SH-USWP-011 Flight Shirt Ai-Doro
from S H
The SH-USWP-011 Flight Shirt Ai-Doro is a beautifully reductive interpretation of a classic 1970's flight jacket constructed from a 100% cotton Japanese Shirt cloth. The front is adorned with two oversized, 3D flap pockets one of which contains a slender compartment for pens or tools. The USWP-011 is finished with a reversed 2-button front placket which allows for an extremely clean look with only the tonal bar tacks that attach the buttons visible from the outside. The shirt features adjustable buttoned cuffs and articulation on the rear of the arms. The Cotton shirt cloth used in all S H garments is gently and slowly made by a Schönherr weaving machine, which creates a distinct supple fabric. The more the shirt it is washed, the better the texture will become with time.
The 'Ai-Doro' shirts are a special edition from S H produced in collaboration with KANAIKOUGEI, a traditional Japanese dye house on Amami Oshima Island that specializes in an ancient indigo and mud dying process. First the indigo dyeing is repeated five to seven times while monitoring the color retention. After the color has stabilized, the garment is dyed with wheel plum ten times and then fixed with mud two-to-three times using a chemical reaction to create the unique color of deep black over indigo. As the garment is worn repeatedly, the indigo color underneath the black becomes visible through friction and aging. The whole process is done by hand, one garment at a time and is one of the most laborious dye treatments we have ever heard of. The time, attention, and care put into each shirt creates garments that are not just for consumption, but for a lifetime of wear and real attachment. S H has worked with KANAIKOUGEI to create a meditative short film detailing the process in its entirety. Follow the shirts from the dye house to the river and watch them air dry in the breeze HERE.
- Japanese cotton shirt cloth construction
- 'Ai-Doro' natural indigo-mud dyed for unique deep color
- Short, boxy cut
- 2-Button front placket with reverse orientation
- Dual oversized 3D chest pockets with flap closure
- Articulated arms
- buttoned cuffs
- Hidden placket label
- Made in Japan
- 100% Cotton