By the way, Prasan Shah, of OMTC, is one of the nicest guys on the planet and you should buy a shirt from this collaboration just to support NICE.
Ok, back to the collaboration. They created a series of 4 sport shirts (Madras of course). If you are new to the site, OMTC handweaves their madras, handweave meaning weave by hand, which is not only something you can see and feel when you touch the fabric, but it is also supporting real artisans (not the artisans who carve miniature wizards out of pine cones, but real artisans).
Sid Mashburn says this: “I’ve loved Madras since I was a kid… my whole family wore it growing up. But even without the nostalgia factor, this stuff is so cool. The specialness of the handweaving and the raw materials… the slight irregularity and imperfection… even the pattern-matching on the plaid… it’s really an art form.”
John Burton says this: oh wait, all I have to do is type what I am saying. Sorry. Ok, so it takes between 4 and 6 hours to make the cloth by hand for 1 shirt. By machine? 10 minutes. We talk a great deal in here about quality – that kind of craftspersonship (Dean is that a word?) is so rare. SO rare.
Again, you can get the shirts here.
More on OMTC on Thursday, but for now, do consider a few of these. 100% cotton, breathes like a venilator, fantastic colors, and made by hand.