Our man Roy Slaper of the eponymous Roy never fails to impress, and he’s struck again with his upcoming product: the simply named Stripe Shirt. Though the name and the shirt at a glance come off as run-of-the-mill, we’ve come to expect a lot more from Roy. That said, this shirt is crammed with subtle details that make it unique, without compromising that trademark simple, classic aesthetic.
The Japanese-made cotton selvedge chambray fabric is really the star of the show here. The stripes are neither printed nor dyed. Instead, they’re made by twisting a black and a white yarn before the weaving process, which leaves them with a speckled texture. Roy then constructs this regular-fit shirt using vintage sewing machines, crafting it with geeky details like formed metal cateye buttons with black enamel coating, selvedge center back seam and selvedge side gussets adorned with chainstitch runoff.
Finishing touches come in the form of a branded, selvedge natural chambray neck label, and a lock stitched embroidered size label which was sewn freehand on the inside of the button placket. As always, this one’s designed, patterned, and sewn by Roy himself.
Available on June 21, 2017 at 10AM PST from Roy Denim.