The Shepherds Shirt
In Tin Cloth
Mike fell in love with this beefy cloth - most known for its use in British Military products in WW1 Era - throughout his travels in England as a brand developer for European Companies. He noticed its burly durable properties while vintage sourcing at an old English Boat Yard - the cloth was strewn over an old row boat being used as a tarp and upon inspection, it looked like it was new. He was explained to by the local yards-men that it was about 100 years old and he was completely shocked - he asked to cut off a swatch for sampling, they gave him the whole tarp. After a strange conversation with US Customs Clearance about the smelly tarp in his luggage, Mike got the cloth into the dojo and started researching - he was able to locate the old Mill in England and learned everything about Tin Cloth and its incredible weave which is impregnated with wax for durability. Shortly after making contact with the Mill, The Shepherds Shirt was born and more importantly, Imperfects was launched as a clothing concept.
In Tin Cloth
Smart enough for the office or a michelin star dinner, mellow enough for a skate or a beach day, the Shepherds Shirt is our cornerstone piece at Imperfects. Featuring two chest pockets, one internal and one external, The Shep is a utilitarian work horse. You’ll be surprised how often you go for it to complete the kit and even more surprised by how it never makes it on to a hanger. Simplified with purpose, this thing rips on the daily. If you happen to score one of the Shepherds Shirts in an Original Tin Cloth, you are stoked GALORE because we are rarely able to make them in the coveted English Tin Cloth. You see, this special fabric comes from one of the oldest mills in Great Britain and shoots, it is hard to get a hold of this stuff.
The Shepherds Shirt is a silhouette inspired by vintage Japanese Kimonos and post-war Utility Field Shirts. This piece has a shawl collar blended into a Kimono style placket, French split side seams, an oversized utility pocket with hidden coin pocket, an interior cache pocket and 5 buttons. We finish The Shep with a heavy stone wash for out of the package comfort.
Hand-cut and sewn in California.
Flip it up and get your bueller on, flip it down and take grandma to brunch.
An extra large hand pocket up front for quick access featuring a hidden coin pocket.
Tuck the phone or wallet away in the trusty internal chest pocket.
In Tin Cloth
Railroad Indigo Denim inspired by the tradition of hardworking craftspeople paired with our best ever Chore Pant. To us, it's the perfect combination.
Born in the shaping bay and built with purpose and functionality in mind, this is a chore pant that will work as hard as you want it to. Double knee panels with functional knee pad slides, a wider leg for movement and airflow, a full gusset running leg to leg for added strength, a french buckle in the back for on-the-go adjustment, our signature phone pocket on the front thigh, triple needle seam work throughout and a hidden waistband coin pocket are a few of the rad bells and whistles this pant brings to the everyday line up. Snag a pair for work, for weekend big fits, for skating and for your loved one because they are a guaranteed closet heist.
That classic Imperfects drop in pocket good for quick phone access, nails, screws or trading baseball cards.
A copper clasp and classic pull tabs for tightening up your pants when you are in a rutt.
If you need to do some plumbing work or you want to put your skateboard pads in your Hickory Stripes, you can... because our reinforced knee panels are fully functional.