Stevenson’s latest flannel is not only a twist on a menswear mainstay, but also, perhaps, a sign that the classic piece is long overdue an upgrade.
This version of their Smith Shirt uses two different plaids, one narrow and one wide, that are made from the same batch of indigo-dyed yarns. The 100% cotton shirt is assembled with a curved rear yoke that wraps around the front, akin to archival military medical shirts, with the wider plaid employed below the curved yoke seam, and the more narrow plaid is used above the seam and at the arms.
The result is an even toned shirt that has offers a bit more interest and nuanced detail than most flannels. The rinsed shirt has ventilation holes at the back and pits, is made in Japan and hits all the right notes.
Available for $295 at Self Edge.