Vintage Floral Embroidered Cotton Shirt, c. 1980s
A rare 1980s vintage Joe Casely-Hayford long sleeve shirt. Joe Casely Hayford, has been described by GQ as 'One of the most influential figures in British fashion'. Joseph Ephraim Casely-Hayford was known for his experimental designs, first creating clothing from ww2 tents under his 'Kit' label, and was awarded with an OBE for his services to fashion. Celebrity clients also loved his designs, Bono was the first man to feature on Vogue magazine in an iconic cover wearing a jacket by Casely-Hayford alongside Christy Turlington and Jarvis Cocker, Benedict Cumberbatch and The Clash also wore his designs. Although this early shirt was designed by himself, he later designed alongside his son Charlie Casely-Hayford and these earlier pieces are in museums such as the V&A and Museum of London.
In a woven cotton fabric with natural flecks throughout to give an organic feel which really makes the most of the extremely oversized, billowing fit, making it perfect for Spring and Summer, even the sleeves are huge an voluminous. The front features two panels embroidered with orange thread creating a floral design, giving a bohemian feel. Buttons up the front with a grandad collar.
Size: Marked L but this gives a very, very oversized fit as intended.
Chest - Up to 54” / 137cm
Waist - Up to 54” / 137cm
Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 31” / 79cm
Shoulder to Shoulder - 22” / 56cm
Sleeve Pit to Cuff - 18” / 46cm
Sleeve Shoulder to Cuff - 24” / 61cm
Details & Condition
Era: late 1980's / early 1990's
Designer: Joe Casely-Hayford
- English Made
- Hem is slightly longer at the back
Excellent Vintage Condition - Some light signs of wear, including a few very faint darker lines on crease of sleeve, not noticeable when worn (see last pic). With some natural brown flecks in places, not to be seen as flaws. No holes or tears