Rare Japanese Sashiko fabric literally doubled and paired with our Rugged shirt style makes for an ideal showcase for a truly special fabric. This is the new Japan Sashiko Double.
We recently ran our first Sashiko style in a 5 pocket. We knew we were just scratching the surface on this historically significant technique. Now we have another absolute stunner. The inspiration for this style is the traditional Sashiko sewing style. Used as a functional sewing technique for repairs and for decorative effects, Sashiko is respected for its handmade style, prominent stitching and patterning effects. This version starts with a saturated dark indigo top surface. A Dobby weave is deployed to recreated the prominent Sashiko stitch style - in this case, thick, rope-like stitches. This detail lends tremendous texture and depth to the fabric. Now comes the special addition. As you touch the fabric you sense extra heft and volume. A look inside reveals a vivid cobalt indigo fabric that is joined as a double layer. True shirting fabric art in historic style.
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. Small gusset tabs adorn the bottom hem and 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.