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Boro Blazer #1 (40)

Boro Blazer #1 (40)


This blazer is made from a Japanese Boro cloth. Centuries old, originally used as a futon cover in a rural home in Japan.


A Word on Japanese Boro: Derived from the Japanese "boroboro", meaning something tattered or repaired. The practice of reworking and repairing textiles [clothes or bedding] through piecing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use. To extend its use, this textile has been mended, tattered, reworked, patched and torn. Due to the repetition of reworking, it’s likely that little of the originally bedding is still present, or more likely, is hidden underneath the layers of patches and mended workings. History of many lifetimes of family, the Japanese made use of what they had on hand.


Two front horn buttons.

.Two front welted flap pockets. Left chest welt pocket.

Hand stitched button holes.

Buttoned throat latch.

Clean-finished cuffs with horn coat buttons.

Shell - cotton. Lining - deadstock linen

  • Model is 6'1". Size 40 short


Each textile bares marks of the past. All signs of wear, character, stains and mending are reminders of its' history, and original to every carefully curated and preserved textile. Hand made in California.

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