ClericalShirtsUK.com is entering the US Clerical Shirt market. For priests here in the United States their are a few major brands for clerical shirts. They can cost from $20 to $60. With online ordering and decent shipping times priests can now purchase clerical shirts, vestments and just about anything from companies around the world. I personally own vestments from India, Italy and Mexico. I own clerical shirts from the USA, Italy and the UK. ClericalShirtsUK.com gave me one of their 100% easy care cotton shirts in order for me to try it and review it for this blog. The shirt I have can be seen here: http://clericalshirtsuk.com/100-easy-care-cotton-short-sleeved-clergy-shirts-black As of today the shirt costs £29.95 pounds which is approximately $46.51 USD. This cost does not include the cost of shipping. I found the shirt to be similar in quality to the other clerical shirts I own. It is the only shirt that I own that is 100% cotton. I wish they would include two collar inserts with the shirt as it only comes with one and I tend to lose my collar inserts. The shirt sizes are slightly different than in the US. I'm a 15.5 in the US and I found this clerical shirt to be a bit big. Perhaps ordering a half a size smaller would work. In contrast I find my Italian 15.5 clerical shirts are a bit tight. This of course might be do to the manufacturers of the clerical shirts and not the countries in which they are made. If you like 100% cotton this might be the clerical shirt for you. If you know a priest from the UK here in the USA perhaps they would like one as a gift from their home.
Disclaimer: I am not sure where the Magpie clerical shirt I have is manufactured as it does not say so on the label. I wrote this article at the request of ClericalShirtsUK.com. I did receive a free clerical shirt in order to do so.