The Wide Face Shirt is cut with extra deep wide facings, sewn down
halfway across the front panels. The large pockets are turned into the hem, the sides have short bartacked splits, and the sleeves are pleated into false cuffs.
The fabric is a bleached weft stripe 100% cotton canvas. This plain weave mid-weight canvas is woven on an ecru cotton warp, with alternating weft stripes of the same ecru yarn and a corresponding yarn that has been bleached white. This creates a delicate horizontal tonal stripe visible on the rinsed cloth as a colour difference.
Dyed using Iron Rust. This warm yellowish colour is derived from iron salts, or rust. Rust dyeing is one of the very oldest forms of tinting fabric, and can be traced back to the Egyptian First Dynasty through brownish linen rags found at Tarkhan, dated to between 3482 and 3102 BCE. Vintage 19th Century workwear would often have iron hardware attached to it, and discoveries of old utilitarian cloths have frequently been left with iron tools or nails, so these items often have yellow or brown rust stains on them.
The garment has been washed to prevent it from shrinkage and it makes the pigment come to life in the most beautiful way.
Douglas is 180 cm tall, weigh 94 kilos and wears a size 2 - M.
- Tender 446 Wide Face Shirt Striped Cotton Canvas Iron Rust Dyed
- 100% Cotton
- 100% Cotton thread
- Two large front pockets
- Stitched with cotton thread
- Cotton fabrics woven in England
- Custom pewter buttons hand-cast in England
- Wide boxy fit
- Pre washed and won't shrink
- Made in England
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.