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Iron Heart 218 - Western - 12oz Selvedge Denim Johnny Cash III Black
Iron Heart 218 - Western - 12oz Selvedge Denim Johnny Cash III Black

Iron Heart

218 - Western - 12oz Selvedge Denim Johnny Cash III Black


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The Iron Heart 218 Johnny Cash III Western Shirt is a hardy, reinforced piece produced from a 12 oz. sanforized and rinsed Japanese Super-Black Selvedge Denim produced in Kojima, Japan to fade-to-gray after enough road trips and concerts. Using the signature Iron Heart Western pattern of a slim fit based on the 1926 original, this shirt is perfectly proportioned in terms of length to be worn untucked for modern-vintage styled grit. Tonal stitching combined with this specialty black sulphur dyed warp and a reactive dyed black weft convey a clean aesthetic and provide the perfect palette for tonal fading and patina potential. This Western has numerous and carefully considered construction and design details like the curved shoulder and triple stitched back yoke panels, which are paired with signature Iron Heart black Permex snaps on the dual flap front chest pockets, placket, and cuffs to make a piece for the stylistically sound and self-reliant. Further, selvedge line reveals, internal felled seams, and chainstitched construction with inseam run-off give this piece all the necessary heritage provenance, and then some. The Johnny Cash Black Selvedge Denim Western strikes the balance between classic and modern applications, making it a future heirloom, a year-round go-to, and a new project piece that will only get better with wear. Built for the biker and over-engineered to start, the Iron Heart 218 Western tests the limits of what actually can be artfully woven and sewn, delivering a lifetime of durability in a tour-ready design.


  • Modern Fit
  • 12oz. Super Black Fade-to-Grey Selvedge Denim
  • Sanforized - Rinsed
  • Black Sulfur Dyed Warp/Black Reactive Dyed Weft
  • Red Selvedge Line
  • 100% Cotton
  • Tonal Stitching
  • Dual Snap Front Chest Pockets
  • Triple Stitch Back Yoke
  • Interior Placket and Cuffs Selvedge Line
  • Dual Snap Cuffs
  • Black & Nickel Permex Snaps
  • Felled Seams
  • Chainstitched Throughout & Run-off
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • Made in Japan


Model Measurements: 5'10" | 160 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32" Waist - Wearing Size M

The Iron Heart 218 runs true to size on the large side and is made with a sanforized and rinsed fabric. Most shrinkage is removed, and it will stretch approximately .5" in the chest with one month of regular use, and upon first wash will shrink to roughly its original size.

We recommend consulting our Sizing Guide and using our Virtual Size Chart.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

About Iron Heart

After 20 years of working in the garment industry in Japan, Shinichi Haraki established Works Inc a.k.a. Iron Heart in 2003 as a heavyweight Japanese clothing brand, initially aimed at the Japanese motorcycling community. Over the years and in partnership with the UK heritage community, the brand has become the pinnacle definition of bullet-proof garment construction. Originally made for bikers, Iron Heart pushes the design and construction of the clothing to the limit of what can actually be woven and... View All Iron Heart Products