January 20, 2016
Paper to Product: Men's Edition 240
If we had to narrow down our offering to only three shirts, you can believe The Mechanic shirt would make the cut. Along with our Everyday Oxford and Indigo Star Jack, it consistently wows new customers and garners unsolicited praises. In case you're wondering, maybe 10% of all people that buy them are mechanically inclined in an automotive way.
The reason it's called The Mechanic is because it was inspired by the simple, durable lightweight canvas fabric that is the backbone of most work shirts. Working with a sanded canvas milled in Japan, and constructing the shirts in San Francisco with single needle lock-stitch construction makes this shirt is actually far superior in quality to anything else out on the market. If you turn most any modern "work shirt" inside out the construction is laughable - a far cry from the sturdy pieces crafted by domestic union factories in the 40's and 50's that these companies built their reputation on. Turn this shirt inside out and you won't find a single over-locked seam - nothing but french seams and lock-stitched button holes and tacks on this shirt.
Most importantly, the shirt is as understated and modern as it is well made. That means you can work in it all day and not even think twice about having a casual dinner out in it - so long as you can handle your smell.
From the collar point length, to the pocket width and right down to the matte finish powder coated aluminum buttons - this shirt is a modern classic. It won't bust and it surely won't go out of style.
In case you already have the Moss and Black, you now have the ability to stock your closet a bit deeper with Indigo and British Khaki, hitting the workshop tomorrow. We hope you enjoy the new colors and that you always have more projects on your plate than you can finish.