Indigo might just be the most universally flattering colour on the planet. And for more than a few years now, indigo-dyed clothing has been a favourite among everyone. If you're a fan of Japanese workwear, you know that this little plant helped launch the denim industry—which, it goes without saying, is no small feat. But by now, the range of deep blue tones achieved with indigo have found their way into just about every corner of the modern man's closets—including spring-summer shirts.
This beautiful masterpiece is made of a UES original fabric that uses a twisted yarn with a higher number of twists in the weft. By applying the washing process and tumble dry, the twisted yarn used for the weft shrinks, and a unique wrinkled texture appears on the fabric. It uses indigo rope dyed yarn for both warp and weft that will develop great fades.
The fabric is lightweight, perfect for summer. It allows the air to pass through easily, and ventilation is improved. Most of all, the shirt itself is characterized by a refreshing appearance. The twisted fabric stretches moderately, so it is comfortable to wear. In addition, the wrinkles on the surface of the fabric improve the separation from the skin, which will enhance the refreshing feeling.
The sewing has been done by triple chainstitch specifications with a cotton sewing thread.
The buttons are made from ivory palm nut with a beautiful gradient tone. Ivory palms are medium-sized-to-tall palms reaching up to a height of 20 m, with pinnate leaves. The "nut" is covered with pericarp, which is removed by animals. They help counter both the destruction of the rain forest and the elephants. For many years the buttons on uniforms worn by U.S. soldiers came from ivory palm nuts. Like so many natural dyes and textile fibres, vegetable ivory has been replaced with less expensive synthetics.
The cut is a modern slim fit.
UES is a small Japanese label founded by Chuji Matsumoto in 1994. UES comes from the English word "Waste", which means that Matsumoto-San wants you to make full use of each garment for as long as possible before discarding it. It is a small judgement of the concept of disposable wear that is so commonplace today in the world of fashion and from which Matsumoto-San disassociates himself completely.
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