Tender has its roots in antique workwear and machinery, especially from the Great British Steam Age. An important face of Tender’s English–made clothing is the nurture which is put into the clothes: in their research, design, manufacture and wear. Tender’s goal is for the owner to live with their clothes, wearing them hard, but respecting their provenance and the stories they have to tell.
Achille’s Heel Indigo Dye Cotton Muslin Type 447 Short sleeve Wide Face Shirt
The Short Sleeve Wide Face Shirt is cut with extra wide front facings, sewn down halfway across the front panels.
The large pockets are turned into the hem, the sides have short bar–tacked splits, and the sleeves are hemmed at the elbow. Custom pewter buttons hand–cast in England. 100% cotton thread
Achilles’ garments are hand dyed with indigo in Kojima. The garments are gripped tightly at a certain place thus blocking the indigo and showing the undyed fabric underneath.
Muslin is named for the city of Mosul, in Iraq, where is was first woven.The unusually fine cotton cloth was described by Marco Polo in The Travels, of 1298, and it is referred to by Petronius in the Satyricon (54CE).
Muslin became very popular in 18th Century France, when it was mainly woven and exported from Mughal Bengal. It is traditionally used in Britain as a wrapping for boiled suet puddings, such as Christmas pudding.
Made in England