Japan has taken a vintage herringbone weave and given it stunning depth, color and wear-in. These are the Japan Dobby Herringbones.
The herringbone weave is timeless. Used in everything from formal wear to more rugged styles, the distinctive v-pattern lends any fabric a unique look. Japan has taken this style even further. By using a dobby weave, the classic v-pattern takes on incredible depth. You can see the raised pattern and feel that extra texture when you touch this shirt. It adds true character to the style. Next comes deeply saturated color lending a nice touch of formality. This version gets double black dye for a deep jet black finish. Finally, we like all our styles to age as well as they start. As you can see from the wear-in samples, this fabric delivers. The texture from the herringbone lets the dye come off in a truly beautiful way. Enjoy!
Our workshirts are true throwback garments. Inspired by the style's origins of utility and ruggedness. Finding fabric with the right character for this style is key and we have fresh new examples today. Each starts in a truly superheavy form. Heavy cotton yarns woven loosely give this fabric the ideal balance of heft with a pliable, soft hand. It's that ideal combination we're always searching for. This is the type of fabric you only see out of Japan and our intricately constructed workshirt gives it the showcase it deserves.
Several construction details define our workshirt. The first is ample triple needlework with a classic chain stitch runoff. Triple needle is a specialized stitch not found on standard button downs and that serves as the heart of any good work shirt. Ours gets triple need flat felled yoke and side seams with chain stitched bottoms. We also allow the side seam chain stitch to “run off” the end giving you three chain stitch ends on each side. We bar tack to ensure the runoff can’t compromise the security of the side seam. The second detail is double chest pockets. We keep ours a bit cleaner, without flaps, but use button closures and double bar tacks in each corner for added strength. The left chest pocket gets the addition of a small pen slot. The third detail is the side hem gussets. It’s a small functional element and looks great. On our selvedge styles, we incorporate the selvedge on the bottom. Finally, we love the chin strap. Ours is small enough to be tasteful while reminding you of the workwear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. Overall, this is one of our most intricately constructed garments and one of the most costly to produce.
Our workshirts will be available in our Classic and Slim fits. The main differences in details between our workshirts and our other shirting come down to construction - no back box pleat, and differently shaped side scoops. The Slim fit has a more tailored body as compared to our Classic fit. Chest and waist come in to provide a more fitted option. Details are in our fit guide now.