The Winter Shirt

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  • 100% cotton soft flannel twill
  • Aligned patterns for checked versions
  • Tailored fit made in Portugal
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A cold wind blows

Better wrap up

A winter shirt experience as bitter as winter 1709? No way. 4 issues to watch out for

1

A shirt that shrinks in the wash

2

A fabric that pills like crazy…

3

…or even worse, one that itches

4

A naff cut and selection of colours

On such a winter’s day

Clean cotton

This might not come as a surprise to you, but for this little number we tracked down a top-notch cotton from Turkey, which is certified to the highest standard, meaning no nasty chemicals were used in the process.

Time to dye

We used a few different dyeing techniques here. For the camel marl and check options, we opted for a yarn dye, but for the navy version is garment dyed. Dark colours such as this really benefit from garment-dyeing as it gives added richness to the tone.

Where there’s a twill…

The fabrics themselves are produced by TMG in Portugal. What you’re looking at is a 180g/m2 cotton twill that’s been brushed for super softness.

Pattern recognition

We’ve pattern matched the two check versions, meaning the patterns on each panel line up with one another. It’s a bit more time consuming, but worth it for the clean finish it creates.

A famous fit

The neat, tailored fit we’ve used here is the same you’ll find in our classic oxford shirts. We’ve been refining it for years, and we’re chuffed with the results. We think you will be, too.

The world’s your oyster

Don’t forget the details, that’s our motto. Instead of plastic buttons which snap and chip, we’ve sourced mother of pearl ones from the Italian button supremos at Uniesse.

Something to rely on

The perfectly proportioned collar is lightly fused so it keeps its shape. Nothing worse than a sad, wilting collar to spoil your look. No such issues here.

It’s a process

We didn’t get this shirt right first go. In fact, we rarely get anything spot on to start with. Who does, eh? But we think it’s worth putting the time in to make sure each product is as good as it can be. This one took three prototypes and three fittings before we were happy.

Variety is the spice of life

You warned us against a naff selection of colours and patterns, and we took that advice to heart. More on that below…

Stay toasty

Traceability

What goes into making your Winter Shirt. The materials have travelled a total of 5,829 km (3,621 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives Turkey

Spinning

Farming cooperatives Turkey

Weaving

TMG Portugal

Social certifications : BCI, GRS
Environmental certifications: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX, GRS and a certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Dyeing

TMG Portugal

Social certifications : BCI, GRS
Environmental certifications: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX, GRS and a certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Finishing

TMG Portugal

Social certifications : BCI, GRS
Environmental certifications: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX, GRS and a certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Garment make

Caetano Portugal

Social certifications : BSCI
Environmental certifications: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Transport

Sea and road transport

About those options…

Camel marl

What you might call ‘earthy.’ Goes with everything.

No Sweat !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much 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.

The Team

Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.

It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.

Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.

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