Hi and thank you for the welcome. On seeing Buttons later post regarding Ben Sherman short sleeves he has now put doubt into my memories. I do like this attention to detail. I am now thinking his right and the V cut was on much later shirts. It really is a case that you can picture wearing some of your old favourite items over 40 years ago and your mind is now playing around with you !!
Iam the same..with memory.. I do not remember Vs on Ben Shermans...even the sewn in pleat, I remember ironing in the pleat also putting in little stitches to hold the pleat in, All the early Ben Shermans i had was long sleeve,but i would make them into short sleeve myself, Once i bought American import shirts from the Squire shop, I mostly wore them, as it was a one-upmanship on your mates.