A vintage indigo dyed jacquard that celebrates the beauty of irregularity - this is the Wabisabi Indigo Workshirt. Our gift to you - one of the best workshirt values we've ever run.
Sometimes fabrics with the most character and depth embrace and accept natural imperfection. Giving up complete control results in organic variation that make for a trul unique garments. That's what makes this fabric and workshirt stand apart. The base is a vividly dyed bright cobalt indigo. It's the perfect indigo canvas to wear-in and it will age softly and uniquely to you. A starchy and a solid 9oz weight are the perfect pairing for our rugged workshirt style. It's a weight that's built to last while still being usable on day one. The real star is the ticking stripe woven into the fabric. Multi gauge stripes from single thick lines to double ticking stripes exhibit very subtle variation and waviness. The entire package is complex yet comes together to form an organic looking whole. Wear this one well and enjoy this superb value.
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.