What's Special About a Bromleys Shirt?
Our shirts, true to the traditional tailoring skills of of Jermyn Street and Savile Row, are made with careful attention to detail. Bromleys' shirts are made for maximum comfort, elegance and durability, with a split-yoke cut on the bias, single needle stitching, a 2-piece collar with removable stiffeners, real shell buttons and stripes or patterns that match at every seam.
Fabric Yarn Types
- Two Fold Cotton Poplin
- long regarded as the 'stock in trade' of the Jermyn Street shirt maker. Two-fold cotton poplin, produced by twisting two yarns together, has extra strength and a luxurious feel.
- 100% two-fold cotton combines two yarns of different colours. When white is added, the effect is a subtle plain colour, when two colours are mixed a vibrant plain colour is produced.
- A plain weave using heavier yarns. Mainly used in the making of sports shirts, giving a slightly coarse handle.
- A lighter weight Oxford cloth, combining the lustre and superfine texture of 100% two fold poplin with the comfort and durability of the Oxford.
- Woven into a herringbone pattern, from 100% two-fold cotton. Its twill-like weave, silken lustre and drape make it a classic.
- Two Piece Collar
- Our collars are made with two pieces of cloth and separate interlinings to keep the collar in place.
- Split Yoke
- The Yoke across the shoulders of our shirts is constructed in two halves that join at an angle to fit the natural shape of men's shoulders.
- This small triangular piece of fabric is inserted into the bottom of the side seam to add strength and contour the back tail of the shirt.
- Single Needle Stitching
- All our shirts are sewn throughout using single needle sewing machines and small stitches to reduce the risk of puckering. This traditional, costly method produces a very fine strong seam.
- Formed by the two pieces of fabric either side of the sleeve opening above the cuff.
- A unique and very special feature of all Bromleys' Shirts is that the fabric pattern is matched exactly at all seams.