I am very excited to be able to add two items from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Star Wars collection to my wardrobe. I reviewed the Padme’ shirt earlier, now it’s on to the second review. I purchased my shirts directly from Preen via their website, with shipping direct from London via UPS. The price of the Darth shirt was £300 – which converts to approximately US$474. This shirt is available in two versions – the ‘Darth’ shirt has no sleeves, while the ‘Vader’ version has long cuffed sleeves (as worn by Julia Roberts). Mainly due to the price difference, I went with the ‘Darth’ shirt, I love the sleeveless look for this style of shirt.
After careful consideration of the sizing chart, I ordered the shirts in size xs. The sizing chart is accurate, I was a little worried about ordering the smallest size, but these shirts aren’t designed to be close fitted. They arrived in a gorgeous black box, featuring the designer’s name on the lid – the box has a lovely suede feel. Inside the shirts were wrapped in branded tissue paper, as expected.
The Darth shirt is made from 100% cotton, with Preen’s Darth Vader image printed on the front. It is the same print as the Padme’ shirt, but the clean white background gives it quite a different look. The shirt does up the front with a hidden button placket closure, the top visible button being Preen’s distinctive ‘screw head’ style. The shoulders have a gorgeous lattice inset, a lovely detail that really caught my eye. The garment tags all feature the Star Wars logo, a neat reminder that this is licensed apparel. The sewing on the shirt is what you would expect from a designer garment, the lower hems all turned over neatly to hide the overlocking/serging, the sides seams are finished in French style. The cotton fabric itself is lovely, real quality to complement the style. It measures approximately 19″ across the chest, and 21.5″ across the lower hem.
Due to the nature of the print, this shirt is specialist dry-clean only – but it is just so gorgeous, I desperately wanted it the moment I saw it. The tags mention that there will be some variation of the print, which you would expect with the image crossing over an opening like this. I am so thrilled to be able to add this fabulous shirt to my wardrobe.