Pure indigo, slubby selvedge denim with a huge amount of hemp to make it a truly special workshirt - this is the all new Hemp Indigo Selvedge Workshirt.
This fabric is 42% Hemp, which is very unique and rare blend. Hemp is known for its durability and pure hemp is often compared to the texture of linen. You can see the hemp weft show through to the surface of the fabric in the form of scattered neps, irregularly dispersed throughout the surface. The fabric has a deep, dark indigo color. Make no mistake, this is rugged, vintage selvedge to the core. The hemp transforms the feel. It drapes nicely with a unique flowing feel while keeping that subtle fibrous texture. You know you're not wearing the average denim the second you put it on. Finishing off the fabric is a wide, bright white ID. This is one we'll make sure to have on hand for the archives.
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.