When one of our suppliers told us that he found a small lot of high-quality chambray material, we jumped at the chance to make some new SeV button down shirts. Chambray is a style of fabric with roots in France in the 1300s (around the construction of Notre Dame), but our use of it is 100% modern. There is no guarantee that we'll find more of this material on the market, so once these are gone, they may be gone for good.
The material has a great look and depth to it. The horizontal threads are light colored and the vertical threads are dark, but you would need a magnifying glass to see it. The result is a rich-looking and sophisticated blue-gray overall color (more blue than gray). We added solid navy accents inside the cuffs and down the button placket in the front, which gives the shirt a little extra style. And since button-down collars help keep your collar where it's supposed to be, but not all guys like to button their collars down, we added a very neat compromise by hiding the buttons underneath the collar. Best of both worlds.
Of course, if you just wanted a 'normal' shirt you could go to the mall. With SeV, the difference is inside. Two hidden, zippered pockets under the arms are perfect for carrying your phone or stashing your glasses. It may sound strange, but they really are some of the most comfortable pockets that we've ever developed... in fact, we're patenting them. A standard-looking chest pocket hides a secret interior pocket for added security, held closed by a magnet. The zippered 'mad money' pocket is at the center front bottom of the shirt, hidden inside. It's the perfect spot for some emergency money or a key card. Every pocket large enough to hold an electronic device has access ports to our patented Personal Area Network (PAN), which allows you to run headphone wires inside the shirt up to headphone loops in the neck of the shirt. It's a perfect way to stay tangle-free when listening to music on the go... or for using communications gear if you're dressing sharp while undercover.
The SeV Chambray Shirt is available in Baltic Blue with Navy details. Machine Washable.