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FDMTL Boro Patchwork Shirts

As always a lot of pieces from the FDMTL collection are inspired by the Japanese culture. Same goes for these boro patchwork shirts. The shirts have a patchwork design with different pieces of fabrics. The fabrics on the shirts are cut and sewn together which give them an authentic boro look. The shirts are available in several blue colors, but there’s also a green version made. Japan at it’s best.

The Origin Of Boro’s

The inspiration for these FDMTL patchwork boro shirts came from the Japanse culture. In Japan, they use the quilting technique on clothes to mend and repair their garments to extend the lifetime. These garments are also known as Boro’s. In the past, these typical blue indigo layered garments were used by poor people like farmers and fishermen to keep themselves warm during the cold winters.

Usually, they use the traditional Sashiko stitching technique as a decoration on boro pieces. Sashiko means little stabs. Most of the time the decorations are symbols on kimonos and other garments which were considered as spiritual protection. Some garments had stitched symbols hidden inside the garment to protect the body too.

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.