Shirt (patterned)

Turnbull & Asser

Established 1885

Founded in 1885 by Reginald Turnbull and Ernest Asser as a gentleman’s hosiery shop, Turnbull & Asser is a gentleman’s bespoke shirtmaker, located on Jermyn Street, St James’s. In the 1920s, Turnbull & Asser began to focus its business on shirt making. The company is known for its particularly vivid colours and pattern in its shirts, all of which are made in England.

In 1962, Turnbull & Asser began to outfit James Bond, as first portrayed by Sean Connery. All shirts featured a special turnback cuff, which was fastened with buttons as opposed to cufflinks – since then referred to as James Bond cuffs. Other famous Turnull and Asser wearers include the Prince Charles, Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, John Kerry, Charlie Chaplin and Pablo Picasso.

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