The Ideal Shirt

Material : oxford

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79 

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  • The ultimate casual cut: not too fitted or baggy
  • Choice of Oxford or Chambray material
  • A design perfected with six years of your feedback

Material : oxford

 

 

The Ultimate Button-Down?

Our finely-tuned everyday shirt

What’s Not Ideal?

1

Weird shape

2

Creased like crazy

3

Thin fabric

4

Weak buttons

The Ideal Ingredients

ONE SHIRT, EIGHT FLAVOURS

The Ideal Shirt is our new casual button-down shirt. Made from either Oxford cloth or chambray cotton, and available in a flurry of tastefully understated hues, it’s built with versatility firmly in mind.

THE OXFORD DON

Oxford cloth is a cotton fabric that uses multiple weft threads, crossed over an equal number of warp threads. What does this mean to you? Well, it means it’s tough, with a crisp, fresh feel. It’s not called the Ideal Shirt for nothing.

SUMPTUOUS CHAMBRAY

There are also two chambray cotton versions on offer. Sitting somewhere between Oxford cloth and denim, it’s easy to see why it’s a classic work-wear fabric. Ranch hands and horse whisperers, this one’s for you…

THUMBS UP FOR THIS BUTTON DOWN

We’ve added a lining to our button-down collar to make sure it stays put and keeps its shape, wear after wear. After all, casual shouldn’t mean scruffy.

A SHORT STORY

Vintage button-downs and dress shirts were designed to be tucked in, meaning they’re often really, really, really long. We kept ours shorter so it works just as well tucker or not. Put down that candle holder… this isn’t Scrooge’s nightgown.

CUT TO PERFECTION

Not too baggy, not too tight, we reckon our Ideal Shirt fits just right. It’s cut to the same shape as our Seersucker Shirt, so if you’ve got one of those, you’ll know the score…

FULLY FUNCTIONAL

Perhaps most importantly of all, the Ideal Shirt comes with a chest pocket as standard — perfect for holding a few of those little clicky pencils that make you look like an architect (even if you only ever use them to draw Simpson’s characters while you’re on the phone).

MADE IN PORTUGAL

The Ideal Shirt was made by the highly-skilled shirt-smiths at Vermis, in Portugal. You’ve probably heard us mention these guys before as they make a lot of our shirts. Tried and trusted.

GOES WITH EVERYTHING

We won’t patronise you by telling you what you can wear this shirt with, but suffice to say, it works well with all sorts, from jeans to shorts to faithfully restored Victorian diving suits. Two fabrics and nine colours available: ideal for pairing, if not for decision-making. Button it up and get going.

All the production steps for your Ideal Shirt

What goes into making your Ideal Shirt. The materials have travelled a total of 4924 km (3059 miles) for the plain Oxford, 4 195km (2606 miles) for the pattern Oxford, and 25,797 km (16,029 miles) for the Chambray version from field to doormat.

Harvesting and preparing the organic cotton

Farming cooperatives Turquie

Spinning

Yamachu Spinning Co. Ltd for the Chambray versions Japan for the Chambray versions and Turkey for the Oxford versions

Weaving

Shinya Corporation for the Chambray versions and TMG Group for the Oxford versions Japan for the Chambray versions and Portugal for the Oxford versions

Labels : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, GRS, BCI for the Oxford versions

Dyeing

Kaihara for the Chambray versions, MGC Acabamentos Têxteis for the plain Oxford versions and Facol for the pattern Oxford versions Japan for the Chambray versions and Portugal for the Oxford versions

Social certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, STEP by OEKO-TEX for the Oxford versions (+ REACH and GRS for the pattern Oxford versions)

Finish

Kotosen for the Chambray versions, MGC Acabamentos Têxteis for the plain Oxford versions and Facol for the pattern Oxford versions Japan for the Chambray versions and Portugal for the Oxford versions

Social certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, STEP by OEKO-TEX for the Oxford versions (+ BCI and GRS for the pattern Oxford versions)

Garment Make

Vermis Portugal

Transport

Road and boat haulage

Environmental Impact:

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Ideal Shirt we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

5.30 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 54.6 km (33.9 miles) by car.

0.18 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 3 kg of apples.

64.5 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 21.8h of heating (in avg. flat).

NO SWEAT !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ or 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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