This UES band collar shirt brings back the popular "Akiha" fabric, woven by different thicknesses of warp and weft with a natural touch and an amazing texture. The yarns have been rope dyed with pure indigo, so it will fade beautifully over time, and it is guaranteed to age like no other band shirt on the market.
Band collar shirts originated with the invention of detachable collars in the 1830s and were designed to be washed separately from the collars they attached to, meaning less frequent laundry days. While detachable collars haven't had a revival, band collar shirts - the base that detachable collars were designed for - are still fashionable today.
The shirt is full of superior-quality details. It features natural shell buttons and uses an outstanding, highly skilled sewing process with a single-needle construction. Single-needle refers to the construction of an item as being wholly made with a lockstitch machine -which can include flat-felled seams. The counterpart to a single-needle is a factory that uses automated equipment.
The cut is a modern slim fit. It is the perfect casual shirt for spring and summer to wear with shorts, chinos or lightweight jeans.
*Please note that the Band Collar Shirt sizes small; we recommend sizing up from your usual size, but to make sure that you choose the right size, we always recommend that you take a tape measure to size a favourite garment from your wardrobe and compare its measurements to the sizing chart of the garment you are about to acquire (How we measure our clothes).
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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