Picturesque scenes. Ken Burns documentaries. Teamsters.
And now they’re about to provide some really great button-downs.
Presenting the New England Shirt Company, a line of hard-as-nails shirts, made right here in Massachusetts and now available at Drinkwater’s in Cambridge.
Think of these as the 100% cotton, buttery-soft shirts that can handle anything the brash environments of New England throw at you (snow, Mondays, running back ACL tears), constructed using single-needle threading and made by the people who know it best (call it the home-team advantage).
For the office, they’ve got slim and classic-cut dress shirts in blues, whites and earthy tones. And for the outdoors, there are double-pocketed flannel workwear-type shirts that could work as a standalone or over a T-shirt, depending on how much lumberjacking you plan on getting into.
But our pick is a shirt called the Henderson. Named after the building that Drinkwater’s is housed in, it was designed by the shop owner specifically for this store, and comes with a trimmer fit and a shorter tail for less bagginess and a more flattering cut.
Not that your cut needs flattering.