Shirt Bar is a unique concept store, a fusion of all the things we love –
beautifully tailored shirts, superb coffee and great whiskies.
Shirt Bar will be closed for online sales from December 24th 2014 to the January 12th 2015.
Don't stress though, our Shirt Bar Gift Vouchers will still be available all holiday long.
We wish you all an amazing Christmas and New Year!
We have two shirt fits available for you to choose from:
Cut close to the body with darts in the back our Extra Slim shirts are 'fitted' and provide a very tailored silhouette. The slightly longer sleeve length and engineered shape enhances an athletic build — whilst also allowing movement through the shoulders and across the chest.
Note: The Jensen fit is ever so slightly slimmer through the chest however most guys wear it and the Ganton Extra Slim fit equally.
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City Tailored Fit
Subtly tapered without being constrictive, the City Tailored Fit provides a lean silhouette whilst giving greater flexibility with it’s back pleats and a little more room than our Extra Slim Fit through the arms, chest and waist.
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Sports: Based on the City Tailored Fit these casuals are slightly shorter in length making them ideal for being worn out (but still long enough to be tucked in).
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We have two main fits available for you to choose from:
These are fitted shirts that are darted to provide a very tailored silhouette. Slim through the arms and waist these shirts look great tucked in or worn out.
With a little more room through the arms, chest and waist these shirts are subtly tapered to maintain nice lines whilst still being comfortable.
A very loose fit, this shirt is great worn open with a singlet and jeans or done up over leggings.
Without Prejudice clothing is manufactured in Europe and is therefore labeled according to European sizing. Below is some information to help you understand their sizing. Our collection of Without Prejudice includes both their Standard Fit and their Slim Fit. Their Standard Fit is quite tapered already and the Slim Fit is just a little more tailored with a slightly longer sleeve length and narrower pants.
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We like to take the time to ensure our customers get the right size for them so below are some tips for measuring when purchasing online. Along the way if you need a little help please don’t be shy to email us [email protected] or call us (02) 8068 8222
Take one of your best fitting shirts. Lay the collar flat and measure the inside of the collar from the centre of the button to the centre of the buttonhole. Alternatively you can ask someone to measure around your neck, allowing enough room for two fingers to be inserted comfortably between the tape measure and the neck. This should allow for a comfortable fit. This measurement should be your Collar size.
Take one of your best fitting shirts and lay it out flat (buttoned up) with the back facing up. Locate the centre of the base of the collar, from this point measure across the top of the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the cuff. If the measurement falls between two sizes, choose the longer size.
With one of your best fitting shirts laid flat (buttoned up) and with the back facing up measure the chest across the widest point (almost in line with the armhole) and the waist at the narrowest point (about half way down.)
Our shirts have a variety of collars, cuffs and other details that change seasonally but below is a rough description of some of the more popular styles. If you are after something specific we can custom make you a shirt through our Made-to-Order service.
a classic collar that is neither too wide nor too big. Can be worn with or without a tie. As far as collars you, the Spread is always in style.
inspired from Italy, this collar has a much larger opening for wearing a half or full Windsor knot in your tie. Dressed in a suit you will be sure to leave a lasting impression.
this is a fashion collar shaped between the Italian Cutaway and Spread collars. It has a slightly higher neck band that sits up to give a strong and powerful presence. Can be worn with or without a tie.
as it implies this collar has a button attached underneath each collar point that can either be exposed or hidden. It keeps the collar nicely in place and is traditionally a casual look but can also be worn with a tie.
this is a more formal style specifically to be worn with a bow tie or cravat. A traditional collar to be worn to “Black Tie” events. The points are pressed to fold back over your bow tie, slightly resembling ‘wings’.
The main decision here is whether you want Single cuffs (with buttons) or
French cuffs (to be worn with cufflinks).
are the most common style you will find – some feature one button, others two, and wrap around to be buttoned into place. Some of the styles available in Single cuffs are.
also known as Double cuffs they are specifically designed to wear with cufflinks. These cuffs are more formal and have extra length in the sleeve that is folded back to create the double cuff. These cuffs do not have buttons and need to be closed with a link through the buttonholes (cufflinks).
French Cuff (Double Cuff)
We have been been making fine shirts for more than 40 years. One of the secrets to our success is sourcing some of the most beautiful and luxurious fabrics from around the world. This is in Egyptian Cottons, Swiss Cottons, Cotton/Polyester, Luxury 2 Ply’s or even Cotton Stretch fabrications. Many of our fabrics are also engineered to be easy iron or easy care. Great shirts start with great fabrics. We hope you enjoy wearing one of our shirts.
a weave of short, diagonal parallel lines where the direction of the
slant alternates column by column - giving the fabric a zigzag effect.
The size of the herringbone can vary from as small as 2mm to as large
as 20mm. A Herringbone is a type of Twill Weave.
characterised by a weave that forms a distinct diagonal line that
moves to the left or right across the surface of the fabric. Twills
technically have a front and back side and can usually show a different
colour or prominence on either side of the fabric.
a weave made using a Satin weave structure but made
with cotton yarns instead of silk, allowing the fabric
to take on a lustre or shine that can enhance plains, or highlight
stripes and checks. The Sateen can be slightly raised and textured, but
the weave feels softer and smoother on the skin than
originating in 19th century Great Britain, this weave is
characterised by a subtle one-by-one basket-weave texture, which makes
the fabric strong and durable. There are many variations of Oxford, but
generally the fabric has intense white overtones on a coloured
background. The Pinpoint Oxford is very similar, but has a finer
basket-weave texture. The Royal Oxford has a two-by-two heavier
texture. Oxford textures offer superior easy care with their ability to
hide wrinkles in their texture. The Oxford weave has a dot
100’s 2 Ply:
Our 100’s 2 ply cotton poplin is one of those staples for every man’s wardrobe. If you only wear Pure Cotton or Egyptian Cotton shirts – this Plain Weave woven fabric will feel beautiful on the skin because of the superfine yarn. It has also been finished with a permanent easy iron finish so caring for this shirt is simple.
Swiss Cotton ‘Wash & Wear’:
This superfine compact yarn is sourced from Switzerland and woven in
a selection of fashion plains, stripes and checks, as well as different
textures. As it pure cotton it will feel beautiful on the skin and
breathe beautifully, but due to it’s ‘Wash & Wear’ finishing it
will perform more like a polyester shirt in terms of ease of ironing
and wrinkle resistant qualities. Please note for best results you still
need to iron this fabric after washing.
Engineered for sophistication and comfort. Our Cotton/Stretch shirts
are 75% cotton 20% nylon and 5% elastin. This performance fabric
creates a breathable and soft silky feel of the shirt, with the added
benefit of stretch woven across the fabric to allow extra movement
across the shoulders, chest and arms. This material provides the
sophistication for your boardroom business shirt, supports a fantastic
slim fit silhouette, and still provides the comfort of a tee. Note that
these fabrics do not need excessive heat to iron (and can damage the
fabric). Please use a Low to Medium heat setting only and do not
Our Cotton/Polyester shirts are blended with 55%-65% Cotton and
35-45% Polyester. These shirts take the best of pure cotton to be
breathable and feel nice on the skin, but also have the easy iron and
wrinkle resistance properties of polyester.
100% Pure Cotton:
Cotton being a natural fibre generally feels nicer on the skin and
has better breathability than synthetic material. Our 100% Pure Cotton
Shirts are made from ethically sourced Cotton and woven in some of the
best mills from around the world to give you a soft hand touch,
beautiful rich colours and lasting comfort.
Many of our Pure Cotton fabrics also have a permanent Easy Iron
Finish applied with a heat process to the fabric, to give you better
easy iron and wrinkle resistant performance. This means you get all the
benefits of wearing a natural fabric that feels soft on the skin and
breathes, but still performs so you can look your best (and not spend
too much time on the ironing board).