Blue Collar Blues,Work Shirts


Here in da “Ville where our collars are decidedly blue, the classic work shirt is the most versatile garment you can own. Typically done up in denim with a heavier hand than your standard button-up, it’s an ideal piece for late winter,early spring layering and beyond. Because right now you might wear it under a jacket, but this time next month it’ll be your jacket.

Best for Fighting the Cold: Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt

Whether you’re shaking off the snow or building a campfire as the sun is going down, Filson’s Vintage Flannel is the perfect mid-layer for warming your bones.

Best on a Budget: Levi’s Stock Workshirt

Most the designers listed herein use heirloom-grade fabrics that get better over time, and that comes with a price. But if you’re looking for a great work shirt that won’t break the bank, go for Levi’s Stock Workshirt, a classic denim number

Best on Its Own: Engineered Garments Work Shirt

If there’s anyone who knows how to do Americana better than Americans, it’s the Japanese. If you’re unfamiliar with Engineered Garments, get acquainted quick. This shirt is handsome enough to carry a whole outfit, with enough pockets to carry everything else.

Best for Dressing Up: Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirt

You could conceivably work on your motorcycle and then go straight to a meeting in this shirt. Clean, durable lightweight canvas. Powder coated aluminum buttons for extra measure.