The place we call home, and where we make our exclusive line of Plectrum shirts with the finest Italian cotton from the renowned Albini fabric mills.
When it comes to clothes and shoe manufacturing, the UK and Italy are among the best in the world at producing fabrics and using them to create beautiful clothes and remarkable footwear. Both ‘Made in England’ and ‘Made in Italy’ are seen as stamps of approval and an easy way of spotting quality. But the way we see it is this: why choose when you can have both? Almost as a sartorial pick and mix, we’ve taken elements from both countries, mixing Italian quality fabrics with the best factories available in England. Our Made in England Plectrum shirts are manufactured in Somerset, using fabrics from the Albini mills in Northern Italy.
An outfit can be totally transformed by what shirt you choose and how you wear it – the possibilities are endless. That’s why the shirt is one of the oldest and most versatile garments in the male wardrobe. First of all, most shirts benefit from a button down collar, it gives the shirt’s top half more character and personality. Menswear is all about those small but all-so-important details. Fabric-wise, smooth cotton poplin works best for dressed-up occasions, add a cutaway collar if the dress code dictates ‘smart’. If it says ‘whatever you like’ – and they don’t do that often enough – then you’re in for a treat. Chambray, cotton linen mix, fine twill, brushed ombre and flannels… the fabrics options just don’t stop coming.
Here are our top three Made In England shirt picks for the festive season: