Shirt in a bread loaf
Looking for a present for the special person in your life who already has everything?
Our favourite Berlin menswear designer Frank Leder first came up with the idea of baking a shirt in a loaf of bread for his 2004 collection. In a new collaboration with Florian Domberger he’s breathing new life into his old classic. The shirt is made from 1970s Bundeswehr bedsheets. Frank is fairly certain it’s 100% cotton, although the weave is reminiscent of delicate linen. In keeping with Frank’s traditional approach to his craft, he has hand-dyed the buttons in tea to match the creamy colour of the shirt. Thanks to being baked inside a loaf of bread, the shirt gains a truly unique patina – no two items look the same.
We might add that theoretically you could eat the bread and wear the shirt, after washing it at 40 degrees of course, unless of course you’d prefer to keep it as the wonderful artefact that it is.
A bread loaf and a shirt
(€470.00 per 1pc)
A little unboxing video:
If there is one designer who brings German tradition into his work without dabbling in odiously naive notions of “Heimat”, it’s Frank Leder. In terms of aesthetics and production, his collections are firmly indebted to the legacy of German craftsmanship, reimagining guild clothing and traditional folk costumes.The bulk of Frank’s sales happen in Japan and frankly, we think it’s a scandal that there is as yet not one German fashion store selling his stunning attire. His cosmetics, too, are full of subtle references and Frank’s trademark wit. His fragrances may sound unusual, but are thoroughly joyful – don’t be surprised if even a hand soap named after long begone butcher’s products leaves you wanting more!