This had to be done - special indigo wool herringbone fabric, woven just for us, paired with our authentic workshirt styling. The result is one of the sweetest workshirts you'll wear.
A truly special fabric with construction details infused from start to finish. This style from Japan with a great combination of materials - cotton and wool. The cotton lends a usability, while the wool gives it warmth and a rustic feel. The blend is idea. Next comes the herringbone weave. From afar it just helps to blend the dye colors into a cohesive unit of rich color, but get closer and you see the classic v-pattern and texture. All these details set the stage for the true star, indigo dye. Very rare to find in wool fabric, the result are beautiful blues that you truly don't see. The Postal Blue is our hands-down office favorite. The indigo dye gets contrasted by grey giving allowing a vintage metallic, light blue to emerge that truly harkens back to vintage times. The weight makes for a substantial and rugged 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. 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.