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 appreciate when it comes to 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 Monk Hat is intended to be one that the great pianist Thelonious Monk would have appreciated. Loosely based on the hat Monk is wearing in a picture used for the cover of the 1969 album Monk Plays Duke, this hat is cut with six panels, meeting at a short knitted cotton bootlace tassle. The hat is fully lined with cotton calico and has an internal cotton herringbone band.
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.
- Tender Type 802 Monk Hat Hemp Wool Cotton Bull Denim Rinsed
- Made of hemp, wool and cotton
- Made in England