Tender 602 Edited Jeans Vest Hemp Wool Cotton Bull Denim Iron Rust Dyed
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.
Type 602 Edited Jeans Vest is a sleeveless simplified version of the Type 901 Pleat Pocket Jeans Jacket, cut straight with a centre back seam. The back panels are brought up and over to the front, forming a smooth biased shoulder which wears particularly comfortably. The hem is finished with a chainstitched jeans waistband, with lined patch pockets tucked into it.
The fabric is a so called Bull Denim it's a traditional name for a simple undyed twill fabric, perhaps named for John (or formerly Johnny) Bull, the archetypal Englishman first depicted by John Arbuthnot in 1712. This interpretation of a bull denim is woven on an ecru cotton warp with a mixed weft of Yorkshire-grown hemp and wool. The wool fibre is spun into the hemp to provide elasticity to the yarn, and this weft is woven to the face of the fabric, leaving a smooth cotton inside to the garment, with a textured outside. The cloth is woven in a left hand twill, making it particularly soft and comfortable to wear.
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 602 Edited Jeans Vest Hemp Wool Cotton Bull Denim Iron Rust Dyed - 100% Cotton - 100% Cotton thread - Rinsed - 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.