Irving and Powell

Sullivan Seersucker Popover

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A little bit tunic, a little bit safari – meet Sullivan, your new summer staple. Popover shirts have been around for donkeys years. More relaxed than a traditional shirt (less buttons! less fuss!), the Sullivan’s in-between-ness makes it perfect for looking smart on casual days.

Working at Ralph Lauren, New York in early 2000 I discovered the magic that is seersucker. A 100% cotton fabric, typically striped, that just screams summer.  The fabric has a bumpy texture and is as soft as a babies you know what.  It also means ironing is a no-no. 

All our shirts are pre-washed. This extra step means you don’t have to worry about shrinkage.


  • 100% Cotton
  • Designed and made in Australia

  • Fits true to size

Like most great things, necessity was the mother of invention. Our founder, Vic, wanted a shirt. For her. That was (in the words of Goldilocks) just right. You’d think that would be simple, but she kept pinching Sam’s to get the right fit. Despite having worked for some of the best designers in the world — Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch — in New York, she had a gap in her basics.


She wanted a shirt that felt perfectly worn in day one, but got better with age. A style that was easy, but classic. Something she could pull straight off the line or out of a suitcase and throw on. Something that looked as good tucked into a ball gown as boyfriend jeans.

We make shirts that are easy to wear and last a lifetime.  We believe everyone needs a classic white shirt in their closet. Army green is the best colour. Ever. Navy’s up there too. We also have a healthy stripe addiction.

At Irving & Powell we keep the tailoring simple and the fabrics natural. Colour is key. Great style should never look too much like hard work... we put in the hard yards, so you look effortless.

Established in 2014 Victoria McEvoy