This shirt is made from organic cotton and inspired by the 1950s open collar shirt, also known as the camp collar shirt. A variation that dates back to the 19th Century, the shirt is thought to be taken from the guayabera, a lightweight garment worn in Cuba by men working outdoors in the heat. It was popularised in the U.S. during the Cuban Exile of 1959 - 1962, where many Cubans emigrated to America – bringing music, food and clothing – and hit the mainstream when worn by pop stars such as Elvis Presley. Takahashi purchased a vintage 1950s open collar shirt from a dealer in New York, U.S.A. Interested in how the garment represented a period of American glory, he referenced the collar, pockets and the pattern, which are emblematic of a rapid period of expansion of manufacturing and home construction in post-World War II America. Instead of using lightweight material, Takahashi's design is realised in a thicker organic cotton selvedge twill cotton inspired by 1950s American workwear.