An appropriate fit defines good T-shirts. With inspiration from military issue undershirts, Apolis’ indigo pocket T-shirt falls upon the body beautifully, without being too snug. From 100% pre-washed cotton, naturally indigo-dyed, that’s been grown and sewn in Peru, the construction’s top notch here, as well.
Tokyo-based brand Anonymous Ism is famous for their unending quest to craft the perfect pair of socks. Their indigo cable-knit socks mix classic patterns with super-saturated indigo for an understated take on a timeless design. Cut from a cotton/polyester blend and made in Japan, these socks come in one size that fits most.
Choosing from their already carefully selected denims, 3×1 utilizes their absolute favorites for the Tote 1 bag. Made in the USA, the patchwork bag remains sleek and current, rather than slipping into the too crafty realm and—since it’s denim—goes with just about everything.
The Hill-Side’s Lightweight Indigo Sashiko wallet is simple, but nuanced. Made with a Japan-sourced 100% cotton outer and supple Italian cowhide leather interior, it’s a high-quality billfold that’s sure to last. The lightweight indigo sashiko fabric is sophisticated and lush, so even when you’re spending your hard-earned money, you can enjoy it.
Named for its love of all things indigo, Blue Blue Japan excels at designing simple, quality garments that have been enriched by the deep, dark hue. Their Twill Stand Collar shirt features mother of pearl buttons, a band collar and is a slim fit made from lightweight 100% cotton twill that’s been dyed to a super-inky shade.
Sri Threads is one of NYC’s hidden gems: a boutique collection of rare Japanese and Indian textiles inside an apartment building in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. This boro kimono dates back to the mid to late 19th century, woven in a pattern resembling a basket weave. The beauty of this vintage piece, however, comes from the loving way it’s been patched and mended over time. A true one-of-a-kind piece that has a mysterious history.
Made from cotton jersey that’s sustainably grown in California’s Central Valley, Olderbrother’s classic OB T-shirt is designed in Portland and cut, sewn and dyed in LA. Each T-shirt is a little different—due to the dyeing process—but each boasts that glorious calming tone that indigo enthusiasts love. Available in XXS to XL for all genders and sizes.
A stand-out from design duo Saint Atma’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the large Atlantic Textile is a versatile piece that can be wrapped around the shoulders, set on the table or bed, even hung on the wall. We love the unique rough softness of the raw silk that feels cozier than its fine silk counterpart; but it’s the captivating hand-dyed patterns (done in Brooklyn) that make this extra special.
With a sterling silver crescent at its base, Erin Considine’s sterling silver and pale indigo-dyed linen necklace is anything but plain. The piece is treaded with Kumihimo hand-braided cording, making it both soft and ethereal while remaining a bold and striking piece. Adjusting to up to 26 inches long, the necklace can easily slip over your head and be worn with all kinds of necklines.
Made from one of the most time-consuming fabrics to produce—loopwheeled cotton—this heavyweight, indigo-dyed hoodie by The Strike Gold will break in and fade over time just like your favorite pair of raw denim jeans. Its fabric has been woven tighter than usual to block wind, while its interior has been triple-bushed for a soft touch. Two front pockets and custom metal zips add a vintage vibe.
Constructed from recycled strips of Nudie Jeans’ high-quality denim, the Lill-Mats’ Recycle Rug Indigo is a variation of a Swedish trasmatta—better known as a “rag rug.” Made in an exclusive limited edition of 275 pieces, the beautiful indigo weave measures in at 140 by 70 centimeters, making it as substantial as it is charming.
Dedicated to the centuries-old practice of Sukumo indigo-dyeing, this bandana by Japan-based brand Buaisou depicts the very process by which it’s made. Each of the 100% cotton bandanas are hand-sewn and hand-dyed by Bouaisou, who promises ethical farming practices. If you wish to make your own bandana, Buaisou also offers indigo dyeing classes at their workshops.
Kapital’s love for eccentric Japanese style is more apparent than ever in their “Chag-A-Lug” bandana. They’ve dug into the history books for inspiration and came back with a risqué idea to depict the practice of “night crawling”—where young lovers would sneak into each other’s rooms looking for late night action—on an otherwise understated blue and white accessory. Each of Kapital’s bandanas are single run and limited edition.
This season, Minnesota-based Red Wing offers its now-iconic Classic Moc Toe style in a head-turning, limited edition Indigo Portage leather—that only looks better as it fades with wear. A lightweight white crepe sole, triple stitching, Goodyear welt construction make for a sturdy boot that will help you conquer the winters for many years to come in style.
These pit-tanned leather high-tops are entirely unlike your kick-around sneakers. Hand-dyed in a deep ultramarine blue, worked to create a buttery and supple texture (that’s still durable) and reinforced with a vegetable-tanned nine ounce heal counter, The Brothers Crisp’s Hand-Dyed High-Tops are meticulously made and luxurious.
Brooklyn-based Upstate makes tie-dye utterly covetable and sophisticated with their fall collection. Mixing shibori hand-dye techniques with marbling and digital printing, the made-in-USA brand offers kaleidoscopic sarongs, culottes and dip-dyed sweatshirts. Their vibrant Mandarin-collared Maria silk button down dress is sleekly makes a strong, bright impression during the dreary weather—and no two will look exactly the same.