3/05/2011

Sunny Sports "1940's Railroad" Japanese Selvedge Chambray Work Shirts


The designer of Sunny Sports, Kitahara Shinya, is a long time collector of vintage Americana clothing which inspires his designs. The Sunny Sports "1940's Railroad" chambray is Shinya-san's take of the classic chambray as worn by railroad workers in 1940's America. The construction details and fabric also use vintage methods for a superior constructed garment with a modern fit.
Sunny Sports "1940's railroad" Japanese selvedge chambray work shirt in black. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $210. For more information on the Sunny Sports 40's chambray work shirt in black, click here.

Sunny Sports "1940's railroad" Japanese selvedge chambray work shirt in red. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $210. For more information on the Sunny Sports 40's chambray work shirt in red, click here.

Sunny Sports "1940's railroad" Japanese selvedge chambray work shirt in blue gray. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $210. For more information on the Sunny Sports 40's chambray work shirt in blue gray, click here.

Asymmetric pocket design and small collar are replicas to the vintage 1940's America design. The selvedge chambray is produced on vintage shuttle looms also replicating the vintage America design.

Sunny Sports uses vintage triple needle sewing machines from the early 1900's to construct the garment. Only a few of these machines are still operational today, most of which are in Okayama, Japan. Triple needle construction is used throughout for long-lasting construction and subtle design.

Selvedge details along collar.

Selvedge detail and triple needle stitch run-off along side vents.

Triple needle stitching along shoulders and arms.

Pima cotton lining along cuffs. Cat's eye nut buttons.

Pima cotton lines interior placket.
Sunny Sports "1940's railroad" chambray in red. The 1940's style pocket design features a small right hand chest pocket and a larger left hand chest pocket originally designed for a pocket watch and pencils. There is even a single slanted button hole for a pocket watch.