Long live Mercer and Sons. Best shirts on the market. GLH
Love their tattersall shirts...
I love the plaid fabrics and swatches. I've never taken the plunge but I feel tempted.
Mercer shirts are the top shelf shirt in quality and durability. Anyone lucky enough to wear them on a daily basis will look and feel professional even on a relaxed Saturday afternoon outing.
I'm expecting a similar delivery later this month...
Mercer makes great shirts. I have also been very happy with the shirts from JC Cordings, originator of the Tattersall, from the UK. Their store in Piccadilly is terrific, evocative of the British Empire at its peak, but it is easy to order from them on-line and American buyers are not subject to the European Value Added Tax. Cordings isn't a fashion house; their styles haven't changed in over a hundred years. They were going out of business until a financial rescue by one of their best customers, one Mr. Eric Clapton, a guitar player of some note from the neighboring county of Surrey.
What a nice package to receive. I'll be using the Mercer & Sons first time buyer special. Thanks to the gentleman who posted above, I had an informative poke round J.C. Cordings site.
You're welcome for the intro to Cording. Their merchandise is top-notch and they do business on a human scale, unlike the big London department stores. As but one example, Cording's famous covert coats are made from a proprietary cloth from Fox Brothers, who have been producing fabrics in Southwest England since 1772. I also hope you enjoy your Mercer shirt. I have one of their OCBDs which is only seven years old, just getting broken in.
To be honest, I am familiar with Cordings, I have just never shopped there. I was sent to a British boarding school in the mid-80s, which as it turned out was something straight out of Dickens. No joke. So I wouldn't lose hope completely, every couple of months on an exeat weekend I would go in to London and treat myself to lunch in the Ritz Hotel dining room. Afterwards, I'd settle my shocked digestive system with a walk down Picadilly, the Burlington Arcade, down past Cordings then Jermyn Street. It all made me long to get out of the constraints of wearing a school uniform six days a week. I hadn't thought of it in years until you prompted me to go to their site. I like Cording's real deal, informed, non-condescending approach in making the traditional relevant for today.