Beginning with the original Riviera Polo Shirt – tailored for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale – we applied the same breathable cotton mesh Q75 fabric, and clean, contemporary aesthetic to our brand new Riviera Shirt.
It features a collar with full-buttoned closure, cuffs and patch pocket. We’ve combined the shape of a tailored shirt with the elegance of our warp knit fabric, to give a softer, laid-back ease to a traditional design.
The beauty of the Riviera shirt lies in its versatility: dress it with a jumper and blazer in a more formal setting or loosen it up by simply wearing it with an undershirt and jeans for a smart- casual approach to the day.
Q (for Quality) 75 was invented by Peter Hill, the grandson of Sunspel’s founder, in an effort to find an alternative to the relatively heavy pique cotton fabrics that were used for polo shirts in the 1950s. He wanted something that would keep him cool and comfortable in the hot summer sun of the Riviera, so he turned to the expertise of the local lace-making industry in Long Eaton, Nottingham to develop his idea. The result was a fine mesh fabric that was second to none, standing the test of time with our iconic Riviera Polo Shirt – and now our Riviera Shirt.