In a perfect world, our clothes would do everything. Every piece we’d buy would be perfectly tuned for the myriad uses we might have for it. But it’s hard to find that special piece that can do it all; a shirt that can bridge the gap between, say, fly fishing out on the river and dinner at a reasonably nice joint back in town… Just for example.
It’s a very specific example, I know; but it’s actually been done. Freenote Cloth has just introduced their Currant shirt, a functional fishing shirt that doesn’t make you look like a cartoon fisherman. The Currant is made with a Yoshiwa Mills cotton slub oxford, a fabric light enough for summer and slubby enough to make it interesting. The exceptional thing about the Currant is that it doesn’t immediately register as a work or utility shirt. With only two chest pockets, you might wonder how you could get all your gear in there, but there’s more to this garment than meets the eye.
The pockets’ box pleats will expand as needed and the concealed fabric tabs under the pocket flaps allow for extra gear to be stored discreetly. These two pockets should be enough to accommodate the essentials (like your fishing lures and sandwich card) and still look compact and clean enough to pass for your average collared shirt. This handy, rustic outer shirt is finished off with armpit gussets as well as drainage and ventilation eyelets throughout.
So, whether you’re fishing for trout or fishing for compliments, the Currant will catch you both.
Available for $240 at Freenote Cloth.