A flowingly soft fabric that looks as if it has been transported through time from an earlier day. These are the new Retro Loose Weave Plaids.
Japan pays great tribute to the vintage character of selvedge denim and takes the same care when tackling shirting fabric - from color to feel. In this case we start with a unique loose tension weave. The openness lends a supple, flowing feel that perfectly balances the hefty 8 ounce weight. This combination also lends a retro sensibility - old world hefty fabric that's been worn well for years. Pattern and colors scream old-school. A big plaid paired with strong colors, in this case vintage blues. Vintage character with pure comfort.
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.