5 Raw Denim Shirts – Flat Head, Iron Heart, LVC And More


Raw denim shirts are a basic garment for denim enthusiasts looking to branch out from jeans. It gives a different fade experience than a pair of jeans or a denim jacket, mostly because its gets more frequent washes due to the close contact with heavy sweat areas of the body, even with the use of a t-shirt underneath.

The most popular models are the slimmer fitting western shirts, characterized by the front and back yoke and snap buttons, and the more regular fitting workwear shirts, with oversized utility pockets, regular buttons and reinforced elbows.

Here we have a selection of five different brands and their offerings in the shirt department. While there are a many more out there, these make a great starting point for any denim head.

1. The Flat Head 7007 Western Denim Shirt

The Flat Head 7007 Western Denim Shirt


  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton, Raw Indigo Denim Selvedge
  • Other Details: Mother-of-Pearl Snaps, Decorate White Western Stitching, 1940’s Style
  • Price: $320.00
  • Available at: DC4

2. Iron Heart IHSH-53 Work Shirt

Iron Heart IHSH-53 Work Shirt


  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton Selvedge Japanese Denim, Pure Indigo Dyed Warp Yarns
  • Other Details: Black Cat’s Eye Buttons, all felled seam construction, chain stitch run-off
  • Price: $295.00
  • Available at : Self Edge

3. Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1955 Sawtooth Rigid

Levi's Vintage Clothing 1955 Sawtooth Rigid


  • Weight: 7 oz.
  • Denim: 2X1 indigo denim
  • Other Details: Triple button cuff, pearl press-studs
  • Price: $195.00
  • Available at: Oipolloi

4. Nudie Gunnar Shirt Organic Dry

Nudie Gunnar Shirt Organic Dry


  • Weight: 11.5 Oz.
  • Denim: Organic denim from Turkey
  • Other Details: Deep dark indigo shade, two-button cuff, customized buttons
  • Price: $130.00
  • Available at: Nudie Jeans Co.

5. Strike Gold SG Rope-Dyed Denim Workshirt

Strike Gold SG Rope-Dyed Denim Workshirt


  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Denim: Redline selvedge Japanese denim, pure indigo dyed warp yarns
  • Other Details: Curved back yoke, felled seams
  • Price: $279.00
  • Available at : Self Edge
Paul Travi

Paul Travi

Paul's first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the U.S. and since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/devan.prithipaul Devan Prithipaul

    Nudie and Strike Gold are the best. nice article though!


    All of them are available from Rakuten at a cheaper price, except for Nudies.


      and LVC

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003326974874 Kyle Brooks Robinson

    I have Flat Head’s sawtooth denim western shirt, and it’s pretty great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/giles.padmore Giles Padmore

    The Iron Heart IHSH-53 is being replaced by the IHSH-75 within the next couple of weeks. Same denim, but brown constructional stitching and metal buttons. Neither the IHSH-53 or 75 are available off Rakuten as they are “western only” items

  • bocah

    LVC Sawtooth still the best!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1676435131 Carlos Jimenez

    Nudies looks the best, would wear/10

  • GW

    The nudie shirt is $169 and only available in XS… great pick for the article!

  • Nomnomnom

    Don’t forget the tellason topper shirt. That thing is beautiful.

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