Button it up
Reference Neil Haverson’s Last Word and his former colleague’s shirt button problem.
I buy shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street, London. They are good quality and reasonably priced, especially the sale offers.
I last had shirts from them in April this year and when I compared the size of the buttons with a white police shirt with which I was issued more than 50 years ago, I found they were, if anything, very slightly larger.
I know the police shirt is 50 years old as it is one of three I was issued with in December 1967 prior to promotion to inspector upon amalgamation of Norwich City and Yarmouth Borough with my force, Norfolk County, on January 1, 1968.
KEN BULL Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk