The LR14 is the brand’s first denim shirt, and the second shirt introduced to our shirt repertoire, joining the LR12 Chambray shirt. The 1950’s western shirt was nicknamed the ‘sawtooth shirt’ because of its pointed pockets that resembled the teeth of a saw. Though this was the inspiration for the LR14, the precise inspiration was not the most widely familiar version of the western denim shirt – the one with single pointed pocket flaps – but rather, the point of departure was the original double pointed pocket flap iteration of the ‘sawtooth’ that came before. Though it is the single pointed pocket that became archetypal for the western shirt, paradoxically, for our founder, it’s the two pointed pockets that make the shirt more modern for today.
It’s the details that make the LR14 special, including the two-pointed yolk panels on the front and back of the shirt, the pointed collar, and the long and curved shirt tails. The silver framed mother-of-pearl octagonal buttons are a key variation on the round buttons characteristic of the period, chosen by our founder because the shape evokes octagonal headed bolts – a reference to the brand’s roots in a love of mechanics. Like the LR11 jacket, the LR14 is assembled with 100% cotton thread in contrasting tones, the gold thread being a signature brand colour that was developed especially and is exclusive to Super Stitch.
For the fabric we chose a 10oz indigo denim, which is soft for effortless everyday wear and layering, but with a certain characteristic of rigidity and crispness that allows the fabric to form a subtle structure around the wearer. The dying and weaving processes, observing period techniques, results in a pleasing unevenness in the indigo tones throughout the fabric.
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