Is it just me or does every single product from Tender have at least one crazy detail that puts it over the top? From unique materials to experimental dyeing, they continue to push the boundaries on what’s physically possible with their clothing, and this release is no exception. The Prussian Blue Folded Pocket Shirt falls under the “experimental dyeing” category, using a special pigment dye that has significance in more than just the fashion industry.
Made up of a midweight 50/50 cotton/wool blend, this shirt is the perfect second layer for those chilly summer nights by the campfire, yet it’s light enough to not have to worry about the fact that there’s wool in it. It’s dyed with a pigment called Prussian Blue, which was most notably used as one of the feature hues in Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, as well as Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Though it didn’t come out quite as saturated in appearance this time around, you don’t have to be an artist to appreciate the pigment’s rich history.
The shirt also features a button-down front and two large waist pockets with copper riveted corners. The sleeves are slightly shorter than your average long sleeve shirt and the sizing runs small, so be sure to check out the sizing chart before ordering. And like all great works of art, it comes with a price tag to match.
Available for $365 at Oi Polloi.