Made in Japan, Samurai’s Indigo Asagi Sashiko shirt is made up in an archetypal long-sleeved work shirt pattern featuring urea buttons, a reinforced lining at the collar, cuffs and placket, dual chest pockets, gusseted side seams with chain stitch run-off, and a yarn-dyed ‘asagi’ indigo fabric that is to die for.
This light blue fabric is accentuated beautifully by the white sashiko detailing throughout, giving it a unique, three dimensional feel that’ll have heads swivelling. If you’re not familiar with sashiko, it’s essentially a type of traditional Japanese embroidery used for the decorative and/or functional reinforcement of cloth and clothing. It’s worth noting that the natural indigo fabric has been Kase dyed by hand, so there might be some slight unevenness from a colour perspective in a couple of places. But look at it this way, that means every piece is unique, something that’s pretty hard to claim nowadays.
If you’re a relatively minimal dresser but you’re still looking for that standout, attention-grabbing piece, look no further. Alternatively, if you regularly dress with flair and want to add to the collection, this might be the piece for you.
Available for ~$272 from Corlection