We recently took a peek at the denim jacket offering of Japanese denim masterminds UES and this time we’re diving Fall-first into their flannel options. There’s arguably no better shirting for the colder months and UES have a shirt for most occasions. From a textbook plaid check to a rather nice indigo yarn number, the brand are calling the shots ahead of the cold winter.
A key feature of the UES ＃501951 and #501952 Heavy Flannel Shirt is the thick fabric and texture of each garment. Woven on a power loom, the balance of the warp and weft threads allows for a greater level of movement within the fabric. As with UES denim, the beauty of these flannels is the fade potential. Just like a pair of jeans, the color will fade and change over time.
Similarly with this season’s indigo flannels #501953, the texture is going to speak for itself. Utilizing rope dyed uneven indigo yarn and a dobby loom, the warp and weft length and location have been changed in order to create a different look and feel for the fabric. In addition, the inside of the fabric is brushed, giving a soft feel to the body.
Last but not least the #501954 is the heaviest version of this versatile collection. Made from a thick yarn combined with a strong plaid, the fabric is woven on old fashioned looms which don’t pull the yarn excessively, which results in a soft and loose texture. Ideal for winter layering, it makes for a great overshirt or mid-layer, climate depending.
Prices range from 16,800 – 24,800 JPY (~$160 – $228 USD). To take a closer look, head over to UES.