Ben Sherman Shirts & Menswear
If there is one clothing brand that's quintessentially Mod, it's Ben Sherman. World famous for their mod Shirts, Ben Sherman also offers a full range of contemporary and retro influenced menswear. Every Mod man should not only have a Ben Sherman Shirt or two - but also a range of Ben Sherman clothing in their wardrobe. The range at Atom Retro includes Ben Sherman polo shirts, Harrington Jackets, trousers, jumpers and must-have Mod target t-shirts!
In 2023 Ben Sherman celebrate their 60th Anniversary with a collection of tees that perfectly showcase the fusion of fashion, music and youth subculture which the brand has been synonomous with over the years. The 60th Anniversary tee with its plectrum incorporating floral chest print achieves this stylish combination perfection, whilst other t-shirts in the collection recollect the iconic brands journey through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The celebrations continue into Autumn/Winter with the brand collaborating on two limited edition ranges, Ben Sherman x John Lennon and Ben Sherman x Rolling Stone. Both collections re-emphasise the brands connections to the music scene, with Ben Sherman working with the John Lennon estate and Rolling Stone magazine to produce stand-out collections which bridge the gap between the 1960s and the present day. The wider Ben Sherman collection also demonstrates a brand that has a bright future ahead.
As always, there is a fantastic new range of Ben Sherman polo shirts, mod and retro shirts and great quality Ben Sherman knitwear. If you're looking for a bargain check out our men's Ben Sherman sale.
The History of Ben Sherman Clothing:
The original 'Ben Sherman', Arthur Benjamin Sugarman was born in Brighton, UK in 1925. The son of a Jewish salesman, he emigrated to the USA in 1946 where he had a string of marriages, the third of which was to the daughter of a Californian clothes manufacturer who taught Arthur Sugarman about 'The Rag Trade'. In a bid to become an American citizen he changed his name to the more American sounding Ben Sherman.
Moving back to Brighton in 1962 when his mother became ill, Ben Sherman opened a shirt factory and in 1963, the Ben Sherman Button Down Shirt debuted.
In the early Sixties, London-based modern jazz fans were eagerly buying the Oxford-cloth, American button-down shirt as sported by visiting American jazz artists like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Official importers of brands such as Brooks Brothers, Arrow and Hathaway had cornered this growing market. Realising this, Sherman decided to produce his own version of the Oxford Shirt. The Mods responded immediately, especially as Sherman was using higher quality fabrics and stitching than the imported Oxford Shirts.
The Ben Sherman Originals label was created, and by 1965, the company had opened a small office in shabby block on a London backstreet called Carnaby Street. This became the showroom for the Ben Sherman shirt and other clothing collections. In 1967 the clothing empire began to take shape with the opening of their first stand-alone Ben Sherman shop on Duke Street in Brighton. By the late 60s and into the 70s, Ben Sherman clothing was adopted by the Skinhead, Mod Revival and Punk sub-cultures. The Ben Sherman Shirt became THE shirt to be seen in.
With our wide range of Ben Sherman Shirts, you can choose a contemporary style or a reissued Archive Shirt from the 60s, 70s or 80s. Since the 50th anniversary of Ben Sherman in 2013, they have been reissuing archive print shirts that are something rather special. These limited edition Archive Shirts feature floral, paisley and striped retro prints, plus all the classics - the Ben Sherman Gingham, the Ben Sherman House Check Shirt and the Ben Sherman Oxford Shirt.
Ben Sherman Shirt Fits
Ben Sherman Mod (Regular) Fit
The Ben Sherman 'regular fit’ shirt is the most popular shape in the range. A little wider in the body than the Ben Sherman Soho Fit Shirt (see below), it still has a clean and slim silhouette. The waist is not as fitted, making it comfortable to wear. On the back the Mod Fit shirt will usually be plain, featuring a sewn-down box pleat or a pressed open box pleat at centre back, underneath the yoke.
Ben Sherman Union Fit
This looser 'easy fit’ shirt is designed for comfort. The body and sleeves are little wider, offering a more relaxed fit. The Ben Sherman Union Fit Shirt is never plain on the back; it will carry either two-side knife pleats sitting under the yoke, or a pressed open box pleat at the centre back under the yoke.
Ben Sherman Soho Fit
This ‘super slim fit’ shirt is designed with the trend conscious gent in mind. The waist on the Soho Fit Shirt is shaped so it outlines the natural waist. The Ben Sherman Soho Fit Shirt always carries two darts on the lower back, helping to keep the back of the garment clean against the body. Some styles will carry a sewn down box pleat at the centre back. The sleeve is shaped at the underarm to keep the slim silhouette throughout the garment.
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