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Finally, a hard working wrinkle-free shirt that doesn’t feel synthetic and will stay fresh for five days.
Finally, a hard working wrinkle-free shirt that doesn’t feel synthetic and will stay fresh for five days.
Finally, a hard working wrinkle-free shirt that doesn’t feel synthetic and will stay fresh for five days.
1,017 backers pledged $168,782 to help bring this project to life.

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The Ultimate Travel Shirt by Bluffworks

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After two years of development, we are finally ready to present to you one of our finest products yet - a high performance, machine washable, dress shirt that never wrinkles, but has a natural look and feel that rivals any shirt you own.

This is a shirt you can shove in a bag, and comes out looking great every time.

A shirt you can wear for multiple days in a row, without smell and without wrinkles.

Whether you wash it in a sink, machine, or a stream - it will always be ready to go.

All in a technical package that looks and feels like the finest cotton shirts you own.

Introducing the Meridian shirt, by Bluffworks. My guess is you'll never take it off.

 

 


We offer the Meridian Dress Shirt in:

  • Three patterns: Peak Blue Tattersall, Highland Grey Check, Deep Blue Mini-Check 
  • Two fits: Classic and Slim
  • Two lengths: Regular and Tall 
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

** You will choose your size, color, and shipping address after the campaign ends.

 

 

I'm Stefan, the founder of Bluffworks, and my life moves fast. I don't have patience for apparel I need to iron, or dry clean. Everything I own needs to be wrinkle-free, high performance, and ready for action... like all of my other Bluffworks creations.

I spent the last two years working on this shirt, trying to create a performance dress shirt with advanced capabilities, and a natural look and feel.

We did it. And combined with anti-microbrial properties, have a created a shirt I wear nonstop - for work, physical activity like biking, traveling, whatever - for multiple days in a row.  

 

 

 

The Meridian Shirt is great for:

  • Business Travel: Whether you’re slogging miles in the US or on a long flight overseas, arrive looking great and without wrinkles on the other end.
  • Overseas Travel: I hate looking like a tourist overseas. Travel with the benefits of performance apparel and maintain a classic style. Look great, carry fewer things, and never feel out of place.
  • Work: 1-2-3 morning! On a busy morning, never be at a loss for something to wear. Skip ironing, dry cleaning, and wrinkles all in your quest to get out the door.
  • Home Life: My goal is to squeeze in as many bike rides, quick hikes, and other antics as possible. And there’s no time to change. This shirt allows me to take on whatever comes.

 

Really wrinkle free. Pull it out of the wash, shove it in the bottom of your bag, wear it for days in a row, on a bike... on a hike... under a backpack, to a meeting. Wash it in a sink, and do it again. That's what I do. You can too.

 

For background, we have spent more time and attention developing the Meridian fit than any other product Bluffworks has ever had. We produced over 20 fit samples, worked with multiple fit models and researched industry reference points to create a fit that we think will serve the Bluffworks customer well.

This shirt is designed to fit like a dress shirt. We offer it in conventional S, M, L, XL, XXL sizing, plus multiple lengths and fits to help you achieve the fit you want.

The fabric has built-in stretch to provide comfort and accommodate active movement.

The shirt can be worn both tucked or untucked.

We are always happy to help guide you through the fit process, either now or later. Remember, exchange shipping is free both ways in the continental U.S. (we will make you a return label) so that you can find your perfect fit. For more information on Shipping see our FAQs and reach out to us at team@bluffworks.com if you have questions.

 


HOW TO MEASURE 

Neck:

 Chest:

 Midsection: Measure around the widest part of your abdomen.

Shoulder:

 Sleeve:

 I hope this helps you on fit.

Choose from the options below with the confidence that we offer free round-trip exchanges in the US.

 

 In case you were wondering, we chose patterns for the new Meridian dress shirt because they go with everything - seriously! You can dress them up or dress them down, and they look just as good with shorts on the trail as they do with a blazer and tie.

Plus, these shirts go great with all your Bluffworks pieces - check out some of my favorite pairings below to see the full range of looks:

 

 

 

We've been at this for awhile, and we can't wait to get you a Meridian shirt.

 

 

Hi, I'm Stefan Loble - the founder of Bluffworks. 

Our goal is to make incredible garments that you reach for everyday, no matter the situation. I founded this company to provide clothing that doesn’t hold guys back by combining technical performance with office-ready looks you can wear in any setting.

No matter where your passion lies, our products are made with comfort, style and durability built in, so you can focus on the road ahead — not your wardrobe.

Now, we’re launching a dress shirt worthy of our pants and blazer. May it carry you far!

I'm proud that after originally launching Bluffworks on Kickstarter in 2012, this is our fourth project. And we have a track record of quality products that guys love, on time.

We see Kickstarter as a special community for interacting with our customers as well as a strategic business tool. I personally feel very connected to our Kickstarter supporters and continue launching new products here because of the community and support we receive.

To date, I’ve backed more than 250 projects on Kickstarter.

I understand what it means to place your trust in something that is still coming to life. For this project, we have already purchased materials and initiated production in advance, investing over $100K so we can deliver your shirts quickly in December, just a few weeks after the campaign closes.

We can't wait to get you a shirt!

  • We have a 5-year history of excellent Kickstarter projects and our backing has only grown. Plus, I’m a super-backer myself. 
  • To date, we've completed 3 successful projects, 3,214 happy backers, and $589,354 raised. 
  • You’re not funding a prototype — this shirt is already made (that means there is very little risk AND you get the discount before retail price). 
  • We’re an established company. We’ve already figured out production, pricing, distribution, and internal operations. 
  • We’ve been delivering products to happy customers for years, and we’re launching this Kickstarter with the product already built.

    With your support, this shirt is yours — it’s so close.   

 

Choose from the options below, depending on your location:

 

 

  • The shirt is 98% polyester / 2% spandex.
  • Machine wash warm with like colors (40°C / 104°F)
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
  • Tumble dry low and remove promptly.
  • Cool iron, covering with a cloth.
  • Do not dry clean.

Your support on Kickstarter help us bring new products to life, and gets you early access to our newest creations. In exchange for this, we offer Kickstarter rewards at a discount (for example, this shirt at $98 versus $125 retail.)

If your shirt doesn't fit, we will be happy to exchange it for you. We'll even provide US customers with a prepaid shipping label to exchange your shirt. What we need is for you to complete your exchange within 90-days from when we ship your shirt. To initiate an exchange, please contact us at team@bluffworks.com

Please be aware that we do not accept returns of products purchased on Kickstarter, either for refunds or store credit. Kickstarter is not a store. The tradeoff for being part of something special is you're taking a risk. We have a great track record of delivering, but if you're concerned about not being happy with your shirt, we suggest you wait until the shirt is in stock to buy on our regular store bluffworks.com, where we accept returns.

To understand the details of exchanges costs, and possible costs to you, please see our Kickstarter exchange policy in the FAQs.

If you're an international backer, you may have to pay import duties, taxes, or fees when your shipment arrives. If your country charges any sort of tax or fee on your shipment, it's your responsibility to pay it. We won't mark shipments as gifts, as it's illegal. Please see our FAQ below for full information on how we prepare shipments for customs, and how this can affect the importing process.

 

We're pumped to get this project live, but now we need to get it on front of the right people. I'd love your help spreading the word. Thanks!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Let's talk about risk. Our perspective is that risk exists in all projects, but is higher for work that is either very complicated, or someone hasn't done before.

In the case of this shirt, I don't think we will be affected by either. In fact, at the time of writing, weaving of our shirt fabric is complete and it is already sitting at the factory ready to be sewn.

Here is a detailed status with more information of how we've prepared, and what could possibly go wrong:

Fabric Problems — The materials are already complete and have arrived at the factory, ready for sewing.

Sewing Issues — We have selected the factory, and already sewn over 50 samples to refine our fit and share with our testers. Production will begin before the Kickstarter project ends, and although it is a large order, we are using a factory that specializes in shirts

Getting Your Size Info — In our experience, this is the biggest risk. After the project closes, we need you to check out with your shipping information and color / size selection. Failure to do this on time may mean your reward may be delivered late. (So be sure to get on that ASAP!)

Shipping — We're using our normal shipping operations, all with tracking information, including for international shipping. We don't use USPS overseas due to issues with reliability.

The Shirt Doesn't Fit — To understand the details of exchanges costs, and possible costs to you, please see our Kickstarter exchange policy in the FAQ.

You Don't Like the Shirt — There isn't a lot we can do about this one. We don't accept returns on Kickstarter items because we use your funds to bring the product to life for the first time. This is the tradeoff of a discounted reward. If you are looking for greater certainty, we suggest waiting until the product is available for normal sale next year. But really, the shirt is awesome and able to be tailored like any other shirt. We don’t know anyone who hasn’t loved it yet!

Those are the risks as we see them.

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    Pledge US$ 98 or more About $98

    ONE Shirt - Any Pattern

    Choose any pattern in any size when campaign closes.

    Retail: $125.

    Free shipping & exchange in the US.

    Includes:
    • 1x patterned shirt
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    TWO Shirts - Any Patterns

    Choose any combination of two patterns, in any size(s) when campaign closes.

    Retail: $250.

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    Includes:
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    THREE Shirts - Any Patterns

    Choose any combination of three patterns, in any size(s) when campaign closes.

    Retail: $375.

    Free shipping & exchange in the US.

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Funding period

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