In one word "SPECIAL." R&D for Grayers is mostly road trips - looking high and low through archives, vintage and goodwill stores, searching for that lost bit of history. The Hayes is such a find. Its hard to define the texture of this shirt but at best we can call it a "broken corduroy." It has the texture and the hand of a corduroy fabric, but its surface is cut in a cross-hatch pattern, giving it a unique hand. We partnered with a mill that was happy to resurrect it.