The CPO Shirt is an overshirt style designed with a nod towards vintage naval officer shirts. The shirt is finished with replica BDU buttons. The gauzy mid-weight cotton fabric has a lofty feel from the consistent sashiko stitching.
The inspiration for the fabric came from a double-face Japanese sashiko fabric 3sixteen produced in 2016. This double-layered fabric was heavier and more substantial, and their goal this time was to develop a softer fabric with a better drape appropriate for base layers. To achieve this, the brand worked with a mill in India to create an updated version of that fabric with a looser weave and loftier hand. The sashiko pattern running through the fabric is meant to mimic the chunky threads that are used on beautifully layered hand repairs on old Japanese workwear garments. This black overdyed version of the fabric will maintain a much darker color than its indigo counterpart, but after some continued use the wearer may see some subtle pops of grayish-blue as the indigo is revealed beneath.
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