It feels like “super” black selvedge denim has been on the rise lately, and for good reason. Don’t think that Japanese legends Iron Heart would be left out–they’ve recently come out with the Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack 12oz Selvedge Denim Work Shirt.
In a manageable 12oz weight, the difference with Iron Heart’s offering is that it’s reactive dyed. What is reactive dyed? Let’s take it straight from the brand themselves:
In a reactive dye a chromophore contains a substituent that is activated and allowed to directly react to the surface of the substrate. Reactive dyes have good fastness properties owing to the bonding that occurs during dyeing.
The work shirt’s warp and weft are both dyed, ensuring the deepest of black hues. It also features metal buttons, a chain stitch run-off, and felled seams throughout. There is some shrinkage to be expected, so Iron Heart made them slightly oversized to compensate.
Check out the photos below and then head over to Iron Heart‘s site for more.
- Name: Iron Heart “The Johnny Cash Works Too” Superblack 12oz Selvedge Denim Work Shirt (IHSH-95)
- Weight: 12oz
- Fabric: Reactive-dyed Japanese selvedge denim
- Fit: Slightly oversized to compensate for shrinkage
- Other details:
- Metal buttons
- Chain stitch run-off
- Felled seams throughout
- Available at: Iron Heart for $335.00