Classic plaid meets coffee brown to create two earthy shirting styles from Japan. The Coffee Navy Plaid is ready to be the perfect pairing for your raw denim.
We see and offer a lot of plaid fabrics. Some of the best are from Japan and the styles we select for you find a way to use color and pattern together in a fresh way. These start with shades of earthy brown that remind us of the spectrum of coffee we like to sample, from dark to medium to light. The classic plaid pattern allows for the addition of perfect color complements - this one receiving a simpler pairing with deep navy. It's one of those shirts you look at and instantly can tell just works.
This shirt is sewn up in our Classic Style. We spent the most time really making a true improvement to fit. The best way to put it is that our updated fit simply feels more organic. There is a much more sophisticated and natural shape to the entire body, from shoulders to chest to waist that better matches the natural curve of the the human form. We’ve better aligned shoulder and chest widths and given the bottom hem only a subtle curve, striking an improved balance between tucking and untucking ability. The improved fit is something you notice the instant you put this new shirt on. It just flows with the body better and feels better on. We also believe this fit is more universal. It’s taking the place of slim and classic fits . . . this is now our best fit.
We made two key upgrades to the details while preserving the classic style we all love. The first is button placement on the placket. Most people are wearing these shirts without ties and now opening that top button leaves the ideal shape. Second is a gently rounded chest pocket shape to provide a softer, more organic look. Of course, we’ve kept all the intricate construction details from the single needle work to locker loop to box pleat.
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