Understanding
our shirts

The Construction

A T&A shirt is made from 34 individual pieces of fine cloth and 13 iridescent mother-of-pearl buttons. Rigorous quality checks are carried out at all stages of the manufacturing process to ensure the finished product is of the highest possible quality.

The Fabrics

Our shirts use extra-long Egyptian cotton in soft yet strong 2-fold compositions; we have also introduced luxurious West Indian Sea Island cotton – the rarest in the world – to ready-to-wear. Before cutting, each piece of cloth is extensively examined for flaws.

  • Regular Fit

    Sea Island Quality

    Made from highest grade of Egyptian cotton, Sea Island Quality shirts are a supremely soft line that's more readily available than West Indian Sea Island cotton.

  • Informalist Fit

    The finest yarns

    Using only ultra-long staple cotton, our shirts shun weak single thread counts in favour of soft yet resistant 2-Fold 100 to 2-Fold 200 constructs.

  • Slim Fit

    The Crispest Cotton

    Poplin cotton uses twice the number of vertical warp threads as horizontal wefts. The resulting fabric is lively and bright in colour with a silky, fresh feel.

The weave

A weave is the way in which threads of cotton - called 'warp' and 'weft' - are fashioned together to make a type of textile. A range of techniques give different materials certain properties; our variety of weaves mean there is a shirt to satisfy everyone's preferences. Learn about them below.

  • Informalist Fit

    Oxford

    Rougher yarns make Oxford weaves an everyday, casual favourite. Plaiting strands in a basket-weave structure gives coloured backgrounds whiter overtones.

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  • Slim Fit

    Herringbone

    Like the skeleton of a Herring fish, a Herringbone weave forms a distinct V-shaped pattern by reversing the diagonal direction of the twill at regular intervals.

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  • Regular Fit

    Poplin

    Poplin weave tightly passes single warp yarns over and under wefts. It gives the highest possible lacings, achieving an anti-slip finish that resists abrasion.

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The Buttons

Believing in quality down to the smallest detail, we forgo flimsy plastic buttons in favour of deep-shell Australian mother-of-pearl from ecologically sustained sources. Each button is graded and polished then given a double ring edge and four sewing holes; they are then sewn on with strong crossed-lock stitching to prevent it from ever detaching.

The Design

It’s not just the material or fit that dictate a shirt's style - it's the finishing details, from the top of the neck to the sleeve’s end. Our seven collar options and trio of cuff choices make dissecting a T&A design a precise and personal experience.

The collar

Our collars are non-fused with a woven bias cut interlining for a more organic construction. Instead, we rely on superior materials, construction and craftsmanship to maintain the collar’s shape, obviating the need for a fused construction and thus leaving the material more comfortable for the wearer.

  • Regular Fit

    Classic T&A Collar

    With a deep point, subtle spread and outward flare, the Classic T&A collar is unique. Our non-fused styles have bias-cut interlinings and removable collar stays.

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  • Informalist Fit

    Canonbie Collar

    The Canonbie collar is a contemporary short-point spread style that buttons down for a neat, fitted look.

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  • Slim Fit

    Regent collar

    A less severe version of a traditional cutaway style, the Regent collar offers a medium spread with a higher stance.

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The cuffs

Our shirts offer two main cuff choices. Designed to be worn with cufflinks, Double Cuffs - or French Cuffs - are a formal, flamboyant style exclusively sewn with holes 1”/ 2.5cm from the edge. Button-Down barrel cuffs are a T&A signature thanks to their unique three-button construction; they’re often fastened only at the centre for a style statement.

  • Regular Fit

    3 button cuff

    Classic and fitted, the signature Button cuff uses three mother-of-pearl buttons sewn one inch apart for a precise and unique finish.

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  • Informalist Fit

    double cuff

    Also known as the French cuff, this is the cufflink-wearer's choice. We sew the button holes one inch from the edge for a uniquely flamboyant turn-back.

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  • Slim Fit

    Cocktail Cuff

    The unique Cocktail cuff was made famous by Sean Connery and remains a James Bond signature. Its two-button folded turn-back gives an unusually suave finish.

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The fit

Quality fabric, a flawless cut and first-class construction count for nothing if your shirt doesn't fit correctly. It's the first thing that others notice and the last thing you want to get wrong. T&A shirts come in three fits: Regular, Informalist and Slim. Learn more about each style below.

  • Regular Fit

    Standard Fit

    The original style, our classic fit shirts are regular in fit and allow for movement – ideal for busy gentlemen who need to look smart on the go.

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  • Informalist Fit

    Informalist Fit

    Comfortable to wear without being loose, the fit of an Informalist shirt falls perfectly between regular and slim - a stylish choice for relaxed weekends.

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  • Slim Fit

    Slim Fit

    Skinnier in silhouette than our Standard range, our Slim selection is ideal for a close, concise fit.

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