Summertime: Shirts & Co
"Hemedi", Old High German word for skin, gave the shirt its name and function. It was not until the 18th century that the undershirt became an overshirt. It had neither shirt collar nor button placket. The shirt collar was invented in Vienna in 1836. The patent for the button placket is from 1871. Around that time, English sailors had to hide their tattoos under round-necked wool shirts. The T-shirts were itchy. The displacement of wool by cotton enabled the rise from hate object to cult product. The stage for T-shirts was initially sweaty sports: rowing and tennis. Breathable cotton absorbs and releases moisture. In 1920, tennis ace René Lacoste had the idea of giving the round-neck shapes a collar as well as a button placket. The preppy chic of snobiety was called the polo-shirt.
THE CHARM OF BYGONE DAYS
Without cotton neither shirt, nor T-shirt and polo shirt. Shirts made of poplin, oxford and denim from WEBER+WEBER have the attribute "vintage". Why? They are dyed, washed and specially treated after production. The pieces look like "second hand" and feel like "first class". The collars are either classic or sporty with fold-down stand-up collars. A breast pocket is obligatory. Lightweight shirts for summer are also available in pure linen. Noblesse oblige.
KEY PIECES MADE OF JERSEY
Cotton jersey T-shirts became the signature style of youth culture in the 1950s, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. To their color of innocence, WEBER+WEBER add understatement in discreet shades of navy, military green and elephant. T-shirts made of modal (87%) and elastane (13%) are available with short and long sleeves. Their timeless performance is emphasized by the colors blue, white, black. The classic polo-shirt professes short sleeve. "Forever isn't long enough."