Mohnton Knitting Mills has been knitting and sewing up quality cotton sportswear for over 100 years under the guidance of six generations of ownership. Their R.P. Miller shirts—100% cotton with vertical ribbing and no side seam—seem at first like vintage American deadstock. Or perhaps Venetian gondoliers shirts? French Navy? One thing is certain—they’re big in Japan.

This version has a boatneck and 3/4 length sleeves. The sizes run fairly snug and true at first, but please note that they shrink up quite a bit in the dryer. For example, lovely Bronwen pictured here is wearing an unwashed size Medium, though she owns the shirt in a size Large due to the shrinkage issue. Unless you prefer to hang your laundry out to dry on a line, we highly suggest ordering a size up from your usual.

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