FORREST LENNARD APPLEBY was my grandfather. I never knew him, but my father, FORREST LENNARD APPLEBY, JR., recounted three things about him. He was very smart, he was very kind, and he was a gentleman who always wore a good-looking white shirt.
I remember Dad telling me that he considered the white shirt to be the quintessential foundation of any outfit…The “blank canvas” from which you begin to tell your own sartorial story.
I began FORREST LENNARD, in part, as a tribute to these two fine family members who came before me.
FORREST LENNARD has become a passion. Our White Sport Shirts form the basis of a distinctive and timeless look, one that endures a sense of style, no matter what the occasion.
Today, we make the finest White Sport Shirts available.
We use our exclusive 100% cotton “Honeycomb” weave fabric for its’ softness and drape. Natural Trocas shell buttons, instead of plastic. We incorporate a split and mitered yoke, to follow the natural slope of the shoulders, an eight-button front placket, and two-button sleeve cuff detail.
Our shirts are cut and sewn using the care and design reminiscent of shirt-making in the 1950’s and 60’s… when details mattered.
They are not meant to be Dress shirts, however, they can be worn with a casual sport coat, or even a tie, if the time is right!
No-one in the world makes this shirt.