Hiroshi Kato

The "Anvil" Navy Beach Cloth Shirt Jacket by Hiroshi Kato


Beach Cloth was invented in the early 1900s to combat the harsh New England winter. Traditionally made from tightly woven wool, this fabric can be itchy and is too warm for most climates. Kato used a lighter Japanese Beach Cloth that is 100% cotton for a softer and more wearable garment. Kato departed from the usual brown color used in Beach Cloth and offered Navy.

Kato meticulously crafted the Anvil Shirt Jacket using a 3D pattern. Most tops are cut from two-dimensional patterns. With these 2D patterns, the front is sewn directly to the back. The Anvil Shirt Jacket introduces side panels as the third dimension, allowing more control over the shape of the garment. This result is a garment with an impeccable fit.

As always, The Anvil Shirt Jacket features vintage-style rounded chest and hand pockets, cat-eye buttons, and nylon lined cuffs.




Fit - considered a slim fit; fitted through the chest, armholes and sides

Shell - 100% Japanese cotton 

Unlined interior; sateen cape & cuff lining

Button sleeve placket

2 buttoned flap chest pockets + side hand pockets

Embroidered cats eye buttons

Shirt tail hem

Machine wash; line dry

Made in the USA

Body length - 29 1/2"


M   Chest 42"    Sleeve length - 34"

L    Chest 44"    Sleeve length - 35"

XL  Chest 46"    Sleeve length- 36 1/2"





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