Came across this very beautiful early twentieth century boro. This ragged short boro noragi or work coat is something of a masterpiece of stitching and mending. The amount and variety of repair areΒ impressive, but more importantly is the manner in which all the patches and pieces are innocently arranged to form a beautifully collage of old cloth. The coat is shorter than most of its kind and it is clearly re-tailored from an existing garment.Β True indigo treasure!

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.