Our first Italian indigo selvedge denim workshirt is here. This is the perfect raw selvedge denim blank canvas for you to transform with loving wear.
Pure blue color, solid weight, starch but with a slightly softer hand - this is a quintessential Italian selvedge denim. There's a purity to the indigo color that's very nice and just that touch different. A subtle softness to the feel that Italy does better than anyone. It's substantial on, but still easy to enjoy. The potential for great fades are all primed and ready. The monster blue selvedge ID is the perfect finishing touch. We've offered classic American and Japan version, and now it's time to round out the collection courtesy of Italy.
Our workshirts remain one of the truest vintage workwear garments we make, right up there with our selvedge denim. They are intricately constructed right in the USA by a factory that specializes in this style. From the triple need work to the gussets to the chain-stitch run-off these are painstakingly detailed garments. To us, honoring that effort with special fabric is a must and we searched deeply to find a selvedge denim that would instantly call-back to the old world spirit of this style.
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.