A big weight, rare selvedge twill strikes a vintage military feel and pairs perfectly with our rugged workshirt shape. This is the new Japan Army Selvedge Workshirt.
Color is what first grabs you with this new workshirt. Unlike any other we've run before, it's a pale olive green, giving it a subtle vintage military vibe. The tight weave results in a nicely defined and visible twill line. At 10 ounces it's a substantial garment with a nice bit of starch to help you set in some create creases and you make it your own. Big weight twills are rare, but selvedge versions like this are truly hard to find. A wide white ID is the perfect reminder of how special this type of fabric is. As a non-denim style, this version is the perfect complement to your favorite pair of raw jeans. Enjoy.
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.