We're back with another round of What We're Made Of.
These custom and exclusive fabrics were all inspired by early 19th and 20th
century French and American handspun indigo dyed fabrics.
Originally woven on narrow handlooms, the fabrics were handsewn and
used for anything and everything in early homesteads - with few surviving
examples - skirts, aprons, towels, and bed linens.
For this range of fabrics, we showed these original handmade textiles to a
specialist mill in Chennai that was able to recreate this rustic look and
feel while also making it super comfortable against the skin. They're
lightweight enough for the dead heat of the summer, while the cotton and
linen fibers help to regulate the temperature on the skin. The indigo yarns
will fade and soften with each wash and each day spent enjoying the sun.
We quickly realized how versatile these fabrics were. Obviously these lend
themselves to shirtine, but we were so stoked to offer these in our hunting
shirt-jacket and chino models. If you're not bold enough to rock the full suit
you can just as easily break these up and wear them on their own.