The Rite Stuff Bantam Shirt – Indigo Chambray


The Rite Stuff Bantam Shirt is inspired by the pre-WW2 work shirts that were adapted by workers by cutting the sleeves down for use in warmer weather. It is made from a 75% cotton, 25% linen 5 oz. selvedge chambray that’s milled in Japan. The fabric features a beige weft and has plenty of texture and character and an incredibly soft hand. The Bantam features two acorn-shaped chest pockets with flaps, first seen in the 1920s, and an extra-wide pencil/pen slot on the left pocket. The collar is a period-correct shape and length, based on a 1930s original vintage piece. All principal seams are triple-stitched for durability, and the gusseted sides prevent tearing.

  • One wash, expect almost no shrinkage
  • 75% cotton, 25% linen 5 oz. selvedge chambray
  • Reproduction 1920s-style star-shaped urea buttons
  • Triple chain stitching
  • Pencil/pen slot on left pocket
  • Back yoke based on a 1920s Sears Roebuck work shirt
  • Made in Japan
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Size chart

The Bantam Shirt is a regular fit with a straight, non-tapered waist. We recommend buying your usual size. To get the perfect fit, compare the measurements below with a shirt you own.

Size Chest Length Shoulder Sleeve
Small 19.5" 27.5" 17.25" 7.75"
Medium 21" 28.5" 17.75" 8.25"
Large 22" 30" 18" 8.5"
XL 23" 31" 18.5" 9"


The Rite Stuff creates new takes on pre-World War II American workwear, with exceptional attention to detail and focus on quality and ethical production. Whereas most heritage clothing brands focus on the post-war years, The Rite Stuff owner, Bryan Shettig, takes his inspiration from the clothing worn by workers in the early part of the twentieth century.

Influenced by classic pieces of the time and an extensive vintage archive, the brand puts its passion for the history of heritage clothing into each piece they make. The result is tough, functional but incredibly beautiful clothing that is full of period-correct details and that looks just as good today as it would have a century ago.

Authentic, Japanese-milled fabrics and deadstock materials, combined with a production process that closely resembles that of a century ago, means that each piece The Rite Stuff makes is built to last.

Production is overseen in the finest Japanese facilities by John Lofgren & Co., resulting in heritage workwear of unsurpassed authenticity and quality.


The Rite Stuff Bantam Shirt is tough and durable so doesn’t need any specific care. It has been washed once so expect very little or no further shrinkage. Wash when needed on 30 degrees.

Delivery & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail Tracked 48 and International Tracked to send our orders in most cases. The shipping cost is calculated based on your location and the weight of your order. You can find out more about shipping costs on our shipping page. The average shipping times are:

  • UK – Delivery in 48 hours
  • Europe – Delivery in 3-5 working days
  • Rest of World – Delivery in 6-7 working days

We aim to ship all orders within 24 hours of receipt or on the next working day. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a tracking reference to your email address.


We’re happy to accept returns or exchanges of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first at [email protected].

Unless we have made a mistake with your order, we cannot accept returns of socks, magazines or books.

For more information about returns, see our returns page.