If we were to run a mock-draft for most essential button ups in a man’s wardrobe (because why wouldn’t we), the unanimous number one pick would clearly be the standard pointed-collar white shirt. No objections there. Pick is named, crowd applauds. However, I don’t think there would be any cries of “the GM reached!” if that number two pick were to go to the swiss-army knife of shirting, the denim twin pocket workshirt. Not only does it look great in its first season, but it ages better than any other shirt in the closet — just like that dependable, well seasoned vet that manages to be coaches first choice off the bench.
Warehouse, one of the highly influential and widely respected Osaka 5, has been offering the same 8.5oz Nep Denim Workshirt for over 20 years. Urea buttons, a black chambray collar, and chain-stitched construction complement the white-selvedge mid-weight denim. And like your favorite pair of jeans, it’s Grand Indigo-dyed uneven nep denim will fade gracefully with age.
Note that the shirt can shrink nearly an inch, so check measurement charts and buy accordingly.
Available for $231 (AUD) at Corlection.