The Robert Old Shirt


Robert Old has had a clear vision over the last 100 years or so; to supply our customers with the highest possible quality. Traditionally this was rooted in the tailoring world, when our Great Grandfather Robert Old was the leading Tailor of his day. The world has become progressively more casual now and we have been working hard to enlarge our specialist offer and here we’d like to introduce you to some of the finest casual shirts around.

Building Your Perfect Shirt...

Before a needle is even lifted there is tireless work to ensure the best possible garment is created. Only the best will do if we are to put a Robert Old label on it.

Sourcing The Cloth

Possibly the most important step in creating an outstanding shirt is the quality of the cloth. We simply source our fabrics from the finest mills. One of our favourite cloth houses is the revered Alumo. Based in Switzerland they produce a variety of twills, oxfords, superfine cottons and even cashmere-cottons fabrics. During the spring and summer seasons we incorporate Linens from Ireland and Italy. Cloth is everything when it comes to the finished product; the moment you wear a Robert Old shirt the quality should become apparent, from the way it fits to the way it drapes.

Where are they Made?

With a passion for all things British, the shirts are handcrafted in the English West Country to our exacting standards. It was a necessity to us when scouring the country for a factory that we had the best quality craftsman. We personalise and review each shirt style personally to ensure that the finished shirt will fill the necessary requirements. This almost off-the-peg bespoke program is what makes our shirts standout from the crowds.

Creating The Right Fit

Ensuring our shirts are comfortable, stylish and timeless is at the forefront of our mind. We construct all our shirts to an easy fitting silhouette that allows for free movement while also holding an aesthetic shape. All Robert Old shirts are crafted using the same measurements so once you find your size the rest is up to you. We hold a large selection of shirts to ensure that there is something for everyone. This choice for those looking for work shirts, business shirts, weekend shirts, summer shirts and short sleeve shirts. These styles are separated into varying designs, including solid colours, stripes, checks, twill effects and even prints.

The Details...

No stone is left unturned… With each shirt, devil is in the detail, our design expert, Edward Old ensures there is a shirt for every occasion, in the configuration that lends itself to its purpose. Our casual shirts feature the custom burley button-down collar without collar bones and with collar bones depending on how casual the shirt needs to be. Our more formal shirts feature the smart soft spread collar with stays for a refined and structured finish. While the shirts are set apart from the opposition with premium details like the Mother of Pearl buttons, mitred cuffs and reinforced hem.

Picking The Right Size

We know that finding the right size of shirt can often be difficult and confusing, all of our Robert Old shirts are designed for a classic (Gentleman’s) fit. They are all sized by the centimetre neck size with our table below setting out more specific dimensions.

Going The Extra Mile With A Custom Made Shirt

At Robert Old you can experience the unique opportunity to create your own custom made shirt. We understand that off the peg garments are not for everyone. If you have specific requirements or would just like to treat yourself to something extra special we welcome you to Contact us for a consultation.