Tender is a one man brand based in England and the founder William Kroll continues to make beautiful clothes inspired by the history of durable workwear with a contemporary style.
What we like about the aesthetics of Tender is that the appearance may look simple at first, but William is always adding smart and interesting details to the garments, combined with interesting textiles that feel great to wear. As far as possible all products are produced in England, from the weaving of the fabrics to cutting and sewing.
The Sack shirt is cut very wide and loose, pulled in with deep pleats at the front and back, meeting at the shoulders.The cutting is adapted from an early 20th Century nurse’s shirt and the large pockets sit inside the space created by the pleats over the side seam splits.
The fabricis a 100% cotton tote cloth. Tote cloth is a simple, loosely woven midweight cotton plain cloth, usually intended to be cut into promotional tote bags.
The shirts has been dyed using henna, from the powdered leaves of the henna tree (Lawsonia Inermis) that has been used as a dye for thousands of years. The archaeological record shows henna in use as a dye as far back as approximately 1574 BCE, in the hair of Ahmose-Henuttamehu, Child of the Moon, Mistress of Lower Egypt.
- Tender 473 Long Sleeved Sack Shirt Tote Cloth - 100% Cotton - Dyed with henna - Deep pleats at the front and back - Two large side pockets - Stitched with cotton thread - Custom made stamped solid aluminium buttons - 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.