If you pay any attention to matters of style, you're probably familiar with the garment-dyeing process, performed once the piece has been cut and sewn, that both softens and saturates colors and gives them a vintage look. You may not be as au courant with garment washing, however, which not only pre-shrinks and pre-weathers but enhances the texture of certain fabrics.
As the brand notes, "our reputation was built on shirting," and the California cut—tailored but not tight, with a soft collar—is already known for its "flawless construction, timeless good looks, and best-in-class" details.
For the latest iteration, the S.F.-based brand started with a lightweight and breathable 5.5-oz. 100% organic cotton in indigo blue, with a unique crepe texture, which was garment-washed to emphasize its subtle salt-and-pepper look.
The resulting beauty, a bit more sophisticated than chambray but in the same league aesthetically, is certainly unique and effortlessly capable of holding its own or anchoring a look under a cardigan or blazer.
To tuck in or leave untucked is the only decision left to make—and Taylor Stitch has even assisted with that thanks to a length that is perfectly suited to either.