The denim shirt doesn’t get much respect. In fact, it’s most often recognized as the cummerbund of the Canadian tuxedo. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The West Coast denim artisans at Rogue Territory just unveiled their denim work shirt, and it’s another beast entirely. The fabric is 13.5-ounce overdyed denim from Japan, which means it’s got more in common with raw denim than the broken-in hues you see in most cowboy shirts. In other words, it’s a denim shirt for denimheads.

Given the growing respectability of the denim shirt (exhibit A), we’d say it got here at the perfect time. Just be ready to break it in.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom