SH-GMBT-011 Regular Collar Shirt Ai-Doro
from S H
The SH-GBMT-011 Regular Collar Shirt Ai-Doro is a plain collar button-up shirt cut and sewn from a crisp Japanese 100% cotton shirt cloth. The GMBT-011 features all the hallmarks of the prototypical shirt including a 7-button front placket, impeccable single-needle stitch-work, buttoned cuffs, and rear knife pleats. The shirt is finished with a branded label at hem concealed under the placket. 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
- Plain collar
- 7-button front placket
- Rear knife pleats
- Single-needle stitching throughout
- Breast pocket
- Branded label concealed under placket
- Made in Japan
- 100% Cotton