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Meet our Florville, part of the Barbershop collection celebrating both the man in the spotlight, and the countless others working behind the scenes who helped him become the man he is today.
What’s unique about this shirt?
This shirt was inspired by a Haitian born businessman, William de Fleurville, who worked as the man under the stove top hat. After first meeting Abraham Lincoln in New Salem, Fleurville moved to Springfield, Illinois. There he opened his barber shop across from the State House: a place that would become for Lincoln a near second home.
Why should I care?
The President’s barber for 24 years, Fleurville’s relationship with Lincoln ran much deeper than hair. Lincoln handled Fleurville’s legal affairs and when the President left for Washington, he entrusted the barber with care of his property and affairs. Embodying the bold commitment of its namesake, our Florville features a handsome red, white, and blue pattern with our signature cutaway collar in 120 thread count poplin.
How should I wear it?
This shirt will look great paired with navy or black slacks, dark denim, and even khakis. You might enjoy completing your outfit with a tan belt, and a pair of custom made Sabahs. For a more buttoned up look, wear the Florville with our Seneca blazer in charcoal. Or for a summer evening put on this shirt with a navy cardigan and tan shorts.
When should I wear it?
Well, July 4th and Memorial Day are likely the obvious occasions for showing off your American pride – and for that, the Florville is a perfect fit. But, this shirt is so much more versatile than that. Every day is a good day to wear bold colors, and a unique, sophisticated pattern. For example, if you want to make a good impression in the office, if you’re catching up with an old friend at your local bar, and if you’re headed to a birthday party for your favorite aunt.
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