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The Rite Stuff Heracles Shirt – Ecru Chambray

The Rite Stuff Heracles Shirt, has returned with a new name, new details, and is now better than ever. Based on the style of scalloped yoke chambray work shirts that first appeared in 1912 in Chicago and soon spread to workers across America who desired a smart, durable, and versatile work shirt, the Heracles sits at the top of the heap. The Heracles features scalloped shoulder yokes and a deep, scalloped back yoke for extra durability. And as always, the Heracles shirt is made in Japan with John Lofgren & Co. to John’s exacting level of quality and fair treatment of workers at every step of the way.

  • One wash; expect little to no shrinkage
  • 5 oz. selvedge chambray, 100% cotton, milled in Japan
  • Unbleached ecru stitching, 100% cotton, made in Japan
  • Scalloped shoulder yokes and back yoke
  • Ventilation holes at the underarms and back
  • Painted metal cat’s eye buttons, made in Japan
  • Chinstrap
  • One-piece sleeve cuffs
  • Chainstitch runoff
  • Made in Japan
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Size chart

The Heracles is a regular fit and we recommend taking your normal size in most situations. To get the perfect fit, refer to the chart below and compare the measurements with a shirt you own. For customers who bought the original Heracles Shirt, the new model comes in around a full size smaller, making it a more true-to-size fit.

Size Chest Back Shoulder Sleeve
Small 22" 28" 18" 24"
Medium 23" 29" 18.75" 24.5"
Large 24" 29.5" 19" 24.75"
XL 25" 30.5" 19.5" 25"


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 Heracles 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.