The rake

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Edward Sexton

White Pin Collar Shirt




There are white shirts, and then there are superfine cotton satin pin-collar Edward Sexton white shirts; this immaculately designed, impressively architectural example is the latter variety.

The story

With a tall pointed collar that frames the face beautifully, inspired by the smooth geometric lines of art-deco menswear, this shirt creates a dynamic relationship between collar, tie and lapels for a look so sharp that one can’t help but feel like the subject of a Vorticist painting.

Sexton shirts are crafted to the highest standard using Edward’s own pattern and technical specifications; the collar stand is engineered to raise aloft a beautiful seven-fold silk grenadine necktie as though it were Christ himself emerging from the virginal womb, whilst sitting comfortably around the neck. The shirt is sewn with an immaculate nine single-needle stitches per centimetre, swelled edges on the collar and cuffs, mother of pearl buttons and a gently gathered back-yoke.

White Edward Sexton pin collar shirt, shop The Rake

It’s cut in the finest cotton satin; ‘we prefer it to poplin’, Edward explains, ‘it’s richer and less see-through. It lends itself to empowered, masculine shirting.’ In short, this is the formal shirt at its most elevated, architectural and above all, luxurious. 

The shirt is provided with navy silk cuff knots, collar stays and a base-metal collar bar. Unique solid silver and gold collar pins, handmade by Hatton Garden jeweller Toby Mclellan, are available to purchase.