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Workers Chambray Shirts



—01. Custom navy buttons.


I'm not over chambray, maybe in excessive amounts and on garments that it shouldn't be on, but not a blue chambray shirt. There aren't a lot of versions that I like either, but these two from Workers in Japan look perfect. I've been quite biased towards white buttons in the past and I still wouldn't wear a chambray shirt with black buttons, but these custom engraved French blue buttons work perfectly. The fabric looks nicely washed and the pockets are well balanced too - it seems easy doesn't it?

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Reader Comments (10)

As "trendy" as it may have become, I find chambray to be a most comfortable year round fabric
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterdavidH
Well said. I intend to keep wearing a few chambray pieces I have long after its 'moment' has passed. Although there's plenty of denim shirts on the high street, chambray never really got popular enough with the mainstream to get properly rinsed out. The nicest chambray pieces will definitely stand the test of time. Really, followers of the heritage movement shouldn't ever be 'over' anything, since it's supposed to be the antidote to cheap, throwaway fashion.
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris
You know... these do look pretty good.

Shame about the whole "how much, and how on earth do I get hold of one" factor.
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
the best by far
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrew
When you go to that link posted above, click the "Workers" link under the "My Site" wording on the upper right. This will bring you to the Workers website. Click the "Newsletter Subscribe for Overseas Buyers" at the top. You will start receiving an email, in English, containing his latest pieces and a link to an English language order form. FYI, there are deadlines for ordering the items in the email. You place an order in advance and then he ships the items to you a couple of months later after he makes them.
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSakoku
All you need is one of good quality and your set. I wouldn't mind one of obscure origin but my Engineered Garments version has served me well so far plus, I got it right here in the U.S!
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDamien
Sakoku: Thanks so much man! I'd spent a few minutes on both the blog and the site, and had it half figured out, but thanks for filling in the gaps for me!
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
Just a heads up for any interested parties: the production on these is done, and the run sold out. Apparently something similar will be produced in the Spring, so definitely sign up for the newsletter as directed by Sakoku above.
October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
Is the reason why you don't like black buttons on chambray shirts a personal preference? Or is it something that I should know about chambray shirts?
October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterP
Thanks, they both look great but I prefer the lighter coloured version-lovely flap pocket. Chris you've hit the nail on the head re: the herigate movement comment. Sakoku your a godsend. So often we see great items & links to sites but as these are most often in Japanese most of us have one heck of a job navigating or trying to order. I'll certainly be signing up for the newsletter.
October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaz

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