To date, this is the softest and lightest weight fabric we have ever run in our workshirt - and as always, brought to you at the best value around.
This style uses deadstock chambray from one of the finest mills in the USA. At first glance, this fabric evokes a real vintage vibe that pairs perfectly with the old-world sensibility of the workshirt. Vertical cream stripes in varying widths from thick to thin break up the powdery blue indigo base - creating a handsome striped pattern that pairs wonderfully with the workshirt silhouette. What is most notable about this fabric is its incredibly soft feel. The surface is brushed ever so lightly, adding a velvety smooth aspect to this fabric. Hands down, this will be the one of the most comfortable shirts you will own. Coming in at 4.5oz, this is the lightest weight fabric we have ever run in our workshirt making it perfect for those warmer days and easy for layering on the chillier ones. Best of all is the incredible value, you can't beat it.
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 workwear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. They’re a rich chocolatey 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.
For production on these, we're teaming up with a small shop that exclusively sews reproduction workwear for Japanese brands - always above $300 per shirt. Their work is immaculate, and we're excited to be partnering with them.
Our workshirts will be available in our Classic fit and new Slim fit. The Classic fit is essentially our current button down fit. The main difference is in details around construction - no back box pleat, differently shaped side scoops - but the key dimensions in the shoulders, chest and waist are the same. We’ve had a huge volume of requests for a slimmer fitting shirt so we’re please to launch it with the workshirt. We’ll be extending this fit to our standard button downs soon. 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.