We're particularly excited to introduce you to our new Rugged style and we picked some totally new and absolutely beautiful fabrics to showcase it, started with the Slate Monster Nep Flannel.
Choosing the first fabric to launch a new style in is always hard, except this time. The choice was obviously because this fabric is both unlike anything we've used and a true stunner. It starts with an extra heavy, 8 ounce twill flannel base. The feel is perfectly soft, dense and substantial. You feel protected in this shirt without it being overbearing. The yarns are substantial enough that you see a nice twill line in the surface. What a complex and beautiful surface it is. The base color in an incredible slate grey that has tons of life to it. Now things get absolutely over the top cool in the form of colorful neps dotting the surface at random. You have navy, white and pale pink neps creating an absolute tapestry of color and texture. Each shirt is different, making this one even more special.
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. Small gusset tabs adorn the bottom hem and 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 new it was right.
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