Rooted in the revival of American workwear, with all its emphasis on quality, simplicity, and durability, and at the same time excited about the space that streetwear provides to integrate a more diverse range of silhouettes and patterns (both ancient and modern), the vision quickly became clear.
We first reached out to Andrew over at Knickerbocker, because for us, there are few pieces more evocative of American heritage clothing than the Chore Coat; and nobody makes a Chore Coat as well as they do. We chose an olive colorway (in a 9 oz., 100% cotton, brushed bull denim) with a wood-toned corozo button, reminiscent, simultaneously, of both traditional workwear and military-inspired vintage styles.
Then we hit up our friend, Hamid Holloman, who for us is the absolute best in the game at making unique and custom pieces. Hamid is a one-man show, handcrafting his patchwork garments from vintage fabrics, creating pieces that are evocative, for us, of the ancient Japanese tradition of boro (where garments were preserved through generations by patching holes and tears by hand). He made each of these jackets absolutely one-of-a-kind by applying different fabrics and unique patterns to each piece.
We're humbled and honored to present the Knickerbocker x Hamid Holloman Patchwork Chore Coat, exclusive to our shop.