Big weight and big linen wrapped in an Italian denim and transformed into a vintage workshirt. This is the New Italy Big Linen Workshirt.
This rare Italian denim uses a unique composition to create a fresh look and feel. It starts with color. A bright grey warp and crisp white weft give this denim a vibrant concrete color. There is a subtle vertical grain that adds a sense of texture and character. At 9 ounces you get a very solid feeling shirt, but this is where the linen is transformative. At 40% linen content, you instantly notice a supple and flowing feel to the garment that cotton alone rarely achieves. This helps the workshirt fit and feel great the moment you put it on. The balance of ruggedness and linen refinement is what makes this a true standout workshirt.
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. 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. Overall, this is one of our most intricately constructed garments and one of the most costly to produce.
Our workshirts are available in our Classic and Slim fits.