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Kiriko Indigo Boro Tie

The Kiriko brand comes always with outstanding and unique pieces, so is this Indigo Boro Tie. Wearing a tie is something that you don’t see so often anymore, especially not in the denim game. When you wear or have to wear a tie, do it the denim way with this Kiriko version.

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Boro Homage

With this tie, the brand makes a homage to the authentic Boro from Japan. Boro is a piece of clothing worn by farmers and fishermen to keep themselves warm during the cold winter nights. Boro’s are mostly made from several layers of indigo rags to give the same warmth like a blanket. The rags were colored with blue indigo, one of the few accepted colors for labor classes. The indigo strength also the cotton fibers. Most of the time Boro’s a stitched with decorative patterns with the Sashiko technique. Nowadays these boro’s are hard to find Japanese antique.

Deadstock Kimono And Japanese Indigo Kasuri Fabrics

The Kiriko Indigo Bow Tie is pieced together from deadstock vintage kimono and Japanese indigo Kasuri fabrics. Meant to be worn a little looser around the neck, it has a rustic look and texture, which makes it the perfect casual indigo tie. Since each tie uses small pieces of vintage fabrics, the pattern varies slightly from piece to piece. With this tie, some may come with blue dots and some may not.

This one-of-a-kind accessory is sewn, pressed and packaged in Portland, Oregon.

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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.