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2006 Patterned Silk Evening Shirt

Burberry Prorsum

2006 Patterned Silk Evening Shirt


IT 46 - 36 Chest - S: Can also fit a slim IT 48 - 38 Chest - S/M.

Burberry Prorsum silk evening shirt from A/W 2006-2007. Sample in brand new condition with tags. Made in Italy. RRP: £495

A/W 2006-2007 was one of Christopher Bailey's first critically acclaimed menswear collections and one of our favourites. It was an impeccable demonstration of Bailey's flawless tailoring, subversively complemented by punk-inspired leather accessories and exaggerated splashes of colour. This patterned evening shirt is one of the collection's signature designs and was worn in many runway looks, while also appearing in the seasonal campaign.

The shirt is made from a dense 100% silk sateen fabric that, unlike common silk fabrics, feels strong and quite substantial. The fabric has a lusciously smooth texture that makes the shirt a pleasure to wear. The fabric has a striking 1950s-inspired Modernist design that offsets its severe silhouette and formal detailing. Like most Prorsum shirts, the cut is slim and flattering, with a chunky strong collar, narrow shoulders and slim sleeves. The chest is adorned with an ornate pleated plastron going across the front, while the back features Prorsum's signature long vertical pleat. 

All Prorsum pieces are constructed to a much higher standard than other Burberry lines and this shirt is no exception. The plastron paneling on the front is flawlessly attached, producing a subtle three-dimensional effect. Similarly, the back is tailored with long pleats that follow the lines of the body. The cuffs have a strong geometrical shape, while the extra long cuff openings have ornate rectangular edges. All buttons are realised in genuine mother of pearl and are engraved with the Burberry Prorsum logo. On the inside, all seams have flat fell finishing that looks very sharp while preventing them from undesirable fraying.

Overall, this is a very luxurious Burberry Prorsum shirt that demonstrates the quirky aspect of Christopher Bailey's British heritage-driven aesthetic. A finely crafted piece that is cut to perfection, it will complement any well put-together outfit.


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