Pherrow’s is a brand that slides under the radar among Western audiences. Undeservedly, may we add. It’s not clear where its accessibility or general lack of awareness is, but the Japanese hidden gem produces some of the best made-in-Japan basics and sportswear garments out, and its winter-weight flannels are certainly no exception.
Inspired by vintage work shirts worn in abundance throughout the 1930s, the Pherrow’s 720WS Original Work Shirt is a staple within Pherrow’s winter collection. Cut from heavy-duty cotton flannel, the shirt features a spearpoint collar, gusseted shirt tails, two symmetrical chest pockets with button closure, and a triple stitch construction.
One interesting detail that some might mistake as sloppy craftsmanship is the chain stitch run-off. If you’re unfamiliar with a chain stitch run-off, it’s essentially a short trail of chain-stitched threads, often found hanging from the side seams of shirts. No, they don’t serve a purpose, and yes, you can cut them off if you want. But, to me, they add to the vintage feel, and I don’t really fancy being struck down by the Denim Gods for committing sacrilegious acts anytime soon.
If you’re in the market for a competitively priced made-in-Japan flannel, consider Pherrow’s 720WS Original Work Shirt – you won’t be disappointed.
Available for $185 ($166.50 for Heddels+ member) from Clutch Cafe
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