The Ripstop Shirt
When Failure Isn’t an Option.
Ripstop material was invented for parachutes during WWII.
It’s still used for parachutes, sails, hot air balloons, Nomex fire suits, and other things that can’t afford to fail during crunch time.
This particular shirt had its origins in hunting and shooting. Always eye-catching with its subtle square stitching, the difference is, it’s not just for looks. It’s the pattern that makes the rip stop work. Most shirts that work both the woodpile and your glass of wine at the speakeasy would eventually fail with such intense use.
Most, but not all.
The Ripstop Shirt (No. 5650). 100% cotton ripstop fabric. We’ve put it through the washer a number of times to sufficiently break it in. Will only get better with age. Flat-felled seams. Shoulder epaulettes. Patch pockets at chest with flap and button closure. Adjustable cuffs. Built to withstand life’s snags. Imported.