The Last Word

The Shirt Maketh The Man

In 1963 Ben Sherman redefined the shirt, taking it from everyday staple to modern icon. This spirit of innovation remains true today, all of our shirts are designed in London with the ethos of creating modern classics as well as standout style.

For this week’s style series, we highlight 3 modern updates of classic Ben Sherman shirts from our new spring collection.


The oxford shirt is the foundation of the Ben Sherman brand; each season we give a new twist to this classic cloth. The introduction of a marl yarn gives a richer tone of colour, softer handfeel and more relaxed drape.

The cloth is cut in our original ‘Mod fit’ shape. We retain key details from the original Ben Sherman shirt with the button-down collar, back box pleat and locker loop detail. The collar has the distinctive roll where it meets the collar stand to make the collar stand proud from the shirt and includes the additional back neck button.

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Playing on our heritage of checks we refresh the multicolour gingham by switching out the twill weaves to create a unique distorted pattern. The shirt is trimmed with our classic oxford fabric inside the back yoke and inside the cuffs.

This fabric is cut in the original ‘Mod Fit’ with our 2 finger button-down collar and trimmed inside in our classic oxford fabric. Historically button-down collars were measured by the finger spacing between the button through the collar and the collar stand. Our button-down collars are true to this measuring technique and retain the roll at the top of the collar that is created by the placement of the button.

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The foulard is normally a simple block print pattern repeat, our reinterpretation of this geometric print is made up of multiple foulards intricatly interlocked to form a new design. The overlay of hand drawn fine lines adds another depth of detail to the fabric design.

The shirt is in our original ‘Mod fit’ shape with 2 finger button-down collar, back box pleat and locker loop detail. The loop at the top of the pleat is a detail that Ben Sherman added to all of his original shirts. This was originally used by polo players in America to hang their shirts in their lockers to keep them looking sharp and uncreased.

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