version (Style B & C) - No Picture. This shirt went from 1870 until the turn of the century in the Pull-Over version (B) and from the 1880's through the 1920's+ in the Button-Up version (C). The shoulders are near the shoulder edge instead of off the shoulder, and there is no gusset, it still has the slit on side. This shirt is available as an Early Victorian Pull-Over (B) or a Late Victorian Button-Up (C).

    Button-On Linen Collar is shown but not included, they can be purchased for an additional charge. For a selection of other collars Linene and Celluliod go to the Detachable Collars Page.

Front Style Options for Pleated Front Collarless/Detachable Collar Dress Shirt
Broad Tucks Collarless Shirt
Broad
Tucks
Broad Plaits Collarless Shirt
Broad
Plaits
Narrow & Pin Tucks Collarless Shirt
Narrow &
Pin Tucks
Pin Tucks Collarless Shirt
Pin
Tucks
Puckered Narrow Tucks Collarless Shirt
Puckered
Narrow Tucks
Broad Tucks Front placket has four buttons on placket with broad tucks on either side. Not Currently Available.
Broad Plaits Front placket has four buttons on placket with narrow tucks on either side.
Narrow & Pin Tucks Front placket has two buttons on placket with a combination of narrow and pin tucks on either side.
Pin Tucks Front placket has two buttons on placket with pin tucks on either side.
Puckered Narrow Tucks Front placket has four buttons on placket with puckered narrow tucks on either side.
    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Men's Pleated Front Collarless / Detachable Collar Dress Shirt

Men's Collarless Shirt, Style A - Drop Shoulder
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Early Victorian Pull Over Dress Shirt

Collarless / Detachable / Banded Collar

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Civilain Collarless Dress Shirt, 19th Century (1800s) Men's Clothing
Bibbed Front Collarless Shirt - White
White
Bibbed Front Collarless Shirt - Red Stripe
Red
Stripe
    The 1860's-1890's collarless / detachable collar shirt was used with military clothing or for civilian use. It has a narrow white collar (banded collar) and cuffs. Buttons on cuffs and stud holes at the center of the back neck and in the front for a detachable collar.

    Bibbed Front 100% cotton shirt has 4 button front closure, not including the stud hole for the collar. It is available in White, Red Stripe, Black Stripe or Navy Stripe. This is a slightly more dressy shirt than the plain front shirt. On the striped shirts, the stripes on the body are vertical and in the bib they are horizontal. Collar band and cuffs are the same material as the shirt. This is not a drop sleeve shirt nor does it have the gussets at the arm pits, so fits from Mid 1870's on.

    Button-On Collar is not included, but can be purchased for an additional charge.  If you order a collar for this shirt, order it 1/2" larger than the neck size of the shirt.

    We currently stock this shirt in white, as well as in limited sizes of the color shirt  (normally 5 to 14 day delivery). If we are our of the size or color you need it will take 2 - 8 weeks for delivery, depending on our suppliers stock.

Victorian Detachable Collar Shirt

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Picture Item: Shirt size chart Small
14-1/2x32
Medium
15-1/2x33
Large
16-1/2x34
XL
17-1/2x35
2XL
18-1/2x35
3XL
19-1/2x35
4XL
20-1/2x35
White Material White - Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt - White, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing White
Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt
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@ $46.00

@ $46.00

@ $46.00
Black Stripe Material Black Stripe - Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing Black Stripe
Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt 
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@ $46.00
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Red Stripe Material Red Stripe - Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing Red Stripe
Pull-Over Detachable Collar Shirt 

@ $46.00

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@ $46.00

@ $46.00

@ $46.00
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Period Linen, Cotton, Linene & Celluloid Detachable Collars

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Period Linen and Cotton Collars
    Very Short History: Detachable collars were invented in 1827 in Troy New York as a solution to "Ring-Around-the-Collar". Collars have been made of cotton, linen, paper and paper/cloth laminate. In 1862 (a time when detachable collars were the height of fashion, but paper collars were out of fashion) machinery was invented to laminate paper and cloth, a process previously done by hand. These laminated collars are referred to as "Linene" collars. Celluloid was patented in 1870 and was used for collars and cuffs shortly ?? thereafter. They were typical by the mid 1880s, if not before.

    White Starched Linen, Cotton, Linene or Celluloid collars for use with collarless / detachable collar shirts.

    "Linene": These are made the same way as they have been made since 1862. They are linen material laminated onto a stiff cardboard. They are very stiff and have material texture to them. The stud holes become soft and bent after a few time and they cannot be cleaned. They can be wiped off with a LIGHTLY damp sponge or cloth, but that usually doesn't do much.

    "Celluloid": This is an early form of plastic (1870s). They are very stiff, but they have MINIMUM MATERIAL TEXTURE to them, unlike the "Linene" or "Cotton". Each collar is fashioned from interlined acetate, a material made of white linen and a thin layer of acetate, giving the product the style of a fine cloth collar and the durability of a plastic one. A Buckley collar will never wilt under the heat of the stage lights or a difficult sermon. Other desired features include reinforced buttonholes, smooth, finished edges, and easy cleaning with soap and water. They will last longer than the "Linene", but not as long as the Cotton or Linen.

    "Linen": NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. These are the Stiff, heavily starched, Thin collars that are most often seen in antique stores, museums, etc. The are made from a thin linen and then heavily starched and ironed, with a special machine, or machines) designed for this (it starches the inside of the collar and irons the collar to be curved and go around the neck). They can be cleaned, BUT only re-starched and properly ironed with the machine designed to starch and iron collars. They last longer that "Linene" or "Celluloid" collars, but not as long as the thicker cotton collars.

    "Cotton": These are made from a medium weight cotton material. They are basically a standard collar that has been made detachable, they ARE NOT a Starched (Stiff) Linen Collar. They come UN-STARCHED and are therefore SOFT ** NOT STIFF **. They can be worn as a soft detachable collar, especially for those who do not like stiff collars or they can be starched with spray starch (I suggest heavy duty spray starch) and ironed. If you can find powdered starch you could soak them and then iron them, making them similar to the old Starched Linen Collars except thicker. CAUTION, they do not bend well after they are Heavily Starched and should be ironed with the proper curve to go around the neck. To properly starch and iron a collar requires a special machine, which I have heard that only one place in the U.S. still has one in use. I DO NOT know who has the machine, don't ask if I find out I will put the information here. These collars can be washed either by hand or in a washing machine. They are the longest lasting of our detachable collars.

    STUDS / BUTTONS. Either Buttons or Studs can be used to attach the collar to the shirt.

     We normally stock all the collars shown in all the sizes listed below, except for " Special Order" ones.

     "More styles are in Development". Collar styles will be dated for time period as soon as we can.

     Size / Measuring: DO NOT ORDER BY MODERN SHIRT NECK SIZE. Measure the band on the shirt you will be wearing the collar with. The size in inches is measured from the end of one of the front button holes closest to the collar opening, around the collar to the end of the other front button hole closest to the opening. The Collar Size is normally 1/2" to 1 1/2" larger than the shirt Neck size (IE: Shirt Size = Neck-Size x Sleeve-Length).

Multi Item Purchase of Cotton Detachable Collars
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White Cotton (Un-Starched / Soft) - 1827 on
Picture & Description 15"
XX-S
16"
X-S
17"
Small
18"
Medium
19"
Large
20"
X-L
21"
XX-L
22"
XXX-L
Stand Up
Stand-Up Cotton Collar
1850's on
Front 2 1/2" Rear 2 1/4"


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Lay Down
Lay Down Cotton Collar
"Banker"
Front 2 1/8" Rear 1 3/4"


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Wing Tip
Wing Tip Cotton Collar

Front 2 1/2" Rear 2 3/8"


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$7.50
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Multi Item Purchase of Linene Detachable Collars
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"Linene" Paper-Cloth Laminate (Stiff with Cloth Texture), 1862 on
? Discontinued ? - what is currently in stock may be all that is left
The cart should only allow to order up to the quantity left in stock!
Picture & Description 14" 14.5" 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20"
Stand Up
Stand-Up Linene Collar
1850's on
Front 2" Rear 1 3/8"


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$6.00
each
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Wing Tip
High Wing Tip Linene Collar
"High Wing"
Front 2 1/4" Rear 1 7/8"


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Picture & Description 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20"
Lay Down
Lay-Down Linene Collar, Perry
"Perry"
Front 2 1/4" Rear 1 1/2"


@
$6.00
each


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$6.00
each
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Not Available
Lay Down
Lay-Down Linene Collar, Vandyck
"Vandyck"
Front 1 1/2" Rear 1 3/4"
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Lay Down
Lay-Down Linene Collar, Waldorf
"Waldorf"
Front 3" Rear 1 3/4"
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@
$6.00
each
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Not Available
Multi Item Purchase of Celluliod Detachable Collars
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selecting any/all items, click the "Put selected _____ in my cart!" button.
Celluloid (Stiff and Smooth) - Early 1870's on
Discontinued - what is currently in stock is all that is left
The cart should only allow to order up to the quantity left in stock!
Picture & Description 14" 14.5" 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20"
Lay Down
Lay-Down Celluloid Collar, Short - Aberdeen
"Aberdeen"
Front 1 1/2" Rear 1 1/4"


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$6.00
each
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each

Lay Down
Lay-Down Celluloid Collar, Long - Clifton
"Clifton"
Front 2" Rear 1 5/8"



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$6.00
each
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Picture & Description 14" 14.5" 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20"
Lay Down
Lay-Down Celluloid Collar, Long - Pembroke
"Pembroke"
Front 2 1/8" Rear 1 1/4"
Sold Out

@
$6.00
each
Wing Tip
Wing Tip Celluloid Collar, Westminster
"Westminster"
Front 1 7/8" Rear 1 5/8"


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$6.00
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each
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Multi Item Purchase
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Collar Studs and Shirt Studs
Picture Description Qty & Price
Collar Studs, gold color Collar Stud
Round Top Brass, each
No longer
available, use
Bullet Top
Collar Studs, Bullet Top - gold color Collar Stud
Bullet Top Bass, each

@ $2.00 each
Shirt Studs, Flat Top - gold color Shirt or Collar Stud
Flat Top Brass, each

@ $2.00 each
Shirt or Collar Stud, Shoe-Back Nickel Silver with Black Top Shirt or Collar Stud
Shoe-Back Nickel Silver w/Black Top
7 1/2 MM, each

@ $2.00 each
Shirt or Collar Stud, Shoe-Back Nickel Silver with White Top Shirt or Collar Stud
Shoe-Back Nickel Silver w/White Top
7 1/2 MM, each

@ $2.00 each
Shirt or Collar Stud, Shoe-Back Nickel Silver with Smoke Top Shirt or Collar Stud
Shoe-Back Nickel Silver w/Smoke Top
7 1/2 MM, each

@ $2.00 each
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