Engineer's Cotton Riding Shirt

SKU: 645-1845-4454-5033

Availability: In stock


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You just can’t find this sort of heavy-duty 9 oz. long sleeved 100% cotton shirt anymore, not even at those incredible hardware stores you see in rural small towns. We’ve sold this style shirt for more than 25 years, but when the original supplier recently started making them somewhere else and the quality got crappy, we found another manufacturer still making them right here in the U.S.A., with better durability and higher quality than the originals.

It’s perfect for riding because it combines superior comfort with cast iron durability. Like denim, it becomes better with multiple laundering and wear. You won’t see this shirt on someone else unless they’re driving an ElectroMotive diesel. White & blue. M–XXL. Made in USA


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Customer Reviews (3)

Sizing Too LargeReview by harold
The shirt is of good quality however the sizing is extremely large. I’m 5’7” 155 pounds and the medium in normal length is almost touching my knees. No way near acceptable. I wish this was better. communicated in the product description. (Posted on 6/14/18)
Engineer ShirtReview by Art
Construction is robust. Sizing was way off. -- far too large. Returned for smaller size. (Posted on 12/9/16)
Good ShirtReview by Mike
This is a good, heavy shirt, well made from nice materials. A good riding overshirt, light jacket or fashion statement:-) (Posted on 6/28/16)


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How to Break-in an Engineer’s Cotton Riding Shirt

These 100% cotton shirts are as tough as nails. New they are uncomfortably stiff, like unwashed denim. You can run them through your washing machine and dryer half a dozen times and though they’ll shrink a tiny amount (2-3%?), they won’t get much softer. These shirts do become as soft, luxurious and wonderful as old flannel thru use and wear, so eventually you'll have a nice soft-wearing comfortable shirt that’s still cast-iron durable, but who has the patience?

The quick, scientifically-tested shortcut to immediate engineer shirt wearing comfort is:

  1. Take shirt from washing machine while it remains damp, or slightly wet.
  2. Find a large tree, sturdy wood post, wooden wall or railing. Only wood.
  3. Grab the shoulders of the shirt and ‘whap’ it as hard as you can against the wood.
  4. Repeat three or four times, then grip a different part of the shirt and repeat.
  5. After several more beatings, put the shirt into a clothes dryer (or hang dry).
  6. Enjoy a soft, lifetime-durable shirt.

One note about the ‘whapping’ process. Each ‘whap’ will be very loud, almost like a gunshot, so don’t try at night unless you live far from your nearest neighbors. Also never use a concrete, stone or steel surface instead of wood. Hitting against hard surfaces will shatter a few of the shirt’s buttons. (Several gave their lives during break-in research.) Enjoy the ride.