Further proof that some of the best denim in the world is not blue - this is the Gunmetal Selvedge Workshirt. A rugged fabric in deep charcoal treated to our authentic workshirt style.
Sometimes we find fabric that challenges long held assumptions. In this case, that assumption is that the sweetest selvedge denim in the world is blue. Grey denim has continually impressed us, particularly when both warp and weft are expertly crafted and paired. That's what we love about this denim. The warp is a deep charcoal. Instead of the typical white weft, this style gets jet black. This black weft serves to deepen the overall color of the denim. It's really the perfect companion for the grey warp. Aside from color you get all the classic raw denim details: solid 13 ounce weight, a starchy finish and red ID. This is denim done a totally different way.
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.