Freenote Cloth is out here giving stonewash a good name with their Utility Shirt in Charcoal. While the ‘s’ word usually evokes images of cheap, mass-produced pre-washed denim, Freenote has shown that stonewashing can yield some handsome results, like the smokey, chalky hues seen on the seams of this work shirt.
This button-down is made from a mid-weight Japanese sateen twill that has been stonewashed for extra softness ensuring that it will be buttery from the first wear. Having achieved that perfectly broken-in look, the only thing you need to worry about when wearing this thing is—well—wearing the damn thing.
Featuring contrasting stitching, oversized utility pockets, and custom corozo buttons, Freenote saw the standard work shirt exit but kept on driving, windows down. Although a potentially risky move, this departure was just enough to add a little twist in the rotation and sticks out from other shirts in the old closet.
Available for $250 at BlackBlue