Truewerk Designs One Shirt To Cover Multiple Scenarios
Are you the type of person that’s constantly having to switch between work shirts and something dressier for meetings? The Truewerk EDO Fancy Shirt might just be the solution to your problem. We’ve been wearing it to get an idea of how well it bridges the gap.
Truewerk EDO Fancy Shirt Basics
Truewerk designed the EDO to bridge the gap between a comfortable work shirt and a stylish dress shirt in a button-down form. It uses a 96% polyester/4% spandex blend weaved into a 118gsm weight with a 2-way stretch. It offers UPF protection and gets a wicking treatment to pull sweat away from your body.
The sleeves are gusseted and there’s a locker loop on the tag to hang your shirt on a hook.
Here’s what Truewerk has to say:
“We wanted to design a shirt that would allow tradesmen to put their best foot forward in important meetings, yet had performance characteristics unlike any other button-down. And here it is. Styled to make you look and feel suave, but crafted with clever features.”Truewerk website
- Machine wash cold with like colors
- Tumble dry low
- Do not use fabric softeners
- Do not bleach, iron, or dry clean
Wearing the Truewerk EDO Fancy Shirt
Let’s start with the fit—for my frame, it’s darn near perfect. I’m 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and 210 pounds. I’m a size large across the chest and shoulder, but where my button-downs get in trouble is on the overall and sleeve lengths.
The tail length on the EGO is long enough to tuck in, yet short enough that it doesn’t look ridiculous when it’s untucked. Likewise, the sleeves are long enough that I can wear them down when I need to and rolled up when I want to.
I was a little concerned about the polyester/spandex material blend in a shirt that’s primarily designed to be dressy. It can sometimes be a little too soft and lose the dress shirt look by not sitting right. The Truewerk EDO avoids that and most people won’t be able to tell it’s not 100% cotton at first glance.
The lightweight blend wears very similarly to the Cloud Shirt, though it is slightly heavier (91 gsm vs 118 gsm). It allows for plenty of airflow and wicks away sweat quickly.
While some people may lament the lack of color choices, I really like what the design team chose here. With a white base and navy pattern, the shirt looks dressy while masking sweat. With how much I sweat, it’s a very welcome style.
Truewerk EDO Fancy Shirt Price
The shirt runs $64 and comes in sizes small to 3XL. Based on our experience, order the size you normally wear. If you want some extra room, you can order up a size. It currently comes in one color and in a men’s cut only.
The Bottom Line
The way Truewerk bridged the gap between a work shirt and a dress shirt with the EDO is brilliant. The fit is solid, it wears comfortably, and it looks great for your Saturday night date or Sunday morning church service. Keep in mind the material choice if you struggle with odor control in high polyester blended fabric, though. Overall, it gets two big thumbs up from our team.