Without a doubt, the Engineered Garments Workshirt is my favorite item in my wardrobe. A modern reproduction of a Big Yank Workshirt done up by Daiki Suzuki for Engineered Garments. The Workshirt has been a staple in the Engineered Garments line since Spring of 2000 and gets done up in different fabrics season to season. The construction that goes into these shirts assures they’ll stand the test of time. And with the amazing fabrics EG uses, they’ll just get better after every wear.
What makes them awesome:
- The collar has reinforced stitching to make give it more substance so that it keeps it shape.
- Almost every seam on a Engineered Garments Workshirt is triple stitched to ensure it can stand plenty of abuse.
- The elbows are reinforced with another layer of cotton internally to hold up against wear & tear.
- The shoulder and back yoke are both reinforced with another layer of fabric.
- Twill taped placket.
- Gussets at the hem.
- Bar-tacks at stress points
I’ll take a late pass on this one, but it’s still worth mentioning, and picking up if you can find it in your size. November of last year, Levi’s released a collaboration with Pendleton. The collection consisted of some traditional Levi’s garments that were slimmed down, and made a little more interesting by some creative use of Pendleton fabric. I had been in the market for a denim jacket that was made here, had a good fit, and a slight ‘worn in’ look. The construction of this jacket is top notch. Most of the stitching throughout is chain stitched, bar tacks on the waist pockets, hand-set rivets on the sleeves, antiqued buttons, and a lightweight denim that can be worn all year round – in most places. The fit is on the slim side, so I sized up one and it fits perfect. I’m not even sure if these are available anymore, but here’s some pictures anyway.
PS: Does anyone know where they sourced the denim from? It feels like Cone, but I wanted a solid answer.