11 February 2011

Famous Bengal Stripe

'Our famous Bengal Stripe harks back to early days in the nineteenth century. This wonderfully distinctive stripe was the “Civilian Shirt” worn by the English Officers of the Bengal Lancers, one of the most famous regiments in the Indian Army of those days. Some say it was chosen because of its likeness to the markings of the magnificent Bengal Tiger.'

W.H. Taylor Shirtmakers

Photo © Hilditch & Key

1 comment:

french boy said...

Ah, these shirts make me smile, because I own several and my girlfriend always says: "it's cute, reminds me the stripes of toothpaste!"