Sunspel played a pivotal role in the birth of this universal wardrobe staple; a part of our heritage that we like to think gives us...
Sunspel played a pivotal role in the birth of this universal wardrobe staple; a part of our heritage that we like to think gives us a certain expertise when it comes to knowing exactly what it takes to make the best T-Shirt possible. Made in England using long-staple cotton for unparalleled softness, lightness and comfort, our crew neck T-Shirt has a classic fit and only the most essential of details, making it the perfect day-to-day wardrobe foundation.
The origins of the T-Shirt can be traced back to as early as 1913 when the US Navy replaced the standard-issue shirt, with a woollen, cropped-sleeve undershirt. As exporters of cotton underwear throughout the British Empire, Sunspel perfected the art of making these undershirts more comfortable than ever before.
The T-Shirt was propelled to iconic status in the 1950s when it was championed by brooding mavericks of the silver screen such as Marlon Brando and James Dean and it was around this time that the Sunspel T-Shirt reached its now iconic simplicity.
Today, our T-Shirts are almost identical to this original design, save for a few minor changes here and there - the most crucial being the fabric. Quality 82 (fondly referred to as Q82) is a luxurious long staple cotton jersey.
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With the use of Egyptian cotton Sunspel started to make premium underwear products and its founder Thomas A Hill would if he still was alive have celebrated a brand 160 years old and still making the very best products made. Also a proud supplier of clothes to Daniel Craig playing James Bond.