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 long sleeved Bench shirt is an edited interpretation of a draughtsman’s shirt, with a single breast pocket and pleated cuffs.The stitching at the shoulders appears to make a traditional seamed split yoke, but in fact it shows how the front and back panels overlap, forming a double thickness at the shoulders without any additional seams.
The fabricis a 100% cotton weave named covert. A covert coat is a traditional British tailored overcoat, used while hunting, and intended to act as camouflage in thick undergrowth. They are usually cut from ‘thornproof’ fabric, supposedly woven so that a briar thorn could be wiggled all the way through the structure of the cloth without breaking the yarn. Tender’s indigo covert cloth is woven in the same pattern as a tradi- tional thornproof, trapping the contrasting rope dyed indigo cotton weft behind the ecru cotton warp.
- Tender 492 Long Sleeved Bench Shirt Indigo Covert - 100% Cotton - Indigo dyed - One large chest pocket - 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.