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purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
hollington-mode-homme-chemise-col-mao-lin-violet-
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt
purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt

purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt

purple on lime double-sided linen nehru-collar shirt

 

E21/CSL/POL/ABN-SMALL

Regular price 135 €
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Only 2 items in stock!
  • Mao collar shirt
  • Straight cut
  • Long sleeves
  • Double button cuffs
  • Two chest pockets
  • Button tab down to the waist
  • Back pleat
  • Lightly interfaced collar and cuffs
  • Composition: 100% linen

Thomas is 1.84 m tall and wears a M size.


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

The shirt shown here is made of purple on lime double-sided linen. This high-end pure linen canvas was woven in Italy by Albini, famous for the sober and refined style of their fabrics. The solid weave gives it a slightly rustic end-to-end look. It shows a rare feature, being double-sided: the front is an intense purple and the reverse, or the inside of the shirt, is pistachio green. One can guess it thanks to a very slight transparency, but turning the wrist over reveals it! Luxurious detail, the label is here replaced by tone-on-tone embroidery. Washing after production gives this garment a slightly matte appearance, which in no way alters the intensity of the colour but will delight lovers of very beautiful linen shirts, noble and airy.

the cut

In case you don’t know hollington’s classic Nehru-collar shirt yet, try it on: you won’t do without it any more! 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.