Harvie and Hudson is known as the place where you find the finest men’s shirt in the UK. Orders are made from all over the world by men who want to be well dressed. A classic fit cut is the traditional Harvie and Hudson style, which has been used since 1949. We believe that our classic fit shirt is the most relaxed, with maximum comfort across the waist, creating a straight silhouette.
Our classic fit shirts come in different weaves to give customers options. Different weaves create different characteristics and will determine how your shirt looks and feels. What are the different weave shirts we sell? Our business shirts come in five weaves, so let’s break them down.
Classic Fit Oxford Shirt
Why is an oxford shirt essential? You’ve probably worn a men’s oxford shirt at some point in your time. We believe that every man should have one in their wardrobe because it’s easy-to-wear and a versatile piece that can be worn with tweed, velvet and jean trousers. The Oxford weave originated in Scotland during the 19th century and is constructed using a basket weave, where multiple weft threads are crossed over an equal number of warp threads.
Classic Fit Herringbone Shirt
A herringbone weave resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. This weave can also be described as V-shape pattern. This popular pattern has been used in menswear for many years, typically on suits. You will find our herringbone weave shirt available in white and other plain colours.
Classic Fit Poplin Shirt
Most of our shirts are designed with a poplin weave, which is standard for men to wear in the office. You will find men across the country wearing a poplin weave shirt under a suit or on a warm day. A poplin weave is closely woven threads that create a crisscross pattern. It is strong, smooth and durable fabric, which makes it comfortable to wear at formal occasions, every day business and for ceremonies.
Classic Fit Twill Shirt
A twill weave is woven with two threads that cross over and under each other to create a diagonal pattern. Twill shirts are resistant to creases and easy to iron, so are perfect for everyday use from business to travel. The secret, of course, to good shirts is a correct fit. While that is undeniably best served by a bespoke shirt, you can achieve satisfying results by studying the Size Guide and choosing your best fit with honesty. Use a tape measure; check your latest measurements (because they may have changed), holding the measure snugly but not tightly around your skin. Consult our Classic Fit Shirt Size Guide. Choose by neck size, but ensure that the other measurements are reasonably close to yours. If they are not, we can assure you, it will be worth trying a bespoke shirt. We offer that too.