Too sweet to pass up in workshirt form, this unimaginably soft fabric, showered with indigo in both warp and weft is the type of specialty fabric that truly sets Japan apart in the world of weaving and dying. Luxurious comfort in an authentically vintage package. This is the Supple Indigo Workshirt.
This is fabric love at first touch with the looks to match. It's just amazingly soft and gauzy. There is a unique sense of volume and airiness to the fabric. A solid but wearable 8 ounce weight makes this year-round workshirt option and the drape is impeccable. It's almost shocking to learn that the composition uses 40% wool as there is no rough fibrous feel coming from this style at all. Both warp and weft get a deep indigo dye, but the wool and cotton take the dye slightly differently, with the weft taking on cobalt color that creates a subtle blue glow behind the inky dark blue top surface. This is a must experience style and a truly unique fabric from comfort to color.
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.