the AugustConduit

Essential || Chambray Shirt

leave a comment »

I don’t think there’s any shirt in my closet the past year that I’ve worn more than my J.Crew Chambray Utility Shirt (destruction seen below). I literally pulled it out whenever I was in a hurry, but all the wearing and laundering has eventually rendered it torn and full of holes.  This, as any denimhead would agree, is fantastic, but it also means I can’t wear it as often.

Enter one of my most coveted brands.  RRL.  Ralph’s cult-like following is well-documented and his reproductions are spot on.  The prices are far higher than I can afford, so it’s always been far out of reach.  Until…

…I bought this shirt at a killer price on eBay.  Beautiful.



Details, Fit, and Quality.  The 3 criteria that defines all menswear is more than adequately satisfied in this chambray shirt.  Selvedge on the gusset, the inside of the placket, a triple chainstitch running across the entire garment, and even a writing-instrument pocket on the left breast.  The chambray is lightweight but strong, and it fits me spot on.  One of the things that bothered me about the J.Crew chambray was the fact that I couldn’t button up the collar as a sacrifice for a Small.  No problem there.  Everything is on point.

J.Crew Utility Shirt worn to pulp

Advertisements

Written by Victor

August 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Posted in Style

Tagged with , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: