Clampdown Chambray Work Shirt

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Clampdown work shirt.  100% cotton raw 5.5 oz. Japanese chambray.  Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif.  Fit Guide


I worked in the Polo department at Bullock's back in 1985 and my pinner paychecks that were supposed to be spent on food and books at the SDSU bookstore often took a left turn and ended up back into the store that was paying me to sell men's clothing.

I was not completely irresponsible and had the wherewithal to select my gear that was heavily marked down. In 1985, that meant pink and turquoise rugby shirts, a bomber jacket that I did not need and some twill pants with no belt loops (just side tabs to pull tight). I remember the one full price item I sprung for in that coveted department - the classic chambray shirt. If my sister did not lose it for me I would still have it today, holes and all.

Now that Tony and I have been making clothes for 14 years, it is clear that the things we grew up with are the same things we make today. No expiration, no frills, just beautiful classics like our Clampdown Chambray Shirt.

Enjoy ya'll,

Tony Patella
Pete Searson


  • 5
    Well Constructed

    Posted by Mark on 29th Apr 2024

    Well constructed. Very helpful support finding right size. Really nice fit and attention to detail.

  • 5
    Quality, everyday-wearing shirt.

    Posted by Todd on 21st Apr 2024

    This is my second of this type. I like the way the previous one has aged. Great quality as always.

  • 5
    Can't Go Wrong With Clampdown

    Posted by Alan on 12th Apr 2024

    I'm 5'10 and a bit of dad bod at 210lbs. The Large fits true to size. I usually wear my shirts open but it still fits me buttoned up. It also has good mobility in the shoulders which is also important to me. The fabric is a little lighter blue in-person but still looks great and is well made. I can't wait to wear it this spring!

  • 5

    Posted by John W. Lippmann on 10th Sep 2023

    Such a solid piece of clothing! I love it’s made in the USA too. The fit and look works awesome with jeans & boots! Check out their chinos too. Too notch customer service as well! Solid all around.

  • 4
    great work shirt

    Posted by Manny Howard on 15th Aug 2023

    great construction and materials. I like the stiffened collar and the details from cuff to elbow. I also like narrower but not slim cut of the torso. My only gripe is breast pockets not big enough (nearly, but no) for phone and notebook (I'm that guy).

  • 5
    Great Chambray

    Posted by Random Dude on 8th Aug 2023

    Every guy needs at least one chambray shirt in the rotation. This is a better shirt in every way. Having worn other brands, I keep coming back to the quality garments that are patterned, cut and sewn in California using great fabrics from the US, Japan and other places.

  • 5
    Clampdown Chambray

    Posted by Alex on 16th Jun 2023

    Do yourself a favor and get this shirt. The cut is flattering and the fabric is top notch. I’m 6’2 250lbs and the 2XL fits just right.

  • 5
    Clampdown Chambray Work Shirt

    Posted by Eric on 6th Jun 2023

    Great shirt. My second Clampdown.

  • 5
    Great shirt, always great quality

    Posted by Scott Blessman on 31st May 2023

    I really like this shirt. Great fit, not too tight or too baggy.