The Japanese Denim Shirt


For the past two years we've been working on a new PS denim, and finally settled on these Japanese fabrics. We made two shirts out of it. 

First, a light blue that is deliberately pale, to be a similar colour to a blue dress shirt or oxford and so just as versatile. And second, a washed black that already has a soft colour that won't change too much over time. 

The shirts also feature a new point collar, inspired by an unbuttoned button-down. A little smaller than that at 8cm, the collar its really nice under a jacket and looks good on its own. 

Both shirts suggest a western style but without the pockets or western yoke, are a much more subtle, everyday option. 

Says Simon about the black: "I've been looking to find a consistent black denim for a while. I thought it would be a nice to have a denim shirt we could dress up or down; but also wanted something the fabric to feel lived in."

And the blue: "A denim shirt like this with jeans is one of my favourite combinations, as readers will be aware. I’ve destroyed several from Al Bazar as well as several PS denim ones through relentless wear over the years."

Full details on the origins of the project here

    Made in 100 Hands' Indian atelier, the denim shirts are beautifully handcrafted - with hand-sewn collars and armholes, as well as buttons and buttonholes. 

    Size details below. The body fit is the same as the PS Chambray shirts, and the oxfords after a couple of washes. 

      Chest Waist Yoke Sleeve Cuff Body Neck
    Small 51.5cm 47 44 63 22 77 37
    Medium 55 51 46 64.5 23 80 39
    Large 60 55 49 67 24 82 41
    X-Large 62.5 58.5 50 69 25 83 43