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Ben Sherman ShirtsBen Sherman Clothing: If The Shirt Fits

If there is one brand of clothing that is quintessentially Mod, it's Ben Sherman. World famous for creating the most recognisable Mod Shirts on the market, Ben Sherman offers so much more as well. Every Mod man should not only have a Ben Sherman Shirt but also a range of Ben Sherman clothing in their wardrobe such as Polo Shirts, Harrington Jackets, Trousers, Jumpers and mod target t-shirts!

For Autumn 2018 Ben Sherman has launched the Ben Sherman x Keith Moon limited edition range of men's shirts, t-shirts and polos. September 2018 marks 40 years since Keith Moon, the legendary drummer for The Who, left us. To celebrate the life, music and genius of the unique Keith Moon, Ben Sherman have released this very special and strictly limited edition men's collection.

Ben Sherman's very popular Archive range is also back with men's mod shirts from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The retro style ‘Vega’ Ben Sherman archive shirt comes in 2 fantastic colours. The ‘Brighton’ is a cool striped shirt from the Ben Sherman 70s archive. Both have long sleeves and the essential Ben Sherman button down collar. Also ideal for Autumn/Winter are the new archive sweatshirts emblazoned with the Ben Sherman signature logo. Other highlights of the season include Northern Soul inspired t-shirts and, for colder days, new seasonal colours in the Ben Sherman Harrington jacket including brown, sea blue and forest green. As always, there is a fantastic range of men’s mod and retro shirts, polo shirts and great quality Ben Sherman knitwear. If you're looking for a bargain check out our men's Ben Sherman sale.

 

Mr Ben Sherman

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.' At this time he legally changed his name to Ben Sherman - a name he chose for its all American sound - in a bid to become an American citizen.

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 brands such as Brooks Brothers, Arrow and Hathaway, as sported by visiting American jazz artists like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. At the time, these were only available from official importers who had in effect, 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 detail than the imported Oxford Shirts.

The Ben Sherman Originals label was created, and by 1965, the company had opened a small office on the upper floors of a shabby office-block in a London backstreet called Carnaby Street. This became the showroom for their shirt and other clothing collections. In 1967 the clothing empire began to take shape with the opening of their first stand-alone shop on Duke Street in Brighton.

By the late sixties and into the seventies, 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. 2013 was Ben Sherman's 50th anniversary. Since then they have been reissuing archive prints for new shirts that are something rather special. The limited edition Archive Shirts feature floral, paisley and Retro striped 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’ 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 a comfortable shape 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’ 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’ 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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