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 mid-weight flannel fabric and finished with black urea buttons.

The 8 Hour Union MULTICOLOR CHECK FLANNEL SHIRT is a faithful reproduction of a check style from the 1980s, constructed from a 100% yarn dyed fabric.

When they first became prevalent in the 1950s, flannel plaid shirts were typically cut from rayon and wool fabrics. Being crafted from loosely woven lighter weight cotton yarns made them more versatile in casual wear. Their breathability, high functionality, and ability to be layered made them a popular option for workers. Since then, the flannel work shirt has become a symbol of ruggedness in America, synonymous with masculinity and a strong work ethic.

The shirts are complete with traditional details including: Spread collar, Urea Button front placket, dual reinforced chest pockets with button closures, chainstitched gusseted side seams with thread runoff, machine-sewn reinforced rectangular button holes, single-button cuffs and a low-profile reinforced back yoke.

  • Yarn Dyed Cotton Flannel Fabric
  • Urea Button
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Made in Japan