The Hill-Side Work Shirt, Skein-Dyed Indigo Kimono Fabric #5
This shirt is made from "Matsusaka Momen" fabric, a traditional, skein-dyed cotton fabric woven in Mie Prefecture in the southwest of Japan. Matsusaka Momen (literally "Matsusaka Cotton") is characterized by hand-dyed indigo yarns used to make unique, refined stripe and plaid patterns.
The laborious process of hand-dyeing skeins of cotton yarn is largely unchanged since ancient times. Raw cotton yarn is carefully wound into large loops, or "skeins," which are then dipped by hand into naturally-fermented vats of indigo dye. This entirely hand-performed process of winding, dipping, and re-dipping yields yarn with beautiful variations in tone and depth of color. Because Matsusaka Momen is woven specifically for kimonos and other traditional Japanese garments, it's packaged in "tan" units -- a variable unit of measure that equates to the amount of fabric needed to make a specific garment. Just under a foot wide and about 11 yards long, a kimono tan is considerably smaller than a standard roll of modern fabric.
Due to the extremely narrow width of Matsusaka Momen fabric, the body of this shirt is designed in an innovative 6-panel pattern -- constructed from twice as many pieces of fabric as usual.
- Available exclusively at Hickoree's
- Skein-dyed indigo "Matsusaka Momen" fabric
- Custom J.S. Homestead / The Hill-Side woven label
- Two chest pockets
- 100% Cotton
- Fabric origin: Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Made in Japan
NOTE: sizes 0, 1, and 2 correspond roughly to U.S. sizes Small, Medium, and Large, respectively. Before ordering please carefully check the measurements below and compare them to a shirt that fits you well. If you have any questions about the fit and sizing of this shirt, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-294-0005
|Chest (Pit to Pit)||19.75"||20.5"||21.5"|