A special loose twist yarn lends these shirts from Japan a hand-woven look and flowingly soft feel. These are the Japan Homespun Shirts.
Yarn drives this special shirting style from Japan. The mill calls it loose twist . It creates an an open character to the finished fabric that lends it an old-world, hand-made look. You see almost course, thick character of the yarn in the tight grid pattern. You instantly feel the flowing, pliable character the moment you put these shirts on. This softness is a nice balance to the sturdy 9 ounce weight. Rich earth-tone are the perfect finishing touch.
This shirt is sewn up in our new Rugged style. It's designed to be the perfect style for our heavier, more rustic fabrics we run. It's a bit more casual, without being over the top. This style is really set off by two key design cues: a perfectly sized collar without buttons and two clean button closure, rounded chest pockets. These two elements lend the style it’s more casual look while their clean implementation keeps the shirt versatile. A simpler back yoke replaces the box pleat and locker loop of our Classic style. Intricate stitching tacks down the collar stand. The Rugged style inherits the same core fit block from the updated Classic style. The moment we sewed up some flannels and heavy jacquards in this style we knew it was right.
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