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post #8026 of 10349
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post

Super Heavy Chambray would be another good option worth considering. If we do a poll, we should definitely include that. 

I'd kind of prefer a selvedge fabric - between the interior placket and gusset, the workshirt does a really good job featuring the selvedge line - which IIRC the super heavy chambray isn't. A heavyweight selvedge chambray could be pretty cool, though, particularly if it's more interesting that just the indigo warp / white weft fabric.

Maybe @joshgustin can list out a couple of fabrics that could potentially be used in a workshirt campaign, then there could be a polling thread here or on reddit. I imagine there would have to be a minimum number of votes for the winner in order for a campaign to be launched.

Alternatively, I supposed Gustin could just launch a campaign with at least 100 units required for full backing (maybe add a few extra in case of cancellations) and just not place the order if there aren't enough backers.
post #8027 of 10349

Josh is clever!  He's going to recruit you guys as a free marketing department.  :)

post #8028 of 10349
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

Josh is clever!  He's going to recruit you guys as a free marketing department.  smile.gif

Yep...just like everyone who posts pics on their Instagram...or here, for that matter.
post #8029 of 10349
Not a huge fan of workshirts, but I think I agree that the indigo dobby would be good in workshirt form. I just don't see a shirt with fades looking great tucked in.
post #8030 of 10349
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Not a huge fan of workshirts, but I think I agree that the indigo dobby would be good in workshirt form. I just don't see a shirt with fades looking great tucked in.

Personally I wouldn't tuck the workshirt in.
post #8031 of 10349

+1 no tuck... ever

 

Black Loomstate looks great.  But, I do not have the stones to bother with this unsaniforized madness.  

 

Props to Gustin for extensive sizing details and shrink to fit tests results! 

post #8032 of 10349
I vote something spring/summer weight on the work shirts. There are only a few months of winter left!!!
post #8033 of 10349

a black workshirt with pocket flaps :p

post #8034 of 10349
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Originally Posted by joshgustin View Post
 

Exophobe had the correct answer in his post a few days ago. We haven't seen a lot of demand for workshirts when we run them. I love them and think they're one of our most finely made garments, but it seems to be more of a niche product among our customers. We try to be sensitive to what works for our factory as well. Sending them very small amounts of a style is hard for them to handle. 

 

I'm game to run them again for this crew. You guys drum up some demand, I'll run the campaign and we can see how it goes. We need to get at least 100 orders to make it reasonable to send to our sewer. Sound good? If yes, point me in the direction of some fabric you'd like and I'll come back with options.

Josh,

 

I'd prefer a return of the two pocket shirt with the less pronounced scoops. Were those also difficult to get funded? I wonder if this is all a self-fulfilling prophecy thing. If you have the button down shirts in 30 rad fabrics, they'll get funded. If you have that dobby shirt in a two pocket arrangement, I'm sure that would have also funded well. This is all speculation on my part of course - I love the button downs, but as others have said here, some of these fabrics lend themselves better to your other styles.

 

Thanks!

post #8035 of 10349
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Personally I wouldn't tuck the workshirt in.
I'm not saying I would. I'm saying that the indigo dobby doesn't seem like a fabric that should be tucked in.
post #8036 of 10349
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


Is that skinny fit? I have placed order for straight & slim fit. Once. I know which I like & prefer I will stick to it.

 

 

I made the mistake of ordering the Indigo x Indigo in skinny.... Felt my first pair of slims were too big, so tried the skinnys. I tried them once, and could hardly get them off :p I'll try again once I lose some xmas-fast, but they were crazy tight. Sized down on my next order of slims, and they were perfect. Happy the IxI came back so I could buy another pair in slim. 

post #8037 of 10349
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

I'd kind of prefer a selvedge fabric - between the interior placket and gusset, the workshirt does a really good job featuring the selvedge line - which IIRC the super heavy chambray isn't. A heavyweight selvedge chambray could be pretty cool, though, particularly if it's more interesting that just the indigo warp / white weft fabric.

Maybe @joshgustin can list out a couple of fabrics that could potentially be used in a workshirt campaign, then there could be a polling thread here or on reddit. I imagine there would have to be a minimum number of votes for the winner in order for a campaign to be launched.

Alternatively, I supposed Gustin could just launch a campaign with at least 100 units required for full backing (maybe add a few extra in case of cancellations) and just not place the order if there aren't enough backers.

I agree. Maybe @joshgustin could give us a few options to choose from. I would also stick with a selvedge fabric. Maybe something like the indigo selvedge stripe chambray
post #8038 of 10349
Hi @joshgustin, fantastic idea, I hope this will help put the workshirt back on your roadmap.

I suspect many of your customers here already have a basic indigo workshirt and so are looking for some other varieties to fill out their collection.

If you can offer some herringbone, jaspe, covert cloth, wabash or antique stripe fabrics (all selvedge if possible please), or some grey, brown or olive selvedge denim (think Japan Taupe or Raw Umber) for the workshirts, I predict you will do very well.

Please keep it minimal though & use tonal stitching & straight cut pockets.

Thanks.
post #8039 of 10349

Isn't this already the model that Gustin runs under, though? If you start a campaign and it doesn't fund then you don't send it to the sew shop. I would think the risk of offering any workshirt would be very low, except in the case where people insist on seeing a sewn up sample before they'll back anything (even then, a pretty small investment if it means the selling of 20% more items). That said, what I would love to see is a heavy chambray, I would have jumped on any one of those deadstock heavy twills, the non-waxed canvas you make your city coats out of, any of the non-waxed chore coat, city coat, or trucker fabrics. You might even convince me to back a waxed workshirt as a jacket if it had some sort of shank button or snaps. As others have said, the waffle dobby running right now would also be a splendid workshirt. 

The khaki twill and indigo jacquard workshirts you recently shipped are great shirts. I'd love to see selvedge fabrics, but I can't deny that these feel like an exceptional value when they're under $100, which tends to be out of the question on selvedge fabrics. It was a great surprise to have brown buttons on the khaki (wish you had done so for the brown x black workshirt), so I hope you've now got black buttons for black shirts, also.

I would also be happily signing up for nearly any one of the fantastic flannels you've run this winter in either the workshirt or two-pocket cut (though the workshirts in light fabrics haven't done well). Obviously there are only so many shirts my closet (and wallet) can bear, so if you're going to run the waffle dobby in a workshirt or two-pocket, let me know before it funds so I can get the one I actually want. ;)


Edited by exophobe - 1/13/16 at 9:52am
post #8040 of 10349

I own and love the Indigo Jaquard and the Indigo selvedge stripe but I think they are too thin for a workshirt.

 

Very nice as button downs though.


Edited by NorthCoast - 1/12/16 at 7:22pm
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