John Simons

The Lee Marlin Shirt


Meet the Ivy Shirt! A must have item for your mid-century modern wardrobe, incorporating John’s favourite Ivy League details from the 1950’s/1960’s.

Of primary importance to many aficionados of the Ivy League look, is the generous collar roll. When fully fastened, the long collar points cascade beautifully, recalling what John describes as “The Ivy League Spearpoint collar”, a feature which would often be found on shirting from the “Jivy Ivy” period in the latter half of the 1960’s. When worn open the collar rolls beautifully, a feat which has been achieved by omitting any lining from the collar and placket.   

In addition to the elongated collar points, we have chosen to utilise a seven-button front, which was inspired by the likes of Gant, Sero and Troy Guild shirt makers, all of whom introduced 7-button plackets as part of their offerings in the 1960’s. Finally, the shirt’s gradually tapering tails were inspired by yet another, lesser-known shirtmaker of the period, namely, Truval, and their Career Club line.

This particular model is constructed from a 100% Cotton fabric, with charming Marlin Print motif, which recalls the iconic short sleeve patterned button downs worn in the latter half of the 1960’s on America’s west coast and popularised by groups such as The Beach Boys. The shirt is perfectly appropriate for the warmer months, and with its ethically sourced fabric and local manufacturing.


  • 100% Cotton
  • 3.5” Collar points
  • 3 Button collar
  • Unlined collar and placket
  • 7 button front
  • Box pleat
  • Locker loop
  • Traditional 1960’s cut with tapered tails
  • Fitting true to size


XS 21″

S 22″

M 23″


XL 25″

XXL 26′

XXXL 27″