Our classic Clampdown shirt cut in 4.5 oz. blue and white striped Japanese selvedge fabric. Cut and sewn in San Francisco. Pre-cold water wash and air dry measurements here. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif.
A note from Tony & Pete...
We are constantly on the lookout for awesome fabrics to make shirts with integrity, shirts that will last, shirts that won't go out of style anytime soon. Our "Clampdown" Japanese striped shirt pays a bit of homage to the classic railroad stripe fabric that has been around for one hundred years. If I remember correctly, I had pants made with similar fabric as a boy, back when hippies took control of the fashion landscape in the 70's. I am certain that when my mom showed up with these, like any new pants coming my way, I hustled outside, dragged myself down the sidewalk on my knees until some proper hippie holes made their way to my new pants. Not a good idea when you have a single mom out there doing her best to provide for her two kids. Somehow, she put up with it and sewed them up with a cool patch from Valvoline or some other motor sport company and sent me back outside to bother my older sister.
I digress. Back to this Clampdown shirt of ours...
I suppose good childhood memories pave the way for big and small decisions in your personal and professional life. For us, tapping into old memories on any given day, helps us define our Tellason brand. In the end, honesty and authenticity are two of our biggest I-beams that support our every move...
I wasn't sure if I'd like this or it would be too similar to my other shirts, but Tellason's return policy is very good and no-risk, so I ordered it as a bday present to myself. I have two other clampdowns. Each one is blue, but they all have unique fabrics that make them special and this is no exception. This one is the most lightweight, I probably would have been better off buying it in spring rather than heading into fall. It is much lighter in color than it appears in the pic; the white pinstipes are thicker and the blue is a lighter shade. The cut is a little different than my others, this Large seems wider, but definitely not billowy. The arms are nice and looooong. The overall length (I'm 6'1) is pretty much perfect for wearing untucked. My gf immediately noticed the pencil holder and the extra fabric on the sides connecting the front and back and nodded in approval. The collar is #@%#@ CRISP and PERFECT, no stupid, weird bends. That critical second button down is in the ideal place, not too high where it hides your tshirt and not too low to make you look sleazy. I could go on but basically, if you are already a fan of Clampdowns, don't pass this one up because you thought it might be too similar to your other ones. It stands on it's own with the unique pattern and lighter weight fabric.
Well made. Fits true to size. Another winner from Tellason