Inspired by the classic and rugged vintage workwear shirt, The Brace is built tough but keeps the comfort you expect from Kato. They focused on the workwear details that add durability and functionality to the garment. Triple stitching on the shoulders, back and side seams and the bar tacked reinforced pockets adds unparalleled strength to this shirt. The discreet and easily accessible pen pocket gives The Brace a nice detail.
The Chainstitch runoff found on the side gussets is an interesting detail and a nod to vintage shirts. Early workwear shirts were made with authentic high quality sewing machines that produced this run off effect when finished. These would usually get cut off in production, but sometimes missed. Vintage collectors would find these rarities and they became highly sought after, not only for its rarity, but because it was a true sign a shirt was made using authentic vintage sewing machines. We made Kato work shirts following the footsteps of these vintage treasures and the chainstitch runoff is a testament to its quality and heritage. You can choose to wear them with pride or cut them off with no compromise in durability.
The Brace from a light and comfortable 100% cotton, 7oz denim fabric. This denim has a loose weave, woven from thinner yarns, which makes the denim very breathable and perfect for wearing year round.
The model in the first picture is 6' and wearing the size M.