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Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:16 pm

With the launch of the new online Tender Store it's a good opportunity to start a thread about them.

English made clothing driven by designer Will with strong flintstone from the Age of Steam and locomotives. There's a strong emphasis on natural fabrics, slow hand dyeing, oak bark and wattle tanned leather, and a self-conciously old style approach. The result is small production runs, imperfect goods, rich colours and beautiful pieces.

Fits tend to be relaxed and baggy with straight legged, high rise trousers and billowing heavy shirts.

Strong reputation in the seedy world of raw denim nerds but their other stuff is just as appealing to someone not that into denim.

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The Tender Store is a welcome addition to the existing stockists and Trestle Shop (selling mostly accessories and odds 'n' ends) and stock past season items, sample pieces that didn't make it to shops, remade garments from previous collections, etc.

For other stockists, Superdenim have a great collection and still have discounts on some pieces.

To add to the fun and in-keeping with the forum, the care-tags are placed prominently on the outside of the garments and are designed to be removable.

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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:16 pm

The new AW13 collection coming out moves away from workwear a little bit into something softer although faintly militaristic. The key dye for this season is cochineal, a bright pink made from crushed-up insect shells used by the 19th century British army for their uniforms.

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Cochineal:

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Interested to see some of the pieces that come out although the promotional shots are a bit obscure.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:16 pm

If these trews were a smaller waist and not a braces-only I would be all over them. 15oz duck canvas, cut on the bias "causing the shape to stretch and soften with wear", no side seams, etc.

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The shirts on offer are most tempting though as is that short sleeve henley.

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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby can- » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:35 pm

yessss thank you monkeys

I love the face logo.

I wonder if tender is profitable. can really feel the love in every item tho

does anyone own any? PYT
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:39 pm

I don't own any which makes me a terrible thread-starter! Will report back after buying something later this year though.

Face and elephant logos are rad.

Judging by the superfuture thread his business seems to be going from strength to strength but the amount of work involved must be ridiculous.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby can- » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:42 pm

these are beautiful
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i know the stuff runs large, but is anyone familiar with tender sizing? if i'm generally an XL will a 3 fit?
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:51 pm

Some measurements up on the stores site but not much, I guess they'll add it.

Places like superdenim have measurement charts too:

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They give XL=3 but I guess it's whatever measurements you like at the end of the day.

It's a pity Trunk have fuck all Tender stock, there aren't really any good stockists in London for me to go try it on.

They did some ace natural leather boots for unionmade back along:

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They aged really well

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and were lasted on something like a 100 year last pattern.

Bet those shoes would turn really gnarly over time too.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby RycePooding » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:26 pm

Their pants are incredible holy crap
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:08 am

Lineage of Influence just posted a preview of the Tender sister label Sleeper.

Interesting looking stuff. Keen to see the actual pieces when they're out.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Some good shit on superdenim:

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Made in England and dyed with iron rust. Cut from ecru cotton woven in England for printing beds.


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Also if you're a large or XL what are you doing go look at shirts on there's it's so cheap.

Really wish there was a decent London stockist.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby germinal » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:07 pm

reminds me of an old Patrik Ervell collection, pieces were dyed with rust and copper oxide

which in turn just reminded me of an old Margiela collection where the models wore plain white dresses and necklaces made from coloured ice cubes; as they walked down the runway the ice melted and stained the dresses
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:20 pm

That Margiela show sounds ace, got any pictures/articles for it?

I like the idea of clothes dyed with tea leaves
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby germinal » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:28 pm

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/revie ... -MMARGIEL/

s/s 2006... i'm not sure where that fits into the Margiela Officially Leaving--Margiela Actually Leaving continuum

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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Excellent

Poor models though
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby sknss » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:40 pm

nice, love the color coordination with the makeup
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby odradek » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:28 pm

wow, that's the kind of stuff i'm always hoping to see when i look at a show. love that.
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Syeknom » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:45 pm

My goodness this jacket

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Made from jacob sheep wool.

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Lapel is done in calico cotton

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I'm getting hot and bothered but really don't need jackets
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Re: Tender Is The Night

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:03 am

I had some of their stuff, 130 woad jeans, have a woad guards jacket and had some 129 wattle jeans. They're brilliant! I just sold most of it but I kept the 130 woad dyed jeans for a rainy day.

This kind of English manufacturing really excites me, which is why I'm starting another brand to honour it!
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