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 Wool Serge Type 462 Millwheel Shirt
The Millwheel Shirt is formed around the idea of rotational symmetry. The front chest pocket is tucked into the outward–facing button placket, as with the Butterfly Shirt, but on one side only. The under placket is sewn inwards, and the back pleat is taken out in one direction only (rather than a more usual symmetrical box pleat).
The direction of the back pleat and the front pocket line up when rotated around the centre axis of the shirt, like the blades of a millwheel.The sleeves are pleated into false cuffs, and the hem is finished in a gentle curve.
Wool Serge is woven in England in a simple left hand twill, from soft woollen yarn. Once a French term for twilled fabric woven in English–controlled Calais using British wool, it was similar to the 15th Century British Saye fabric, a lighter weight twilled cloth woven in the South West of England. Serge de Nimes is the much–storied twilled cloth from Ni?mes said to be the etymological origin of denim.
Custom pewter buttons hand–cast in England
100% cotton thread
Made in England