A shirt we originally made especially for Haraki about 9 years ago. We have teamed up with Simmons Bilt and recreated this beauty. The deerskin is sourced from the Kolesch Tannery (https://www.gerberei-kolesch.de/) which is the oldest working tannery in Germany. The deerskin they tan is probably the best in the world, and no chemicals at all are used in the tanning process.
Made in Scotland
Western Shirt (but it is really almost a jacket)
Naturally tanned deerskin
Iron Heart oversized copper snaps
Snaps on cuffplacket
Hand-painted black dye on face
Black satin lined yoke
Ageing back to the original colour will occur in high wear areas
When the face of the hide is painted, some of the paint transfers to the rear, so there will be paint streaks on the inside of the shirt
There is scarring to the hides, we try to avoid as much as we can, but there may be small imperfections in the hide - if you can't embrace the perfection-is-in-the-imperfections, then this shirt is not for you
The Gold Digger from Double Helix works is a wonderful example of Japanese craftsmanship.
Veg tanned , washed then aniline drum dyed a beautiful light indigo that will age more like a traditional denim jacket.
We are very excited to see the evolution of these.
INDIGO DYING HORSEHIDE
The popularity of denim-type leather jackets is very high, but what would it look like if a blue dyeing and fading effect could be expressed through horsehide? Relying on our enthusiasm, creativity and confidence in the unlimited potential of horsehide, Double Helix launched an exclusively-developed white core blue dyed horsehide in 2018, after more than a year of trial and development.
After repeated washing of the leather, the tea colour is processed into white, after which indigo dyeing is carried out, resulting in a beautiful, rich sea blue once it has been washed again. Over time, a fading effect of interweaving blue and white is seen, much like a denim jacket.(Thickness:1.3mm-1.5mm)
An Iron Heart/Simmons Bilt collaboration. This is our interpretation of the classic western shirt, made from vegetable-tanned horsehide, similar to that used in our jackets, but that has been skived to make it thinner. Wear it hard and it will take on a patina and character that is unique to you and the way you live, just like your favourite pair of jeans.
Made by Simmons Bilt in Scotland
Natural vegetable-tanned Italian horsehide
Oversized Iron Heart logo'd copper snaps
Iron Heart logo tab sewn into neck
Black cotton twill lining inside yoke
Single, double and triple-needle stitch construction