Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser has been making custom shirts for over a century now, for everyone from Prince Charles to Jay Gatsby (at least in the ’74 version). So naturally, they’ve built up quite an archive…and we’ve got a peek inside.

It comes by way of Bespoken, a more modern shirting brand that uses Turnbull & Asser’s factory for their made-to-measure business. When they’re in need of inspiration, they’ve been known to stop through Turnbull’s archive of swatches in Italy. It’s a room full of old, dusty books, holding some of the best-loved shirting fabrics in menswear history—and since we asked nicely, they decided to pass along a few pics…

Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom