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The Brace Shirt - Dee

SKU 001854902-S

We are very excited to announce a new shirt in the Kato lineup. Inspired by the classic and rugged vintage workwear shirt, The Brace is built tough but keeps the comfort you expect from Kato. We 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.

We made 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. We have made 4 colors available: Indigo, Washed Indigo, Black and Washed Black.

• 100%COTTON 

• 7oz

• Made in USA

• The model in the first picture is 6' and wearing the size M.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Luke Bearden
Large is perfect fit

Shirt is well made beautiful stitching. I’m not wild about the runoff stitching it’s just silly looking and a waste of thread.Also not wild about company return policy this was a separate order from a shirt I sent back that was too small. But instead of doing it my way the company just exchanged the shirt without me asking. I DONT NEED KATO TO THINK FOR ME JUST DO THE ORDERS AS I PLACE THEM PERIOD. Because of their more than GOOFY return policy I wouldn’t have been able to exchange this shirt if I had hated it I would never do business with kato again. I love the shirt you guys need work on sizing and someone with a brain should examine your return policy its nonsense.


The shirt is perfect. The stitching is top notch. Fabric is quality but feels so light. You can definitely wear this shirt year round. The runoff stitching is awesome. Really adds a special touch.

Hi Clint, thank you for your kind words! We're glad you're happy with the Brace shirt- it took time and work to make it just right.
-Kato Team

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