Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)

Jan-Jan Van Essche


  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)
  • Shirt-Jacket (Hand-Dyed Indigo)

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  • Jan-Jan Van Essche multi-pocket shirt-jacket that is hand-dyed using natural indigo.

    Focus on: The dyeing process. In true artisanal fashion, each piece has been garment dyed by hand using natural indigo. In the atelier, Jan-Jan Van Essche and his team spent a lot of time experimenting with various fabrics. Chosen here was a blend of washi and cotton. Washi is a traditional Japanese fiber. Although labor intensive to produce, it provides a uniquely crisp, paper-like feel while accommodating a compact, tight weave that is particularly suited to this dyeing process. The result is a vibrant finish with depth, subtle color variation throughout, and a lightly crinkled texture. This shirt-jacket will age beautifully and develop further character with wear.

    - One-piece body construction. Seamless shoulders and sides allow the fabric to drape naturally. Added-on collar, cuffs, and pockets.
    - Classic collar.
    - Button front closure.
    - Stitched-on front panel that creates four individual patch pockets.
    - Narrow barrel cuffs with two button fastening that allows the fit of the sleeve to be adjusted.
    - Seam details at the back.
    - Rounded hem (slightly longer in the back).
    - Constructed from a washi-cotton blend with a tight, compact weave and dry, crisp feel. Hand-dyed using natural indigo.

    Fabric: 57% Washi 43% Cotton
    Color: Hand-Dyed Indigo
    Made in: Belgium

  • Fit: True-to-size for a regular fit. Seamless shoulders and underarm vents designed to facilitate ease of movement. Rounded hem (slightly longer in the back). This style can be worn as a base layer (shirt) or layered as a lightweight jacket.

    Additional Information: For those already familiar with Jan-Jan Van Essche’s work (and sizing), please note that this style fits slightly slimmer due to the hand-dyeing process. As such, those specifically desiring a traditional Jan-Jan Van Essche fit / silhouette may prefer to go one size larger than their regular size.

    Size: M (Medium)
    Shoulder: No Seam
    Chest: 21.50”
    Length: 29.75”
    Sleeve: Long-Sleeve (No Seam)

    Size: L (Large)
    Shoulder: No Seam
    Chest: 22.50”
    Length: 31.00”
    Sleeve: Long-Sleeve (No Seam)

    The listed sizes are the designer’s tagged sizes.

    All the measurements at Suspension Point are taken by hand with the garment laid flat. If you have any questions, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in determining your correct size and fit.