The true original style that inspired and launched our entire workshirt line over 6 years ago. An iconic workwear fabric perfected with indigo dye and a selvedge composition. Paired with our workshirt style it's hard to ask for more. Back and better than ever - The Japan Hickory Stripe Workshirt.
Aside from selvedge denim, the vintage Hickory Stripe is one of the most iconic workwear styles. Used as a uniform staple, it was built to last and be worn hard. Japan has mastered the art of creating authentic reproductions and in this case, they have dialed in every detail. It starts with the classic blue-white stripe. The blue is crisp, dark and slightly wider than the white stripe. Even better, it uses real indigo dye so it will age beautifully as you wear this workshirt in. Fittingly, this version is a solid 12 ounces with a nice amount of starch. You feel like you've stepped back in time to when garments were built to last and be used daily. Finally, making this even sweeter is the selvedge composition. A strong white ID. This is just superior quality iconic fabric. This is the one own.
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.