Pearly Royal Shirt
This short sleeve shirt is inspired by Pearly Kings and Queens' costumes. It is black and features pearl button trim along the collar, sleeves, placket and hem.
Around the turn-of-the-century a group of English traders started adorning their clothes with pearl buttons to drawn attention to their charitable fundraising efforts. The Pearly Kings and Queens and affiliated organizations continue their charitable work to this day.
The buttons used on this piece were sourced from a 120+ year old factory in Iowa that closed. The pearl button industry hit its peak between 1890 and 1920 and this factory once supplied 1/3 of the world's pearl buttons. Each pearl button was originally cut, sanded and polished by hand.
- Single chest pocket
- 100% linen
- Made in New York
- Dry clean only
All wear, mending, and idiosyncrasies are unique to the custom textile. For additional size inquiries, please call or text our New York store at (929) 810-7609.