If you’re one to gravitate toward artisanal fabrics, Epaulet’s got them in spades. This time, they’ve looked to the rich textile traditions of India to cut a little intrigue into their most popular styles. Their Doyle Jacket, Chainstitch Shirt, and Rivet Chinos are now available in beautiful multi-colored mid-weight cotton ikat which is handwoven in India. The production of ikat fabric isn’t so easy and requires skilled craftspeople blocking, dying, and weaving cotton threads into an intricate pattern.
The fabric’s eye-catching on its own, but rock the full ikat tuxedo all together and you’ll be visible from 10,000 feet. Or, you could keep it more lowkey by wearing the ikat elbow patch Doyle Jacket, which Epaulet has accented with ikat elbow patches, sure to fade interestingly if your head weighs on your hands often. Made in Los Angeles, using various dyes (indigo included), single needle and chainstitch construction, these garments are made and considered with Epaulet’s high standards for quality and design. You’ll be wearing these pieces for years to come, and won’t be able to be ignored, thanks to the ikat’s dizzying array of patterning.
Available from $175 at Epaulet.