Pilot shirts have many important, practical functions to fulfil, but they also need to be comfortable for the wearer. A Williams Pilot Shirt comes with 70 years of experience and wearer feedback under its belt or collar, as the case may be!
With a Williams Pilot Shirt the practical side of life is catered for with button-down epaulettes for adding sliders, button through pocket flaps and a pen division on the left side as worn. The shirts structure is well considered, with manufacturing excellence evident throughout- collars & cuffs are well constructed using crisp woven interlinings, buttons are high quality & firmly attached, button holes have good thread coverage, seams are generous & securely sewn, the colour is a sharp, bright white and the fabric robust, yet comfortable.
Comfort may be harder to see through the packaging, but it soon becomes evident when tried on and worn- shirts are longer through the body to ensure that everything stays firmly under the waistband when bending or sitting, styling is well balanced to sit nicely across the shoulders, there’s ample length in the sleeve and sufficient room around the chest & waist for ease of movement whilst avoiding unnecessary bulk.
Collar length has certainly evolved over time, collar points are shorter than they were even a decade ago – the ‘Harry Hill’ look is long gone, but they remain smart, formal and suitable to wear a tie, scarf or cravat with.
Female shirts have evolved too and are now far more than just a man’s shirt buttoned up the other way. Dart & styling detail through the front & back ensures a modern, feminine fit that remains appropriate for all practical requirements.
Classic, Slim Fit and Ladies Pilot Shirts are available within the Williams range, also 2 different weights of fabric – the heavier of which has proved particularly popular in the maritime & defence industries.
Tax tabs, badge welts & radio loops can be added in-house at Disley HQ and bespoke, dyed to match garments are also available on a made to order basis.