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Iron Heart Look Back to Medieval England For Their Kersey Western Shirt

Ah yes, the Middle Ages. We remember them fondly: the plagues, the dragons, the castles, and of course the……Kersey cloth? Made for when you have jousting at seven but drinks at eight the Iron Heart Kersey Western Shirt in Indigo is modern day, fade-able chain mail.

If you’re like me and had no idea what Kersey cloth was before this article, you’re in luck because I’ve done a little research. Named after the yarn and village known as Kersey in Medieval England, this coarse wool is spun in large gauges which accounts for its thickness.

So what does this all mean for this Iron Heart shirt? Well not only does it mean the shirt has history from the get-go, it is using fabric that has been relied on for hundreds of years so yeah, it’s gonna hold up just fine. And what better way to showcase a fabric ‘holding up just fine’ than by dyeing it in indigo to truly showcase the transformation.

Available for $325 at Franklin and Poe