Our founder, Jeremy West, an avid cyclist, would go cycling in order to re-center and relieve stress from his day job. Physical and Mental Health was and always has been a priority in his life.
He came up with the idea for the shirts while riding his bike. He noticed on his daily ride that his cycling jersey had 2 separate materials, which included a sweat-wicking mesh on the sides designed to deal with sweat efficiently.
He wondered, why are dress shirts only ever one fabric? When he finally convinced himself that the reason was mainly tradition, and that it was time for dress shirts to evolve, the idea to marry two different materials in a dress shirt was born.
He took an old dress shirt and an athletic jersey to a tailor and asked him to cut out the sides of the dress shirt, and insert the jersey material. The tailor laughed at the unconventional idea, but embraced it. He ended up making a totally custom shirt that Jeremy could test out over the course of a hot summer.
The concept worked in more ways than one. Less sweat, better fit, easier to iron, no odor, and just down right more comfortable. 6AM WorkShirts was born and would continue to make commuting, and working in professional attire much more comfortable than he ever imagined.