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The Sunspel T-Shirt

EVERY MAN HAS THE CLASSIC, WHITE T-SHIRT IN HIS WARDROBE. NOT EVERYONE KNOWS WHY IT’S SO COOL.

We’ve been making and refining cotton undershirts since the mid-19th century. By the 1950’s, the Sunspel white t-shirt had reached its iconic simplicity. The buttons, which had originally featured below the neck were gone. Long sleeves had become short. Cuffs, pockets, collars and any kind of decoration were removed.

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The Sunspel Polo Shirt

ALWAYS UNPRETENTIOUS, THE SUNSPEL POLO STRIKES A PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN FORMAL AND PRACTICAL, CASUAL AND ELEGANT.

We began making polo shirts in the 1950’s. And when it comes to design, we focused on simplicity and comfort. We resisted adding fussy extras and concentrated on the essence of the polo – a short-sleeved shirt with a soft collar and three buttons.

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The Sunspel Boxer

WE ALL TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED, BUT THEY DIDN’T EXIST IN THE UK UNTIL 1947, WHEN JOHN HILL ON A TRIP TO THE STATES, NOTICED THAT MEN HAD BEGUN WEARING THEM AS UNDERWEAR.

Until the 1940‘s, the boxer short was only available in America. It was Sunspel’s own John Hill who saw the opportunity in bringing the innovation back to the UK in 1947.

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