The 8 Hour Union Label draws inspiration from the post-World War II era of mass production, consumption, and domestic economic growth in the United States. The garments from this period have stood the test of time, remaining stylish and functional and highly sought after by vintage collectors. Utilizing our extensive vintage clothing archive and meticulous attention to detail, we capture the essence of this golden age in every piece produced under the 8 Hour Union Label. The 8HU Flannel shirt, a classic example of American workwear, is constructed from a twisted-yarn flannel fabric and finished with black natural nut buttons.

In order to reproduce the feel of the early vintage fabric for the 8HU BUFFALO CHECK FLANNEL SHIRT, the yarn count and tension are uniquely adjusted and woven on an old-style loom.

Compared to previous models, this example is extremely true to the vintage fit so please check the measurement with us prior to reserving, even if you own an older 8HU BUFFALO CHECK FLANNEL SHIRT.

The buffalo check, considered the royalty of flannel shirts, has been used in workwear and hunting wear since the prewar period. Initially, most of these checks were based on black, but as outdoor wear became more reactive to fashion trends, buffalo checks in various color schemes appeared.

Due to the age of the looms used, buttonholes are often punctured, so special interlining reinforces the holes. The checks are smaller in mass size than previously released items to match the buffalo pattern of the 50s. The yarn is yarn-dyed in two colors before twisting, giving it a contrasting color.

  • Yarn Dyed Twisted Flannel Fabric
  • 100% Cotton
  • Symmetrical Buttoned Chest Pockets
  • Natural Nut Button
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Made in Japan