How do you keep your shirt in place?
We believe the design of the 1920s Panel may be the answer
The inspiration for our shirts
“I love collecting vintage shirts,” says John Ray. “I’ve found shirts from the 1920s where the front panels cross over towards the hem. These extended panels were to keep the shirt in place. So we thought: why not bring that detail to the 21st century? That’s how we came up with the 1920s Panel.”
It’s an instance of intuitive design that’s specific to Pink. Look at the front right-hand panel of any classic Pink shirt. At the bottom, towards the hem, the right panel extends outwards, curving under the left. It means that, should the shirt ride up, the body remains concealed. In tribute to the era that gave the inspiration, the design detail was named the 1920s Panel.
The skill involved in the making of the 1920s Panel
It looks like a simple design decision, but it takes more than just cutting the panel. It requires skilled hands to finish the 1920s Panel, especially to hem in a long, continuous curve. The finished result looks easy, yet it’s so difficult and time consuming, it’s incredibly rare in ready-to-wear shirts. For Pink, it’s standard.
Pink to Pink
Pink are natural colourists, and that is especially true with our love of pink. It is a shade that is a classic in men’s shirts, and of course there are so many different ways of wearing it. For many, it will be shirts with a pale pink stripe.
Why not also try a pink shirt that’s redolent of the shade - an all over experience of the colour.