Fine worsted wool from Pendleton, a vintage hunter green color and our rugged shirt style are a match made in heaven. The value makes everything even more special.
Finding a great winter wool fabric for a shirt isn't easy. It's really about getting the right weight and even more importantly, the right feel. The moment we saw and touched this version from Pendleton, we knew sewing up a full sample was in order. At first glance, the color is what jumps out. This is a unique and rich hunter green. It's deeply saturated but still full of life. Putting the shirt on is where things get even better. You instantly can tell you're wearing wool, but the worsted construction gives it a finer, smoother feel that makes it a joy to wear. No classic wool itch to found. The 8 ounce weight lends it a rugged feel, but the suppleness of the wool allows it to drape well and be comfortably. Knowing that Pendleton is the maker of this fine wool reminds us of their true skill. This is a new shirting experience and we're pleased to make it available at a significant value today.
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. 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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