I began my journey into this classic clothing scene a mere four years ago when I ran across the words "selvedge denim" online and wondered what the heck that meant. Tumbling down into the rabbit hole, I found out all I could. After years of trying many brands, I realized that many Japanese-made garments didn't fit me, and other Westerners, the way I wanted, especially shirts.
Thus, I decided to do something about it, and so The Rite Stuff was born as part of a quest to combine Japanese fabrics and craftsmanship with Western fits, and a focus on early- to mid-century aesthetics. Working with John Lofgren and his wonderful staff in Japan, that's closer to becoming a reality each day.
We hope you enjoy the ride just as much as we have!
The Rite Stuff
We are very proud to introduce to you The Heracles long-sleeve chambray, made in Japan by John Lofgren and Co.
Based on the style of work clothing first appearing in the late 1920s, the Heracles chambray shirt can be worn comfortably in all seasons, for both work or play. Reinforced underarms, forearms, and back provide extra strength, and ventilation holes give relief from heat and sweat. The paint on the metal buttons will chip with wear and washing, revealing a timeworn character. Triple chainstitching ensures durability, and the open-top pockets are easier to reach in and out of. Extra length in the body means the shirt stays tucked in, giving a tidy appearance.
-Reinforced yoke on front and back
-Triple-chainstitching along main seams
-Painted metal cat's eye buttons
-100% cotton, 5 oz. selvedge chambray, milled in Japan
Sizing (in cm.):
*Model is 180 cm., 70 kg., wearing size Small.*