A Spot of Irish Prep

Hello-Hello, happy bright new week to you!

Today’s post is brief, touching on a topic receiving scant coverage in this space: Irish preppy style.  The lack of posts on the topic is really rather shameful, considering your faithful scribe’s heritage. At any rate, we saw a little something that piqued our interest, reaction to a relatively new endeavor, the Ireland Shirt Company.

Ireland Shirt Company Facebook

Ireland Shirt Company Facebook

Paraphrasing Lisa Birnbach’s classic line, it’s almost a “Look Muffy, a shirt for us!” moment as described in this Irish Central story.

“Come look at this! It’s preppy Ireland!” These were the words of an excited Irish lass as she grabbed her friend to check out the shirts at the Ireland Shirt mobile store at the 2013 Great Irish Fest of New York City earlier this year.

The story about the relatively young brand explains the shirts were created as an alternative to the stereotypical Irish imagery, the “Kiss Me I’m Drunk or Irish or Whatever” sort of fare frequently seen on apparel and accessories.  There are 100% cotton tees like those shown above, along with as polo style shirts in performance textiles that are well suited for the golf course and other sporting locales.

Ireland Shirt Co., via Shirts of the World

Ireland Shirt Co., via Shirts of the World

The company’s wares have done well and additional items have been added to the merchandise mix.

Ireland Shirt Company Facebook

Ireland Shirt Company Facebook

Fittingly, the company logo is a silhouette of Ireland.

Ireland Shirt Company

Ireland Shirt Company

Ireland Shirt products are actually sold via Shirts of the World.

Shirts of the World

Shirts of the World

You may read the entire Irish Central story here.
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One could probably pair an Ireland Shirt offering with their Dubes and be acceptably attired for most activities. Ah, you’re wondering what in heaven’s name “Dubes” are?
Dubarry of Ireland

Dubarry of Ireland

Think Top-siders and you’ll immediately understand “Dubes”. We show a men’s pair above, you won’t be surprised to see how similar the women’s styles are.
Dubarry

Dubarry

The company also does boots for a variety of disciplines.
Dubarry of Ireland Facebook

Dubarry of Ireland Facebook

I’m sure some of our treasured readers not only know of the brand, but wear them. The boots are especially suited to riding and sailing.

Dubarry

Dubarry

Throw on an authentic Aran sweater, that trusty Barbour, and you are good to go.

 

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  1. Happy sigh. The real deal.

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