Summer is officially upon us – although as I type this, it's grey and kinda drizzling outside...so yeah, definitely summer in Seattle. But still, here at Freeman, we're big fans of dressing seasonally and changing things up when the weather calls for it. As much as we love our wool, heavy denim and Red Wing boots, that's not quite the right vibe for these (eventually) beautiful Seattle summers. So, we came up with a couple of more warm weather-appropriate shirts for our Loveless Collection, a collection of limited edition items that are either made by us and available only at Freeman, or made just for us by fellow brands. Similar in fit and style to our Staple Shirt, these feature short sleeves and are made from light, beautiful, perfectly summery fabrics.
The Whidbey Button-Down is named for Whidbey Island, a large island in the Puget Sound where Scott was born. The Whidbey Button-Down is crafted from a crisp cotton fabric featuring a yarn-dyed mini-gingham check pattern in white and navy blue. Sharp enough for work but fully BBQ-ready in its laid-back vibe, this one will get you through the entire summer provided you can keep it BBQ sauce-free.
The Yakima Chambray takes its name from my hometown, about two and a half hours southeast of Seattle. While I can't say I wore too much chambray growing up, it'd be the perfect material for those hot, dry eastern Washington summers – the Yakima Chambray is made from a beautifully light, breathable blue cotton chambray that'll keep you comfy no matter how high the temperatures get.
Both the Whidbey Button-Down and the Yakima Chambray feature a trim fit, raglan-sleeve construction, single patch pocket with button closure and dedicated pencil slot, and a sewn short-sleeve cuff. I've been wearing mine as soon as June hit, and I plan to basically live in it all summer long. We hope you'll feel the same – come try one today!