A Fact From Our Shirt Lab: What does a Tiger, a Port, a Shirt and India all have in common?
Date Posted: 25 January
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This classic striped design is credited with originating from Bengal, India during the Regency period. It features stripes of the same width, alternating in dark and light colours. As a design for fabric, it became very popular in Regency Britain (1811-1820) and the name is attributed to another of the region’s most famous faces, the Bengal Tiger.
Our collection of Bengal Stripes upholds this tradition of rare and exquisite fabric, whilst our Jermyn Street expertise ensures the shirts enshrine the heritage of shirtmaking while remaining resolutely contemporary. Using a ultra fine Sateen cotton, the stripes have a depth and lustre to them, whilst the colour palette covers both the classics – red, blue, navy and pink – and a handful of handpicked seasonal tones.
“It’s a cliché, but it really is a true must-have staple for any man’s wardrobe” says Thomas Pink’s Head of Design Frederik Willems.