An impossibly dark, midnight indigo selvedge that uses multiple dye techniques to achieve a unique personality. Rugged and classic, invest the time and you'll be rewarded with a work of art in workshirt form. Add in one of the boldest selvedge ID's we've seen and you have the new Midnight Monster ID Workshirt.
Raw denim is a project. It's a piece of art that evolves in time each day you own it. It responds to each crease, each scrape, each movement. That's why that starting point is so important and that's what's most special about this new selvedge we discovered in Japan. It uses indigo dye on the warp and then a finishing sulphur dye process to make the warp into one of the darkest, richest midnight blues we've seen. There is even a subtle green/beige cast added during the sulphur dye step to make the color different than most. The result is a one of the deepest surface colors we've seen. You still get all the raw denim touch points as well, from just enough white weft show-through, a distinct crispiness from the starch and a nice visible grain line. This is true, rugged raw denim. To really put this one over the top, the mill added a monster ID with a thick red channel bordered by thin white. This is an investment piece worth the effort for selvedge lovers.
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.
Available in our classic and slim fits
#82 Japan Selvedge, 100% Cotton, 14oz, White/Red ID
Raw, Tonal Stitching
Custom Corozo buttons, Gustin logo label