The Organic Charcoal Dye selvedge is the type of ultra rare denim we live for. It's a stunningly gorgeous fabric that's the result of classic technique and absolutely exclusive ingredients. There is texture and color in this fabric that seems almost impossible to achieve. Sewn into our authentic Workshirt you have a true wearable work of art that you likely can't get anywhere else.
Color is the biggest star of this show. It's a true demonstration of how special technique yields unmatched results. The base color is a wonderfully dark titanium grey that stands out from any other grey/black selvedge we've seen. Such a stunning color is achieved through dyes that use of charcoal extracts. It's an incredibly rare and costly technique that few mills ever try, but the result is a complexity of color that's hard to match. The intense texture of this fabric makes it even more special. High slub yarns throughout create true depth that you can feel and see. Running your hand over the denim is a true experience. You rarely feel texture like this in a fabric. The irregular yarns also help expose the weft further to create an almost heather-like effect as well. Finally, the purest organic cotton is used to spin the yarns, making this Workshirt a true collector item.
There are a number of construction details that define our workshirt. The first is ample triple needle work with a classic chain stitch runoff. Triple needle is a specialized stitch not found on a 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 “runoff” 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 side hem gussets. It’s a small functional element and looks absolutely 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 still reminding you of the work wear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. They’re a deep navy shade with a slightly domed top and two holes for securing. 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.