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Shirts

We offer a wide range of shirts, jeans, flannels, checks or plain, you will easily find the one that suits you.

Shirt to wear in any season

A shirt is a light garment covering the chest and arms. It has been around since the Middle Ages and has been worn in different styles throughout the ages until it became the mythical garment of the 20th century.

Le Comptoir Irlandais shirts are made by prestigious brands such as Out of Ireland, Emerald Isle Weaving and Barbour.

The materials used to make these shirts include cotton and linen.

The first type of shirt is the checkered shirt. First made popular by tartans, the check shirt then embodied the bucheron, cowboy or rock style.  Today, the checkered shirt is available in several styles: gingham, coloured, flannel... 

Our collection of men's shirts also includes flannel shirts. Flannel is a fabric created for the cold seasons and originates from Wales. Originally, the fabric was made exclusively of wool, but today it is available in cotton and other blends. The weaving of fine wool yarns gives flannel its special appearance: the weave of the fabric is less apparent and the feel is soft and fluffy. Ideally worn in winter or mid-season, alone, over a t-shirt, under a sweater or as a jacket.

The linen shirt is the ideal shirt to wear in summer. Linen is a natural fibre of excellent quality with characteristics that make it unique. It is almost indestructible, durable and flexible at the same time. Linen shirts have the advantage of being softer with each wash because of the fibres they are made of, which makes them more comfortable to wear.

Discover also the Irish grandfather shirt. This is a great classic of Irish fashion. Mainly worn by men, it is very popular because it is elegant, simple and casual.

Worn for centuries by Irish families, the Irish grandfather shirt was once considered the Sunday best for special occasions. The Irish shirt is best worn with a tweed waistcoat.

A little history

The shirt appeared during antiquity and was called "tunica". Made of natural linen, it is worn next to the body as underwear. For reasons of hygiene, it was revived a little before the Middle Ages, under the name of collarless camisia. Of oriental influence, it found its definitive structure with sleeves cut separately and sewn to the armholes. Once unisex, it was in the 12th century that the change in cut determined the femininity or masculinity of the shirt.

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