The Lost Art Press pullover work shirt is ideal for work at the bench or in the machine room. It's a bit loose and unstructured (though not like a puffy 18th-century shirt) so you can move easily while planing, sawing, chopping or assembly. The collar and cuffs aren't stiff like a shirt you'd wear to a funeral. And yet it can get out of your way. The sleeves are easily rolled up to keep the shirt away from the glue or a spinning cutter head. 

We chose a pullover because people have used them for manual labor for hundreds of years. While using tools at workbench height, you'll never snag the belly of the shirt like you can with a full length button placket. 

These shirts are individually cut and sewn here in Cincinnati by Sew Valley, the same folks who make our chore coat and vest. They're made of a midweight Japanese indigo cotton, which will fade nicely with time and wear like an old pair of jeans. Because of the way the fabric is dyed, the indigo has the potential to rub off a little at first. So take care as you break it in.

Like our chore coat and work vest, the pullover work shirt features custom touches, including buttons debossed with "Lost Art Press, 2007" – the only exterior branding on this garment.

Order your usual size and you should be fine. But it's always best to compare these measurements to a shirt you already have that fits well.

CF and CB mean Center Front and Back, respectively. Cross Chest is measured from pit to pit. The shirts have been commercially washed, so they won't shrink appreciatively (as long as you follow the wash instructions - wash cold, drip dry or tumble dry low). Like all sewn garments, these measurements are good to +/- 3/8".

Because of the razor-thin margin on our apparel, we cannot accept returns except for defective workmanship. So please order your size with care.


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