pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt
pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt
pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt
pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt
pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt
pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt

pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt

pink checked madras nehru-collar shirt


Regular price 125 €

Only 3 items in stock!
  • Mao collar
  • Straight cut
  • Long sleeves
  • Double button cuffs
  • Two chest pockets
  • Button tab down to the waist
  • Back pleat
  • Slightly interfaced collar and cuffs
  • 97% cotton, 3% elasthane composition

The delivery time is 48 hours to 5 days for shipments to France, 5 to 10 days for shipments to Europe and 7 to 21 days for other countries.

You have a period of 14 working days after receiving the package to return the products if you are not satisfied with it or if you have changed your mind.

By hollington, the garments are delivered unfinished (jacket sleeves and pants hems). The costs generated by the fitting will be at your expense. The setting to lengths can in no case be organized by email or by phone.

However, if you choose the "store pick-up" option, you will be offered the fitting to your own measurements (excluding sales periods) – and we will even offer you (good) coffee!

  • Turn inside out
  • Wash at 30°C - Gentle spin
  • Do not tumble dry
the fabric

This shirt is made in a madras veil with pink checks. Madras is a goffer-effect fabric usually woven from a very light cotton blend. Often used in 70s and 80s fashion, it takes its name from the Indian city of Madras. Adapted to a very hot climate, madras fabrics are airy: their embossed texture adds to this impression of lightness and avoid having to iron them. This one is particularly fresh, with a dominance of very pale bluish grey and diluted pastel colours, punctuated by a darker smoky grey stripe that underlines the check. This easy-to-match shirt will be perfect for hot summer days and vacations by the sea.

the cut

In case you don’t know hollington’s classic Nehru-collar shirt yet, try it on: you won’t do without it anymore! It was designed by Patric Hollington shortly after he opened his first store in 1974. His jackets and trousers immediately welcomed it as their best friend.

Why are you taking it on so easily? Because of its unrivalled comfort? Its straight cut also allows you to match it with various styles of outfit. Some of you like to tuck it inside their trousers for a smart look; some of you prefer wearing it as a polo shirt. In both cases, it will never feel too tight as it includes a back pleat. This pleat allows a great freedom of movement in any situation.

Its collar, now called ‘mao collar’ to make it standard, was first named ‘Nehru collar’ by Patric Hollington. A Nehru collar goes slightly higher on the neck than a mao collar – this is the key of its increased elegance.

Are you not very familiar with the name of Jawaharlal Nehru? He is best know under the name Pandit Nehru and was one of the figureheads of India’s fight for independence, opening the way to a secular and modern state. If you look at pictures of him, you will see that he wore shirts and jackets which collars resemble hollington’s.

The button tab of a hollington shirt ends at the waist, so you have to put it on from the top down. But once seated, you notice that there is no chance for the fabric to draw on the button tab and unveil a stomach you would better keep concealed.

As for the long sleeves version, it comprises double button cuffs. Is there indeed anything more annoying than losing a button? You are now prepared for this eventuality.

Let us not forget that the hollington shirt is designed to be practical and also holds two chest pockets. If you like to easily put a smartphone, a pen, a handkerchief or a small notebook away, here is a smart fashion to have free rein.