This week we have a curated collection of elevated classics inspired by the breadth of Americana influences from mid-century workwear to western, military, and even surf culture. Crafted by some of the best category-specific manufacturing brands in the world, this assembly of outerwear and shirting from Iron Heart, Dehen 1920, and Gitman Vintage hallmarks archival styles with advancements on original inspirations in the form of raw materials, yarn developments, fabrics, dyeing techniques, components, and construction. Appropriate for this season and beyond, these goods only get better with wear, love, and years of use to become their own vintage aged by the unique lifestyle of the wearer.
Iron Heart brings a new Work Jacket that proves to be one of our favorite outerwear pieces they have produced to date. This workshop all-star also debuts the new 14 oz. Broken Twill Denim with a non-directional zig-zag woven pattern complemented with texture and flex, coming in both a straight Indigo and an Indigo Overdyed Black version. Then we have a 10 oz. Selvedge Denim Work Shirt in Indigo Overdyed Blue that has undergone a direct dye process at the garment level to create a vibrant and royal blue that will patina in majestic fashion.
Gitman Vintage generates summer heat with the Duke’s Pareo print in Red and Blue, reproduced in collaboration with archetypical Hawaiian shirt maker Kahala, using the original woven poplin cloth and print flipping it on the reverse to give a textured and weathered appearance to an historical piece. Next, we have a restock on our collaboration Woodland Camouflage button down using a Japanese overdyed oxford cloth printed with the iconic pattern in black, dark olive, and shades of chestnut to golden brown for an inspired standout and surprisingly versatile, collectable shirt.
Dehen 1920 comes with a duo of Japanese Selvedge Denim pieces with an “old-school heavy-duty truth” Crissman Overshirt and the new and notable Drover Shirt that combines western and military styling references into a piece that functions as a base layer or overshirt. The Crissman is produced in an 11 oz. Kuroki Mills denim woven with a rope dyed indigo warp and natural weft, complemented with tonal tan stitching and twill trim for perfect accents to a patina-inviting palette. The Drover comes in a Nihon Menpu Slate denim that has a deeply dyed indigo warp and grey weft to create a steely charcoal that will evolve uniquely and coordinate easily.