Inspired by the clean sartorial sense of mid-century architects, independent shirt maker Taylor Stitch and the modern architecture/design magazine Dwell collaborated rather nicely together on an organic, yarn-dyed cotton dress shirt that is known as the Architect’s Shirt. The result is a dapper, slim-fitting shirt that comes in a graphite-colored gingham, and even features a small button on the chest pocket that makes for an ideal pencil holder.

Handmade in San Francisco with Japanese milled organic cotton, the pleat-free shirt features single needle tailoring, French interlinings, Corozo buttons & cyan pocket button and an 8-button front.

As Valet notes, Aaron Britt, senior editor of Dwell and Michael Maher of Taylor Stitch were talking about how dapper architects were back in the day. Oh, so true.

“If you look at guys like Eames and Saarinen, they were always put together and they all loved a good bow tie,” says Britt. “Neckties had long been eschewed by architects because they were always leaning over drafting tables—regular ties got in the way.”

From that discussion, ‘the two San Francisco-based aesthetes conspired to create a classic shirt as the perfect bow tie base, that would also reflect the mid-century style for which Dwell is known.’

I’d say they succeeded marvelously. So get the shirt, grab a bow tie, pick up a pencil, and perhaps you might get the urge to design a bridge – or something.

Or, just be happy going out and looking stylish and ‘architectural’ among friends and family in the lovely Architect’s Shirt.  [via limited hype]