Big weight and big nep yarns are masterfully combined into completely fresh style. These are Super Heavy Herringbone Nep Shirts.
It can be difficult to combine elements with strong character into a whole that is well balanced. But Japan has managed to do just that with this new style. It starts with a heavy 10 ounce base. This is a burly shirt ready to take real wear. Next comes high nep yarns that yield a beautifully organic tapestry of white tufts throughout the top surface. This yarn is brought together in a herringbone weave lending a touch of formality to the rugged heft of the fabric. Finally, a tonal pinstripe is woven in. That is a lot of design for a single fabric, but as you can see they all work together perfectly. The balance is right and the deep color of Brown caps it all off.
This shirt is sewn up in our new Rugged style. It's designed to be the perfect style for our heavier, more rustic fabrics we run. It's a bit more casual, without being over the top. This style is really set off by two key design cues: a perfectly sized collar without buttons and two clean button closure, rounded chest pockets. These two elements lend the style it’s more casual look while their clean implementation keeps the shirt versatile. A simpler back yoke replaces the box pleat and locker loop of our Classic style. Intricate stitching tacks down the collar stand. The Rugged style inherits the same core fit block from the updated Classic style. The moment we sewed up some flannels and heavy jacquards in this style we knew it was right.