Where most warm-weather shirts tend to be done up in dainty fabrics, UES short sleeve work shirts come in a sturdy and durable organic cotton canvas. In other words, it's the kind of shirt people who actually get their hands dirty turn to when summer rolls around. But don't let its mechanic origins fool you: you can wear this in the same way you would any short-sleeve shirt already in your repertoire, tees included—with roomy pleated trousers, psychedelic swim trunks or just your favourite pair of jeans.
The fabric features a firm texture with uneven threads and tons of neps on the surface. The shirt is full of superior-quality details. It features a snap top button 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 regular fit. It is an incredibly versatile shirt and can be worn open with a plain tee or buttoned up with the collar left open.
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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