Expertly merging Ivy and workwear in one hard-hittin’ garment is Gitman Bros. Vintage‘s Hickory Stripe Denim-Indigo button-down. Made from a 6 oz. denim fabric loomed in Japan, this medium-weight cotton has been woven with yarn-dyed indigo stripes, contrasted by an off-white base color. And if this looks familiar, that’s because it was a key fabric in workwear throughout the decades, especially in the railroad and farming industries.
Known as hickory stripe, this shirt follows in the footsteps of its forefathers, featuring a crisp feel that will break in beautifully with a little elbow grease. Paired with the famous ‘Gitman Vintage fit’ which, through painstaking trial and error has led to the perfect proportions for a flattering tailored fit, you won’t be sure whether to throw on a blazer or a chore coat. But that’s the beauty of this USA-made shirt – with its ‘V stitch’ single chest pocket, locker loop, and box pleat, you don’t have to choose.
Available for $195 from Division Road