Named for a rotating 19th-century optical toy, Tender’s Zoetrope jacket isn’t that intricate or difficult to understand, but it might look like it when you first glance at it. The jacket is cut from only 5 pieces of cloth, the front plackets being angled into a zigzag pleat and left open at the waist, creating some unique pockets to slide your hands into. Tender proclaims the design is “an experiment in movement,” and considering how the front panels and sleeves are angled away from the collar, the illusion isn’t hard to imagine.
In four amish-approved naturally dyed colorways and fabrics, including a stunning indigo ringspun warp/ecru weft cotton variant that’s been overdyed with black walnuts, you’ll be the most styling (and tender) person on the farm. Made in England, the jackets feature a stand collar, five natural olive wood buttons that’ll darken with use, rivet reinforcement on the pocket openings, and single needle construction throughout.
Available from $506 at BlackBlue.