British brand S.E.H Kelly continue to put out quality product with their latest Kelly Collar Shirt, made from linen.
Taking their staple shirt pattern and making a linen rendition ready for the when the rain decides to stop and allow the sun to come out, this is a perfect number for the Spring. Linen is popping up in all the right collection at the moment and is looking to have a good Summer in the Menswear world. Handy, as it’s an ideal material for warmer days.
The Kelly Collar shirt is nice and small and features a rather unique loop-and-button fastening at the front. I’ve said it before about S.E.H Kelly, and I’ll say it again; they seem to pull of “different” without losing sight of a product looking good, being functional and subtle. The cuffs feature the same loop system to continue the theme. The buttons themselves are slightly oversized and are made from corozo in the West Midlands.
As for the linen itself, it’s produced by a mill in Northern Ireland and features a marled weave of grey and off-white linen yarn. The mill itself has been open since the late 1800’s and has rightly earned itself a worldwide reputation as producing some of the finest linen fabric available. It’s always nice to see a brand pushing UK manufacturing like this, going beyond just the fabric manufacture, having the shirts made by a master shirtmaker in Kent, founded in the early 1900’s.
All this geekery aside, it’s a beautiful looking shirt, and is available now from the S.E.H Kelly online store for £135.