The Periscope Pocket Tail Shirt earns its name from the specially designed pockets it features which can be accessed from the middle and top. This design allows the pockets to be used as a hand warmers as well as for storing large items.
Always seeking or creating new and inspired cloths, the shirt itself has been cut from cotton woven in England which is originally used to soak up machine oil in an engineering parts factory.
This piece has been dyed with Red Ochre, a naturally occurring earth pigment with a history that goes back as far as 75000 years. First signs of its use are in Blombos Cave in South Africa where the pigment can be seen in drawing on the cave walls. In the 18th Century, English fish boats had their sales ‘barked’ with a blend of tar, oak bark liquor, fat and red ochre. This was in order to protect the fabric from sea water and had a side effect of staining the sails a deep red-brown: the same colour as this garment.
As with all natural colours, Red Ochre is less predictable than modern synthetic dyes and any colour transfer, inconsistency, irregularity, or fading is a desirable characteristic.
Product Code: SD-TENW18S-427-RED