This pattern is taken directly from an old original shirt in a private collection. It is a mid to late 1800’s style with fringe and tailoring reminiscent of Jeremiah Johnson and Buffalo Bill.
The Frontiersman’s Shirt has a two piece tailored collar and cuffs lined with calico. The front opening has a placket and thong ties, and the shirt may be made with or without fringe. It may be decorated with beadwork, quillwork or other western ornamentation.