Over the last few year's I've gone from buying nice clothing that get's moved around or shifted on within 6 month's to picking up piece's that I think will stand the test of time and wear hard yet age beautifully.
I still buy the odd bit's and piece's that I fancy on a whim and as ever I move them on, so buying individual single pieces to fit and keep in the wardrobe is what I'm about, they can only go out of fashion if you consider the item's fashion which is why I have added these bit's from Tender Co. and Post Overalls.
My love affair with Post'O'All's over the years seem's to grow and why shouldn't it when they churn out gear like they do.
First up are the Post Overalls Northwestern cinch back pant in a rich brown colour.
Heavy duty bottom's that I intend to wear until they drop off my backside threadbare.
Next up are a couple of bit's from Tender Co. a British label founded by William Kroll that started it's first collection in the winter of 2010 using quality denim, leather, cotton's and dyeing processes to give a hard wearing great looking item that will wear hard and last for an age.
There was a thread on the Superfuture forum that he posted up himself and showed the various cutting and sewing procedures and also some showing his dyeing processes, an amazing journey for him and a label that will no doubt become a huge hit with certain folk.
Everything is made in England by traditional artisans.
"Tender has its roots in antique workwear and machinery, especially from the Great British Steam Age. On a steam train the tender was the truck which carried the coal and water to power the locomotive, and was coupled between the engine and the carriages. they were built incredibly solidly, most from riveted cast iron, and had to hold enough fuel to take a train weighing many tons across the length and breadth of Britain. The other important face of Tender is the nurture which is put into the clothes: in their research, design, manufacture, and wear. Just as a gardener tends to a rose bed, or a shepard is the tender to a flock of sheep, so we hope that Tender's owners will live with their clothes, wearing them hard, but respecting their provenance and the stories they have to tell."
This is the type 510 long wallet made from a flexible greased bridle leather tanned in England with Wattle & Chestnut.
The leather will shape and darken with use.
Next up is Tender Co Woad dyed calico tail shirt which is made from a fine cotton unbleached calico cloth and woven in England.
Rubber button's, 2 large front pockets, deep shaped tail's and pleated back with gathered false cuff's.
Unbelievable quality and something that will get a lot of wear.
Some photo's of his dyeing process, the last photo is a pair of Tender Co denim 12 month's wear and tear.