Here for sale is a fantastic original antique detachable shirt collars with leather travel case. The case contains five detachable collars, five are folded. The retailer name R W Forsyth, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Born in the Lothians, Forsyth came to Glasgow as a nineteen-year old and gained experience of clothing retailing with several city firms. In 1872 he set up in business as hosier, glover and shirtmaker in Renfield Street. Success led to expansion, and he gradually acquired all the properties around the corner of Renfield Street and Gordon Street. These buildings were demolished and a new department store was built on the site in 1897.


Staining to outer leather case. Shows signs of wear and use as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

We are a family company and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!

Dimensions are approximate case

18 cm diameter, 8 cm height

Terms of sale

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the auction details.

Buyer pays postage on all returns and should be tracked with full insurance.


If it is a collect in person please arrange collection within 7 days from our Retrobarn in Flamstead, Hertfordshire. Viewing of items is welcome. The Retrobarn is open by appointment.

All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured and signed for. 

If items has been damaged in transit, please contact us on the day of delivery and please take photos of the product and packaging, for insurance purposes.

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Antique R W Forsyth Gentlemen's Outfitters Detachable Shirt Collars Leather Case