The 'Road' Shirt.

 

For Universal Works founder David Keyte, mid-century optimism was the inspiration behind the 'Road Shirt development.' As a teenager, he was a big fan of the beat generation heavyweights, and explains, “I read and re-read the book, ‘On the Road’. I desperately wanted to be like Jack Kerouac or Neil Cassidy. If I’m honest, it wasn’t just the prose that excited me – I was just as interested in what they wore! I wished I could be that carefree, on a road trip around the United States having crazy existential thoughts about life and travel. 

 

More importantly for me though, were those loose-fitting, short-sleeved, flat-collared garage mechanics shirts. I would have done anything to be wearing one of those under the red-hot Californian sun, but I had to make do with a week in Skegness instead. So, 30 years later I paid homage to the Road Shirt in our first Universal Works summer collection back in 2010 – and I’ve worn one ever since.”

 

You can shop our selection of 'Road Shirts' below.

  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Ecru Chelsea Stripe
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Blue Chelsea Stripe
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Chequerboard Double Ikat
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Donuts Double Ikat
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Floral Japanese Rayon
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Japanese Tropical Check
  • Universal Works Patched S/S Shirt Indigo Mixed Shirt Stripe
  • Universal Works Patched S/S Shirt Blue Mixed Shirt Stripe
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Sand Patchwork Check
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Navy Sashiko Print
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Navy Linen Shirting
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Ecru Linen Shirting
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Blue Linen Shirting
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Ecru Self Stripe Cotton
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in White Giants Seersucker
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Brown Seersucker Bengal
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Camo Pixel Flower
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Indigo Chambray/Linen Denim
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Navy Seersucker Bengal
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Ecru Seersucker Bengal
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Blue Seersucker Bengal
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Dark Indigo Fine Chambray
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Light Indigo Fine Chambray
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Sand Organic Fine Poplin
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Olive Organic Fine Poplin
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Navy Organic Fine Poplin
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Gold Organic Fine Poplin
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Ecru Organic Fine Poplin
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Olive Space Camo
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Green Fuji Summer Print
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Navy Fuji Summer Print
  • Universal Works Road Shirt in Green Zigzag Handloom Ikat
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