Schmidt Clothing

The Malpasso Shirt


Schmidt Clothing

The Malpasso Shirt



This is pure Makers material - a beautiful, made-to-measure shirt crafted by one man with a singular vision - Jan of Schmidt Clothing.

Our collaborative relationship resulted initially from an admiration of his gear - we coveted the bespoke gear that surfaced occasionally in forumspace; later the commissioning of a denim shirt meant we got to admire up close the workmanship and detail that made a Schmidt Clothing unboxing a genuine pleasure.

This is a true collaboration garment - short run, exclusive and co-designed - Jan interpreting the NoKipple broad strokes design preferences with forensic garment construction knowledge.

The Malpasso is packed with amazing details, hand crafted care and the comfort of custom measurements.


  • 6.5oz Japanese selvedge twill indigo dyed (feels heavier than 6.5oz, and will pick up a little more weight after several soaks)
  • Woven stripes Navy constructional stitching
  • Hidden reinforced forearms/elbows
  • Mother of pearl cat's eye buttons
  • Throat latch/tab
  • Selvedge detail: gussets, plackets, inside pockets, hanger, inner back-seam and cuffs
  • Woven 'Schmidt' label, woven 'Care Instructions' label and a special "Malpasso" label
  • Felled seams throughout
  • Single needle lock-stitch made on Schmidt's vintage sewing machine

We are also offering a colour choice of the 5.5oz chambray trim that enhances the yoke, the cuffs and the pocket flaplining - choose from indigo or black chambray, or striped twill (same as main fabric).

Getting the wrong fit is upsetting, we know from long experience. This is a custom, made-to-measure shirt; spend some time ensuring you have specified the measurements you need. Email us at if you need to discuss in detail. Please note that due to the custom nature of this shirt, returns are not available. Measure against several shirts you already own before ordering - then measure again - and again.

Your shirt will be built to order at Schmidt Clothing's workshop in Germany, and shipped directly from there. You will be kept up to date with build progress and shipping/tracking information will be provided when the shirt has been despatched. Please allow for up to 4 weeks for fulfilment.

This is a cotton shirt, we recommend hand wash or machine wash at no more than 30 degrees Celsius. Whilst little shrinkage should be expected we also recommend that the first wash is a cold soak.

Check out some pics of Jan's other amazing work here.

Check out a Malpasso in the wild.

Also, check out various fit pics, brand profiles and random musings on our DEDICATED SUPERFUTURE THREAD, and our FACEBOOK PAGE