By LAWRENCE TAN
The world's most expensive cotton shirt to date, valued at £20,000, is up for auction on eBay, which ends at 1800 GMT on Thursday (18 December).
Made of Egyptian cotton and featuring seven diamonds on the studs and cufflinks, manufacturer Eton says the Diamond Shirt is a way to commemorate the Swedish shirt company's 80th year of shirt making.
Hence the design of the shirt veers to the traditional "old school" style front, and harks back to the art deco era in the late 1920s when the company changed its name from "Skjortfabriken Special" to its current name that is easier on the tongue.
Zance Yianni of the Sackville & Jones fashion accessories design firm designed the dress stud set and cufflinks. The studs set comprises five white centers with black enamel outlines and 2.5mm diamonds of different colors, while the cufflinks bore similar designs albeit with 4mm white diamonds.
The shirt is currently on display at the menswear department of Harrods. The opening bid starts at £5,000, with all proceeds going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The winner will soon receive a house call from an Eton Shirts tailor to take his measurements to make sure his prized Eton Diamond Shirt fits to a tee.