There are just so many good fabrics we hit on from Japan for our new Rugged shirting style that we just don't even know what to show you next. However, this one was a clear winner. It just screams vintage from pattern to color.
Some fabric shouts old-school the moment you see it. It's often something about the color or pattern, and in the case of Vintage Flannel it's really the combination of both. The base color is the first clue. It's a softly aged cobalt blue. It still have nice life to it, but there is also a nice subtleness. The complimentary colors put it over the top on the vintage scale. Golds and crimsons add contrast and an almost 70's appeal. Crisp white helps bring all the colors up a bit and the classic plaid pattern rounds everything out. The heavily brushed surface and 5 ounce weight make this a truly soft shirt. This is one of those shirts that just grabs you and won't let go.
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 knew it was right.
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