Denis Hurley Lee Valley C.E.O saw a market for a traditional Irish grandfather shirt back in the late 80′s and this small cottage industry went from strenght to strenght.
“It goes to show that true style improves with age. When working in the fields in West Cork, the traditional farmer favoured this collarless shirt as he had little use for neck ties.
Over the years there have been a few variations of this style with an array of fabrics, what works best for us is fine cottons because here at Lee Valley, we prefer the honesty simplicity of our own grandfather shirts – the way they were meant to be.”
Our traditional collection of grandfather shirts are now available in a large range of styles and colourways.