As the quintessential Jazz Age dreamer with an eye for style and an unparalleled level of charm, Jay Gatsby is one of literature’s most renowned characters. The novel from which he came, F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, directly referenced T&A in a now-iconic scene which sees Gatsby fling his shirts in the air while his beloved Daisy cries because she has ‘never seen such beautiful shirts before’. Therefore it seemed natural that when the book was re-imagined on the silver screen for the first time in 1974, T&A was the first port of call to create the eponymous protagonist’s shirt and tie.
The Gatsby shirt comes in a blue fine micro check and is finished with a rounded collar and double cuffs in contrasting white, in line with the classic style of the 1920s when the story is set.
T&A shirts are handmade in our Gloucester factory, using hand-worked sewing machines operated by seamstresses with a wealth of experience. The patterns are cut from the highest quality cotton, with the separate pieces expertly brought together to create the final design. We finish the shirt with ethically sourced mother-of-pearl buttons, which are thermally fused to ensure they never loosen with wear; two branded collar stays are then placed into the collar for aesthetic and functional precision.