British shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser, known for its business shirts, have created a new fit for those who like to look the part in relaxed surroundings. The Weekend fit is designed with off-duty sensibility in mind.
Made in the brand’s Gloucester workroom, the side seams have been straightened with a revised hem construction and slightly shorter length, allowing the shirt to be worn untucked. Two new soft construction collars have been
introduced—the Derby spread collar and Norfolk button-down collar—as well as a one-button cuff to ensure a greater level of comfort.
“We wanted the collection to be a go-to for non-formal occasions,” explains Turnbull & Asser head of design, Becky French. “It’s there for customers to wear during a relaxing weekend away, yet versatile enough to look the part in the city.”
The collection was inspired by archive imagery, in particular Marlon Brando wearing his famed denim Western shirt. With denim’s utilitarian quality being the starting point for the fabric selections, each piece from the collection adheres to this aesthetic. A subtle tonal colour scheme of blues mixed with ecru and cream emulates the warp and weft distinctive of denim jeans.
The collection itself comprises of six shirts, the first of which is a navy and cream Western check shirt with the Derby collar and one button cuff. The shirt also comes in Turnbull & Asser’s own cashmere blend for unrivalled softness and washes down like denim-proper, developing its own character after wear. The Norfolk button-down collar shirts come in a mid-blue chambray and brushed cotton puppytooth. The centrepiece, undoubtedly, is the heritage brand’s take on the Western shirt complete with button-down collar and signature three button cuff, Western-styled shoulder panels, mother-of-pearl buttons and utility chest pockets. In two options, the shirts come in
a deep navy cashmere blend twill as well as Turnbull’s exclusive cream herringbone.
Accompanying the shirts to complete the collection are hand-rolled cotton pocket squares and untipped ties, a brushed wool jacket in Turnbull’s signature single-breasted silhouette and tailored needlecord wool trousers. Last, but certainly not least, is the pair of denim jeans created in collaboration with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. The 14oz. raw indigo denim, woven in Japan, brings the story full-circle; Turnbull’s first shirtmaking workroom was based in Walthamstow—a stone’s throw away from Blackhorse Lane.
The collection is NOW available online via turnbullandasser.com and in-store from, with shirts starting at £215.