Hard work pays off.

Literally, I’ve worked like fifteen hours of overtime these last two weeks and some of that extra cash flow went to buy this gem: Rogue Territory Dbl. Indigo work shirt.

I’ve been following Rogue Territory for awhile and finally decided to make my first (of many, I’m sure – those Work Trousers are calling my name.) RT is the denim-child of Karl Thoennessen, mostly known for it’s custom denim program – which allows the customer (with Karl’s help) to put together a 100% custom pair of denim, crafted to fit their body type using the denim, hardware, and wash that the they want. RT has delved into more than just that though. The lines main goal was to recreate timeless garments from the industrial age, and focus on the attention to detail, and to use the best freakin’ material available.

The shirt is hand-made (in Los Angeles) from a really heavy duty 12 oz sanforized Japanese denim from Kurabo Mills. With all of the threads dyed a very dark shade of indigo, this creates a really unique fading effect that I’m already starting to see after two wears.

It’s a slim-fitting work shirt with two front button pockets, with a barely visible pen holder in the left pocket. Black stitching throughout the whole shirt gives it a really tough look. This could almost be worn as light jacket, but it’s going to become a daily piece for me. You can never have enough denim, and I’m just really curious to see how much I can beat this thing up. It will bleed a little bit, so if you’re going to be wearing it as a over shirt – I would recommend that you size up, and give it a soak before you put it on over another button up.
There isn’t many of these left, so go pick one up – I promise you, you will not be disappointed. It will last you forever and just get better the more you wear it. Thanks again Karl for hooking it up, and don’t think I’ll forget about that tote. I still want one!

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5 responses to “Hard work pays off.

  1. JL

    Does the dye rub off at all? Also, Canadian/Texas tuxedo: I’d rock that all day, e’er day.

    • The dye does bleed, you can soak it first if you want to get the loose indigo out. I went with my true size (XL) and it’s a slim fit as is, so I don’t want to make it too tight. It’s not bad though, I just notice it on my hands, hasn’t bled on anything else. Yet.

  2. Awesome, glad it worked out for you :)

    • It looks so good now. I need to take some new pictures. I’m still going to get those trousers, I’m on a steady decline weight wise so I’m going to wait until I can fit a 34. Should be soon.

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