Iron Heart is a brand synonymous with rugged durable looks – think lumberjacks or motorcycle mechanics. Whenever I see these types of shirts, I think of the Marlboro Man or Richard Avedon’s In The American West.
The IHSH-75 is the replacement former model, the IHSH-53. It is built with a sturdy 12 Oz. indigo selvege denim and aluminum cat-eye buttons. 12 Oz. seems a good weight for a shirt, coming off as neither too heavy so as to be uncomfortable but also not so light as to feel like you’re wearing a normal shirt.
The other cool aspect to take note of is the chain stitching run off along the selvedge gussets. It’s a nice added feature that may be overlooked or more possibly be cutoff as a loose thread by the uninitiated. Regardless, it’s a unique characteristic.
Taking a look at Iron Heart‘s other release, the IHSH-76 is described on the company’s blog as the ‘big ugly brother’. It’s a western type shirt or jacket with side pockets and weighs in at 17 Oz.. Considering most pants fall in the 11-15 Oz. range a ‘shirt’ made with 17 Oz. denim boggles the mind. They also call it a shirt/jacket which I think is a considerably more accurate name. The 76 has most of the same features as the 75 but also includes an interior pocket lining.
- Name: Iron Heart IHSH-75 and IHSH-76
- Weight: 12 and 17 Oz. (respectively)
- Fit: Slim Fit – (it’s been rinsed so there should be no or minimal additional shrinkage)
- Denim: Indigo selvedge denim
- Color: Indigo (selvedge)
- Further Details
- Aluminum cat-eye buttons
- Chain stitching runoff
- Available for 265.00 USD from Iron Heart 75 and 76