We’ve developed the BWS-02 UTILITY SHIRT three seasons ago as an alternative to the BWS-01 WORK SHIRT. While the latter features two pockets with flaps, the BWS-02 focusses on the improvement of its utility in the form of open pockets with one additional pen compartment, hence the name ‘utility shirt’. Both shirts are based on the same pattern and therefore have a similar fit.
To differentiate the two shirt styles, we’ve put more emphasize on flannel fabrics and light-weight denim for our BWS-01, and use the BWS-02 block for vintage-inspired fabrics instead. It was this exact reason to introduce the BWS-02 in the first place, as we wanted to create a shirt with our 8 oz. Kojima chambray for our AW20 collection, the same fabric that’s used for the pocketing of the made in Japan line. This shirt has now become part of our core collection, and it has been the only fabric available in BWS-02… till now.
As part of our SS22 collection, we have released the BWS-02 UTILITY SHIRT in two new Japanese fabrics: 9 oz. wabash indigo selvedge canvas, and 6.5 oz. LHT selvedge denim.