It doesn’t get more all-American than this. Great fabric made by the last great American mill, Cone Mills. Not only that, it uses one of the most old school weaves, the broken twill, created by another American icon, Wrangler. We've sewn it up in our authentic workshirt style and are offering it at one of the best values yet. Enjoy.
Broken twill weave was used by Wrangler in the 60's in an attempt to combat the leg twist you get in left or right hand twills. Rarely found now, it's a nod to historic techniques and special find today. It's deployed to create a crips white fabric in a wearable 11 ounce weight. There is nice vertical grain. The broken twill means you don't see a well defined twill line on either front or back surfaces which give this fabric a different character. Our rugged Workshirt style provides a counterpoint to the crisp white color.
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.