Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid
Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid
Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid
Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid
Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid
Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid

Hawthorn Top in Ivory Plaid

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Story

The Hawthorn is our take on the traditional button-up shirt, endlessly versatile and eternally stylish. My goal with the Hawthorn was to create a comfortable-but-not-boxy button-up that looked equally good tucked in and untucked. The top has bust darts to create moderate shaping along with with a semi-generous ease in the bust and waist for comfort. The split hem (my favorite design element!) looks super cool hanging out but also makes for an easy tuck (or half-tuck) into a pair of pants or skirt. The sleeves look just as good rolled up as they do buttoned down, and the top's slightly longer-than-usual length that makes it oh-so-perfect for layering under sweaters and over leggings.

 

Design Details

  • 90% khadi cotton / 10% tussar silk
  • Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
  • Partly fitted, partly loose silhoutte
  • Button front; traditional collar construction
  • One front patch pocket, bust darts for shaping
  • One-button closure on sleeve cuffs
  • Box pleat on back
  • Measures 26.5" inches long
  • Hand wash cold, line dry, warm iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)

       

      Materials

      This top is made of handloom fabric woven by hand in India. Handloom was the way basically all fabric was made from the dawn of time until the invention of electricity and modern milling techniques; it requires a high level of skill and craftsmanship, using the same techniques that were used centuries ago. The handloom process uses zero electricity, and the industry employs many skilled workers in rural areas of India where other jobs are scarce, making handloom super sustainable in addition to being breathtakingly beautiful. (Read more about handloom on our blog here.)

      This particular fabric is a blend of khadi (i.e., hand-spun) cotton and just a little bit of tussar (i.e., wild) silk. It's soft and gauzy, warm and breathable, rustic and refined, all at the same time. The fabric is ivory-colored and has stripes of black, blue, grey, green, and tan; it pairs well with black, light and dark denims, and our Mulberry Twill fabric.

      In addition to the fabric, this style uses 100% organic cotton thread, eight vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and organic cotton labels.

       

      Fit

      Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.

      The Hawthorn is most fitted in the bust, so use your bust measurement when determining your size. If your bust measurement falls in between sizes, or if you're just wanting a top with some extra room, I recommend sizing up.

      Alyssa is wearing a size Small and is 5'8" with a 35" bust, 26" waist, and 37" hip.