Still in business today, Cable Car Clothiers is known as San Francisco’s British Goods Store and also for the fine Gentlemen’s apparel that is sold there. This vintage red and white stripe shirt is made from fine soft imported cotton material and the style is “preppy”……..Classic, Clean and Collegiate! The collar is button down and the sleeves are short. The front closes with eight small faux Mother of Pearl round buttons and there is a breast pocket on the left side of the shirt. All inner seams are beautifully finished and there is no sign of a raw edge anywhere! There’s a pleat at the bottom of the yoke on the back of the shirt.
One interesting note about the tag that’s sewn onto the button side of the shirt just under the last button…..this tag states that the material is “sanforized” (pre-shrunk) assuring consumers that this material would have a controlled amount of shrinkage which according to the U. S. Government’s standard tests should not be more than 1%. “Sanforized”was often said to be “Fabric’s Best Friend”. This quality vintage shirt is sure to be COOL in more than one way for those warm summer days!
Condition: Very Good
Nothing to note in the way of issues. This shirt has been worn but has been gently cared for by it’s previous owner.
Label: Cable Car Clothiers, Robert Kirk, Ltd., London Towers, San Francisco’s British Goods Store
Tag in Inner Collar: R. & O. Hawick, Imported Fabric
Sanforized Label that has a space for Mr.______ and a cursive “L” is written on the blank.
Printed on the lower front of the left front side of the shirt: Rhodes B. D. 3019 W, L 1123 3, Machine Wash Warm. (Please
note that I would not recommend washing this shirt in warm water, as I would be afraid of fading. I would instead use cold
Size: L for Large, but as always please refer to the Measurements given below to assure that you get a proper fit.
Taken with Shirt Buttoned
Circumference of Neck Opening: 15 ½”
Across the Back of Shoulders: 18 ½”
Outer Sleeve From Shoulder Seam: 10 ½”
Circumference of Sleeve Opening: 18”
Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 31”
Total Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 64”
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
Vintage 1980s Mens Shirt Cable Car Clothiers Robert Kirk Ltd San Francisco