Blue Carnation

For thousands of years, scientists, alchemists and the just plain curious have been trying to create the mythical blue carnation.  But it was only in 1996 that a breeder took a classic carnation, added a bit of petunia here and some snapdragon there and hey presto!  Our design hasn't taken that long to create, but it is still a rarity you won't see anywhere else.

Another Nice Detail

The cotton in your shirt has been 'Mercerised' - and that's a good thing because you'll feel how it gives your shirt a rich and silky finish.  And you'll see how it allows the cloth to absorb more dye, thus making the colours richer, brighter and deeper.  And don’t worry that you may lose this in the wash. The 'Mercerised' cotton actually offers greater resistance to multiple washes, keeping the colours bright, sharp and unchanging over time. In fact, your floral is a hardy perennial that will bloom for years.

Size & Fit

Your Irvine Shirt is a classic cut.  Not too slim and not too baggy, it is darted at the back to give you a flatter front - but with room for you to breath, and sit down without it gaping.  

Collar INCH 15" 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
Collar CM 38 39 41 42 43 44 45
Chest INCH 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48"
Chest CM 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 111.5 116.5 121.5



Care & Washing

You can always dry clean your shirt if you want. But, that can be expensive, so turn your shirt inside out and pop it in the wash at 30 degrees centigrade. Please don't use the tumble dryer or leave your shirt in direct sunlight. To press it, turn your shirt inside out and use a warm iron.

Delivery & Returns


For UK orders under £100 it's the standard rate of £4

If your order is over £100 then i'd be delighted to send the package for free.

For next day delivery in the UK (ordered before 12pm) it's £10

For EU orders it's £9

And, for international orders, the delivery fee is £14



Returns & Exchange.

No refunds will be accepted on currently discounted items but an exchange can be made for an alternative item. Please contact us if you wish to exchange an item.

For all other items:

I hope you are very happy with your shirt, but if not then, within 30 days of buying it, you can get a refund or exchange it for another one.

Please email me and let me know why you're not happy and I'll exchange it, offer you a credit note or give you your money back. Whichever you choose, then all I ask is that you mail the shirt back to me with all the original tags and packaging. If you live in the UK, then the return postage will be free. 

For our full terms and conditions see Refund Policy on the Checkout page


Return address

Irvine Shirts

Suite 27, 29-30 Horsefair


OX16 0BW

Returns are free only for order in UK.

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