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 Dyed Hemp–Wool–Cotton Bull Denim Type 902 Edited Jeans Jacket
The Edited Jeans Jacket is a simplified version of the Type 901 Pleat Pocket Jeans Jacket, cut straight with a centre back seam. The back panels are brought up and over to the front, forming a smooth biased shoulder which wears particularly comfortably.
The hem is finished with a chainstitched jeans waistband, with lined patch pockets tucked into it. 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.
Bull Denim is a traditional name for a simple undyed twill fabric, perhaps named for John (or formerly Johnny) Bull, the archetypal Englishman first depicted by John Arbuthnot in 1712.
This interpretation of a bull denim is woven on an ecru cotton warp with a mixed weft of Yorkshire–grown hemp and wool.The wool fibre is spun into the hemp to provide elasticity to the yarn, and this weft is woven to the face of the fabric, leaving a smooth cotton inside to the garment, with a textured outside.The cloth is woven in a left hand twill, making it particularly soft and comfortable to wear.
Made in England