Friday, May 7, 2010
Butterick 4550 - Men's or Boys' Outing or Negligee Shirt
Between 1905 and 1920. Here's a blow up so that you can see some detail. The negligee shirt is on the left, and outing shirt is in the middle; the pointed yoke is generally seen on more casual shirts, though it does show up on dress shirts now and again.
Note how similar this shirt is to Butterick 1074.
Remember that at this time, there are four broadly recognized types of shirts for men:
The outing shirt variation is a descendent of Cosmopolitan 655.
The various collar and cuff options can be a little bewildering. Outing shirts typically have attached collars, though they were sometimes offered for sale with detachable collars, presumably as a way to extend the life of the garment. Wristbands worn without cuffs (either attached or detachable) are appropriate only for outing and work shirts.