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Iron Heart 286-BLK - Short Sleeved Mechanics Shirt - Japanese Ripstop Black
Iron Heart 286-BLK - Short Sleeved Mechanics Shirt - Japanese Ripstop Black

Iron Heart

286-BLK - Short Sleeved Mechanics Shirt - Japanese Ripstop Black


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The Iron Heart IHSH-286-BLK Short Sleeved Mechanics Shirt is a medium weight, reinforced piece produced from a sanforized and rinsed Japanese Ripstop that's appropriate as a warm weather style staple. Using the new Iron Heart Mechanics Shirt pattern, this piece is perfectly proportioned and made to be worn untucked for vintage-styled grit in a design that uniquely leverages a ripstop inspired by military fabrics while saluting shop shirts from the 50's. This medium weight ripstop fabric is loomed in Japan as a box weave with reinforcement box cords to prevent the cloth from tearing, and comes in a unique rayon and polyester blend to yield a lightweight, breathable, and durable fabric with a balanced structure and drape. The Mechanics Shirt has numerous and carefully considered construction and design details that improve on the original inspiration like the snapped flap front chest pockets and front placket with YKK charcoal pearl and nickel snaps. Further, a double needle stitched squared back yoke, a square hem with split side seams, and finishing with felled seams and bartack reinforcements throughout give this piece all the necessary heritage provenance, and then some. The Black Ripstop Mechanics Short Sleeved Shirt strikes the balance between classic and modern applications, making it a future heirloom, a year-round go-to, and a substantial staple piece that will only get better with wear. Built for the biker and over-engineered to start, the Iron Heart 286-BLK tests the limits of what actually can be artfully woven and sewn, delivering a lifetime of durability in a service-ready design.


  • Standard Fit
  • Japanese Rayon Blend Ripstop
  • Sanforized - One Wash
  • 55% Polyester / 45% Rayon
  • Short Sleeve
  • Dual Snap Flap Front Chest Pockets
  • Straight & Side Split Hem
  • Grey Pearl & Nickel Snaps
  • Felled Seams
  • Single & Double Needle Construction
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • Made in Japan


Model Measurements: 5'8" | 160 lbs. | 40" Chest | 34" Waist - Wearing Size M

Iron Heart Shirting sizing is graded in small increments. The 286 Mechanics Shirt runs on the large side of Iron Heart sizing and is made with a sanforized, once washed fabric with all shrinkage removed. With regular use, one can expect little to no stretch or shrinkage over the long term.

Our Method of measuring is different than Iron Heart. We recommend consulting our Sizing Guide and using our Virtual Size Chart to reference our Method when purchasing.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

About Iron Heart

After 20 years of working in the Japanese garment industry, Shinichi Haraki established Works Inc., a.k.a. Iron Heart, in 2003 as a heavyweight clothing brand initially geared toward Japan’s motorcycling community. Iron Heart creates classic and timeless clothing crafted out of the finest materials and achieves the highest standards by closely working with fabric development, garment manufacturing, and the brand’s cult community. Over the years, Iron Heart has become the definition of bullet-proof garment construction. Staying true to their slogan,... View All Iron Heart Products