• Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim
  • Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim

Fargo Shirt - Black Gunpowder Denim

Indigofera

$279

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Well, technically, it’s a shirt. However, it’s made from Indigofera’s signature Gunpowder selvedge denim - which, at a rather hefty 14oz, puts this thing right on the border of jacket territory. Before these arrived, I was trying to describe them to someone and I eventually hit on the simple explanation that it’s basically a denim CPO, to all intents and purposes.

Gunpowder is not just a cool name that Indigofera settled on for their black denim – it’s actually descriptive, as the dye used for the black warp/black weft fabric contains actual gunpowder, helping to give the color both a deep blackness and a little sheen.

Cut to a tailored, but boxy fit - you should size down one – the placket is cut to selvedge on both sides, and the buttons are all Indigofera’s branded, patinated brass snaps.

With the exception of the hem, this shirt features double-needle stitching throughout, and copper rivets reinforce the junctions of the side seams and hem.

The front yoke sits low, adding to the shirt/jacket conundrum, and the rear yoke is lined with a lighter weight denim with a softer handfeel. 

The first wash (on cold) will knock out 0.5" of shrink.

    • 14oz Japanese selvedge Gunpowder-dyed denim
    • Yes, actual gunpowder
    • Placket cut to selvedge
    • Twin snap-button flap pockets on chest
    • Double-needle stitching on all seams
    • Patinated brass buttons throughout
    • Low yoke at front and back
    • Wash cold, hang dry
    • Made in Portugal
    • Runs large, size down one

All measurements are in inches.

Runs large, size down one.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
XS 26.5" 16.5" 41" 26"
Small 27.25" 17" 44" 26.5"
Medium 28" 18" 47" 27"
Large 29" 19" 49" 27.5"
Extra Large 29.75" 20" 51" 28"
XXL 30.5" 21.25" 54" 28.5"

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Further details

Indigofera is the latin name for the genus of plants that includes everyone’s favorite clothing dye. It is also the name that seemed most natural for Mats and Johan when deciding what to call their fledgling clothing company back in 2007.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Indigofera specialize in - as you might expect – denim, but have also become widely known for their shirts and wool blankets. Working closely with both European and Japanese mills, they focus first on fabrics, before evn beginning to map out the cutting and sewing of a garment. This focus on textiles goes as far as having proprietary denims and flannels woven specifically for Indigofera.

Aesthetically, Indigofera falls somewhere between traditional workwear and a look that’s more reminiscent of the appropriation of that workwear by bikers and hot-rodders during the 50s and 60s, albeit with a more modern, tailored fit.

Indigofera themselves are proud of the fact that their look forges it’s own path, rather than looking around to the rest of the fashion world for direction; co-founder, and former commercial director of Levi’s Vintage, Mats Andersson is on record as saying that ‘Indigofera is not a brand that you have to doubt if you’re cool enough to wear it’.

A good example of this practical approach to both style and construction can be found by simply looking at the hem of any pair of Indigofera jeans. Whereas the accepted wisdom amongst denim purists is that chainstitched hems are more ‘authentic’ and, therefore, more desirable, Indigofera bucks this trend by using a simple running stitch to hem all of their jeans. Why? Because it’s a stronger stitch and less prone to unravelling.