Boro Shorties

$ 89.95

  • STORY

    They are made from antique textiles loomed in Japan (some over 100 years ago, see original release post here), and hunted down during a recent trip.

    These narrow shuttle loom fabrics are of assorted patterns, textures and colors, all one side selvedge and the other side frayed. Their vintage ranges from turn of the century to the 1960′s. A mixture of home spun, cotton, hemp, natural indigo, katazome prints, kasuri weave, plaids, solids… each scarf is pretty much one of a kind.

    Although the MF® Boro Shorties all vary from one another, with specific fade/condition/size/repairs/holes/yellowing due to age, we loosely classified them by textile family groups (there are obvious cross-references):

    * Boro Shorties Aizume: mostly solid indigoes.

    * Boro Shorties Kasuri: fiber-dyed woven patterns.

    * Boro Shorties Katazome: resist-paste dyeing.

    * Boro Shorties Nihon: Miscellaneous Japanese patterns.

    * Boro Shorties Stripes: striped patterns.

    * Boro Shorties Checks: Check/plaid patterns.

    Wrapped once around the neck with a simple single knot, they’ll work with different outfits, dressed up or down, worn out or tucked inside the shirt, ascot-style, bolo tie-style or á-la J. Depp. We do insist on the ‘rough and rugged’ nature of the kerchiefs, this is not Brooks Bros neckwear. Think “Salaire de la Peur” rather than “The Great Gatsby“.

    Our Shorties come with a Mister Freedom® original vintage metal slider, bench-made in our LA atelier. Sliders are all one-of-a-kind, with different shapes and sizes, up-cycled from antique silverware.

     

    CARE:

    HAND WASHABLE, COLD WATER, ECO-FRIENDLY DETERGENT, LINE DRY

    The condition of some of these fabrics are beyond the wabi-sabi of a little imperfection, and feature fraying, occasional holes, repairs, fragile spots, etc…As the fabric continues to age with wear, your own hand-made repairs will add character.

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