A special Italian fabric that packs true craftsmanship into one of the most luxuriously supple styles we've found. Sewn into our vintage Workshirt, you get a totally new wearing experience. This is the Italy Luxury Stretch Workshirt, offered at one of our best values.
We've always admired Italy's ability to define a unique path through the world of fabric. Italy demonstrates an ability to combine fresh style with an unmatched level of comfort. When it applies this ability to more classically rugged fabrics, great things happen. Today is a special showcase. The style is perfection. Bright grey and crisp white yarns are brought together in a small herringbone weave to create a wonderful heather effect. From a distance you see a bright slate wall of color, up close you see all the rich color variation. Of course, these are no ordinary yarns. A combination of cotton and wool form the base. In true Italian fashion, they have managed to get one of the most flowingly supple feels into a solid 9 ounce package. This is a true love at first touch fabric. Zero wool itch, it's truly hard to wear other styles after you put this one on. The final luxury touch . . . the smallest amount of stretch to enable the garment to move with you. A true expression of form and function.
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.