We’ve taken the Lumberjack’s uniform and built our own high strength version.


Model is 6ft 4 / 193cm with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, and wears size XL.

  • Built with high strength, long staple cotton
  • Triple stitched seams for durability
  • Two zipped hidden chest pockets

Lumberjacks built modern America. Four hundred years ago, when the first settlers arrived in Jamestown, Virginia – a land of “goodly tall trees” – it was man vs nature on an epic scale. Back then there was no radio-controlled machinery, computer-optimised log cutters or health and safety. It was 200 years before somebody invented the chainsaw. Instead, lumberjacks built the New World’s first settlements by hand. Houses, forts, bridges and churches. And they did it all with some axes, saws and really tough shirts.

170 years since it first appeared we’ve taken the lumberjack’s default uniform and rebuilt our own high-strength version. To make the toughest shirt we’ve ever built, we’ve taken the same super-tough breed of cotton the Wright brothers used to build the wings on their planes, and then re-engineered and reinforced it in Japan to make it even softer and stronger. The Lumbershirt is a hardwearing outer layer built for any adventure in the forest, country or city.

Technical Details

Material made in Japan: 100% organic cotton
2 zipped hidden chest pockets
2 chest pockets with storm flaps and button closure
Triple stitched seams for durability
High collar with reinforced zig zag stitching
All buttons made from recycled polyester
Shirt weighs 625 grams
Machine wash 30°C
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Woodsmen needed new clothes for dangerous work

Original woodsmen faced the kind of dangers you’d normally only find in nightmares. Falling from 300ft, burning to death, or being crushed by runaway logs. So they needed clothes that were hard-wearing enough to take on life in the forest, but also soft enough to wear sleeping in damp wooden huts for months at a time. Living in isolated camps with little or no access to water, warm meals or fresh clothes, the hours were long, the work itinerant and the accommodation rough. They travelled from camp to camp, working from “can see to can’t see,” risking injury and death on the way.

We’ve built our toughest shirt yet

We already make shirts to cope with the most demanding conditions on Earth. Our Equator Shirt is made with a rare silk-like cotton from the Nile Delta and is designed to keep you cool in the hottest and most humid places on the planet. And our Planet Earth Shirt is built with an engineered cotton blend that’s designed to work everywhere from the jungles to the city – with hidden vents, an anti-mosquito collar, and built-in air-con. But the Lumbershirt is our toughest shirt yet. 170 years since it first appeared we’ve taken the lumberjack’s default uniform and rebuilt our own high-strength version.

We triple-stitch it

Every Lumbershirt uses over 25 metres of super-thick thread. It’s constructed with triple chain stitched seams in the critical areas of wear and stress like the side and shoulder seams, as well as the arm and yoke seams. Instead of one line of thread you have three lines stitched right next to each other so it won’t snap like a conventional straight stitch can. It’s a technique usually found in heavy vintage denim and chore jacket manufacturing to create stronger clothes. We also use heavy-duty zig zag stitching to strengthen the collar, so it will hold its shape even if it’s drenched.

SIze + Fit

The Lumbershirt has a regular fit.

Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40