Your eyes do not deceive you - inky dark indigo backlit by the coolest neon green weft. The result is a rare combination of rugged raw denim with a truly special twist. This is the limited run IndigoXSchool Bus Workshirt.
The best mills in Japan are masters at taking utterly rugged and classic styles and dialing them up with true craftsmanship. Japan is able to produce special fabrics without being them being heavy handed. That's why the moment we saw this unique denim, we knew we likely had the coolest workshirt we've made. Sewing this fabric up confirmed it. The base is pure 13 ounce vintage raw denim goodness. Starchy with a saturated dark indigo warp destined to fade beautifully. The weft yarns are used masterfully to transform this fabric and workshirt. Each uses a vibrantly bold color - this version a bright school bus yellow. Cuff the workshirt or show the collar and they're prominent and awesomely displayed. However, in standard form, the vivid wefts create only a subtle colorful backlight, as if a yellow light is gently illuminating the fabric surface. Just so sweet. The only downside is how limited the availability is on these styles, so get in fast.
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.