The Making of our Tradesman Shirt

Jamison Aweau
The Making of our Tradesman Shirt

Over the past years (in blog form), I have been speaking about the quality of many other products ranging from leather goods to apparel, footwear and more. As I was able to look and feel the products over the years, I really learned about what 'ACTUALLY' makes a product have a much higher quality than your average off-the-shelf garment.

So for starters, many of us know that USA Manufacturing (for the most part) has higher quality standards than overseas manufacturing, more specifically in China. That's not to say that they cannot produce quality, but they focus entirely on fast / high-speed production, which tends to cut corners and you end up with a finished product that doesn't necessarily have all the individual points to keep the garment lasting for years.


For these shirts, we wanted to focus on durability keeping in the back of our mind that these shirts could be seen 30-40 years from now just as the vintage military shirts still are. And that was our goal.

I've always gained my inspiration off military pieces. Not because of the silhouette, but because of the abuse they took and still managed to last. I went with a triple lined, chain stitch (The same stitching they use to hold denim together) throughout all of the vital seams on the garment. From the shoulders to the around the arm holes, and even along the side seams.

We added the Selvedge webbing on the side corners for more of a cosmetic detail showing the material being used. And notice that three threads that hang off the side? That's called run-off stitching and it's really a more raw way of showing the type of machine that was used to sew the garment together. They can easily be snipped off with no effects to the garment.

The three materials we used were a deadstock army green wool, a herringbone twill, and tan selvedge cotton. I would recommend checking out these three shirts. They are an investment and not an expense. Made in USA.

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