With a 14.5oz fabric, the UES heavy flannel shirt is one of our favourite flannels in the world. The fabric has been woven on old shuttle looms in Okayama by UES Denim, creating a rough exterior and a super-comfortable interior weave.
If you are someone who likes a touch of colour in your look in the colder months, this shirt will certainly be a good choice. Vibrant colours such as pink, burgundy and ivory are present in this fabulous shirt. The balance between the warp and weft thread is good, and the moderate movement of the fabric improves comfort. The entire shirt is full of superior-quality details and uses a unique, highly skilled sewing process. The main body seams have been rolled and double-chain-stitched, thus producing a sturdy garment that can be cherished for a long time. The lining has been brushed to obtain an extra-soft feel, and the two acorn pockets are painstakingly tailored.
The buttons are made from ivory palm nut with a beautiful gradient tone. Ivory palms are medium-sized-to-tall palms reaching up to a height of 20 m, with pinnate leaves. For many years the buttons on uniforms worn by U.S. soldiers came from ivory palm nuts.
The colours will fade moderately, and you can enjoy the soft ageing from continuous wearing and washing. UES flannel shirts are a reinterpretation of the casual American style. While they are cut from a rough heavyweight fabric, the brushed inner feels incredibly soft and comfortable. The colours of the directly dyed yarn naturally fade so that you can sense the ageing, just like with denim. Everything from spinning and dyeing to knitted fabric, including cutting and sewing, is made in Japan.
UES is a small Japanese label founded by Chuji Matsumoto in 1994. UES comes from the English word "Waste", which means that Matsumoto-San wants you to make full use of each garment for as long as possible before discarding it. It is a small judgement of the concept of disposable wear that is so commonplace today in the world of fashion and from which Matsumoto-San disassociates himself completely.
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