Eton has grown from a small family concern, started in the Swedish village of Ganghester in 1928, to become one of the most respected brands in the shirting industry. Revolutionary and stocked by boutiques across the world, including right here at Robinsons, this unique specialist shirt maker promises modern style with traditional craftsmanship. Here are four things you probably didn’t know about Eton shirts.
ETON OFFERS NO FEWER THAN TEN DIFFERENT COLLAR STYLES
To the untrained eye, a collar is a collar is a collar. But knowing the difference between the almost twenty different collar styles and choosing the right one for your outfit gives you the edge that you need to ensure that your look is more James Bond than Joe Bloggs.
There are an incredible TEN collar styles on offer with Eton, from the traditional Moderate Cut Away Collar – a must for the office – to the face-slimming Pointed Pin Collar, the preppy Button Down and the Classic, the style chosen by Mr Bond himself in Skyfall.
THERE’S MORE TO AN ETON SHIRT THAN YOU THINK
Each Eton shirt is made up of 45 different parts and sewn with 12,000. The details of each shirt differ depending on which collection it is from. There are four Eton collections: the classic Eton Collection, Eton Green, a collection of shirts made from raw, untreated fabrics, the relaxed Unbuttoned collection and the suave styles in the Evening collection. We stock them all here at Robinsons, the region’s leading stockist of Eton shirts.
ETON HAS A WHOLE RANGE OF SHIRTS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR SUMMER
‘Sun’s out, guns out’ is a saying that never actually worked out for anyone. Save your vests for the garden this summer and go for something smarter instead. Shirts in seersucker, linen and muslin were made for warmer weather. Cool and airy, shirts in all three fabrics deserve a place in your suitcase. Wear yours with chinos, trunks or, for summer’s special occasions, a lightweight suit.
THERE ARE SIX FABRICS IN THE ETON COLLECTION ALONE
If you thought that all classic shirts were one and the same, think again. The Eton Collection comprises no fewer than six different fabrics, all creating very different effects and all ideal for the office. Eton’s Satin Fabric is luxurious, making it perfect for special occasions, whilst Textured Twill lends a modern look that gives striped designs an edge. When it comes to your everyday office attire, the combination of cotton and linen stay crisp and keep you call all working day. Linen shirts travel famously well too, making this the fabric of choice for business abroad.
Robinsons of Bawtry is one of Eton’s preferred UK stockists, offering an extensive range of over 100 shirt styles and accessories in store today. We are official stockists of three ready-to-wear fits including Slim Fit, Contemporary Fit and Classic Fit, and have also collaborated with Eton to provide a made-to-measure service too. Visit us in store today to find out more about Eton Made-To-Measure and browse our Eton shirt styles.