1930s Radium Silk spearpoint shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082411382
This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s and sold by Gronfein and Schwartz of Butte, Montana. It is made from Silk Radium, a fabric popular from about 1905-1935. It was a specially treated silk, developed to be extremely light weight, marketed as a summer shirt. It was an extremely expensive shirting material, selling for about four times what a comparable cotton shirt would. The shirt is cut long in the body, with gusseted side seams. It has small mother of pearl buttons, and a long 3-3/8″ spearpoint collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Shoulder to cuff: 26-1/2″
Collar: 16-3/4″

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