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Plaid Boro Blazer #2 (40 short)

Plaid Boro Blazer #2 (40 short)


This blazer is made from the cotton backing of a Japanese Boro cloth. Centuries old. Originally used as a futon cover in a rural home, stuffed with straw or feathers.


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 welted flap pockets. Left chest welt pocket.

Two front vintage wooden coat buttons from Connecticut.

Clean-finished cuffs with vintage wooden coat buttons from Connecticut.

Hand stitched button holes.

Buttoned throat latch.

Shell - cotton. Lining - deadstock cotton.

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.

Only 1 left in stock

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