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.
They’re ideal for mopping brows and consoling distraught strangers—but it’s not just that. It’s the kind of gentlemanly affectation that suggests you’re in tune with a more genteel era. Of course, the white linen version can be a little traddish, even for us, but there are plenty of more lively options.
For instance, this chambray handkerchief from Rogue Territory. It’s rough-and-tumble enough to leave hanging out of the back pocket of your jeans, or peeking out of the breast pocket of your coat.
It wouldn’t look bad tucked into a stocking either.
It’s one of our favorite rules of summer style: If you can pull off shorts, you have permission to get loud. And if you’re tired of the eye-popping plaids of the Newport set, Rogue Territory has dug up a new kind of camouflage just for the occasion.
It’s called raindrop camo, inspired by an Eastern European pattern that hasn’t been seen since the 70s. The result is a vaguely military vibe you can’t find at a surplus store—unless it’s a surplus store in Leipzig. And since the fabric weighs in at 10 ounces, you don’t have to be squeamish about taking them to the beach.