The button-up field shirt has long been an outdoor staple, favored by everything from hunters to military forces, and while its hardwearing utilitarian nature has traditionally been its primary selling point, there’s definitely something to be said for the shirt’s form, as well as its function. And it was this school of thought that ultimately prompted American garment purveyor, Batch to craft its new Operator Utility Shirt.
Bestowing the classic military-style field shirt with a more fashion-forward, contemporary aesthetic, the Operator features a 100% lightweight-yet-durable cotton canvas construction as well as a soft spread collar for added comfort and “indestructible” metal buttons throughout. Despite its more stylish silhouette, the Operator retains functional elements from traditional field shirts, with the new Batch item boasting a pair of button-secured pockets to accommodate a range of everyday carry items. Available in a trio of masculine colors — as well as a cotton twill version in three separate colors — and produced in small batches by hand, the Batch Operator Utility Shirt is available now for $86.