Garment CareTo enjoy your new Lee Valley garment and prolong your experience of its quality and comfort, please follow our care guidelines below.
- All our garments are made from natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool.
- Cotton, cotton flannel and linen garments can be machine washed and ironed, but keep them out of the tumble dryer.
- Woollens should be hand-washed in warm water and laid out flat to dry.
- Please note possible shrinkage of Shirts and Sleepwear by 2-3% as these are 100% Cotton garments.
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Lee Valley Sizing
We consider our sizing to be generous in fit.
Note: Our Sleepwear is Unisex, therefore we recommend that ladies would size down. Generally a Size Small Nightshirt would fit a 10/12 UK size more than comfortably (6/8 US).
How to measure:
We find it best to measure a garment that you have at home which fits best.
a. Chest: Chest Measurement given is a half measurement, best practice is to lay a similar garment on the floor measure 2cm below the armhole and measure straight across to other side.
b. Center Back Length: Take your measurement from the center back of the neck (not including the collar) measure straight down to the hem of the shirt/nightshirt.
c. Sleeve Length: With sleeve lying out flat, take measurement from outer edge shoulder seam straight down including the cuff.
d. Waist: Lay your trousers flat on the floor or table and measure straight across the waist seam to seam. Note that measurement given is half measurement.
e. Outside leg: take measurement from top of the waist band straight down on the outer edge to the hem.
f. Inside Leg: Measure a similar style pants that fits you well by laying it flat and measure inside the leg seam from crotch to hem. Or measure the inside of the leg from crotch to the ankle.
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About Lee Valley Ireland
Lee Valley Ireland has designed and made high quality clothing in the village of Inchigeela, West Cork Since 1986.
Starting with 'The Grandfather Shirt', Denis Hurley saw a market for an Irish traditional shirt and began drafting patterns and cutting fabric, calling on the sewing skills of local women who worked from their own homes. Having fond memories of his own grandfather wearing this type of collarless shirt in days gone by, he set about to rekindle this traditional garment.
Over three decades on from cutting his first grandfather shirt, the company remain committed to offering high quality Irish country clothing to be treasured forever offering a range of Shirts, Nightwear, Tweed and Outerwear..